Located in the Central Valley region of Northern California, Stockton is a midsize city of over 311,000 residents, 11.9% of which are adults age 65 and older. These seniors experience approximately 257 sunny days per year with warm summers and average January lows of 38 degrees, making it possible for them to embark on pleasant outdoor excursions year-round. Within city limits, the Michael David Winery offers delicious wine tasting, the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts and the historic Bob Hope Theatre offer exciting live performances and the Children’s Museum of Stockton is the perfect place for seniors to take visiting grandkids. When seniors are ready for a scenic day trip, they can reach vibrant San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest in less than two hours by car.
Stockton’s cost of living is 22% lower than the state’s average, making it one of the more affordable places for seniors to live in California. Additionally, at an average cost of $3,532 per month, assisted living in the city is nearly $1,000 less per month than the California median. For those eager to learn about the city’s best amenities-rich senior residences, we’ve included a list of what we believe to be Stockton’s top 10 assisted living facilities.
The Commons on Thornton
10711 Thornton Rd.
Stockton, CA 95209
The Commons at Thornton is conveniently located minutes from scenic Oak Grove Regional Park and the shops at Park West Place. The facility offers compassionate assisted living care and a personalized Connections for Living program designed to assist seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory impairments. Residents can visit the on-site fitness center each day to choose from a variety of group exercise classes or receive customized assistance from a personal trainer. The beauty salon takes appointments for haircuts and stylings, and the casual bistro serves tasty snacks and beverages. In the community dining hall, residents share family-style meals prepared from nutritious, seasonal ingredients.
CAMLU Assisted Living
6037 N. Pershing Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
Having served Stockton seniors since 1972, CAMLU Assisted Living offers its residents decades of experience providing personalized care services designed to adapt to their unique, evolving needs. An array of thoughtful amenities include the facility’s outdoor park and rose garden, the on-site beauty salon and a social lounge hosting weekly live music performances. Additionally, a professional chef prepares residents three delicious, well-balanced meals per day in the restaurant-style dining hall, and staff members provide weekly housekeeping and laundry assistance.
Rio Las Palmas
877 E. March Ln.
Stockton, CA 95207
Rio Las Palmas provides seniors with independent and assisted living services from a luxurious building, offering an abundance of comfort and style. We selected this facility for our list of Stockton’s top 10 for its elegant, three-story lobby and shared living area that includes a baby grand piano and a striking indoor waterfall. Additionally, the facility contains a well-stocked library, where residents can relax with their favorite book, and a game room perfect for friendly poker games. Outside, a beautiful swimming pool is surrounded by lush plants and palm trees.
Oakmont of Brookside
3318 Brookside Rd.
Stockton, CA 95219
Oakmont of Brookside is an upscale, resort-like assisted living and memory care facility where residents can sip wine and dine on gourmet, chef-prepared meals, meet friends for a snack in the bistro and request catering services for special occasions with loved ones. The fitness center is equipped with senior-friendly machines and opens to the warm, breezy California air and grounds adorned with gardens and walking paths. When not dining or exercising, residents can schedule hair appointments in the beauty salon or relax in the on-site library.
3400 Wagner Heights Rd.
Stockton, CA 95209
We included O’Connor Woods in our list of Stockton’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its status as a continuing care nonprofit community providing seniors with a comprehensive array of lifestyle choices. The 34-acre campus is filled with picturesque oak trees and walking paths and includes independent living cottages and a variety of apartment styles for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care residents. Residents can dine on three gourmet, farm-to-table meals per day, attend religious services in the chapel and practice their swing on the putting green. The facility also offers residents convenient on-call computer assistance, four beauty salons and a year-round swimming pool.
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
The Oaks at Inglewood’s beautiful grounds include winding walking paths and a lush rose garden with a waterfall and koi pond. A dedicated dining team serves residents three healthy, well-balanced meals per day, and residents can choose to eat in the shared fine-dining hall or reserve the private dining room for special occasions. Staff members provide time-saving housekeeping and laundry services so residents can join weekly group adventures to area attractions, including performances at the Stockton Civic Center and San Francisco’s Pier 39. Additionally, the facility’s convenient location is close to the Lincoln Shopping Center.
1319 N Madison St.
Stockton, CA 95202
A member of the Retirement Housing Foundation, Plymouth Square provides independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to seniors in a warm, welcoming community. Staff members encourage residents to stay active through frequent stimulating events such as religious services, lectures, live music performances and entertaining outings. Assisted living residents can choose from studio or one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, personally controlled thermostats and private balconies or patios. Additionally, restaurant-style dining and beauty salon services are available on-site.
Manteca Retirement Community – Happy Living by Cogir
430 N. Union Rd.
Manteca, CA 95337
At Manteca Retirement Community – Happy Living by Cogir, independent living, assisted living and memory care residents receive a wide array of convenient and hotel-like hospitality services. Residents can dine anytime in the restaurant-style dining hall, socialize in the cozy fireside living areas and stroll outside along the paved walking paths and well-landscaped grounds. Outside, residents can even participate in games of lawn-bowling with friends. When residents crave privacy, they can unwind and request room service from their spacious apartments.
Prestige Senior Living at Manteca
1130 Empire Ave.
Manteca, CA 95336
Prestige Senior Living at Manteca’s location, nestled steps from the activities-filled Diamond Oaks Park, gives residents easy access to local community sporting events, picnics and outdoor celebrations. The award-winning, pet-friendly facility provides highly skilled assisted living and memory care services administered by caring staff members who help residents feel at home. Residents can provide community input through the resident council, and the facility’s many amenities include a beauty salon, scheduled transportation and on-site religious services. Additionally, the spacious apartments come in several layouts and include kitchenettes.
The Commons at Union Ranch
2241 N. Union Rd.
Manteca, CA 95336
This bright, cheerful and spacious facility was a must for our list of Stockton’s top 10 for its beautiful design and decor that includes soaring ceilings in the elegant dining hall and an abundance of natural light. Located just south of Stockton in nearby Manteca, The Commons at Union Ranch offers residents close proximity to the popular Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley and the Del Webb Community Center. The on-site bistro serves tasty snacks as a casual alternative to any of the three delicious meals served daily in the restaurant-style dining hall. To help residents stay active and engaged, the facility maintains a full monthly calendar of stimulating events, volunteer programs and exercise classes.
Is Stockton the Right Choice for You?
Stockton offers seniors a diverse community with an abundance of cultural amenities and lively annual festivals such as the Pow Wow Festival and the Chinese New Year Parade. Outdoor enthusiasts will find 62 public parks including the 60-acre riverfront Louis Park where seniors can hike, picnic with loved ones and view local sporting events. Additionally, the city’s Over 50 and Fabulous program provides participating seniors with a sense of community through special events, such as movie watch parties, free produce giveaways from the local farmer’s market and group fitness classes.