How My Support Helps
Resident fees cover 80% of our operational budget. Keeping rents as low as possible results in a gap between our rental income and the cost of offering high-quality, free programs and services to all our residents of all income levels. The rest depends on donor support.
The Redwoods has broken the mold for retirement communities. We're doing something right because we are a nationally recognized model for active aging with residents ranging from 67-106 years of age.
Here's How We Do It
- Rock the Ages Contemporary Choir
Over 20 residents, ages 72-92 currently practice weekly, and perform to standing room only audiences.
- The Bus
On average the bus makes 55 trips each week, including transportation to events, medical appointments, shopping, and excursions.
- The Robert Sinclair Scott Garden
This is a popular site for events, a fruit and vegetable garden that yields 50-60 lbs. of food per week for our residents' consumption, a community resource for school trips, volunteer workers and families.
- Active Lifestyle Programs
Our programs have a real impact on senior health. People don't sit around here. There are hundreds of diverse and creative programs offered:
Multiple exercise classes, birthday parties, wine socials, dances, drum class, art classes, workshops, financial seminars, Seniors for Peace, writing & computer classes, poetry, book clubs, movies and documentaries, speaker series, Native Plant Society, musical performances, meditation, crafts, card games, memory and garden programs.
You may choose to designate your gift for a specific purpose, such as rental assistance, wellness programs, the Robert Sinclair Scott Garden or other programs. Contact our development staff for the full range of available funding opportunities.