2009 Senior Living

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens

2009 Senior Living Winner

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community in Fresno, Calif., and the 2009 winner of the NuStep Pinnacle®® Award in the Senior Living division, uses the term “healthy living” to describe its culture of aging successfully through a whole-person wellness approach.

The community is part of the American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW).

The drive to develop a culture of wellness at San Joaquin grew out of the MacArthur Foundation’s landmark study on the importance of lifestyle choices in the aging process.

To that end, ABHOW instituted changes at San Joaquin Gardens that included hiring a Lifestyle Director whose primary focus is helping residents age successfully in each dimension of wellness and implementing Masterpiece Living, a program that arose out of the MacArthur Foundation research.


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