Fredericka Manor to Debut Expanded Memory Care Accommodations

The joy of hearing a favorite song. The comfort of smelling cookies baking in the oven. The sense of connection that comes from being with others. At Summer House, a memory care neighborhood at Fredericka Manor in the heart of Chula Vista, these sensory experiences are woven into the daily lives of residents living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. Summer House opened in 2015 with 22 cottage-style homes, each with modern comforts, classic styling and its own trellis-cover…

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A Mother-Daughter Senior Living Journey in Chula Vista

Fredericka Manor provides peace of mind to families seeking comfort and care for their loved ones. For one mother and daughter duo, the decision to embrace senior living in Chula Vista was not just a practical choice but a transformative experience marked by gratitude. Arlene and Angie take a walk through Fredericka Manor’s lily pond. “It actually was her idea. She decided, you know, it’s time to move her and my dad. He had the beginning of dementia and it was a little tough — cooking, …

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The Unrivaled Value of Community Living for Older Adults

Settled on 24 acres of lush landscaping, Fredericka Manor, a senior living community in Chula Vista, stands as a testament to the fulfilling and vibrant lifestyle that a full-service community can offer seniors. Year after year, residents find value in the enriching experiences and tight-knit bonds that define the strength of community. (Top) Angie and Arlene walk in the Fredericka Manor koi pond garden. (Bottom) Richard stands proudly with his home-grown fruits. Richard, an avid gardener, sh…

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Fredericka Manor Resident Inspired by Neighbor Who Makes a Difference

When retired small business owner Joan Ransom and her husband, John, moved toe Fredericka Manor in 2006, they were excited to get involved at the community. An avid volunteer, Joan quickly joined the Fredericka Club, a resident-run fundraising group, and was appointed secretary. Many other opportunities followed. One resident in particular inspired Joan and John to support their community: Steve Connor. “Steve has been quite the inspiration to many here, including me and my husband,” Joa…

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Simple Steps You Can Take to Prevent Falls

September 22, national Falls Prevention Awareness Day, focuses attention on the leading cause ofinjury-related emergency department visits. As a leading provider of senior housing, Front Porchunderstands that falls can be prevented and shares simple steps you can take to decrease falls risks. Falls affect us all. The risk of falling increases with age. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. If you slip, trip or fall, it could change your life. You could break a bone, take a …

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Residents Discover their ‘Sense of Place’ at Front Porch Communities

In academic circles, "sense of place" refers to the subjective and emotional attachment people have to a particular geographic location, shaped by their personal experiences and cultural associations. Drawing on this definition, Front Porch developed the Sense of Place program: a six-part series that allows new and established residents to explore together how they experience their community and to share what they value and want to keep - and what they want to change. Senior Director for Res…

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7 Compelling Reasons You should Make the Move to Fredericka Manor Now

You hear it all of the time … you should wait until you need assistance with life’s daily activities to make a move to a senior living community. But in reality, moving while you are as active and independent as possible offers you the most opportunities to enjoy and fully participate in community life. Here are seven reasons why making the move to Fredericka Manor now is the right choice. Free Yourself from the Burdens and Expense…

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Fredericka Manor Lily Pond Has Been a Community Icon for Decades

Many senior living communities have signature features, but at Fredericka Manor, one of Chula Vista's most revered senior living destinations, nothing is more impressive than the iconic lily pond that has graced the landscape and delighted residents for decades. Although Fredericka Manor opened in 1908, the original lily pond was built into the natural landscape in 1967, the same year the community's adjacent Ashbury Towers first welcomed residents and offered them breathtaking views of …

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Pet Friendly Fredericka Manor is the Perfect Home for Nancy, David and Lucky

For many, pets are an important part of their lives, providing love and companionship. So why would anyone want to give up their best friend just because they are moving to a senior living community? Well, they don't if they come to live at Fredericka Manor, a community that welcomes most pets. Just ask residents Nancy and David whose dog Lucky, fits his name to a T. "He felt lucky and we feel extremely lucky to have him," Nancy said about their mixed breed white terrier. "So it's really…

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Fredericka Manor Residents Upsize their Lives by Downsizing for Retirement

When Carol and her husband Ron moved to Fredericka Manor in February 2019, they had found the place where they wanted to spend the rest of their lives. Before settling in their cozy, one-bedroom independent-living cottage, the couple had to move out of not one, but two homes: a condominium in Solvang, CA, and a house in Lake Havasu, AZ. Fortunately, after arriving at their new home in Chula Vista, Ron and Carol realized that they were not going to have to go through this process alone. "…

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