A vibrant community of individuals.

Where life is ripe and new for discovery.


Founded in 1908, Fredericka Manor is one of the first retirement communities of its kind. The dream of businesswoman Emma Saylor, and made possible by the generous support of Henry Timken, it was founded on the desire to break the mold of traditional retirement homes. The community has always believed in the irrepressible spirit of the individual. It’s how we’ve been able to create a place where connectedness grows, full of camaraderie, instant friendships, and experiences to share.

Happenings & Highlights

  • Dart Baseball

    A Fredericka Manor favorite, Dart Baseball is played in teams and has both a fall and spring season.

  • Ukelele Class

    Held in the Clavinova Music Room, ukelele class is a fun way to pick up a new instrument.

  • Tuesday Night Music Programs

    On Tuesday evenings, artists come and play a one-hour concert for residents.

  • Lawn Games

    Challenge your neighbors to a little friendly competition in the bocce tournaments and on the putting green.

  • Card and Table Games

    Put your game face on and enjoy some poker, bridge, Mahjong, rummy tiles and more.

  • Let’s Talk

    Dr. Dellefield, a licensed psychologist, leads guided discussions with residents.

  • Current Event Discussions

    Celebrating the wisdom of our community, residents plan and lead discussion groups around a variety of current events.

  • Cybercycling

    Get on a stationary bike and join our team, the Fredericka Manor Cyclepaths, national CyberCycling champions.

  • Staycation Presentation

    Residents are invited to present about their travels and life adventures, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Powered by our people.

Residents, Chula Vista locals, San Diegans, family members near and far. We’re all about our community here. It’s how we foster a spirit of engagement, encouraging people to get involved and find new ways to make Fredericka Manor better for those who live and work here.

Participate, volunteer, or make a donation to our retirement community.

For residents, by residents

Our communities are full of passionate people. To celebrate that, we started Shine!, a life enrichment program. It’s all about getting in touch with the unique skills of the individuals who make up our communities and giving everyone the space to be a teacher—and a student. Through this program, we invite everyone to tell us what is important and interesting to them, and then we make those experiences happen.


Help in Emma’s convenience store or serve on the popular Hospitality or Garden Committee.  Whatever your specialty or passion is, your assistance is greatly appreciated. Having residents as volunteers is the best way to get people engaged and ensure that Fredericka Manor stays true to the people who live here.

If you are not a resident of Fredericka Manor, but you are interested in learning more about the variety of volunteer opportunities,  please contact Marsela Obregon-Molina, director of human resources at Fredericka Manor Care Center at 619.427.2777 or via email at mobregon@frontporch.net.

Make a donation

Fiscal responsibility is one of our core values at Front Porch, so we require our operations to carry themselves financially. This means that every donation makes a true impact in the lives of our residents and our overall community. To make a donation, please call: 800.233.3709.

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