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Independent Living

at The Oaks & The Palms

Living at The Villages relieves the worry and stress of keeping up a house, cooking three meals a day and paying bills. Residents enjoy their golden years. The Villages' independent living communities at The Oaks and The Palms allow residents to maintain friendships and family ties; take trips; socialize by the pool; attend events in the Central Coast community; and relax in a comforting, supportive environment.

The Villages transitions residents from their current home to retirement community lifestyle as smoothly as possible. We offer the most spacious one or two bedroom apartments available in San Luis Obispo, most with kitchens and some with patios and creek-side views. We encourage every resident to give their apartment a feeling of “home” by decorating any way they choose and adding their personal touches.

Small pets are also welcomed and often end up being a favorite member of our communities.

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The Villages takes a broad approach to retirement living, building neighborhoods that enhance residents’ health and lives within our senior living community. Whether it be by our culinary presentation or our mind/body recreational opportunities, The Villages team nurtures a more independent, worry-free, safe and enjoyable retirement lifestyle on the Central Coast.



The Villages retirement living on the Central Coast offers:

  • 24-hour emergency pendant system
  • Confidential daily check-ins
  • Buffet breakfast and full-service dinner 7 days a week
  • Gas, electric, water, garbage
  • Transportation anywhere in San Luis Obispo during daily travel times
  • Daily exercise classes and strength training
  • Walking distance to shopping and restaurants
  • Impeccable gardens and courtyards where residents enjoy fabulous Central Coast weather
  • Heated swimming pools and spas
  • Housekeeping
  • On-site hair salon
  • Greeter program to help residents feel welcome
  • Maintenance staff available 6 days a week and anytime for emergencies
  • Caring staff who know and serve residents
  • Fresh-baked cookies served daily in the sitting room—a resident (and visitor) favorite


The Villages provide a stimulating living and social environment. We want our residents engaged in activities seven days a week. Our full-time activities directors are continuously creating new exercise classes, events and activities based on our residents’ desires and needs. A sampling of the activities we offer:

  • Exercise classes five days a week, including tai chi and yoga
  • Aquatic exercise classes in our on-site pool
  • Local trips restaurants & Farmer’s Market
  • Wine tasting tours and trips
  • Bridge weekly (as well as other card games)
  • SLO Library services available weekly
  • Walking distance to shopping and restaurants
  • Evening dancing at local venues
  • Concerts hosted on campus
  • PCPA, PAC and The Great Melodrama events
  • Regular health and wellness screenings and lectures
  • On-site church services
  • Happy hour parties, Summer BBQs
  • Women and men's luncheons
  • Community service opportunities offered
  • Craft, cooking and art classes
  • Wildlife presentations and gardening
  • On-site movie theater


The Villages professional chefs take great pride in every palate-pleasing meal…and it shows. Review a sample menu or come by for lunch and taste for yourself! Served in a beautifully decorated dining room, mealtimes accommodate our residents’ busy lifestyles by offering a relaxed schedule:

Sample breakfast—Served buffet style
from 7:30am to 10:00am

  • Assorted hot and cold cereals
  • Traditional eggs benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce
  • Potatoes o'brien
  • Assorted danishes, doughnuts, and scones
  • Assorted breads for toasting
  • Assorted hot and cold beverages

Sample Dinner—Served continuously
from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Fresh salad bar
  • Rice salad with hearts of artichoke
  • French onion soup
  • Roast pork loin with apples and cranberries
  • Fresh trout with lemon pecan crust
  • Homemade mashed potatoes or homemade polenta
  • Sauteed zucchini and fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh steamed green beans
  • Olive loaf bread
  • Dutch apple pie, almond cookies and assorted ice cream
  • Wines from the Central Coast
  • Assorted hot and cold beverages

Click below to learn more about our communities:

Independent Living

The Oaks & The Palms

Assisted Living

Garden Creek

Memory Care

Sydney Creek

Get in Touch

Meet with one of our Community Relations Coordinators, request more information or schedule a tour.

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Retirement living at The Villages on California’s Central Coast provides an enriched, active lifestyle for seniors, and peace of mind for their families. Our community of residents enjoy superior independent living, assisted living and memory care among the wonderful sites and attractions of San Luis Obispo County. The primary retirement campus is comprised of two independent living facilities, The Palms and The Oaks, and an assisted living facility, Garden Creek. Alzheimer’s and dementia care is provided at Sydney Creek, just across town. The Villages unites compassionate staff, comfortable amenities, and a continuum of care for healthy living for our residents and their families. We welcome you to learn more, meet our residents and become part of The Villages community.

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