Founded on a Danish tradition of caring for seniors.

When Danish immigrants established Aldersly in 1921, they were guided by a centuries-old tradition of respect and caring for seniors. And while Aldersly encompasses a culturally diverse mix of residents, the straightforward wisdom of our Danish roots remain.

As Aldersly evolves, we strive for a balance between services and amenities for today’s active seniors. We hope to continue to provide service to our residents that will truly help them to age well. All of this is combined with our unwavering commitment to providing the high-level of comfort and well-being to our residents.

Mission Statement

To be a welcoming, compassionate and caring environment for those who live in, work at, and visit our community.

Aldersly’s Vision

Founded as a retirement community for Danish immigrants in 1921, Aldersly has always been a place where people take care of each other, and embrace diversity. Residents enjoy hygge – a Danish expression, encompassing warm feelings of enjoying the good things in life with good people.

Aldersly is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing place for older adults to be active and independent at all levels. Our approach to community is one of compassion and voluntarism. As we consider the broader needs of those who live and work at Aldersly, we are making a positive impact consistent with the values embedded in living ‘Danishly’, combined with the American spirit. We are an innovative and collaborative organization, a leading light in residential living for older people. We focus on the interests of individuals, families and the broader community. At Aldersly you will find a community which is:

  • welcoming, friendly and openhearted
  • kind, caring and compassionate
  • comfortable, happy and relaxed

Aldersly is a garden community with almost 100 years of history of providing quality care in a cozy environment and plans to fulfill our promise for the next hundred. We are a financially strong, not-for-profit organization, operating within economically feasible parameters. Aldersly provides a dynamic environment in which our services and programs evolve in phases, in response to shifting needs. We plan for changes to the existing campus, building new facilities and spaces which enhance treasured features and landmarks, yet adaptable to serve evolving needs. We care about the needs of others, including those who will join us in the future.

Beautifully situated in San Rafael, California

Nestled in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood in San Rafael, Aldersly is within easy walking distance of the city’s charming downtown featuring a Victorian buildings, cafés and shops. San Rafael is in the heart of Northern California’s picturesque Marin County. In fact, many of the apartments at Aldersly have views of Mount Tamalpais—affectionately known as Mount Tam.

Aldersly is less than 20 miles away from San Francisco — making our community a great home base for the many cultural activities in the Bay Area. Plus, we’re less than an hour to the Sonoma and Napa wine country.

Boutique-style community surrounded by gardens

Unlike high-rise living or institutional-style communities, Aldersly is a unique boutique-style community nestled on 3 ½ acres featuring our signature gardens. Thanks to Northern California’s mild climate, residents get year-round enjoyment from this outdoor sanctuary — including an array of springtime blossoms, a dazzling rose garden and meticulously landscaped pathways. This natural setting is an exceptional natural resource for Aldersly residents — right in their backyard.

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