Marilyn had only heard about Avila Gardens from those she knew and she loved what she heard. And being from a pretty good distance away, there was no other way for her to really know that this was it unless she took the leap (or flight!) of faith and visit us herself. Having never been here before, but with great excitement and anticipation, she came for a trial stay.

2017 Avila Gardens’ Senior Olympics are fast-approaching! See photos from last year and live footage from this year’s practice! Oct. 19th is the big day!

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Avila Gardens

A beautiful residential home designed for active seniors and features a myriad of both activities and services.
At the service of family for life.
The premier Catholic independent living residence in the San Gabriel Valley.

Welcome to Avila

Life at Avila

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Carmelite Care

“At the service of the family for life”. This is the embodiment of the Carmelite Sisters’ mission of providing care to its residents in accordance with Catholic values and spiritual nourishment. Avila Gardens nurtures both the body and the spirit of its residents in a manner only the Carmelite Sisters can provide.

Carmelite Care

Heart Cookie

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Comforts of Home

Avila Gardens offers its residents the comforts of home while pursuing activities towards a purpose-filled life. Residents can grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually through the many activities designed to suit their talents and interests while enjoying the comforts of having a committed and compassionate staff preparing their meals, cleaning their rooms, and giving each one of them full and special attention.

Comforts of Home

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Enhanced Living

Residents of Avila Gardens love where they live! Life at Avila Gardens is an upgrade to an enhanced living where camaraderie and friendship in a close-knit family setting provide a strong support system for emotional growth. Faith is nurtured and strengthened by daily mass and other religious activities with loving support and guidance of the Carmelite Sisters.

Enhanced Living

Explore Avila

What’s Happening Now

Butterfly Bliss at Avila Gardens

"Did you know that caterpillars almost...

September 16th | Open House

Fall Prevention 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Fall...

October 21st | Open House

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November 18th | Open House

Senior Wellness 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm...

December 12th | Open House

Christmas Luncheon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm...

Testimonials

“I lived with my daughter after my husband died. My daughter said that I needed friends and since I didn’t drive and do much around the house, I was becoming stagnant. She began shopping around for different places and then she found Avila Gardens. It was just the right size and there was even a Chapel, which was very important. Now I am delighted to be here; I have many friends. They are like my extended family and it’s not too big here. I am the resident sacristan and am now very active in all of the activities with the Carmelite Sisters and with the other residents.”

Mary Jo

Current Resident at Avila Gardens

…Living at Avila Gardens has indeed proven to be a happy and fulfilling time for me. By sharing stories with other residents of our lifes journey, our joys, heartaches and trials, we have formed a unique family bond.

…Everyday is filled with many social activities tailored to suit our personal preferences – Bingo, Exercise Classes, Puzzles, Movies, planned trips to various places. I thank God for directing me to Avila Gardens, a residence that I can truly call “home” supported by the love, care and devotion of the our beloved Carmelite Sisters.

Floyd

Current Resident at Avila Gardens

My grandmother lived at Avila for one of the best years of her life. A fiercely independent woman, it was not the easiest of transitions, but by her mid nineties, we all agreed it was the best for her body, mind and spirit to live within reach of support. Rosalie learned to be more social, be more humble and enjoy a life full of the spirit of family and God. We saw a miraculous transition in this once hardened woman, into a softer, gentler and more at peace soul. Though her stay at Avila was short, the impact Avila had on our family continues today. Life at Avila is full of heart and soul and the Carmelite Sisters truly impact entire families.

Granddaughter of Rosalie C.

Previous Resident at Avila Gardens

You are cordially invited to:

Avila Gardens’ Sereni-tea
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Santa Teresita Madonna Hall
819 Buena Vista Street | Duarte 91010

Wellness University Lecture Series

Lifelong learning for adults 55+ through free classes on current affairs, history, science, the arts, wellness, spirituality and more!

Aging Gracefully - How to Keep Active

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Presented by Peggy Franklin
Peggy will share wisdom and insight about how to age with grace and peace while still engaging in meaningful activity.

Understanding Medicare 2018 Options

Friday, November 3, 2017 – 2 – 3 pm
Presented by Michael Flanders, Medicare Specialist
Come and find out about your 2018 Medicare options: Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements and Prescription and Drug Plans

Osteoporosis: Boning Up on Bones

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Iskander, MD
Learn how to minimize fracture risk in order to stay mobile, active and independent

You Are What You Eat: Choosing Wisely

Tuesday, November 14, 2018 – 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by Dr. Thiri Oo, MD
A healthy eating pattern is about smart choices. Dr. Oo will help you learn how to take charge of your diet and make healthy choices.