The Carmelite Sisters and staff at Avila Gardens provide professional and loving care as they serve our Seniors and strive to be “At the Service of the Family for Life.”

Our compassionate service extends to not only the seniors who live at Avila Gardens, but also the family members who entrust their loved ones to us.

Meet Marilyn…

She had only heard about Avila Gardens from others but she loved what she heard — and being from a good distance away, there was no other way for her to really know that this was “the place” for her unless she took the leap (or flight!) of faith. This is her testimony.

“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

“Living at Avila Gardens has indeed proven to be a happy and fulfilling time for me. By sharing stories with other residents of our life’s 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 our beloved Carmelite Sisters.”
Current Resident

“On my last three visits to California from Canada to visit my Uncle Floyd, I have stayed at Avila Gardens. My most recent visit was with my sister Pat, who resides in from Greece. We all agreed that our time at Avila Gardens was far superior to a stay at any hotel or resort.


On each visit we are welcomed with open arms and every minute of our stay is memorable. The wonderful Sisters, the staff and each and every resident go out of their way to please and make our visit very pleasant. The rooms are very comfortable, the food is excellent, the well-manicured gardens and the fountain offer beauty and comfort and the Chapel is a blessing to have onsite. Not only do we get to spend quality time with my dear Uncle, but we have been given the privilege to make new friends that we continue to stay in touch with. We are looking forward to our next visit.”

Avila Resident

“Our residents at Avila Gardens are a precious gift to us. We thank God for them.”

Sister Julianna, O.C.D.


“I stayed there for a short time, when my husband was in hospital nearby at City of Hope. The food is very good, and the staff is very accommodating, and the residents are so very welcoming – great prayer warriors! Avila feels like ‘home away from home’ to me.”

Debbie L.

“I love working at Avila Gardens. Each day I have the joy of providing the residents with great meals. It is always rewarding to see their smiling faces!”

Britney, K

Staff Member

“It’s a great place for myself and my dog Biscuit. The Sisters and the staff make it feel like home – and there is plenty of space in the beautiful grounds for Biscuit to run on!”

Mary Jane


Our Mission

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.

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