Lifestyle

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Spread your wings and discover a world of opportunity under the warm Southern California sun.

Imagine living in a welcoming community that puts you first, with invigorating opportunities to connect, explore, grow, and feel your best every day. There’s so much life to live, so much to do, and so much to see when you choose to reside at Whittier Place. Here, new friends welcome you with open arms. We give you the tools to be your best self, along with the flexibility and freedom to create the independent lifestyle you desire. Our program offerings, amenities, and services are customized to meet your needs and preferences. 

With our award-winning Watermark University, enjoy endless opportunities to pursue your cherished passions, reconnect with an old hobby, or learn a new skill. Whether it’s a watercolors workshop, laughing with friends at social events, daytrips to the beach, a day of indulgence at the spa, finding balance with chair yoga classes, or reading your favorite novel in the courtyard, the opportunities are endless. Have something specific in mind to help you reset and rejuvenate? We’re all ears when it comes to your health and well-being. 

One of California’s “Gateway Cities,” Whittier offers the best of everything with close proximity to Los Angeles, Orange County, and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Create a lifestyle you love on your terms and with the support you need. Enjoy easy access to incredible cuisine options, recreation, and entertainment, just off the Imperial Highway. Located within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, shopping, health care, and culture, you’ll find there is always more to explore.

Signature Programs

For the love of learning.

Residents, associates, and local experts share their interests and help create meaningful opportunities to connect, grow, and learn. We feature dozens of mind and body fitness classes, programs, and workshops, and you're sure to find something that piques your interest.

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The compassionate, personalized care you deserve.

Through our partnership with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, we train our Naya caregivers to incorporate our residents into the rhythms of daily living. With empathy and understanding, Nayas communicate through validation rather than correction, helping to instill a sense of joy and purpose.

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Dine with dignity.

Rediscover the joys of dining with accessibility and independence at the table. Devour protein-packed, nutritionally balanced meals served as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres. No assistance, no distractions, no utensils – no problem.

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Go where the wind takes you.

Thrilling adventures await with safe, adapted group outings that defy expectations. From overnight camping trips to hot air balloon rides and everything in between, the possibilities are endless.

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Cultivate your curiosity.

Our virtual reality program creates immersive and transformative digital experiences that captivate your senses. Visit familiar places or destinations you’ve only dreamed of seeing. Let a world of new experiences unfold from the safety and comfort of our community.

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Where new friends welcome you.

Gain insider knowledge from your personal Ambassador, a fellow resident and new friend to help you get settled, make introductions, and share their tips and tricks for easing into community life, getting involved, and thriving in your new home.

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Prioritize what you want.

Maximize your freedom, and budget life around your choices. Flex your passions with a credit you can put toward the activities, amenities, and services that matter most to you. Choose what you eat, do, and enjoy.

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The Neighborhood

Where the lifestyle is as enviable as the location in Southern California.

Conveniently located less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Pacific Ocean, Whittier offers the best of both worlds — peaceful, suburban charm combined with the perks of living near Southern California’s exciting attractions, beaches, historic landmarks, restaurants, shopping, world-famous theme parks, and more. Did we mention the sunny weather? With so much to see and do, we invite you to live a life that’s brimming with possibilities. 

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Activities & Events

Select a fulfilling, harmonious life here at Whittier Place. Meet new people, visit new destinations, and enjoy new experiences that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

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Flex Spending

Maximize your flexibility with Flex Spending. At our community, you create your financial spending guidelines. The Flex Spending program enables our residents to make choices about what they eat, do, and enjoy. 

Make Your Own Choices