03/21/2023The Forum at Rancho San Antonio is proud to be the only senior living community voted "Best Retirement Community" and "Best Senior Living Community" in Silicon Valley by Mercury News readers. Below is the article that appeared in The Mercury News on Sunday, 3/26:
The fact that some residents of The Forum at Rancho San Antonio have lived there for nearly 20 years speaks volumes about this cherished Life Plan Community nestled in the foothills of Silicon Valley. Nancy Kao, Executive Director, alone has over 30 years Senior Living experience and with her Leadership team over 200 years collectively. The Forum’s 51-acre campus features residential villas and apartments homes along with contemporary, resort-style amenities, world-class dining at multiple dining venues, and a seemingly endless array of activities. What truly sets The Forum at Rancho San Antonio apart is the people—both residents and staff alike. “I have lived here at the Forum for 17 years. The staff and other residents are wonderful; kind, caring and a joy to be with. I cannot imagine being happier with my living condition.” Janice Shibuya, Forum resident.
Another distinguishing factor is The Forum is a 100% resident-owned and resident-governed community. Residents live in beautifully appointed apartment homes or villas and enjoy an equity-ownership financial model that helps them protect their estate and maximize financial return. “The Forum clearly was the best value because of resident equity ownership with residents benefitting from the rising real estate value of their homes and from operating profits remaining within The Forum corporation instead of going to outside owners,” adds Forum residents Dr. and Mrs. Fischbein, “our Health Center provides 5-star service in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care and receive very high marks in federal, state and county inspections.” “And what peace of mind will you enjoy knowing that if need arises help is just a step away in the Wellness Center and the Health Care Center,” comments Dr. Lily Young, Forum resident.
Overall wellness and Healthy Living are paramount at The Forum, where physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness thrive on a serenely landscaped campus adjacent to Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve.
Physical wellness offerings include a fitness center and programs for indoor and outdoor fitness and activities, including a lap pool, exercise classes and personal training. Emotional wellness takes place at the Forum with the compassionate professionals who anticipate and respond to people’s needs through life’s changes. “We chose the Forum as a place to be able to age in place comfortably primarily so our kids wouldn't have to worry about what to "DO" with us when things get harder. The office, in addition to two bedrooms available in the new Villas was just the incentive we needed to be assured we could host our family and friends without feeling cramped. We were delighted to calculate that the resident owned structure also provides a much better return on our investment. A good financial decision has turned out to be such a wonderful lifestyle decision. We enjoy the perfect amount of privacy with many new opportunities to be involved and connect with an amazing group of active and caring seniors.” Kathy Brown, Forum Resident.
Spiritual wellness comes through a variety of opportunities to discover and maintain inner peace, whether through meditation, tai chi, yoga, nature walks or prayer across multiple faiths. The Forum’s brand-new LEED certified Memory Care building, affectionately called Daffodil Ridge, features state-of-the-art innovations in memory care that enhance a resident’s quality of life including the best of AI, technology, and programming. Bringing wellness to all new levels, The Forum features four-tiered healthcare with assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation all onsite. “The Forum’s Skilled Nursing is a CMS five-star rated community and is rated in the top 15% in the country by US News and World Report,” Brian Weaver Health Care Administrator says. “Expect genuine and friendly service, exceptional clinical and therapy programs, well-appointed living accommodations, fresh and healthy menu options, engaging social opportunities, and committed tenured team members.”
Residents cherish that at The Forum they have security of a complete continuum of care plus overall wellness and a vibrant lifestyle, all on a stunning, scenic campus.