The Heritage Downtown Named Best Senior Living: Caring Stars 2018

If you or your aging loved one is searching for the right senior living community to call home, you probably have lots of questions. For starters -- What type of [...]

It’s A Luau Party at The Heritage Downtown

On Friday, September 1st, 2017 we held our Luau party for the residents here at The Heritage Downtown!  The festivities got underway at 4:00, and even though the party [...]

Where Should I Retire?

Where Should I retire? This question has as many different answers as there are people asking. But before you decide where let’s look at a few important factors that will [...]

Draper’s & Damon’s Fashion Show Here At THD

Draper’s & Damon’s of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the fine staff and management of The Heritage Downtown, held a wonderful fashion show for our residents this past week.   Many of the models included our own residents, where they enjoyed displaying the new line of clothing for all to enjoy. Draper’s & Damon’s offered the clothing for sale to the residents, and a great time was had by everyone. We enjoy creating a wide range of events and activities for our residents so they continue to socialize not only among the staff and other residents but also with the community of Walnut Creek. […]

Education – Age Is Just A Number

Traditionally, people attend school between the ages of 5 and 18 and sometimes into their 20's if they choose to attend a college or university. It's become more common for [...]

The Heritage Downtown Residents Go “High-Tech”

The Heritage Downtown Residents Enjoy Weekly Tech Classes! Each week the residents here at The Heritage Downtown enjoy technology classes from Got It Technology Education, an excellent technology instructional [...]

Our Annual Holiday Craft Fair At The Heritage Downtown

Not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Do you love crafts and everything handmade? If so, our annual Holiday Craft Fair is the perfect festive event [...]

Senior Independent Living Communities….Oh How The Times Are A Changing!

The Times....They Are A Changing! The famous folk singer Bob Dylan sang about "The Times Are A Changing" and in the world of Independent Senior Living Facilities they too [...]

Welcome to The Martini Club Here at The Heritage Downtown!

Our Martini Club is more than just an event. Martinis bring to mind another era of style and sophistication; martinis have a dash of mystery and a twist of elegance. Though the monthly club is for our residents, the Martini is our guest of honor. The Martini’s vibe is “loungey” and reflects the club as residents mingle and chill, all while enjoying cheese, crackers and sliced meat. The martini was popularized by Bond… James Bond, however a tuxedo is not mandatory to enjoy our “The Heritage Downtown” Martinis.   A popular theory on the origins of the Martini suggests it evolved from a cocktail called the Martinez, served sometime in the early 1860s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco, which people frequented before taking an evening ferry to the nearby town of Martinez. Alternatively, the people of Martinez say the drink was first created by a bartender in their town, or that the drink was named after the town itself. […]

Taking On Isolation To Help Improve Quality Of Life

We make it our mission here at The Heritage Downtown to provide the best quality of life for our residents! As they spend their twilight years with us we know that providing an environment that offers a wide range of activities and promotes healthy lifestyles helps to improve happiness and longevity. A common issue among seniors that “take away” from their own quality of life is isolation. There are many things that can cause a senior to become isolated, and these include: 1. Poor Vision or Hearing. Because both of these can cause a senior to become less social, often times they end up becoming isolated because they cannot communicate with others very well. Encouraging testing in these areas can help improve their quality of life. The technology in hearing aids and in vision improvement have come a long way, and will help seniors communicate better among their peers. […]

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