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CITY Petaluma
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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 18, 2023

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Petaluma is a Sonoma County city in California’s wine-growing region. It’s home to almost 60,000 residents, 18.7% of whom are aged 65+, which is a couple of percentage points above the national average. Surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and dairy farms, the city has a small-town vibe that may appeal to seniors wanting to escape the madding crowds.

Crime is a little less common here, the air quality is above-average, and there are more physicians per capita than normal — all of which makes Petaluma a relatively senior-friendly city. With the rest of Sonoma County, it’s part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network — solidifying its commitment to making the city as good for seniors as it can be.

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t publish data specific on Petaluma but includes its findings with the nearby city of Napa. This shows a median monthly fee of $6,300 for assisted living, which is almost 17% above California’s average and 28.6% above the country’s. Although costlier than most, Petaluma’s median fee is in keeping with this region, as Santa Rosa’s average of $7,048 illustrates.

Note: Data for Petaluma was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Napa, was used instead.

This guide includes a summary of the region’s top 10 assisted living communities to help families compare facilities for loved ones.

Windsong of Sonoma

Windsong of Sonoma sits within a residential area and is only a few minutes from shops, banks and Petaluma Valley Hospital. It's surrounded by landscaped grounds with walking paths, and there's an outdoor patio area with views of the Sonoma Mountains. Staff provides 24-hour daily living assistance and help with medications, as well as administering numerous health and wellness programs. Housekeeping staff cleans rooms and changes linens weekly, and chefs prepare three meals daily that are certified by a registered dietician. There's also a bistro for casual eating and a private dining room for visiting loved ones.

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  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and bathrooms

Springfield Place

Springfield Place rests in the heart of a residential community within walking distance of Baptist and Catholic churches and only a few minutes from shops, parks and the city's hospital. It makes the list because U.S. News and World Report rates Springfield Place as one of America's best assisted living facilities of 2022-23. The facility is surrounded by manicured lawns with walking paths shaded by mature trees. Its amenities include a piano lounge, beauty salon/barbershop and a library. The spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments have bathrooms, full kitchens, individual climate controls and 24-hour emergency systems.

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Cogir of Rohnert Park

Cogir of Rohnert Park backs onto a residential area and has uninterrupted views of fields to the front. Shops, churches, restaurants and dentists are all nearby. Residents have a choice of one- or two-bedroom apartments with walk-in shower bathrooms and kitchens with utilities. Nutritionist-approved meals are served restaurant-style three times daily in the dining room, and there's a bistro for more casual diners. There's a fitness room for exercise, and for residents looking to relax, a media and billiard room, film evenings and casino nights are available. Staff is on-site 24/7 to help with activities of daily living.

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Cogir of Sonoma

Cogir of Sonoma is conveniently located within walking distance of numerous retail stores, churches and banks. The facility has ample parking for residents and visitors and is surrounded by mature trees for shade and privacy. Its amenities include a library, beauty salon and therapy rooms. One- and two-bedroom apartments in various styles are available, all with bathrooms and kitchenettes. All meals are chef-prepared using local ingredients when possible, nutritionist-approved and served restaurant-style in the dining room. Sandwiches and drinks are also available throughout the day. Staff assist with daily living functions and can also help with medications and provide incontinence management and diabetes assistance.

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Oakmont Gardens

Oakmont Gardens joins our list because it's a multi-award-winning resort-style assisted living facility. It's perfectly positioned, with a winery on one side and shops, banks and restaurants on the other — so seniors don't have far to walk for provisions and services. Assisted living residents occupy one- or two-bedroom apartments with bathrooms. Housekeeping and linen services are provided weekly, and water and trash services are included in the monthly fee. Staff help 24/7 with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, and all residents get a personalized care plan. Amenities include a beauty salon/barbershop, library and dining room where meals are served restaurant-style.

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Atria Tamalpais Creek

Surrounded by residential homes just off Novato's downtown, Atria Tamalpais Creek offers a homey setting with nearby conveniences, including retail stores, restaurants and churches. Within the facility, residents can relax in the fireplace lounge, watch movies in the theater and develop strength and balance in the fitness center. There's also a spa with an in-house massage therapist. Residents will find plenty of parking spaces and walking paths shaded by lush trees, and staff provides 24-hour help with activities of daily living. Living options are studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with walk-in showers and kitchenettes.

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  • Courtyards with outdoor grilling space and fireplace
  • Table-service meals in the restaurant and casual dining in the bistro

Clearwater of Sonoma Hills

Clearwater of Sonoma Hills joins our list because seniors might like that it's located between residential homes and vineyards and also a short walk from dentists, orthodontists, optometrists and retail stores. Residents have a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, including companion suites, all of which have closets, bathrooms and kitchenettes. Care services include 24/7 assistance with daily living functions, 24-hour emergency response systems in apartments and on-site therapy services. For recreation, seniors can enjoy the movie theater, art studio, learning center and bocce ball court. Snacks are always available, and three meals are served daily in the dining room.

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Oakmont of Novato

Oakmont of Novato is nestled in a residential community, close to several parks and churches and within minutes of shops, restaurants and Novato Community Hospital. Trained staff provides 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, there's a wellness center, and a nurse is always on-site. Living spaces are studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with walk-in showers and kitchenettes. Seasonal meals made with local ingredients are served restaurant-style in the dining room, although seniors can opt for a more casual bar menu. Residents can participate in daily strength and balance classes, play numerous brain-challenging games and express their artistic sides through art and music.

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Cogir on Napa Road

Cogir on Napa Road rests on the peaceful outskirts of Sonoma, surrounded on three sides by vineyards. Churches, convenience stores and a veterinary clinic are within walking distance, and the facility welcomes residents' pets. Companion suites, studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments are available, all with 24-hour emergency response systems, bathrooms and kitchenettes. Restaurant-style dining is the norm three times a day, but the chef also organizes BBQs in the courtyard. There's a fully-stocked library and regular fitness and social activities, including a biweekly happy hour.

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Elegance Hamilton Hill

We've added Elegance Hamilton Hill to the list because it may appeal to seniors who want to be close to cultural attractions. Novato Arts Center, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and Hamilton Field History Museum are all within a few minutes' walk. The pet-friendly facility doesn't disappoint, either — offering casual and fine dining venues and stunning landscape views from the rooftop lounge. Amenities include a salon, spa, game room, art gallery and bistro. Staff is on-site around the clock to discreetly help with daily living functions, administer medications and coordinate with outside health care providers.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with private baths
  • Private car or bus transportation and valet parking