We put our hearts into creating your home.
Founded in 1965, Rowntree Gardens — a Quaker Gardens senior living community — is one of the area’s few licensed, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) that provides a full range of integrated onsite services to meet the changing needs of people as they age. Rowntree Gardens operates as a not-for-profit community, which means our only responsibility is to our community members and their families — not to shareholders. As a not-for-profit community, we are focused on providing the highest quality of compassionate care — not on growing our profits. Any profits we do make are reinvested into improving our community and the services we offer.
We call it our continuum of care, and it ensures that you and your loved one continue to have convenient and affordable access to the full range of services that promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing throughout all the seasons of life. Available within one welcoming, compassionate community, these complete services include Acacia Independent Living, The Cedars Assisted Living, access to our Elmwood Care Center offering short- and long-term skilled nursing and our New Leaf Agency therapy services, as well as Gardens Memory Care.
New name, renewed commitment.
For 50 years, we have been serving the needs of our community members and their families as Quaker Gardens. We are very proud of our heritage, and all the Quaker Gardens name embodies. In 2014, after long and careful consideration we made the decision to change our name from Quaker Gardens to Rowntree Gardens.
Our new name reflects our renewed commitment to provide the highest level of modern care to everyone who walks through our doors, for the next 50 years and beyond. As Rowntree Gardens, we will continue to honor our roots and our original commitment to create a caring, loving and comfortable home for people as they age, regardless what their individual needs may be. Learn More
Where devotion meets compassion.
Since 1965, Rowntree Gardens has focused on creating a senior living community where people and families feel at home. Where friendships are formed and every life is cherished. Where every day is a new opportunity to discover an interest, meet a friend, find a favorite corner of the garden, and connect with the people who care deeply and genuinely about your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Delivering our promise, every day.
Guided by our genuine faith, every staff member at Rowntree Gardens — from our onsite physicians and nurses, to our activities directors and companions, to our dieticians and therapists, to our housekeeping and dining room staff — strives to be a daily blessing to all we encounter. We do this through our:
Within our community, you’ll find a full array of integrated services and expertise to meet your needs now and in the years to come. That includes:
- Medicare-certified therapy services
- 24-hour Health and Wellness Center staffed by licensed vocational nurses
- Five-star rated skilled nursing services and visiting physicians that specialize in geriatric care
- Expert memory care in a private, secure and tranquil garden setting
- Caregiver assistance in your apartment
Many of our staff members have been a loyal part of our community for 20, 30 and even 40 years. They bring experience, in-depth and up-to-date training and compassion to their daily activities. Our community members recognize and know our staff as friends, companions and family. In turn, we take a personal interest in our community members as well. We know their personal preferences, their interests, their birthdays, even the names of their grandchildren. We also know when someone is struggling emotionally as well as physically, and go out of our way to bring comfort and joy with every encounter.
A true community, Rowntree Gardens offers the conveniences and comforts of home — all located within our beautiful garden property. Share a meal with friends in one of our comfortable dining rooms. Cozy up with a book in front of our fireplace. Take a drawing class or brush up on your computer skills. Enjoy a double scoop of ice cream at a social. Find fellowship in weekly services in our non-denominational Heartwood Chapel. There’s always something to do, friends to share the experience, and opportunities to thrive no matter where you are in your life’s journey.
Array of Amenities
You or your loved ones will find a full complement of services and amenities that enhance quality of life. These include:
- Full meal plans featuring chef-prepared meals served in cheerful dining rooms
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Utilities including basic phone and air conditioning
- Onsite and on-call physicians and 24-hour nursing staff
- Regular wellness checks and pharmacy services
- Onsite gym, library, beauty salon and gift store
- Non-denominational chapel with weekly services
- Beautiful gardens with paths and outdoor seating
- Lounge areas, including a cozy Fireside Lounge
- Full calendar of weekly activities and events
- Transportation to shopping excursions and other destinations
- Private lounges for family gatherings/celebrations
Choice That Fosters Independence
We value and celebrate your independence by providing flexible options to meet your individual needs. Comfortable apartment living offers several choices of floor plans as well as differing levels of assistance for daily activities and care. We are also one of the only senior living communities in the area that offers a choice between month-to-month accommodations or a lifetime of guaranteed peace of mind with our Life Care plan.
Top Orange County Employer
Rowntree Gardens is honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in Orange County, with an average employee tenure of 14 years.