Life at Sunshine Villa

Sunshine and smiles. That’s what you’ll notice first about your beautiful new home in Sunshine Villa. Of course the splendid Victorian architecture and spectacular ocean views make Sunshine Villa stand out, but the compassionate hearts of the staff members here are irreplaceable. It’s their smiles, warmth, and sincerity that mark Sunshine Villa as an extraordinary senior living community in Santa Cruz.

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Residents and Their Families Love Sunshine Villa

The grounds at Sunshine Villa are beautiful. I enjoy the friendly residents and the intelligence of the staff. The staff has the ability to please all the residents here, it is amazing!

Senior Living Resident Dilys Crosby
Dilys Crosby


Sunshine Villa is a great place to live. The staff is thoughtful and the hairdresser here is wonderful.

Senior Living Resident Ivy Hudson
Ivy (Kit) Hudson


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Senior Lifestyle Options

Resident Enjoying Memory Care Puzzle Activity

You have several options when you move to Sunshine Villa: Assisted Living, Memory Care (including our Bridges program) and Respite Care. One more special thing about Sunshine Villa is that as your needs change, you can stay just where you are. We’re here for any transition of care you might need.

More About Lifestyle Options View Our Assisted Living Calendar

For Your Dining Enjoyment

Does anything bring more pleasure than a tasty meal served just when you want it? We don’t presume to know when you’ll be hungry—so we don’t limit dining hours to fixed times. We always offer a variety of fresh, delicious options so you’re sure to find something that piques your appetite

  • Fresh and local ingredients make our meals and snacks healthy and tasty
  • We’re happy to accommodate dietary restrictions you or a guest may have
  • Whether you crave a special dish from your favorite restaurant or you want to order a pizza for visiting grandkids, just ask
  • Save room for dessert! There’s always something tempting on the menu
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What's Your Passion?

Activities for Senior Residents

Our Sunshine Villa community is just the right size. With about 125 residents, there’s always something interesting going on—whether it’s painting lessons, Tai Chi classes, a music appreciation seminar, a book discussion or a jigsaw puzzle. Our activities program is designed to bring out our residents’ passions and help keep them engaged in our community life.

  • We love to celebrate life—from a resident’s birthday to a Winter Ball, you can almost always find a party going on
  • We provide innovative classes that introduce new skills and leisure pursuits to our residents
  • Movement is important to good health—so exercise classes are offered regularly
  • We encourage volunteerism in the community for our residents to maintain outside connections