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Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support

  • Holistic Care

  • 24-Hour Staff & Security

  • Arts & Continual Learning

  • Multiple Dining Venues

  • Walkable Urban Location

2100 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702


Situated in Poet’s Corner between the West Berkeley Design Loop and the International Marketplace District, Elegance Berkeley is designed to help the Bay Area’s active elders continue to contribute, participate and inspire future generations.

Offering a comfortable, supportive and accessible environment, this boutique community features a serene, mid-century modern-inspired aesthetic with natural wood and stone materials and green living walls, and is designed to achieve GreenPoint Rated Gold Certification.

Day-to-day details are handled by a highly trained, informed and caring staff, so you have more time to participate in curated social, cultural and exercise opportunities, including continual learning and intergenerational arts programs. You’ll also enjoy seasonal, locally sourced, nutritious meals in a choice of dining venues.


Our Philosophy

We believe a thoughtfully designed environment filled with good neighbors and a caring staff, along with nutritious food, accessible exercise programs and opportunities to connect and engage every day, are the right combination for optimal living.  

For older people living alone, these important elements can become harder to maintain – making home a challenging, unsafe, even lonely place to be.  

That’s why we offer a community for older people where living is easier, surroundings are safer – and together is better. 

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How we’re showing gratitude in November

Giving our veterans a 30-day salute 

For defending our country in times of war and keeping the peace, we are indebted to those who served to protect our freedom. Throughout November, we’re honoring our resident and employee veterans by sharing their stories and recognizing their service.

Come see how we’re celebrating veterans this month at one of our featured events.

From Our Executive Director

“I couldn’t be more excited to serve the uniquely active and engaged older adults of Berkeley. Elegance Berkeley is purposefully designed to make urban living easier and more accessible, while offering robust opportunities for its residents to continue to learn, lead and participate. It’s a progressive, holistic approach to senior living that will be a vital part of our city for years to come.”

– Andrew Badoud, Executive Director

News and resources

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Why Social Connection is Especially Important For Older People

While we all have an innate need for meaningful social engagement, it plays an even more vital role in older adults’ quality of life. Consistent social connection can help keep older adults physically, emotionally and mentally fit.   The significant health benefits of social connection include: A Sense of Purpose For people who spent years...

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7 Signs Your Parents May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Knowing when it may be time to begin the search for assisted living for a family member can be challenging. On one hand, many seniors are adamant about staying in their own homes because they feel that is the only way to maintain their independence. On the other hand, living without access to 24-hour assistance...

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