Resident Engagement

An invitation into someone’s home is a privilege. At ABHOW, we take great care with the privilege we’ve been given — creating homes and communities that enable seniors to live life to the fullest, on their terms.

Former teachers, retired engineers, chefs, musicians and social workers – our residents know a thing or two about the good life because they helped shape it for the rest of us. Staying in the driver’s seat is their priority. Making sure they enjoy the ride is ours.

Here, they’ll continue to lead the way. Our communities are a reflection of our residents, who shape campus life by participating in governance, hosting civic and social programs, and leading campus improvement initiatives, among other lifestyle-enhancing activities.

Meet some of ABHOW’s engaging residents who are living life on their own terms:


Residents Advocate for Affordable Housing Funds »

8/18/2014 9:00 am

Doris Pitts considers her home, Allen Temple Arms, to be a miracle. And she wants others to experience that miracle, too.


Community Connects Through Faith »

5/28/2014 9:00 am

The Neighborhood Christian Fellowship is just across the street from Bellflower Friendship Manor, which makes it easy for youth pastor Manny Salgado to offer weekly Bible study at the community — and easy for residents to attend.


Foundation Committees Spearhead Financial Information Sessions for Residents »

5/22/2014 9:00 am

Financial planning is always important, particularly for older adults. Even when a plan is in place, it’s a good idea to understand current financial markets and trends.


Craft Sale Creates Community Spirit »

2/5/2014 9:08 am

At 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday in the dining hall of Judson Terrace Homes, women stood behind tables filled with scarves, quilts, paintings and dolls.


Residents Bring Stage to Life at The Terraces »

1/14/2014 7:00 am

At The Terraces of Los Gatos, God and Satan argue over the nutritional value of McDonald’s, a couple get surprising news from his doctor, and all the singers and dancers perform “When the Saints Go Marching In.”


Residents Roll Up Their Sleeves For a Greener Community »

7/24/2013 3:57 pm

Residents at Judson Park have long had a special dream for their 13-acre campus.


English Expat At Home in Los Altos »

2/10/2012 4:30 am

If you want to reach Ruth Buneman, you probably won’t catch her at home at The Terraces at Los Altos. This English expatriate has places to go and people to see.


Fundraisers Boost Campus Improvements »

1/5/2012 6:12 am

Three ABHOW communities will break ground in 2012 on projects to expand or improve their campuses, thanks in large part to resident fundraising efforts through local foundation committees.


Rosewood Athletes Play Host at Senior Games »

11/15/2011 5:00 pm

Rosewood hosts the 5th Annual Kern County Senior Games, raising $4,000 for Bakersfield, Calif., seniors in need. 


What Is Your Legacy: Spike and Carol Larsen »

11/14/2011 7:40 am

To Spike and Carol Larsen, being a good neighbor means being part of their Judson Park community at all levels, from fellowship to fundraising.