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Safe, accessible housing is essential to continued independence and health. The level of care available in Senior Housing ranges from minimal to custodial. When selecting a residence, be sure it meets your needs, or the needs of the person you are helping. Look carefully, ask questions. Private, non-subsidized apartment complexes and mobile home parks catering to seniors are also available. Del Prado Mobile Home Park on Butte House Road is one such park,


Buttes Christian Manor

223 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901

530/ 742-2421

Contact Person: Pamela Percifield

Services Provided:

All one-bedroom and kitchen apartments with stove and refrigerator, otherwise unfurnished. Emergency call system; other safety features. Someone always in building to respond to emergency calls. Have handicapped units.

Fees or Charges: 30% of gross monthly income. Rent includes all utilities except telephone and cable.


Columbian Retirement Home

230 8th Street, Marysville, California 95901

530 / 743-7542

Contact Person: Walter Mynar

Services Provided:

Low cost Senior housing. Private room and bath, meals provided, transportation to doctor, resident manager 24 hours. Built for Knights of Columbus and their widows, but open to the public. Minimum age 55.

Fees or Charges: From $700 monthly and up


Sutter County Housing Authority

448 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA 95991

530/ 671-0220

Contact Person: Judith Graning

Facilities operated by the authority:

Seniors Village

2750 Date Street, Live Oak, CA 95953

50 units; 6 two-bedroom, 2 for handicapped; 2 one-bedroom for handicapped.

Richland Housing Center

476 Garden Highway, Yuba City, California 95991

14 units, all 1 bedroom, available for seniors.

River City Manor

655 Jo Ann Way, Yuba City

24 one-bedroom units, 3 for handicapped.

Eligibility Requirements:

These are strictly for low-income elderly. Rent charges are based on 30% of the resident's adjusted gross income.


Percy Avenue

430 Percy Ave, Yuba City, CA

Eligibility Requirements:

For seniors. 55 years of age and up.. Maximum income of no more than 60% of area median income.

Services Provided:

8 units. One or two bedrooms. This is locally owned public housing, operated by the Sutter County Housing Authority. A second facility is currently under construction in Town Center, corner of Plumas and B Streets. Inquire at Housing Authority Office, 448 Garden Highway, Yuba City, or call 671-0220.


Sutter Estates

1230 Plumas Street, Yuba City, California 95991

530/ 755-2820

Services Provided:

Privately owned independent living complex offering large and small apartments, three meals a day, maid service daily, laundry facilities, recreational programs, medical transportation, group and social activities. Resident manager available 24 hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Self-sufficiency

Fees or Charges: Vary according to size of apartment.


Sutter Village

1200 Gray Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991

530/ 674-5655

Contact Person: Jean Hetzel

Services Provided: Apartment building equipped for senior citizens. Secured building. Three floors with elevator.

Eligibility Requirements: 62+ years of age. For one -- $12,400 very low income, $19,800 low income

Fees or Charges: Rents are 30% of income.


Yuba County Housing Authority

938 14th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

530 / 741-6385

Contact Person: Brenda O'Neal

Services Provided:

Listing of housing for seniors given at the counter. Applications for subsidized housing taken when applications are depleted. Notification is in the newspaper. Preferences based on involuntarily displaced, living in sub-standard housing, or paying 50% or more of income toward rent and utilities.

Eligibility Requirements: Fees: None

Meet income requirements: $12,400 per year; Couple, $14,150 per year.


Knights Landing Harbor

9320 Mill Street, Knights Landing

Just over the drawbridge, large bluish gray building on the highway, 27 miles south of Yuba City on Highway 113.

530/ 735-6724

Contact Person: Andy Anderson, Manager

Services Provided: 1 bedroom apartments, recreation room, laundry, activities. No meals.

Eligibility Requirements: Low income to approx. $17,000 per year for 2 people. 62+ years of age.

Fees or Charges: Fully assisted financially. Cost based on income; some 25%, some 30% of monthly income.


The Bret Harte Retirement Inn

305 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945


This is a congregate care facility in the heart of downtown Grass Valley. Monthly rent includes 2 meals a day with Continental breakfast offered daily in the library. Apartments are furnished with carpets, drapes, a kitchenette, emergency call system, cable TV and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Also provided: 24 hour security, weekly maid service, grocery shoping and organized activities. Prices range from $1,050 for studio to $1,470 for penthouse. Small pets allowed with deposit. New chef at the facility is Walter Wehrmann who was the Executive Chef at Peachtree Golf and Country Club for many years.


To receive updated listings of licensed board and care homes, call the State Department of Social Services in Chico. Call (916) 895-5033.

Choosing a nursing home is one of the most important decisions a person makes. Nursing homes are also known as Residential Care Homes. The institution must adhere to strict standards for licensing, though a licensed nurse is not required. In selecting a facility, it is in a person's best interest to explore what is desired by the family. This can be a accomplished by asking questions and visiting care facilities.

Information that can be of help in the decision-making process, and in answering the myriad of questions that arise, can be found in the public library.

The facilities on the following list are licensed by the State of California as of April, 1997. Listings are updated quarterly. When seeking a placement, call several care homes to learn if each facility has a vacancy, then try to see as many as are available to find the one that best meets your family's needs.




Eldercare referral service operates in the Sacramento area to find apropriate housing for Seniors. Jerry Schreck, who heads the organization, accompanies seniors on visits to homes that seem to be both the sort of facilities they need within the price range they can afford, always seeking the best available. All services are free to the Senior. Jerry is paid by the home. Phone number for this service is 916/489-8779.



California Association of Homes for the Aging offers a directory of Senior Housing available statewide. Call for a copy to 916/392-5111

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