Retirement Living in Palo Alto, California

Services and Amenities at Vi at Palo Alto

At Vi at Palo Alto, we offer best-in-class living environments, well-appointed amenities and unexpected levels of service. After seeing our community and what we have to offer, many question: Is this senior living or a luxury resort?

Live in Luxury

Standard Amenities

No matter which floor plan you choose, your home will include a number of conveniences such as: generous closet space, a patio or balcony, spacious bathrooms with special safety features, a washer and dryer, and a well-appointed kitchen. In addition, basic utilities (water and electric), digital cable TV, and an emergency call system are also included in each home.

Maintenance

We will take care of your home with regularly scheduled maintenance, along with any repairs you may need. Weekly housekeeping and laundering of your linens and towels are also included.

24-Hour Valet Service

Vi offers 24-hour valet parking services in our entry.

Pampering on Site

The Midori Salon, located in the independent living building, offers a full menu of spa and beauty services, all available at an additional charge.

Community

Wander through the rose garden. Enjoy a cocktail at happy hour. Take an art class. Dine on a gourmet meal. Host a party. Visit the library. Join a club. Learn something new. Do it all without ever leaving the property.

Guests Welcome

Vi has comfortable hotel-like rooms available for reservation for overnight guests at an additional cost.

Pets are Part of the Family

We know your pets are like family. That is why residents at Vi can have up to two pets at their residence (i.e., cats, dogs, gerbils, hamsters, or birds). Pets should be 30 pounds and under please.

Exceptional Dining

Quality Every Day

Forget everything you think you know about senior living dining. At Vi, you will dine in style on gourmet cuisine, prepared specifically for you by our professionally trained chefs and food service staff.

Culinary Delights

Executive Chef Dean LaRussa and his team cook as they would for a 5-star restaurant, and keep you in mind. In fact, our chefs have received customized training provided by the Culinary Institute of America on nutrition, healthy cooking and baking techniques, flavor dynamics and food and wine pairing to help make your dining experience truly unique. Our dining team delivers: 
  • Healthy meals that answer nutritional needs while pleasing the palate of older adults
  • Seasonal menus that change weekly
  • Nightly specials prepared with locally sourced foods when possible
  • Desserts prepared from scratch by our pastry department, and often served with homemade ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt
  • Casual, bistro-style and fine dining restaurants with table service
  • A fully stocked bar and a carefully selected wine list (available at an additional charge)

Service Options

Vi at Palo Alto offers a range of dining options, so you can enjoy your meals however you would like.
  • Formal indoor and outdoor dining in the Colonnade room
  • Casual indoor and outdoor fine dining at The Club Room
  • A la carte dining at the Bistro Cafe
  • Carryout and delivery (there is an additional charge for delivery)
  • Table service at every dining venue
  • Visitors may join a resident at any meal for an additional charge

Sample Menu

Our menus change frequently, but this sample menu is representative of Vi at Palo Alto's flavors.
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Programs and Activities

Fill Up Your Social Calendar

Pick and choose how you would like to spend your time. Vi at Palo Alto offers a vast variety of socially stimulating events and outings. No matter what you fancy, there is likely something for you.

Culture and Community

See a show. Take a day trip. Visit the city. Shop. Learn something new. Relax. It is all possible at Vi at Palo Alto, especially with access to the Marguerite Shuttle at your doorstep, and our scheduled group transportation. Events and activities often include the following:
  • Daytime and evening concerts at the San Francisco Symphony and Opera
  • The wine trail in Napa Valley
  • Lectures at Stanford University
  • Theatrical events at nearby performing arts centers
  • On-site educational speakers
  • Scheduled transportation to area churches and synagogues
  • Day trips to Bay Area attractions
  • Scheduled trips to local shopping centers, with walkability to Stanford Shopping Center

Fitness Center

  • Treadmills, recumbent bicycles, NuStep® cross-training machines, air-resistance weight machines and free weights
  • Fitness instruction and classes, including Yoga, Tai Chi and weight training
  • An on-site certified personal trainer, yoga instructors, and aqua instructors
  • Heated salt-filtered indoor pool and a therapeutic whirlpool
  • Locker rooms with heated floor

Outdoor Community Areas

  • Gardens and landscaped walkways
  • Open and covered terraces
  • A beautiful rose garden
  • Community gardens
  • Alfresco dining areas

Weekly Events

SUNDAY
Scheduled Transportation to Nearby Congregations, Sunday Film Festivals

MONDAY
Scheduled Shopping Trip, Acting Class, Needle Art, Scrabble

TUESDAY
Watercolor Class, Bridge

WEDNESDAY
Bridge Workshop, Beginners Ceramics, Poetry Discussion

THURSDAY
Live Model Drawing Class, Beginners Mahjong, Bridge

FRIDAY
French Club, Poker, Ping Pong, Dominoes, Scheduled Shopping Trip

SATURDAY
Open Art Studio, Bible Study, Intermediate Mahjong

Fine Print

Community services, amenities and events are subject to change. (Note some services and events may be at an additional charge.)

Unparalleled Service

At Your Service

Our resident-centered approach means we work to recruit the industry's best talent. Vi employees have a desire to serve older adults and are dedicated to our core values of integrity, compassion, and excellence.

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At Your Service

We have top-notch service because of our dedicated staff.

Age Gracefully

At Vi, we strive for whole-person wellness - not just for your body, but for your mind and soul as well.

Have More Questions?

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