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About MonteCedro

Celebrate Life at MonteCedro

From every viewpoint, MonteCedro inspires. Our stunning and welcoming apartment homes for senior living in Altadena open up to tranquil courtyards, gardens and sweeping mountain views. Our spacious campus is filled with state-of-the-art destinations for casual and fine dining, performing arts, artistic pursuits, relaxation and fitness.

These unique surroundings are rivaled only by the innovative opportunities that come from Creative Living, a philosophy that creates and drives the culture of our community for residents and staff. This exclusive culture offers a whole-self approach that encourages wellness for mind, body and spirit.

Another integral aspect of Creative Living is empowering residents to forge their own paths and pursue their unique inspirations and aspirations—to remain their own leaders. With Creative Living, you will explore an unmatched range of experiences for creative and intellectual stimulation, healthy living and self-expression. Take advantage of the Creative Living partnership program that unites MonteCedro with the greater Pasadena community, including educational and cultural art institutions and local organizations that make us stand out from other retirement communities in the Pasadena area.

Our Creative Living Academy is a one-of-a kind educational model where you can teach, lead or study a vast array of subjects from art history to current events to horticulture.

We are the first and only Life Plan community in the San Gabriel Valley. Our campus is filled with active residents whose plans include more than health care security for life—their plans include exploring fresh experiences and taking advantage of cultural and social engagement.

We invite you to celebrate the next chapter of your life plan in a community that’s as special as you are.

Discover our non-profit advantage

Our Mission

We create exceptional communities and services for seniors.

Our Core Values


Courage  Embracing change, challenges and new ideas

Compassion  Opening our hearts to others in the midst of their joy or pain

Integrity  Doing the right thing with honesty and transparency

Respect  Appreciating and honoring individuality

Generosity  Infusing a spirit of gratitude and philanthropy

Spirituality  Celebrating purpose, relationships and the sacred

Imagination  Viewing the world with fresh eyes and embracing innovation

Diversity  Welcoming everyone

Nonprofit Promise

Measuring success by how much we enrich lives.

As a nonprofit organization, MonteCedro is motivated by service to you, not profits for us. As you compare your options, be sure to find out if a community operates on a for-profit or nonprofit basis, because this distinction reveals a community’s ultimate priority.

As a resident, you benefit from our nonprofit status.

At MonteCedro, we continually reinvest back into the community, by improving services to residents and their families, hiring outstanding staff and developing new ways to fulfill our mission. We do not pay dividends to shareholders (because there aren’t any).

It’s part of our social accountability commitment, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. It’s the essence of our core values, and the foundation of the mission to which we devoted ourselves back in 1923.

Our Financial Strength

Trust your investment in our Life Plan community.

MonteCedro was built upon the solid foundation of our sponsor, Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS).

ECS is among the top Life Plan/CCRC providers in America when ranked by financial strength. We have earned an A- rating from Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research. We are proud of this exceptionally high rating that few communities in the U.S. have achieved.

ECS also operates additional highly esteemed Life Plan retirement communities in California: The Canterbury in Rancho Palos Verdes, and The Covington in Aliso Viejo.

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