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Twelve Oaks History

Our longevity—and our commitment to yours.

Previously known as Twelve Oaks Lodge, the beloved assisted living facility goes back more than 80 years to when James and Effie Fifield donated their 13-room home to the Verdugo Hills Sunshine Society for the purpose of providing a home for the elderly.

A mother-daughter charity, the National Charity League, Glendale Chapter (“NCL Glendale”) was incorporated in 1953 with a particular focus on assisting the elderly in the Glendale community. In 1963, NCL Glendale decided that rather than build their own home for the elderly, they would donate the $50,000 plus that they had raised to the Sunshine Society to build a new residence hall at Twelve Oaks. That building, Stern Hall, still stands.

In 1975, the Sunshine Society transferred control of Twelve Oaks Lodge to the Twelve Oaks Foundation of National Charity League of Glendale. Under NCL’s sponsorship, Twelve Oaks Foundation built Oaks Hall and the Pavilion. From 2002 through 2013, Twelve Oaks was controlled by Southern California Presbyterian Homes, later known as be.group. However, Twelve Oaks remained NCL Glendale’s primary philanthropy, with annual donations to Twelve Oaks ranging from $30,000 to $40,000

In addition to monetary donations, NCL Glendale’s members of mothers and daughters volunteered thousands of hours at Twelve Oaks, creating lasting bonds and endless delight for all involved. NCL Patronesses and Ticktockers led beautification projects and holiday festivities, hosted puppy parties and game mornings, served residents at the weekly summer BBQs and paid one-on-one visits with residents.

In 2015, control of Twelve Oaks reverted to NCL Glendale, which then appointed an independent board of directors to Twelve Oaks Foundation. The Foundation, along with Northstar, work tirelessly in bringing Twelve Oaks Senior Living back to the community it has served for eight decades.

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