"Dad is deeply comforted by the loving care
you provide." (Resident's Family)
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MorningStar at Dayton Place

MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place
1950 S Dayton St   Denver, CO 80247   (303) 751-5150

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MorningStar at Dayton Place is a beloved senior living community in southeast Denver, long dedicated to making the retirement years of our residents carefree.  We offer 104 independent living suites and 76 assisted living suites, as studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom, on three levels.  The mature trees and landscaping create a year-round beauty that draws residents and their families to daily strolls around our grounds.
In our Reflections Neighborhood, we offer 17 secure studios and one-bedroom suites devoted to individualized and personalized care of those with with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory impairments.

But it’s the unpretentious, loving and altogether homey environment of Dayton Place that most strongly distinguishes this MorningStar family.


My dad and I toured MorningStar earlier last year. We met your incredible team: sweet and encouraging. It was a Happy Hour when we visited, and Dad thought it a pretty fun party. He felt right at home. More recently, with his failing health, we renewed our contact with MorningStar and signed the paperwork. Adrienne was fantastic and so empathetic to us both. I also met Executive Director Steve, and loved them both. Immediately, I knew we had made the right decision. Unfortunately, Dad passed away before he could move in, but I continue to be a raving fan of MorningStar. Their communities and care are the best I’ve seen, and I’ve looked around a ton. There is no better place than MorningStar.



Our staff offers you a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community through these amenities and programs.

• Three meals daily prepared by an Executive Chef
• Dining Room with restaurant-style service
• Private Dining Room (for intimate dinners)
• Bistros
• Chapel
• Library (including a computer and newspapers)
• General Store (featuring sundry items for daily living)
• Salon (for hairstyling, manicures and pedicures)

• Fitness Room
• Massage Room
• Secure Courtyard for Memory Care
• Strolling Paths
• Wellness Programs & Activities
• 24-hour Care Staff
• Full-time Licensed Nurse
• Scheduled Transportation

Thank you, Chef Mike, for our wonderful ‘Ethnic Dining-In’ experience. It was extraordinary. We appreciate all who put so much into making our meal very special.” (Cottage Resident)
Our Cottage residents, adjacent to MorningStar at Dayton Place, have an ethnic dining club which combs the city in pursuit of new restaurants. One month, at Chef’s initiative, they agreed to stay in and feast on homemade dishes incorporating all seven cultures and countries that define Cajun/Creole.


Marion Mauro, An Ageless Truth: “Respect your Elders”

Meet Marion Mauro, who, as our Independent Living Coordinator, is charged with filling our calendar with spirited activities for social, physical, spiritual and intellectual wellness.

While her degree is in biology, Marion’s most enthused studies were in Exercise Physiology, having trained through the American Council on Exercise, UC-Irvine and Eastern Connecticut University.

Marion with some of her lady friends

Marion with some of her lady friends

But ten years ago she discovered her life’s calling.  It happened thus.  A local gerontologist, having observed how she interacted with seniors, insisted that Marion be purposeful in building a practice around that population.  Cautiously, she dipped her toe in.Marion recalls, “From the very first day with my very first client, it was beyond wonderful!  I loved applying my education in physiology to seniors, inventing ways for them to be motivated and mobile.  From then on, it was the only work I wanted to do.”

Beyond her private clients, Marion began voluntarily organizing senior groups and outings, which were in scant supply in her rural setting.  Soon the retirees of Woodstock, Connecticut, were enjoying coffee clubs, movie clubs and walking clubs.  It was a lark—for Marion and the seniors.  At her peak, she was training 20-30 privately, and hosting functions for 60-80.

Upon moving to Colorado last year, she worked for a nutritional counselor before landing the position at MorningStar.  “I had a really good feeling about MorningStar, especially after meeting the team and walking the halls.”

What is it about seniors that holds such sway for Marion?  “I simply appreciate them as the fascinating people they are.  They’re so passionate, with so much to teach.  And I want to hear what they have to say.  It’s especially a kick for me when I can get a reticent senior to join in on our activities.”

“I want to help our residents live every day in absolute happiness.”


Please give us an opportunity to show you the time-honored beauty and comfort found beneath our roof.

MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place
1950 S Dayton St | Denver, CO 80247 | (303) 751-5150