If you are searching for the best in senior housing, Hayward’s MorningStar offers carefree retirement years in a prime East Bay location. Along with thoughtfully designed apartments in studio, alcove, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations, smart floor plans include lighting, wall-to-wall carpeting and kitchenettes. All that’s missing are your personal furnishings and treasures—even the furry kind (yes, we’re pet friendly).
Hayward Senior Housing: Our Exceptional Care Set Us Apart!
Beyond our independent living neighborhood, MorningStar offers assisted living for seniors who need a little extra help, but do not require around-the-clock nursing. To meet each resident’s unique needs, however spare or extensive, our dedicated 24/7 care managers provide various levels of assistance with the activities of daily living. For those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases, we offer memory care suites.
Conveniently located in the heart of Hayward and bordering the beautiful Hayward Japanese Gardens, our community offers scenic views in every direction.
The unique mission statement of MorningStar, “to honor, to value, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Please drop by our lovely senior housing in Hayward for a tour or call for more information.
When I consider the seniors who have had the most influence on me, I think of Dutch, from 27 years ago when I was a caregiver in Willoughby, OH. Dutch was one of the residents who embraced me as his own. He was very thankful for every little thing. Caring for him made me realize that I make a difference. Albert Schweitzer once said: The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. My values align with those of MorningStar. When I read about its origins and Founder Ken Jaeger’s inspiration, it gave me goosebumps. Our mission says a lot about what we stand for as a company.
Growing up close to my grandparents had a great impact on my desire to serve seniors. The memories that our seniors share help us to understand life, stimulate our development, and evaluate ourselves in a positive way. The first senior I ever loved was Grandmother Anastacia, who I called Abue. Hers was an unconditional love. She taught me respect, honesty, humility and to always work hard, but above all, to love and honor God. MorningStar honors God by loving and respecting the dignity of everyone.
My calling to serve seniors began with my grandparents. While the years brought outward changes in them, their hearts remained the same. I felt nurtured and safe with them. When I look into the eyes of a senior, I see my grandparents and that fills me with immense love and compassion. I was attracted to MorningStar when I saw the passion of senior leaders for the company. The vision of MorningStar is one I want to join for they truly invest in helping their team achieve their highest potential. I feel more welcomed and supported than anywhere I have worked in 25 years as a nurse. The camaraderie is amazing.
All four grandparents were a big part of my life. Grandpa Miller would give you 10 kisses before saying good-bye. Grandma Miller loved to shop and sneak new stuff into the house; she would stand at the door and wave good-bye until we turned the corner. Grandma Senesac was a fantastic cook with a stern hug while Grandpa Senesac and I would share special time with a trip to Dairy Queen, me on the back of his Schwinn bike, he is sitting on my thumbs to keep me safe. I am humbled and honored to have cared for and loved them unconditionally.
The first senior I ever loved was Grandmother Hattie who would travel from Kentucky to visit her California family every summer. She was a quiet gentle soul who loved to bake special treats for her grandchildren. Seniors our National Treasures. I have learned the importance to sit and listen, and to love unconditionally because tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Put God first so that everything else will fall in place as it is meant to be. I am delighted to be a part of the MorningStar family.