MorningStar of Pasadena
The grand re-opening of the newly renovated MorningStar Senior Living of Pasadena brings a new level of luxury living and the specialized services of memory care to the community.
MorningStar of Pasadena Celebrates Grand Re-Opening
What a difference a renovation can make. A little over 3 years ago in 2020, MorningStar Senior Living took over management of a four-story, 144-unit property and soon embarked on a complete renovation that transformed this conveniently located Pasadena senior living community.
The results of a skillfully executed design approach are nothing short of stunning. Created to evoke a feeling of a warm and welcoming environment filled with rich texture, the visual inspiration for the renovation was the beautiful landscape and heritage of Pasadena Valley. The soothing color palette combines inviting neutrals punctuated by refreshing greens and blues that reflect the ease and tranquility of the California lifestyle that make residents feel right at home. Other touches like warm wood tones, natural stone countertops and black metal finishes bring to mind the intricate ironwork gracing many of the area’s older buildings.
The refreshed interior is just the beginning. Each level elevates the resident experience by engaging mind, body, and spirit with intentional activities and destinations. The journey begins on the first floor with the Bistro that features ceramic tiles similar to the hand-painted Spanish/Colonial tiles locally renown. Residents can meet friends at this casual café for breakfast, a quick snack or an aperitif before dinner.
The second floor is now home to the community’s new memory care neighborhood serving those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, created as an environment providing both a sense of independence and security. Bathed in soothing blues and vibrant greens, this neighborhood features places for friends and family to gather and engage. A private outdoor terrace beckons residents fresh air whenever they like.
The community’s reimagined Theatre takes its design cues from the nearby Pasadena Playhouse and iconic Hollywood Hills. The walls are lined with vintage movie posters and the space filled with upscale furnishings. Created to play host to a range of entertainment options including concerts and lectures, the Theatre draws residents to enjoy the show and each other.
Just beyond the Theatre, residents can express their creativity in the Art and Garden Room. Painted in rich terracotta, the room opens to an inviting outdoor deck. Other amenities include multiple libraries, salon, club room with terrace and a music room. A light-filled lobby welcomes residents and guests alike, opening to an expanded dining room and a smaller private dining room. The community offers a modernized fitness/therapy center and Sky Terraces with spectacular views of South Pasadena and the San Gabriels.
Steps outside the community is Old Pasadena’s main street with its eclectic mix of historically preserved buildings that are home to vibrant shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
In addition to the newly renovated spaces, MorningStar is constructing a building next door in 2025 to provide more independent living where seniors can live a carefree life in their retirement years.
MorningStar Senior Living
If your loved one lives far from family and friends, it could be time to move into a senior living community near their adult children where they’ll have the companionship of fellow seniors and a compassionate service team. At MorningStar Senior Living, a 24/7 team is dedicated to offer care and hospitality services that meet each resident’s social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.