Atria Tamalpais Creek

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853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947


Care Types: Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care

Tamalpais Creek offers both independent living and assisted living. The building is located on a quiet street a few blocks away from the heart of Novato. Its neighbors include another senior living facility, apartment complexes and medical offices. A lovely wooded area and creek border one side. The entrance to the main building is reached by crossing a short bridge. Inside the high ceilings and multiple windows in the common rooms impart an airy feeling, reflecting the rural atmosphere. The facility’s patios, decks and gardens offer residents the opportunity to enjoy the mild climate. The décor is homey and pleasant. The dining area is very spacious. Food is served restaurant-style, with menu choices and daily specials. Residents describe the food as “fresh” and “gourmet.” The common areas are clean and well-maintained. Eight activity rooms located throughout the facility include recreation and fitness equipment. The majority of apartments are studios. Their proportions are more than adequate and all of the rooms have generous closet space.

During our visit, residents were engaged in conversation and activities. The activity calendar covers a wide spectrum, which covers hobbies along with lifelong learning classes, intergenerational activities, exercise, spirituality, art and volunteer work. There are numerous resident-led programs. During our visit, we couldn’t help but feel the vibrant atmosphere. The staff is professional and warm. Many have been employed at the facility for over twenty years. The residents to whom we spoke had only complimentary remarks about Tamalpais Creek, referring to it several times as their home during the course of conversation.


  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Adults 55 and over accepted
  • Bistro dining area
  • Common Areas with TVs
  • Computer area
  • English Language
  • Free High-Speed WiFi access
  • Free Transportation Services
  • Gardening group
  • Guests Allowed at Meal Time
  • Gym
  • Overnight Guests Allowed
  • Hospice Services
  • Housekeeping Services Available
  • In-house Laundry and Drycleaning
  • In-House Religious Services
  • In-house Skilled Nursing
  • Kitchenette in resident rooms
  • Entry Fee Required
  • Lectures/educational programs
  • Community Dining Available
  • Low or No Sodium Dietary Restrictions
  • Medication Administration
  • Nintendo Wii bowling
  • Parking for Guests
  • VA Benefits Assistance
  • Laundry Services for Linens
  • Game Nights
  • Story Time
  • Offsite Activities Available
  • On-site haircuts/barber services
  • On-site Resident Parking
  • Outdoor Patios and Gardens
  • Provides Specialized Memory Care Training
  • Recreation room
  • Resident musical group
  • Room service available
  • Licensed by the State
  • Semi-Private Apartments/Rooms
  • Single Room Units Available
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Some Pets Are Allowed
  • Studio Apartments Available
  • Tai Chi Classes
  • Yoga/chair yoga classes

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