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41040 Lincoln Street, Fremont, CA 94538
Care Types: Assisted Living
The new owners of Fremont Retirement Villa, an energetic young couple, have given the facility a face-lift. Their positive, caring attitude toward the residents was evident. Mrs. Roldan serves as the administrator of the facility. Mr. Roldan, the CFO, uses a camera in the activity room to send footage to a live internet feed so that residents’ families may enjoy viewing their loved ones’ activities from a distance. Winning prizes makes bingo a favorite among residents! They also love a local Elvis impersonator whose photograph is prominently displayed on the wall. A volunteer from the surrounding Fremont community holds Catholic communion each week. Some residents regularly visit a nearby railroad track to watch the trains whiz past.
Fremont Retirement Villa rests on quiet Lincoln Street, just a block from Washington Street, one of Fremont’s busiest thoroughfares. Trees shade the emerald lawn that lies before the facility. Mr. and Mrs. Roldan’s improvements to the patio, which include potted plants, a shaded seating area, a bird feeder and a water fountain, have made it one of the facility’s most inviting spots. The homelike interior features soothing pastel-colored walls hung with artwork. Antique furnishings add beautiful touches throughout—even in the bathrooms! Comfortable couches and chairs furnish a spacious living room, which features a piano for musical residents and guest performers. Vivid fish swim in an aquarium.
The preparation of lunch produced appetizing scents. The new owners plan to prepare more meals made from scratch, in order to accommodate residents’ preferences. Alternatives are always available during mealtimes. Monthly lunches at local restaurants add variety. The pastel color scheme extends into the somewhat dimly lit dining room. Numerous windows, skylights and fluorescent fixtures provide abundant light throughout the rest of the home. Benches offer places to rest in the wide hallways.
We toured the room of a resident who has lived at Fremont Retirement Villa for two years. The brilliant red geraniums on her small patio garden match the red accents in her room, which is furnished with an antique Mexican bedroom set. Each room features a spacious walk-in closet; most have a sliding glass door that opens to a small patio or the street. The Roldans have added wrought iron fences between the street and the sliding glass doors for greater privacy and security. During our tour we were passed several times by a gentleman making exercise rounds on his walker. His friendliness was representative of the residents as a whole, who interacted comfortably with us as well as the attentive staff.
- Adults 55 and over accepted
- All-inclusive pricing structure
- English Language
- Free Transportation Services
- Housekeeping Services Available
- In-house Laundry and Drycleaning
- Community Dining Available
- VA Benefits Assistance
- Financial Advice
- Laundry Services for Linens
- Offsite Activities Available
- Licensed by the State
- Semi-Private Apartments/Rooms
- Some Pets Are Allowed