Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community

Offers Independent Living

15 Reviews
1199 Diablo Avenue, Chico, CA 95973
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Independent Living Reviews for Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community

January 05, 2018

By Sunni

I visited this facility

I visited Sycamore Glen. I didn't go to an apartment, but I went inside the hallways and it's a little bit more hospital like. Their menu was better and had a lot of selection. The dining area was a little nicer than the other places. It's a little bit more formal and a little prettier. They had a lot more activities. They also have yoga. The facility was beautiful.

July 17, 2017

By Evelyn

I am/was a resident of this facility

I feel like I am on a cruise as the entire staff treats us (residents) like we are the most important people in the world! Food is great. Activities are plentiful and varied. I couldn't ask for more.

March 28, 2017

By Satisfied daughter 2

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Moved Mother from a Chico retirement center. Comparing Sycamore Glen to the other location is like night and day. Sycamore Glen offers great food selections, extremely professional staff, and activities that stimulates participation within the community. The facilities are kept clean and support to resolve any problems are promptly addressed. (We have had to install an answering machine to leave a message for our Mother to call us when she had time to do so.)

March 06, 2017

By Joyce608286

I visited this facility

Sycamore Glen was very nice but not as big as the other one. It has a nice restaurant but less menu choices. The other one has a swimming pool, and this one doesn’t, but it was a very nice place. They were very nice, and when I called with questions, they answered them right away. There were people playing cards and different things.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words. Were you aware of our "Any Time Dining", with a full restaurant style menu which offers over 50 entree options? We believe we are the only senior community in Chico with such offerings. We do not have a swimming pool. We let the beautiful, local health club, In Motion, handle the maintenance and insurance of keeping a swimming pool and we offer new residents a one year membership for their senior program should they be interested in aqua classes.

February 01, 2017

By bkkupp

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My older brother is living at Sycamore Glen and enjoys it very much. His studio apartment is in excellent condition, the staff are very cordial and attentive to his needs, and he enjoys the relationship with other seniors.

February 01, 2017

By SusanSerembe

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Very caring and helpful staff. Comfortable and safe place to live.

February 05, 2014

By Caring77708650

I visited this facility

Sycamore Glen was a beautiful facility. The food was very good. I had a meal there and it was very nice. I'm a reader and I asked if they had a library; however, what they had there were a couple of racks that turned and had books on them. That's not quite what I was looking for. The people were very nice, but they're a little limited. Overall, it isn't what I personally would want, but it is a very nice facility.
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Questions about Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Sycamore Glen has 120 apartments. The average age of our current residents is 87 years young. We like to think that we help to add years to our residents' lives by adding life to their years. Our residents enjoy card games (including bridge), Bingo, group exercise classes, Wii bowling, Poker, Bible Study, Choir group, Dominoes, Live musical performers, outings to local theaters, Casino trips, Happy Hours, Group trips to local restaurants, and movies (including old favorites and new releases).

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Chico, California is well known as a "City of Trees". Bidwell Park, at over 3,600 acres, is the 3rd largest municipal park in California. Chico is also home to the Wildcats of CSUChico, which offers various sporting events, and theater events. The Chico Heat baseball team returned in 2016 and found great success as Champions of the Great West League. The Chico Theater Company is nearby, and our residents enjoy trips for their many performances.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community has organized?

A group of residents recently took a day trip to Roseville, to enjoy lunch out at The Cheesecake Factory. Once a month, a trip to a local casino is scheduled. A group of residents enjoyed "A Game's Afoot" at Paradise's Theater on the Ridge.

What transportation services does Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community offer to independent living residents?

Our Sycamore Glen bus travels around town 4 days each week. We have divided the City of Chico in half, north and south, and our residents schedule doctor's visits and shopping trips according to the posted schedule. Many of our residents also use the B-Line para-transit as a supplement to our bus service. It offers a convenient and affordable option.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Sycamore Glen offers "Any time dining". Our dining room is open all day long for our residents' convenience. We offer a full, restaurant style menu with over 50 options. Our residents enjoy a full salad bar and homemade soup de jour. Our Chef is able to purchase through local channels, this enables the kitchen staff to prepare the freshest meals possible. Never is any additional salt added during food preparation. Our Chef is willing to review our menu with any residents with dietary restrictions, in effort for them to make the best food choices.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Sycamore Glen has beautiful common areas for residents and their guests to enjoy. We call one room "The Key Room". Residents may use this room for entertaining,, with meals served if they wish. Our Fireside Room plays host to various musical performer and many group games including Bingo. We show movies several times a week in our theater, and group exercise classes, and community meetings are held there as well. Sycamore Glen has 4 beautifully landscaped courtyards with walking paths and water features. The Activity Courtyard has a regulation Bocce Ball court, horseshoe pit and a golf putting green. Our fitness room offers a myriad of fitness machines, and is open all day for convenience.

What safety features or security measures does Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community offer to independent living residents?

There are 2 emergency pull cords in each apartment. Sycamore Glen has 24 hour staffed security, 7 days a week, to tend to our resident's needs.

If Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We know that pets enrich the lives of our residents, so we are happy to be a "Pet friendly" community. We ask that dog owners be respectful of those neighbors who may not be dog lovers, and keep their dogs on leash at all times in the common areas. Dog owners are required to pick up after their pets, or hire help if needed.

Does Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Many of our residents are in need of home care services. There are many home care companies available, and our residents are welcome to contract with whoever they prefer. We do ask that any home care workers are licensed via the State of California guidelines.

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Services and Amenities of Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2915/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Fish Pond, Horsehoe Pit, Bocce Ball

Cleaning services

  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 120
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About Sycamore Glen - Active Senior Community

Sycamore Glen - Retirement Living The Way It Should Be

We are located amid the tree filled beauty and serenity of Chico, California. Sycamore Glen blends sophisticated services with resort style ambiance as Butte County's premiere Active Senior Community. Our warm, friendly, and professionally trained staff have established a fine reputation for providing the highest quality of services and hospitality

Every Apartment Includes:
  • Private Patio
  • Individually controlled thermostat
  • Kitchenette
  • Walk-in closet
  • Step in shower with seat
  • All utilities paid
  • Satellite television
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Emergency Response System
Dine in our Elegant Fountain Café:
  • All day restaurant style dining
  • Over 40 chef prepared meal options
  • Garden fresh salad bar 7 days a week
  • Homemade soups prepared daily
  • Delicious dessert options
Enjoy our Tranquil 3 Acre Property:
  • Four beautiful courtyards
  • New Golf Putting Green
  • Serene sitting areas and gazebos
  • Fish pond
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Computer and free Wifi
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lush fountains
  • Raised flower and vegetable gardens
Our Beautiful Indoor Common Areas Feature:
  • Fireside Lounge and Library
  • Custom murals and fish aquarium
  • Craft Room and Card areas
  • Game and billiards room
  • Theater and exercise room
  • Resident General Store
  • Complimentary Laundry Facilities
  • Beauty Salon and Barber Shop
  • The List Goes On!

That’s why we are a cut above even the best retirement communities in Chico CA

What Makes Us Special

We are committed to offering you a gracious lifestyle, security and peace of mind in a very caring and loving environment.

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