Fairwinds - Woodward Park

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Communities

26 Reviews
9525 N. Ft. Washington Rd., Fresno, CA 93730
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Assisted Living Reviews for Fairwinds - Woodward Park

February 23, 2017

By bobby800067

I visited this facility

I wasn't as impressed with Fairwinds. It seemed a little rundown. It was clean and nice, but I didn't care for it. The rooms were plain. I wasn't going to put my parents there.

Provider Response

Hi Bobby, Thank you for taking the time to review Fairwinds Woodward Park. We are one of the most trusted communities in Fresno, and I’m sorry to hear that you were not happy with our community. We will be going through a remodel this summer and I invite you back after our “refresh” so you can see our updated community. It also sounds like you may not have seen all of our apartment sizes, and I welcome you back for another tour. Please reach out if you have any questions. Thanks, Deanne Edwards, General Manager

September 30, 2016

By BD280068

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have settled on Fairwinds-Woodward Park. I like the whole ambience. They had a lift in the swimming pool, and they had aerobics classes. I have very bad knees, so its hard for me to get in and out of a regular pool. The food was very good. I have a 2-bedroom because I do a lot of handcrafts. It did have a small kitchen and a washer and dryer which was a big thing to me. It is nice and seems adequate.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time submit a review. You will find that Fairwinds - Woodward is a very active community! We hope you will join the classes in our PrimeFit gym, not only for the health benefits, but also as a way of making friends. Our food service is highly rated and we offer over 50 menu items in addition to daily Chef’s specials. Thank you for choosing Fairwinds Woodward Park! Best, Deanne Edwards, General Manager

January 13, 2016

By Irene31

I visited this facility

Fairwinds - Woodward Park is a very glamorous place and very upscale. I felt it offered more than what my mother needed. It had more fitness activities than my mother would ever use. The staff was very young and attractive as well as welcoming and very nice.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review for Fairwinds - Woodward Park. We are certainly sorry to hear that we are not the right fit for your mother, but we appreciate your kind words. We do pride ourselves on providing a “Five Star Fun” experience for all our residents. Fresno Bee readers have just voted us favorite Retirement Community for the 5th year! Thank you again, for the kind words on We hope we can count on a referral of your friends or other family members if the occasion should arise.

November 30, 2015

By Vangie1

I visited this facility

Fairwinds was wonderful place to go. It was very pretty, and the people were very nice, but it just wasn’t in our budget. They were very friendly.

October 19, 2015

By Pam114330150

I visited this facility

I visited Woodward Park. The personnel were very knowledgeable about their property and the services that they provide. They were very patient and were open to answer questions. They were very accommodating.

August 13, 2015

By M and m

I am/was a resident of this facility

AT first glance,this is a fine facility. After two months here,I know better. Several promises in brochures are not fulfilled. The food served is very inconsistent, from fair to awful. Portions can be from a 3 1/2 ounces of stuffed peppers to four ounces of poor quality pressed turkey. Soup and hot foods are luke warm, at best. Meal are very unbalanced, with mostly carbohydrates. Servers are pleasant and helpful, but show little signs of experience or training. A revolving door policy in hiring is obvious. Resident turnover is high,and would probably be higher, except for the cost and inconvenience of moving.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. With 250 residents to please, we are proud of our restaurant approval rating. Given the number of residents who have specific dietary needs, our Chef does a terrific job rotating our extensive menu in addition to offering daily lunch and dinner specials. We also offer a multitude of any side options, giving more flexibility to each meal, and substitutions are always available.Our staff of 30+ servers do seem to rotate as their school schedules change. Unfortunately, many of our employees have other career goals and will leave after High School & college graduations. As for Resident turnover, I regret that that is the nature of Senior housing. Residents will leave when a higher level of care is necessary. We encourage your continued involvement on our food committee and your participation in Resident activities. Should you have specific ideas for improvement, both Chef’s and my office door is always open.

July 31, 2015

By Caring111271050

I visited this facility

We visited Fairwinds. Everyone was very friendly there. It was very energetic. The clients were friendly. The chef, though, was not very friendly. We were invited to lunch, but I did not bring any food that I could eat. I requested the chef to scrub the grill that he was going to cook the hamburger on to make me a burger wrap, but he was not too happy about doing that. For me, Fairwinds would not be very high on my list. Another thing that I didn't like about this facility was that they have specific days where they would take you to doctor's visits and specific days where they would take you out shopping, and you have to meet their schedule. Sometimes, when you have to go see the doctor, some of them don't work Monday through Friday.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. You are correct, we have an energetic and lively community. Our staff is amazing and very accommodating. I am glad to hear that our Executive Chef, George Hioco, took the time to personally cook your meal during your visit. He took the time to explain that we bake our cakes and desserts from scratch which makes us unable to meet the need for a “Gluten Free” kitchen, which you had requested. As far as our transportation, yes we provide free trips to the doctors and shopping on specific days. In addition to our two buses, we have our town car that is available to our residents, for a minimal fee. Thank you again for your review.

January 25, 2015

By Judith36

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom is currently at Fairwinds and she seems quite happy than she has been there. When she first moved in, it seemed like their dining is a restaurant type dining. They have a menu that they give you, you choose a really wide variety of menu, and they even have a snack bar and that sort of thing. They have people coming in, music, and the location of it was important for my mother. It was very safe with her moving into Fairwinds. I know she has had some trouble with the service staff in cleaning her room. They have a new management; the gal who has taken over managed a large hotel, but she has never managed people in senior living, and she felt that was impacting the quality of life there. They’re very professional. She did have to go to the hospital at one point. She fell down in her apartment, and I have somebody calling me from the front desk telling me that she had been taken out, but she was OK. I asked if they call me back if she returned or if she just stayed in the hospital.

November 29, 2014

By Caring98147750

I visited this facility

One of our biggest deals with Fairwinds is that if you move from independent to assisted living, you don’t need to change rooms. The guy that runs the place is very personable, and it felt good. We are considering this facility for our mom.

December 30, 2013

By Caring66061350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law is at an assisted care facility called Fairwinds and there are a lot of social activities. They have a gym with a trainer and they have a lot of music in there. The physical side of the facility is very nice. They have more of a restaurant-type of atmosphere. They do say the facility is assisted living, but I think it's more suited for independent type people.

December 12, 2012

By vomacka8


Nice facility

July 25, 2012

By Daughter15

I visited this facility

The staff and facilities at Fairwinds are exceptional. The staff are well-screened and well trained. They are attentive to the residents and know many of them by name. The facilities are clean and up to date. The facility makes sure that the residents have many opportunities for social stimulation. Overall, it is a happy place.
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Independent Living Reviews for Fairwinds - Woodward Park

January 26, 2019


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

My mom has lived at Fairwinds for 4 months. She loves it there! I love her being there! When I first met the sales staff: John, Isaac, & Evan, little did I know that was not the last I would see of them. They, along with the rest of the staff are so committed to the community and the families. They are like my friends too. If I need anything or have questions, I can ask any one of them, and they will help me/ or my mom. Before my mom moved in, I was surprised at how happy the residents were and they are down in the lobby visiting. When I visit my mom, it is always such a happy place to come to and say hello to all the people. My mom loves the activities, special excursions, games, pool exercise, exercise classes, book club. They even have special speakers and musicians. My mom has quite a few friends and loves the food. I look forward to eating there when I visit. George, the chef is so helpful and I really appreciate him and all his hard work! I could probably go on and on naming people and thanking people. The staff pretty much knows what is going on with everyone and can alert to possible issues. This is a big plus for me so I am not worried about my mom. Yet, they are not overbearing. My mom has her privacy. I find Fairwinds personnel very respectful and I think I would want to live there when I am old enough to qualify! In my mind, this place is better than I thought! They really care about the people. I can’t say enough!!

November 08, 2017

By Lori

I visited this facility

Fairwinds was our first choice. It was excellent, had good common areas, and had the most choices in the size of apartments.

August 22, 2015

By Caring105642750

I visited this facility

My husband and I went to Fairwinds quite a while ago when they had just opened up a new wing to see what the rooms were like because we were thinking we might want to go to a retirement home sometime. We had lunch there. And then I went there a few weeks ago when I was looking around for my sister-in-law. It was very nice and very high end. I think they are the best in Fresno. They have an outdoor swimming pool, they have exercise program, and they also have an in-house travel agent to help trips and transportation. They have get togethers and activities every day.

November 20, 2013

By Caring62765350

I visited this facility

Fairwinds was very nice but very expensive. My daughter lives around that area and that's another reason why we visited this place. The facility itself was very nice and beautiful. The people there seemed very nice as well. You can have your own apartment there. They did have a lot of stuff to do for their residents like play cards, see movies, etc. They can take you to dinner or take you to shop or whatever. I noticed people playing cards when I visited and they had all kinds of things to do, but I have my social friends and I don't really do those things. Their apartments were off of the big lobby there, but not all of them. Their apartments were small. They are sufficient but for what they cost, they're about the size of a hotel suite. One apartment has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a small eating area. And at that time, they said they only have one-bedroom apartments. Overall it was a very nice facility but they could improve on having a yard, e.g., for pets and that their apartments should be a little bigger.

June 01, 2012

By gmoney

I visited this facility

My grandmother and grandfather moved to Fairwinds about 2 years ago. The first thing that drew me in was how clean and well kept the whole community was. Once inside it only got better. Everyone is very friendly and always there to help. I remember the first time I visited them after they moved in. We ate at the resturant and the waiter knew my grandparents by name. It felt really good that they enjoyed it there and everybody treated them well.

August 01, 2011

By stillwaitingforva

I am a past client of this provider

Snobby hotel-like facility with unfriendly people. The facility is top-notch but the staff and the residents (at least a significant number) pride them selves on the "hotel-like" atmosphere. We wanted a community with friendly people, not a hotel full of anonymous guests. My mother lived there for 6 months before we moved to The Windham.
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Services and Amenities of Fairwinds - Woodward Park


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

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
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Five Star Dining, Bistro Dining, Private Dining Room For Family & Guests, Made To Order Meal


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym, W/D In Residence

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 300
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 1 To 8
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Yes

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance
  • Meal Preparation


  • Licenses: 107201156
  • State Licenses: 107201156
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About Fairwinds - Woodward Park

Fairwinds - Woodward Park, newly remodeled and situated in the Woodward Park area of Fresno, offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who, for over 30 years, has led the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - Woodward Park we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, resort-style living, and in all things "fun."

Live at Fairwinds - Woodward Park and enjoy your own private apartment home. Meet new friends and entertain family in the beautiful restaurant, where all meals are prepared for you by our very own chef. Then there's the programs! Sign up for an art class. Start a new fitness program. Or book that travel excursion you've always wanted to. You will be amazed by how many fun social and recreational activities there are just waiting for you. Whether you want to spend an afternoon in the library with a good book, swim laps in the pool, enjoy a night on the town with your sweetie, or want to socialize with friends, Fairwinds - Woodward Park has it all. Do what you want, whenever you want to.

Imagine the peace of mind knowing that our highly-trained staff is available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have and that every apartment is equipped with an emergency communication system. And if you need some assistance, whether a little or a lot, our Assisted Living services are available and can be started at any time.

Quite simply, at Fairwinds - Woodward Park, it's your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible. Come join us for Five-Star Fun.

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