A faith-based, multi-level retirement community.

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Our Mission


Located in beautiful Pasadena on 13 1/2 magnificently landscaped acres, Monte Vista Grove Homes (MVGH) has provided quality long-term care services to its residents since 1924. Each new resident has an opportunity.


About Monte Vista Grove Homes (MVGH)…

“Among the oak trees, beneath the everlasting hills, in a land that is kind to old age are such homes as these…” (from an MVGH 1920’s brochure)

The organization…

  • Is a highly regarded, fiscally sound not-for-profit, Multi-level Retirement Community (MLRC)
  • Is a charter member of Aging Services of California (www.aging.org)
  • Is a Regional Ministry of the Synod of California and Hawaii
  • Is a participant in the Quality First Covenant with LeadingAge (www.leadingage.org) and as such, is committed to an ongoing philosophy of quality improvement
  • Is governed by a 21 member Board of Trustees which includes two campus residents
  • Is run day-to-day by the Executive Director and a staff of 90 employees

Our Campus…

  • Is located in beautiful Pasadena on 13-1/2 magnificently landscaped acres, Monte Vista Grove Homes has provided quality long-term care services to older adults since 1924
  • Is known for its Myron Hunt architecture
  • Is comprised of 83 residential cottages
  • Is home to approximately 130 retirees of the PCUSA
  • Is unique in that new residents have the opportunity to make individualized improvements to their cottage before moving in
  • Is conducive to active senior living with a swimming pool, spa and Wellness Center
  • Is open to the community in the Assisted Living level. “The Hearth” has 16 private apartments with 24 hour assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Is open to the community in the Skilled Nursing Level. “The Health Center” is a Medicare certified 40 bed skilled nursing facility, providing 24 hour nursing care.
From our residents:
What I like about now is that I am doing the things I liked most about being a pastor—visiting, being there for people. I can make myself available now in a way I never felt I could before then I had so many other responsibilities.