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Learn more about Magnolia Gardens

About Magnolia Gardens

Welcome to a place of warmth, care, and vibrant community living! Our residential care facility is more than just a place to live; it’s a home filled with the spirit of family, an environment that cherishes the uniqueness of every individual, and a sanctuary where care comes from the heart.

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We understand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing space for your loved ones. That’s why we’re dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for all our residents, offering comprehensive care that caters to their physical, emotional, and social needs. As a non-profit corporation, our mission is firmly rooted in the belief that everyone deserves compassionate care in an environment that fosters dignity and respect.

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Our Founder - Sonia’s Story

Meet Sonia, the heart and soul behind Magnolia Gardens, a sanctuary of compassionate care born from a journey that spans continents, cultures, and challenges. Born in Cali, Colombia, Sonia's early life was grounded in hard work and perseverance. After migrating from the bustling streets of New York to the sunny vistas of California, Sonia's path took a heartfelt turn towards caregiving, a role that seemed to choose her as much as she chose it. Her multifaceted career, from a diligent secretary in Colombia to a driven businesswoman in the United States, laid the foundation for a venture that would come to define her life's most meaningful work.

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Sonia, in her twenties, with a group of her diverse colleagues and friends.

Sonia's journey into caregiving was not just a career shift; it was a calling. Witnessing firsthand the impersonal and often neglectful care in the industry, she knew she could do better — much better. Her personal experiences, especially the poignant struggle of caring for her ailing husband while mastering the art of caregiving, sharpened her resolve. Sonia became a beacon of excellence in a sea of mediocrity, her innate compassion and unwavering dedication setting her apart. It wasn't long before her reputation for providing top-tier, loving care solidified her decision to start Magnolia Gardens.

Magnolia Gardens is Sonia's answer to the cold, impersonal care that plagues the industry. It stands as a testament to her belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, love, and respect. Drawing on over two decades of experience, Sonia and her team offer personalized, one-to-one care that goes beyond basic needs, addressing the emotional and spiritual well-being of each resident. In Sonia's hands, Magnolia Gardens has become more than a care home; it's a movement towards redefining elder care, offering a warm, family-like environment where every resident is cherished. Join Sonia in her mission to transform the landscape of senior living, making compassionate care not just an option but a standard.

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Our Philosophy

We believe that care is not a mere service—it’s a way of life. Our team, guided by Sonia’s extensive experience and empathetic leadership, carries forward this philosophy with unwavering dedication. Here, every resident is treated as an honored member of our family, with personalized care plans that recognize their individuality and promote their independence.

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Our home-like setting allows for the kind of close-knit community living that so many families seek. From the meals we share to the activities we host, everything is designed to foster social connection, personal growth, and joyful living.

Sonia pictured with a client and her friends out to lunch.

Join us in creating a tapestry of shared experiences and heartfelt care. Discover a place where every day is an opportunity to celebrate life, maintain purpose, and build cherished memories. We invite you to learn more about our mission, our services, and the vibrant life that awaits at our home.

Your journey to peace of mind starts here, with us.