Episcopal Communities Opens 206-Unit CCRC in California

by Jeff Shaw

ALTADENA, Calif. — Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) has opened the doors on MonteCedro, a 206-unit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena. Development costs were not disclosed.

Perkins Eastman provided design and planning services for the eight-acre community, comprising 186 independent living apartments, 20 assisted living and memory support residences, and coordinated in-home care. The community is the first of its kind to be built in Los Angeles County in over 20 years, according to Perkins Eastman.

ECS, a nonprofit operator based in nearby Pasadena, operates two other CCRCs in Southern California — The Canterbury in Rancho Palos Verdes and The Covington in Aliso Viejo.

Perkins Eastman is a global design firm. The company is based in New York City, but has 15 offices around the world.

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