Senior Living in Oakland, California

Grand Lake Gardens has been the ideal choice for urban dwellers seeking a vibrant Oakland lifestyle with value, energy and convenience since 1966. We offer 91 maintenance-free residential living apartments available on a rental basis throughout our beautifully landscaped community near Oakland’s rejuvenated Lake Merritt District. 

We also meet the highest standards in senior care, offering priority access to advanced levels of care—including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing—at our Oakland sister community, Piedmont Gardens. We’re dedicated to supporting residents in living rich, purposeful lives without having to worry about the future.

Meet the Team

Philip Brandmeier
Executive Director
Emily Carrion
Director of Sales & Marketing
Jenevieve Francisco
Lifestyle Coordinator
Isai Hurtado
Facility Supervisor
Patricia Jones
Administration Director
Scott Mueller
Resident Services Director/Chaplain
Jose Ariza
Dining Services Director
Kathy Smith-Tate
Front Desk Supervisor
Roy Padre
Executive Chef
Zoey Nadem
Wellness Director

Community Advisory Board

Grand Lake Gardens’ Community Advisory Board is comprised of individuals with strong Oakland ties who bring a diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences to serve our residents and community. Our board works with community leadership to strengthen our foundation of quality, service and stability.

  • Rev. Allison Tanner, Chair
  • Charlotte Turner Martinelli,
    Vice Chair
  • James G. DeBoer
  • Brendalynn Goodall
  • The Rev. James Lindgren
  • Wendy L. Quan
  • Georgia Upshaw
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Retirement Within Reach

Grand Lake Gardens is a friendly senior living community with a boutique feel, just steps away from all of the cultural amenities of Oakland’s rejuvenated Lake Merritt District. Our independent living apartments are available on a rental basis with no long-term lease or entrance fee.

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Media Gallery

A picture’s worth a thousand words (video, maybe more). See the people, places and things that make Grand Lake Gardens such a special place to live

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We’re HumanGood

Grand Lake Gardens is proud to be a part of the HumanGood family. We believe all older adults should have the opportunity to live their lives with enthusiasm, confidence and security.

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