Environment When you begin your golden years, your wishes become more special and individual. One of your chief concerns is finding a safe, stable environment that is at the same time stimulating and satisfying, where well deserved leisure is combined with interesting activities, and where your desire for privacy and your need for sociability are properly balanced. When you choose where to live, it is also important that medical care be quickly accessible, the surroundings be attractive, and the location be convenient to you, your friends, and family. It is equally important that your new home be affordable.
Elegant Surroundings When you come to live at The Granada, you will immediately be aware of the caring service and excellent facilities that will make this a highly satisfactory new home for you. You will find freshly furnished rooms, beautifully decorated common areas, intimate corners that welcome a visiting friend, and nooks that are ideal for reading a book or magazine. In the lobby you will find interesting art objects and handsome furniture, where comfortable chairs bring people together to chat. You will be charmed by the friendliness of fellow residents. Here you will be proud to greet guests. Friends and relatives will look forward to visiting you in the elegant surroundings of The Granada.
Convenient Location You will live at an address both stylish and convenient. The Granada is in the heart of San Francisco. Located in one of the City's finest residential districts, it is surrounded by exclusive apartment building and many cultural attractions. Just a short stroll away is St. Francis Hospital and other world-famous medical centers. In the immediate vicinity is St. Mary's Cathedral, and a wide variety of shops are within two blocks on Polk Street. Close by are the Symphony and Opera, City hall, Public Library, Art Museum, and a six theater movie complex - all within easy walking distance.
Urban Advantages The Granada is also conveniently located for getting to other parts of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The hotel is situated on major bus routes. You can easily board a bus from the front door to explore the City and its environs at special low Senior Citizen MUNI and BART fares. In ten minutes you can reach the ever popular Union Square, downtown department stores, theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and the financial district. Transferring to the Cable Cars can take you to Nob Hill, Chinatown, Russian Hill, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39. All the advantages of San Francisco, one of the most beautiful and cultivated cities in the world, are readily available to those who choose The Granada.
Caring Staff You can enjoy life without worrying because The Granada has a justly earned reputation for its ability to care for residents. Whether you or a loved one are coming to The Granada, you may rest assured the professional staff will do everything conceivable to provide comfort, personal care, and security for guests. New residents continue to be surprised by the number of services performed especially for them, because the members of our staff are constantly concerned for the wants of those who live here. Many of the staff live here, including the resident manager. They sleep here, schedule their time here, night and day, to be available to provide help, to prevent problems, and to make life more pleasant. We are proud of the people who work at The Granada. You will find them to be kind, attentive, efficient, and friendly.
Safety and Security The Granada is committed to safety and security. Our ten story building is whistle clean and tremendously secure. Every room is protected by smoke detectors and automatic sprinklers. We have our own electrical back-up system to furnish emergency lighting in case of a power failure. Guests' telephones, which are connected to the 24-hour switchboard at the front desk, also function as an emergency life safety system. The front desk monitors an enunciator panel that alerts the desk clerk to any emergency any place in the building, particularly to the presence of fire or smoke. The desk clerk also monitors access to the building, which is kept locked at all times.
Amenities and Necessities Your suite or room is your castle. It is private, quiet, clean, and cheerful. Maid service is provided daily. All rooms and suites are cable TV ready and have telephones. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and first floor, coin operated laundromat on premises plus an in-house beauty salon. While each room is newly furnished, you may, if you wish, bring you own furnishings and treasures. They can also help with chores you can't or don't want to do and assist you when you have company. Outside assistance with personal care is available.
Granada Cuisine The varied menu that we serve our residents each day is a point of pride at The Granada. We know very well the importance of a balanced diet, and we plan meals that are nutritious and fulfill the special requirements of our residents. But it is not enough that our food is wholesome and nourishing; it must win praise from the most discriminating palate day after day. From our modern, fully staffed kitchen come the dishes that will make dining at The Granada a delightful part of your life.
Social Activities You'll make new friends and find personal enjoyment in sharing the society and activities of the other residents. You will discover many common interests. You may want to join in a game of bingo, bridge, poker or scrabble. The large-screen television with surround sound shows Direct TV and first run DVD movies with POPCORN! The Library on Wheels book service encourages reading and discussion. Professional exercise classes and religious services of different faiths are conducted for those who wish to attend. We have Happy Hours, birthday celebrations (with singing), and special holiday festivities. The Granada has planned coach tours and activities every month for senior men and women who want dignity and conviviality in their golden years. Just listen to us sing!
Affordable Residency Living at The Granada you will soon learn that having lovely surroundings, dining well and being pampered costs no more. Financial arrangements are confidential and no investment is required for residency. So managing your budget is simplified. A single monthly payment takes care of everything: the suite or room you choose, all of your meals (including holidays), and the service of our staff. We welcome your questions and invite you to visit us. Come alone, with your family or a trusted friend. Inspect our suites and rooms. Have lunch or dinner as our guests in our dining room. Sit and talk with our residents. Our goal is to satisfy the discriminating tastes of mature and knowledgeable residents. Let us show you how pleasant life can be at The Granada.