The grand opening was June 1, 1961. Opening day was full of festivities and attracted government dignitaries as well as new residents. A festive buffet lunch was served and everyone was eager to witness for themselves the new CCRC concept, featuring an intriguing layout that was open, yet private.
The open spaces, natural beauty and privacy proved irresistible to Jack and his wife, Betty.
Jack Ken and his wife, Betty, had their own plans for their transition into senior housing. In 1972, they selected a prime spot at The Sequoias San Francisco – 23rd floor to be exact – with a spectacular view of the city they both loved.
The best laid plans, as the saying goes. Because by chance, a couple they knew were also looking at retirement options and asked Jack and Betty to come along on a visit to The Sequoias Portola Valley. Betty immediately fell in love with the design, open spaces, and the privacy of having their own terrace.