Resident Stories

Discover life at Atherton from the perspective of our Residents.

Hands By Jackie Rhoades

A Poem I didn’t know the cars coming towards me were dangerous. But someone who cared looked down, took my hand and guided me safely to the other side where it was safe. When that big beautiful dog came running towards me, I couldn’t wait to touch him, hands pushed me...

Meet Your Neighbors: Frank & Kay Murakami

They were still very independent. Once the decision was made, everything seemed to fall quickly into place. Selling the house, downsizing, and moving all seemed to bring that same sense of Providence at work. “I’m glad we came when we did.” says Kay, “There are so many amenities here and we have really bonded with the other residents.”

Discovering More Talents; John Bohnenberger

John Bohnenberger was a retired postal employee when he came to Atherton. He had never picked up a paint brush, but discovered that he had an amazing gift for watercolor. His stunning paintings, which are showcased in our Dining Room and throughout our campus, reflect...

Looking to stay Active? We can keep you busy!

List: Weekly/ Monthly Activities, Classes and Events Out-to-Lunch Bunch One Day Excursions: museums, sports events, plays, concerts Friday Villa Movie Bible Studies Pool (billiard) Tournament Birthday and Christmas Parties Wellness and Fitness Classes (see below) Town...

Serve: Ways to volunteer at Atherton

List: On Campus Volunteer Opportunities Dining Room Host/Hostess Resident Pictorial Directory Wholly Grounds Coffee House Library Any of the resident-initiated shops: Grandma’s basement The Treasure House The House of Jewelry Clothing Boutique Lovely Linens Town Hall...