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Becoming a Resident

Pilgrim Place seeks people who value living in an active, spiritually-fulfilling, reflective community, and who have dedicated their lives (locally and globally) as advocates for social change.  Residents at Pilgrim Place demonstrate that elders are a rich social resource and in retirement continue to be leaders for justice, peace and environmental activism.

Founded in 1915, Pilgrim Place originally served as “home” for Christian missionaries on furlough and, later, other Christian workers.  The mission of Pilgrim Place has expanded to provide quality housing and services for persons who have served or volunteered in charitable non-profit or religious organizations and who fulfill the eligibility requirements as described below.

Pilgrim Place Eligibility Requirements

Pilgrim Place welcomes:

  • Persons who desire to be active contributors in a reflective vibrant community
  • Persons who exemplify genuine care for others
  • Persons who have demonstrated a sustained commitment of service to others through a local or global cause
  • Persons who value living in a diverse and inclusive community
  • Persons age 60 plus
  • Persons who meet the financial requirements
  • Persons who meet the State of California medical review to live independently

Applicants submit a personal statement that describes the causes in which you have been engaged either through work or your volunteer life. You'll be asked to give specific examples of how your involvement has impacted your neighbors, your workplace and the community in which you reside. You will be asked to describe the activities in which you are involved that give you fulfillment and satisifaction and you will be asked what is important to you as you move into a senior community.

Pilgrim Place is open to all such qualified persons regardless of gender, religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Please complete your Application Form and include the completed Financial Information Form.  Also, have your physician complete the Medical Information Form and Medical Addendum. Updates to the financial and medical forms will be requested again one year prior to your anticipated date of entry.

Staff members are ready to answer your questions and assist you in discerning whether Pilgrim Place is the best place for the next step in your personal journey.  To receive more information about Pilgrim Place or arrange a campus tour, please contact the Admissions Office at 909-399-5504.

Thank you for your interest in Pilgrim Place!

For more information please contact the Director of Admissions Gisele Tackoor at (909) 399-5504.