Sunnyside Gardens

Bloom Where You're Planted

Sunnyvale's Premier Boutique Assisted Living Community


We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Sunnyvale, close to the Senior Center and the weekly downtown Farmer's Market. Sunnyside Gardens is a family-owned boutique senior community unlike any other in the area. With a robust care team on staff each day, we are able to offer superior, personalized services. Our community offers a warm and relaxing lifestyle. Each resident’s personal needs and preferences are valued, and meals and activities are created to meet the individual needs of our residents. 

Our experienced team is focused on personal wellness, independence and life satisfaction. Our location is ideally located near public transportation and convenient freeways. We are also near El Camino hospital, Kaiser Santa Clara,  downtown Sunnyvale which has Target, and a walkable downtown neighborhood with specialty shops and restaurants. We also have a special partnership with Anthem Blue Cross which allows residents the option of having comprehensive medical care directly in their apartments. Visit our community today to see why our residents are proud to call Sunnyside Gardens home!

Sunnyside Gardens
1025 Carson Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 730-4070


Our History

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Sunnyside Gardens got its start in 1988 when owner Jason Chartier was working with his own parents as they moved in and out of different hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. “I wanted something different,” said Jason. “More like a hotel and less like a medical institution. That is when I decided to build Sunnyside… for the needs of my own mom.” In the late 1980’s there were very few assisted living communities in the United States and Jason was embarking into new territory. “We were among the first dementia units in the State and I think they didn’t quite know what to do with us,” he laughed. “We weren’t sure what services to provide, so as we grew, we added things like a beauty parlor, medication rooms, fountains and things like that. In the thirty-plus years we’ve been running this place, we have really learned how to care for this population,” said Jason.

Today, Sunnyside Gardens is still family-owned and operated. Jason’s daughter Jackie has taken on more of an active role in the company. She serves on the Board of Directors and implements remodeling and upgrades. When Jackie implements anything, she first asks herself, “What is best for the resident?” Her proactive approach includes listening to the residents and their families on what they would like to see in our community.



We Do All the Work, You Do All the Living

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Creating Purpose and Preserving Dignity

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Sunnyside Gardens is lucky to have a designated partnership through Anthem's subsidiary, CareMore Health to provide medical care to our residents on-site.

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Karen Mandair

Executive Director

Ed Bellerive

Good Will Ambassador

Diana Ngo

Resident Care Director

Molly Young

Memory Care Director

Jofferson Anicoche

Director of Dining Services

Erica Ali

Activities Director

Jessie Garcia

Maintenance Director

Krystle Shield

Business Office Director

Coming Soon!

Simi Rai

Community Relations Director


Dining Services

Our goal is to create memorable, restaurant-style dining for our residents through an unwavering commitment to fresh ingredients, scratch cooking and service excellence. We offer chef-prepared delicious, nutritionally sound meals each day and endeavor to use ingredients that are locally sourced. We build customized, creative menus to meet the individualized needs and desires of our residents.


We offer weekly housekeeping and laundry services for our residents. Our stellar housekeeping staff have all been part of the Sunnyside family for years. We strive to provide a safe environment and do our best to meet the individualized needs of our residents.

Fitness & Wellness Classes

We offer daily fitness and wellness classes that are tailored to optimize residents' quality of life while at Sunnyside Gardens. The National Institute of Aging provides significant evidence that creating a positive health and fitness routine can help to reduce chronic pain, lower depression, improve sleep, increase memory and brain function, and achieve greater mobility and independence. Residents find our fitness program rewarding and fun!

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Our rooms are appointed with patio gardens and we have several landscaped, outdoor areas where residents can dine alfresco or visit with family members. We also have an on-site beauty salon.


We offer car service to local medical appointments and bus service to shopping and entertainment venues. We also offer outings each week from scenic drives, to dining at the latest "hot spot" to a trip to the movie theater or a museum. We tailor our transportation services to the needs and wishes of our residents.

Bloom Where You're Planted

Welcome To Your New Home




There’s really no way to know for certain, and the decision should be based on practical matters as well as what’s in your heart. Here are eight signs that the time to consider Sunnyside Gardens.

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Human beings are social animals and our biological, psychological, and social systems evolved to thrive in collaborative networks of people. In many societies, social networks are likely to thin as people age, leading in many cases to isolation and loneliness.

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Rediscover your Funny bone at Sunnyside Gardens! They say that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter has been scientifically proven to offer a number of restorative effects in our lives and today Sunnyside Gardens will celebrate all of its benefits on National Tell a Joke Day.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs provides an Aid and Attendance Pension to eligible wartime veterans and their surviving spouses which can help offset the expense of a senior living community.

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Calendar of Events


February Activity Calendar 


February 2nd: Super Bowl Party

February 6th: Out to Lunch event

February 11th: Oscar Watch Party

February 21st: Levi Football Museum


Thank you for inquiring about Sunnyside Gardens. Someone from our team will contact you within one business day.
We look forward to meeting you!