My husband Herm, and I were among the first 19 people in the building when it opened. We fell in love with Solana (formerly Avenida) as soon as we met Sadie, the Activities Director. The opportunities, location, warmth and community attracted us immediately. We thought long and hard before moving (this was our 9th move) and always thought that each home would be our forever place. Our apartment overlooking the pool, makes us feel like we are living in the best resort and enjoy the sounds of talking/laughter of neighbors in aerobic classes, at the firepit or cooking dinner at the grill. The staff is open and most accommodating. After my husband passed, my neighbors took me under their wing to help and care for me when needed. I love having the Salon right at my fingertips and my nails have never looked so good. The monthly calendar is full of events and there is something for everyone from physical and mental classes, trips, Happy Hours, guest presenters, films, and discussion groups. I find that people here tend to be open, positive, welcoming, inclusive and above all, I have made life long friendships here at Solana.