As one of the San Bernardino’s only affordable housing options for seniors, Magnolia at Highland offers a resort style environment for adults ages 62 years and older. With this $19 million development, Meta Housing brought new life to an abandoned automotive site, transforming the property into an upscale, affordable senior living community.

Magnolia at Highland features 80 units with one and two-bedroom floor plans, conveniently located near freeways, public transportation, shopping, dining and the Community Hospital of San Bernardino.

The property offers residents amenities such as a computer center, fitness center, billiards room and community clubhouse, in addition to a variety of free resident programs offered by Meta Housing partner, EngAGE, a non-profit organization that specializes in caretaking seniors through engaging activities that foster creativity, intellectual stimulation, and personal empowerment.

“Partnerships with organizations like EngAGE are what set many of our developments apart,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing.

EngAGE offers life-enhancing, tailored programming in well-being, the arts, lifelong learning, and intergenerational opportunities that are specialized across each property in which they work with Meta.

Older adults are enabled to use their acquired skills in real-world ways to gain enrichment and mastery. Through EngAGE, participants experience the empowerment of intellectual and creative engagement, and improve their health at the same time.

“Meta values EngAGE as they consciously chose housing as their platform to deliver programs that fully engage residents and provide them with dynamic and creative challenges as well as a healthy sense of self-fulfillment, agency, and community, all at no cost to the participants,” says Burke.

Burke adds: “After our grand opening in 2012, it’s so inspiring to see the evolution of Magnolia at Highland, providing a decade’s worth of relief and community to seniors who needed access to affordable housing.”