History & Mission

University Retirement Community (URC) has been serving seniors since 2000. The effort to build URC was spearheaded by several dedicated citizens who dreamed of building a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offered residents a continuum of health care. In 1993, they formed a not-for-profit organization, the Davis Senior Housing and Care Continuum (DSHCC), whose sole purpose was to enlist both the public and private sectors to finance and construct a Continuing Care Retirement Community. DSHCC was eventually reorganized into the University Retirement Community at Davis, and Pacific Retirement Services, Inc., was selected to oversee the planning, construction, and management of this new senior community.

In 2000, URC was presented with the Gold Key Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Design. The award, which is cosponsored by Hospitality Design and Lodging magazines, recognizes designers of restaurants, lodging properties, and senior-living facilities for their outstanding achievement in design. That same year, URC won two gold medals in “The Best of Seniors’” Housing Design Awards competition. This award, sponsored by the National Council on Seniors Housing, recognizes architectural and interior designs that bring quality, innovation, and spirit to the field of senior housing. In 2001, URC received a third honor: the Gold Nugget Award for outstanding architectural design.

In 2011, URC completed construction on an expansion project that added additional Apartment homes to its campus, along with a state-of-the-art Aquatics and Fitness Center that features an Indoor Pool, Therapy Pool, Spa, Sauna, massage therapy rooms, new fitness equipment, and group exercise spaces.

Mission Statement:

University Retirement Community at Davis provides continuing care, quality services, and diverse opportunities that enhance the lives of our residents.