History, Mission, & Values

Saratoga Retirement Community has been serving seniors since 1912. It is owned by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs (IOOF), one of the oldest Fraternal Orders in the world. Though Saratoga Retirement Community is owned by the IOOF, one does not need to be a member of the Order to live there. The Odd Fellows is an organization dedicated to serving others, and it welcomes everyone to enjoy the Saratoga lifestyle.

In 1999, Saratoga Retirement Community came under the executive management of Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS). PRS was selected to provide management services and to oversee a campus expansion that included completely renovating the historic 1912 Saratoga Manor building, adding more Apartment Homes and Cottages, along with a Fireside Lounge and Bar, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Bocce Court, and other resort-style amenities.

In 2005, the historic 1912 Saratoga Manor building was presented with the Gold Nugget Award for Best Adaptive Re-Use Project. The oldest and largest program of its kind, Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Entries come from 14 Western states and all countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.


Mission Statement:

Saratoga Retirement Community is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents through the provision of quality retirement housing, compassionate healthcare services, and life-enhancing activities promoting personal dignity and self-esteem.


About the IOOF:

The IOOF has a long history of serving others. This commitment to serving others is at the heart of the Odd Fellows’ philosophy and is expressed by its organizational motto: “Friendship, Love, and Truth.” For more than two centuries, members of the IOOF have demonstrated their commitment to these values by providing care and comfort to homeless children, the poor, and the elderly. At Saratoga Retirement Community, this commitment is reflected in all aspects of the community’s lifestyle—from the comfortable accommodations to the excellent healthcare and array of fine services and amenities.