“Harbor Terrace was Voted ‘Best of South Bay’ in the Daily Breeze for 8 years and running. In addition, we have won the ‘Senior Advisor’ Best award multiple years in a row! Thank you to all our friends and families for the support that has made this possible!”
Harbor Terrace Retirement Community
Harbor Terrace is a Senior Independent and Assisted Living Community located in San Pedro, just three blocks from the harbor, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We provide excellent service, in a fresh and beautiful environment, by a staff that is committed and experienced. All the details of daily living are taken care of, so one may enjoy life more fully. In addition, Harbor Terrace is just steps away from shopping, restaurants, museums, churches, a large senior citizen’s center, and a classic movie theater. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy your time, the options at Harbor Terrace are endless.
One can gather with a group of neighbors in the courtyard, patio, or garden room, partake in one of the many daily activities planned by our social director, or stop by one of the recreation rooms for a game of cards or scrabble. You are welcome to play your favorite tune on our grand piano, or catch up on all the latest while getting pampered in the Beauty Salon. Our 24-hour coffee shop is awaiting you with warm bakery goods, fresh fruit and beverages. It’s all here for you.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We are family owned. We are not part of a large corporation or company with a home office in another state. This allows us the flexibility to do what is best for our residents and their families, not just what is best for the company. The homey atmosphere has always been our trademark from the time one enters Harbor Terrace.
Most all of our staff has been here for over 20 years and members of the management team have been here since we opened 30 years ago. We are a dedicated, hard-working, loving group whose complete focus is giving the best care and attention possible to our residents.
Our residents are involved with life here. We have a Resident’s Council and many of the decisions regarding our meals, services and programs are inspired by them. The residents’ mail is distributed by our resident, Doris P. The raised flower beds in our garden and our courtyard patio are taken care of by our Garden Club, comprised of residents at Harbor Terrace.
Our birds each have a “Mommy” here (a resident) who takes care of the feeding and upkeep of the cages. All of our new residents receive a resident host or hostess to make the transition of living at Harbor Terrace that much easier.
We tailor all of our assisted living services to the individual. Due to a high staff to resident ratio along with seasoned and well-trained employees, we can give excellent care with frequent checks. We are constantly reevaluating the health and well-being of each resident and updating services to meet their personal needs. Harbor Terrace is an award winning retirement community. We have consistently won for Best Retirement and Best Assisted Living in the South Bay year after year! Our management team has been here since we opened our doors in 1990. We provide a one of a kind recreational and social program based on 40 years of experience in this field. If an independent resident moves in, but they eventually require assisted living services, they can remain in their same apartment. They do not need to move to another hall, floor or building. We bring our care and service to them. Plus they are only charged for the specific services they require rather than a “package deal” or “points.” Plenty of free underground, gated parking is provided at no additional cost. No hidden fees.
Our Management Team
Director of Resident Services
Having the honor of being employed by Harbor Terrace for 30 years, Danee has been in the field of gerontology for over 40 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science with a minor in Gerontology from Loyola Marymount University, she was instrumental in opening up 7 new retirement communities in various cities throughout Southern California. From there, she took all the experience and knowledge she had gathered and helped build Harbor Terrace into the award winning retirement community it is today. As the Director of Resident Services, one of Danee’s many hats includes meeting all the new residents and making them feel right at home. One of her favorite sayings has come from several of the residents. They say, “Harbor Terrace is just like being on a cruise ship without needing to leave the port!” When not hanging out with the residents, Danee enjoys growing orchids, traveling, tennis, and playing bocce ball.
As the Administrator for Harbor Terrace Retirement Community, Laura oversees the day to day operations of the facility. Laura began her career at Harbor Terrace after working an internship in the Acute Rehab center at Providence Little Company of Mary. Laura understands various aspects of working in several departments here at Harbor Terrace. She began her career here as a caregiver, and then eventually moved into a managerial position as the Activity Director. When the previous Administrator retired after 30 years with Harbor Terrace, Laura was the ideal candidate to step in and fill David’s shoes. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with her family.
As the Director of Programs, Adam offers a wide assortment of social activities that stimulate and intrigue the mind, body, and spirit. Adam’s degree in Film and Theater, along with his years as a martial arts instructor, aid him in bringing a fresh take on programs and events. Adam loves dancing, exercising, crafting, and anything that gets his creative juices flowing. He is passionate about people and learning what makes them unique. Using that information, Adam is always excited to see what he can come up with next and offer for the residents of Harbor Terrace. In his free time, Adam enjoys film making, playing soccer, and walking his dog, Baxter.
Food Service Director
As the Food Service Director for Harbor Terrace Retirement Community, Joan oversees the planning, ordering, preparing, and serving of all the meals. She prides herself in always providing fresh ingredients and staying current on the culinary delights. Joan enjoys coming up with unique appetizers and specialty drinks for all our events and themed parties. Joan has an extensive background in the culinary arts working in healthcare for many years. She just completed her 30th year at Harbor Terrace. Joan has varied interests outside of her employment. She loves to ride her bike along the beach, sell candles, and of course her favorite hobby is cooking.