Cadence at Poway Gardens sparkles with new friends, engaging activities, natural beauty, and peace of mind for the future.

Cadence at Poway Gardens’ programming helps people living with cognitive impairment make meaningful connections through nature, horticulture, music, dance, art, food, storytelling, movement and sensory stimulation. Our highly engaged team uses relationship-based care to provide assistance centered on each resident’s unique needs at each and every stage.

SYMPHONY of Experiences


Our proprietary SYMPHONY program is the heartbeat of Cadence at Poway Gardens, delivering a rhythmic flow of positive experiences. Our holistic approach to community engagement supports all aspects of life: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. Taken together, these experiences not only contribute to individual happiness and wellness, but also create meaningful bonds and caring connections between our staff, family members and the larger community.

IN•Tune Fitness


We believe that staying true to wellness goals is easier when you are a part of an encouraging community that embraces healthy living. Exercise types are based on resident interest, such as gentle yoga, chair yoga, dance, balance, tai chi, and strength training. We’re also big believers in using the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to enhance the quality of life. By choosing to stay physically active and mentally engaged, eat right and develop meaningful connections and experiences, we can improve our body, mind and mood.

ENCORE Cuisine

ENCORE Cuisine

Because we know good health starts with healthy food, Cadence recipes are crafted with fresh ingredients with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Menus are influenced by resident preferences and their personal feedback to the ENCORE dining team. But most importantly, ENCORE can accommodate most special dietary needs, including food allergies and sensitivities. Just let us know, and we’ll work together to create suitable alternatives for you.

Sessions Life Enrichment

SESSIONS Life Enrichment

Studies show that physical activity, mental stimulation and social connection can significantly slow mental decline as we age. This is why SESSIONS Life Enrichment Program supports the totality of life with an engaging activities calendar designed to elevate the happiness and wellbeing of our residents. SESSIONS activities include plenty of special celebrations, sing-alongs, community engagement and intergenerational exchanges with the local schools and youth programs, including our Intergenerational Garden Club where children and elders plant, tend and harvest together.


Creativity and self-expression are timeless experiences. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, Cadence’s Aria Arts Program offers a wide variety of classes and artistic encounters across different mediums and popular culture.

Supportive Environment


Assistance within a community like ours can open up new possibilities, which may not be available to those living in isolation without a supportive, caring community of peers by their side. While we manage the day to day responsibilities including housekeeping, laundry and meals, we encourage residents that would like to participate in activities that provide them joy and a stress free life.  Our hospitality-centered approach to community life means we work with residents to coordinate outside medical appointments, while conveniently providing essential services such as haircuts, manicures and pedicures right where they live.

Holistic Community Engagement


At Cadence, we believe each of our communities should become a meaningful hub of connection to the outside world. Our commitment to lifelong learning means opening up our intellectual and entertainment programming to include neighborhood book reading,  learning series, arts and crafts workshops, meditation classes, music-based activities and live performances. We engage with community life through social outings to local restaurants, shows, museums, cultural attractions. Residents tell us what they’re interested in learning, doing and experiencing, and we make it happen. Through creative expression, play and stimulating activities, we weave together a fabric of experiences to enliven both the community around us and the lives of the residents we serve.


The Older Wiser Learners Society (OWLS)

Our O.W.L.S. program offers ongoing, one-hour classes taught by a Certified Cognitive Stimulation Instructor, a program developed by Dr. Rob Winningham, Psychology & Gerontology Professor at Western Oregon University. Each class provides consistent structured stimulation for residents with early stage memory loss through hands-on projects, discussions, and other meaningful activities.

Learn more about Cadence by calling (858) 674-1255 or filling out the form below.

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