Belmont Village Albany Senior Living

About Belmont Village Albany, in affiliation with UC Berkeley
1100 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA | Phone 510.525.4554

The Belmont Village community provides 175 private apartments with independent living, assisted living, and a range of programs for memory care. Belmont Village Albany is open to all applicants. UC Berkeley retirees and other designated UC affiliates, along with Albany residents, enjoy priority leasing status. 

Belmont Village Albany is the culmination of a collaboration begun in 2011 with UC Berkeley and the City of Albany to provide a unique housing experience for older adults in the Bay Area. One that allows residents to stay in the area they love with the support they need to continue to live life on their terms. Belmont Village upholds strong values in quality care, innovative programs, warm hospitality, and actively engaged residents whose voices and interests shape their community. This dynamic partnership with UC Berkeley provides a myriad of opportunities to create intellectually enriching programs and thought-provoking research on quality aging.

Priority Entrance to UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the UC Office of the President faculty and staff retirees, their parents, and parents of active faculty and staff.

UC Berkeley is not financially or legally involved with Belmont Village Albany and has no responsibility or liability for its operation.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by Belmont Village

Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am PST
Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
Hosted by Belmont Village


For decades, “old” has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet, at the very moment humans are living longer than ever before, we’ve made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied. This presentation challenges not only the way we look at aging but also the way we think and feel about medicine and what it means to be a human being across the lifespan.

Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School,Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. At UCSF, Louise has served as director of the Pathways to Discovery program, the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, the Optimizing Aging Project, and as Chief of Geriatrics Education. Her writing credits include the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, Discover, Vox, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on TODAY, CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation and the New Yorker. Currently, Dr. Aronson divides her time among patient care, community-based aging innovations, teaching, health advocacy in the media, and writing.

Past Programs Sponsored by Belmont Village

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 am

The Greatest Story Never Told (in the West) or:
The Life and Legacy of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa

R. P. Goldman
William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit
The University of California at Berkeley

Hosted by Covia 


Although it remains little known in the West, ancient, monumental Sanskrit epic poem, the Rāmāyaṇa, ascribed to the legendary poet seer Vālmīki is one of the most enduring, influential and often retold tales in human history. It is a work of some 20,000 couplets (ślokas) composed and expanded during the second half of the first millennium BCE and throughout the two and a half millennia since then has, in its own right and through its countless re-iterations in all of the linguistic, ethnic, and religious communities of South and Southeast Asia and in virtually every possible literary, artistic and performance medium helped shape the aesthetic, religious, social and political outlines of the peoples of India and indeed all of southern Asia down to the present day.

Fall 2019 "Conversations With Art" Reception

The fall biannual art exhibit was held on November 7th at Belmont Village. This intergenerational project is presented by the UC Berkeley Retirement Center, the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice and Belmont Village Senior Living Albany.

Shown here from left to right are Berkeley art students Madison Nelson, Kimberly Pack and Stella Li, artist of the painting in the photo, “Cycles” oil on canvas. Patricia Huang, UCB Student Art Intern at Belmont Village Albany and former student artist in gallery show, is at the far right.


For more information about Belmont Village Albany and how to join our priority wait list, please contact Betty Eng at 510-525-4554 or

Belmont Village Albany Website


December 21, 2017

Argentum, the largest national association for senior living providers, has recognized Belmont Village Albany with the 2017 Senior Living by Design Award. The award honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. Belmont Village is one of five senior living communities to win the award and recognized for increasing resident engagement in an environment that offers a new approach to aging, leaving many of the old stereotypes behind.

Article in the Innovation Issue of Senor Living Executive