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

The Phenomena of Solar Eclipse: Insights from Astronomer Alex Filippenko

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm
In-Person at Belmont Village Albany, 1100 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706*

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*This event will take place in-person only at Belmont Village Albany. Due to technical limitations, we cannot provide a live Zoom option nor a recording for later viewing.

Join us for an illuminating conversation with Dr. Alex Filippenko, well known and respected astronomer and a passionate enthusiast who has witnessed the awe-inspiring spectacle of 20 total solar eclipses, and counting! Learn the basics about eclipse, and delve into his remarkable experiences, as he shares firsthand accounts, preparation tips, and memorable moments from his extensive journey chasing these celestial phenomena. 

Past Programs Sponsored by Belmont Village

What to Listen for in Jazz

Friday, March 10 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 pm PST

This event will take place in person at Belmont Village Albany, 1100 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706.

Christy Dana

Christy Dana, Senior Lecturer Emerita, UC Berkeley.

Hosted by Belmont Village

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Ever wonder what’s happening onstage in a jazz performance? How much is improvised? Are there structures that give shape to the improvisations? What does the music look like (if there is any) as compared to other written scores? How is the order of events in a piece decided upon? You may find that decoding this language by engaging with formal structures makes your listening more enjoyable. Even if you’ve never liked jazz, here’s your opportunity to understand it and enjoy it more!

Christy Dana, Senior Lecturer Emerita, UC Berkeley, holds two degrees from Indiana University: Master of Music in Theory, and Doctor of Music in Brass Literature and Pedagogy, with minors in jazz studies and music history. Dana has taught Musicianship, and Jazz Theory and Performance while teaching at Cal. She delights in teaching such practical musical skills as sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, jazz improvisation, and small ensemble performance. As a performer, she has been active as a trumpet player in most of the regional orchestras in the Bay Area and was a tenured player in the Napa Valley Symphony. On the baroque trumpet she has performed early music with Jubilate, Magnificat, and the Orchestra of the Renaissance.On the jazz side, she was an original member of the Montclair Women’s Big Band and appeared with that group at the Kennedy Center, a Grammy Foundation event In Los Angeles, and numerous local festivals and clubs including Yoshi’s. Her album of mostly original compositions is entitled The Christy Dana Quintet: It’s Time.

Nordic Winter Holiday Traditions

Nordic Winter Holiday Traditions

Navigating the Challenges of Aging. Interdisciplinary Public Discussion Panel

Navigating the Challenges of Aging. Interdisciplinary Public Discussion Panel


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