For Your Sunset Years...
ELDERHAVEN is the BEST place to be!
During the rainy season, the mountains take on their own special aura. Sometimes it makes one think how grand heaven will be.
We always have magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. They change by the hour mesmerizing the observer. Truly a God given place.
Enjoy outside! Patio has both a covered and uncovered portions. Plenty of room for activities, weather permitting. Over the years we have had many different activities take place on our patio. As time changes, so do those we care for, and often the joys of the outdoors can no longer be enjoyed by some of our residents. One can walk around the perimeter of the house from the patio. It is our main entrance.
Conjoined with Nature...
As you arrive at Elderhaven, you'll immediately notice that the parking area is dirt.
Our maintaining natural areas rather than pavement encourages the varying desert creatures to be seen by the residents. (Don't worry -- over many years we have removed all the snakes.) There are still rabbits, ground squirrels, road runners, javelina, and coyotes that travel across the areas. We still find the occasional deer track on the outer reaches of the property. We have some creature pictures on the 'Wildlife' tab.
The house is surrounded by a concrete walkway, without any steps, and fenced in for a feeling of security.
Many times we will have family members take their loved one for a short walk. It is about one tenth of a mile around the house.
Reverend Eugene Zerby and his wife Florence came to the Tucson area in the early 1960’s. To supplement their income of pastoring their church, Florence began opening her own home to the neighbors who were suffering from circumstances of growing old. After a time, and several different locales in the valley, Reverend Eugene retired from the active ministry to help his wife provide care. Each move came with more persons for them to help, and in 1986 they were able to move to the current location, 2501 N Soldier Trail (at Tanque Verde). Constrained by their own progressing ages, they were able to fully retire in 1995 and turn the helm over to their daughter, Jeannie, and her husband Bill. They remain today the owner/managers of Elderhaven.
In 1998 Elderhaven Inc. became a fully recognized 501(c)3 not for profit corporation. Your tax deductible donation will directly benefit one or many of our residents. We can accept cash, check, credit cards, and online donations.