Twelve Oaks Senior Living Announces Alliance with Episcopal Communities and Services to Expand Housing, Services

Enhancements to Twelve Oaks Include Landscaping and Renovation of Buildings and Cottages
Published on Aug 11, 2020

Image Courtesy Twelve Oaks Senior Living Website

Twelve Oaks Foundation, which owns Twelve Oaks Senior Living, located in the quaint Montrose neighborhood of Glendale, Calif., has entered into an affiliation with Episcopal Communities & Services for Seniors, which is headquartered in Monrovia, CA.

The announcement was made in early August by Rose Chan Loui, Board Chair of Twelve Oaks Foundation, and James Rothrock, President/CEO of Episcopal Communities and Services, who reported that the Board of Directors of both organizations approved the affiliation in support of their mission and vision to serve the senior community for the long term.

Rothrock said, “We’re enthusiastic that this union will result in great synergies that allow for the enhancement of the Twelve Oaks community and the creation of more moderately priced housing and service options for seniors in the Glendale and San Gabriel Valley areas.

“Twelve Oaks and ECS are nonprofit senior living communities, which ensure that surplus resources are reinvested in their campuses.”

Chan Loui added, “Twelve Oaks Foundation’s board is proud to build on the legacy that began in the 1930s, when James and Effie Fifield donated their residence to provide a home for widows with moderate means. As stewards of the mission that the Fifields created, we are excited about the opportunities offered by our affiliation with ECS and believe we have found the perfect partner.

“Like Twelve Oaks, ECS is a charitable organization with a long history of serving seniors. We look forward to writing the next chapter of Twelve Oaks together and creating an even stronger and more dynamic community.”

Plans for the campus include enhancement of landscaping throughout the property and completion of the renovation of existing buildings, which will increase the number of available residences from 35 to 45.

Twelve Oaks has an illustrious past that has established deep roots in the quaint Montrose neighborhood of Glendale, CA, from the residents it has served over the years, the community support and activities it has been involved in, to the nearly 80 year-old oak trees that call the property home.

Twelve Oaks Lodge dates back to 1935, when James and Effie Fifield donated their 13-room home to the Verdugo Hills Sunshine Society for the purpose of providing a home for elderly women. National Charity League of Glendale has been involved with Twelve Oaks Lodge since the 1950s, initially providing funding and volunteer time, and eventually becoming the primary steward of the Foundation and the home. After ten years under management by another company, the home was closed in October 2013. NCL Glendale regained control of the Foundation in August 2015, and the Foundation was reconstituted with independent board members.

Because Twelve Oaks Senior Living and ECS are non-profit senior living communities, they are committed to serving seniors of all socioeconomic means. The affiliation with Twelve Oaks further fulfills ECS’s mission regarding moderate income seniors.


•       Both organizations engage in fund development and with the affiliation, the Episcopal Communities & Services Foundation will accept designated donations for the Twelve Oaks community.


•       Twelve Oaks Foundation will establish a Benevolence Fund at ECSF for the purpose of assisting TOSL residents whose financial circumstances change and to establish programs to serve the senior community in the vicinity of Twelve Oaks Senior Living.


•       The family of volunteers at Twelve Oaks Senior Living has always been celebrated and will provide inspiration to the ECS family. We will continue to welcome volunteers, ensuring a kind and caring environment.


To ensure a smooth transition, the current management, provided by Northstar, will work with ECS management to provide administrative support for the foreseeable future. ECS is committed to retaining team members currently working at Twelve Oaks. These team members will enjoy the benefits and opportunities ECS offers. Corporate services, including executive leadership, marketing, risk management, human resources, information technology, accounting pastoral care, fund development and business development will be performed by ECS management personnel.

Twelve Oaks Senior Living is accepting reservations. For more information please call 747-255- 7272, or email Denise Gotto at or visit

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