Scottsdale, AZ. — Cadence Living, a senior housing owner, developer and operator based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Sabra Health Care REIT, a real estate investment trust based in Irvine, California partnered to acquire Sunshine Care in Poway, California. The community, now named Cadence at Poway Gardens, is situated on 32 acres near the Palomar Hospital in Poway and provides a continuum of care with a focus on residents with differing levels of cognitive impairment. The community is unique in the senior living space in that it is known for its horticultural-therapy program that grows more than 20,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables every year.

“This is really a special community,” stated Cadence Principal Rob Leinbach. “To be able to produce an in-house farm to table experience as an activity that brings staff, families and their loved ones together sets Cadence at Poway Gardens apart from other assisted living and memory care communities. We look forward to the community’s partnership with Backyard Produce that provides excess food grown by our residents to those in the Poway community in need. These are the types of activities that feed the soul of both are residents and the community.” Added Cadence Principal Eric Gruber, “We are very excited to be partnering with Sabra. We are different at Cadence and therefore we want to be part of different types of communities where we can feel truly connected to our residents. We recognize that Sabra shares those values and look forward to executing on our joint vision.”

Cadence Living currently owns, operates and/or is developing communities throughout the south and west. What sets Cadence apart is the company’s devoted approach to creating healthy, vibrant communities that offer residents exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care lifestyle options. The name “Cadence” underlines the company’s personal philosophy that each community should aspire, create and respond to life’s natural rhythms to enliven and enrich the experience of residents. For more information on Cadence Living, visit