Silvergate San Marcos Retirement Community Hosts Great Gatsby-Themed Open House

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Guests dressed in 1920s-style outfits enjoy hors d’oeuvres, costume contest and tour Silvergate’s model apartments and new “Empire Dining Room”

Silvergate Retirement Residences, a top-rated retirement and assisted living community in San Diego County, opened its doors to the community this past week. The Great Gatsby-themed event included gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, champagne, live entertainment, a photo booth, and a costume contest with prizes to the best 1920s, Daisy, and Gatsby costume. The event took place Wednesday, June 19th from 2-4pm.

The 1920s-era theme was inspired by the newly renovated “Empire Dining Room,” which features art deco-style architecture and furnishings. During the event, guests had the opportunity to tour the new dining room, as well as the newly remodeled beauty salon, theater and model apartments. Guests also enjoyed a variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres including jumbo shrimp cocktails, a potato bar, and a dessert bar complete with a 5-foot Empire State Building ice sculpture centerpiece. Also available to guests was a complimentary photo booth, complete with elaborate feather boas, hats and wigs.

“The [dining room] is beautiful and the party was absolutely wonderful,” stated Patricia Dobbins, a San Marcos resident who attended the event with her husband Cal Dobbins. “We have had so much fun today! We really enjoyed ourselves.”

First-time guest, Billie Cooper, stated, “I've never been to Silvergate before, but it’s a lovely place and the food is delicious. We visited a friend’s apartment right on the courtyard and it’s beautiful.”

“We always enjoy inviting our neighbors in the community to see what’s new here at Silvergate,” explained David Petree, Owner of Silvergate Retirement Residences. “It’s fun to see guests from the community and Silvergate residents dressing up in their best 1920-style outfits and enjoying themselves with their friends. Everyone here really worked hard to put on the event and I’m proud to say it was a truly successful open house.”

For photos of the event, including photos of all the costume contest winners, visit

About Silvergate Retirement Residence
Located near Lake San Marcos, Silvergate San Marcos is a full-service retirement residence, offering independent living and assisted living services. In 2012 Silvergate Retirement Residences was voted “Top 10 Retirement and Assisted Living Communities in San Diego” in the Union Tribune’s annual San Diego’s Best Readers Poll. The community is locally owned and operated by AmeriCare Health & Retirement, Inc., and is one of the largest employers in San Marcos.

For more information, visit or contact David Nelson, (760) 744-4484, dnelson(at)americarehr(dot)com.


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