• About

    A tradition of caring for seniors

We support seniors throughout the East Bay

AEC Living is a group of independently operated senior living communities, a 55+ cohousing community, a home care ageny, and a medicare-approved rehabilitation agency, each developed by the Zimmerman family to serve the needs of seniors in the East Bay. The Lodge, Elders Inn, Phoenix Commons, AEC Home Care, and AES Therapy & Fitness all complement each other to provide a continuum of services designed to promote quality of life, and help every resident and client achieve the greatest level independence.

Elder Village Development designs and builds senior living options that create easy access without sacrificing pleasant amenities for functionality.

Alameda Senior Magazine is an educational publication devoted to those topics of most interest to local seniors and their caregivers.


1516 Oak Street #100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9700

Management Team

With over forty years of experience in the senior care industry, they have successfully built and operated some of the most innovative and well regarded skilled nursing and assisted living communities in the East Bay. These include Waters Edge Nursing Home, The Lodge and Elders Inn. Their extensive experience in meeting the unique and changing needs of older adults has provided them with great insight into the value of community for supporting an independent, active, and purposeful life throughout this stage of life. It is this understanding that inspired them to develop Phoenix Commons, a new model of community living for active adults.

Lauren Zimmerman Cook

Lauren has over 16 years experience working in senior care and is a licensed California Nursing Home Administrator. She has been in the family business her whole life; in fact, she was almost born at the Waters Edge Nursing Home. Read More

Stephen Zimmerman

Stephen is a licensed RCFE Administrator with over 10 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry. Stephen has a unique perspective of the industry; he grew up watching his parents, Chris and Darnelle, manage the facilities. Read More

Christian Zimmerman

Chris’s work in senior care began in 1971 when he opened Waters Edge Nursing Home, a 120 bed skilled nursing facility and the first free standing intermediate care facility in California. Read More

Darnelle Zimmerman
Chief Nursing Officer

Darnelle is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She has worked with Chris, her husband, since the early years of Alameda Elder Communities (AEC) and is the driving force behind AEC’s excellent care programs. Read More

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