Villaggio Lifeplan Community SLO


About Us

Villaggio is more than a place.  It’s people; people with vision and fierce determination to age in place with joy and confidence.  We have been overwhelmed with the response to our plan, with hundreds of people already on our interest list (and we haven’t even begun construction).

Meet the Neighbors

Villaggio is proud to have 650+ people on our interest list, with 90% of them from the Central Coast – and more than half of those from the SLO City itself. We’re including some video comments from members of our Ambassadors group to give you a real‐people perspective on how our residents feel about Villaggio.

Our Mission

It’s important to Villaggio that our mission and values are more than sentences on paper. These are the guiding principles embraced by every member of our team. And while we may print these on a wall hanging, we carry them as well in our hearts and minds and live them on behalf of our residents.

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo

Villaggio’s Mission:

To provide an innovative and enriched living environment for older adults who want to live better and longer, in the comfort and security of their own home, surrounded by residents who cherish community and life-fulfillment, with access to a continuum of long-term care.

Statement of Core Values:

  1. We empower continued growth and adventure through life’s journey.
  2. We redefine aging by challenging the status quo.
  3. We create and foster meaningful relationships.
  4. We serve with kindness, inclusiveness and respect.
  5. We believe in a community culture that embraces purposeful living amongst residents, families and staff.
  6. We are stewards of lifelong learning both at home and in the greater community.

Our Team

The Villaggio team reflects the power of bringing together skilled professionals who share vision and passion. Whether board member, Ambassador or professional staff, every Villaggio team member drives excellence. The result is a winning collaboration.


Dennis Fernandez

Chairman of the Board

Mark DeLotto

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Richmond

Executive Director of Design and Development

Judy Riener

Secretary of the Board

John Lindvall

Board Member

Brad Parkinson

Board Member


Mark DeLotto

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Richmond

Executive Director, Design & Development

Traci DeVor

Executive Coordinator


The Villaggio SLO Ambassadors are a group of local residents who believe fervently in the need for a Life Plan Community in San Luis Obispo. These volunteers are a cross section of the future Villaggio population, and they reflect the impressive depth of support there is for the project.

Sherry Eiselen

Retired Educator/ Corporate Trainer and HR Manager

Bob Koob

Retired Provost, Cal Poly State University

Jonathan Lindenthaler

Retired Architect

Holly Lindenthaler

Retired Mental Health Therapist

Bill McQuilkin

Retired marketing executive, Kodak Corp.
Founder, Land Conservancy

Wren Mead

Retired Dental Hygienist

Judy Riener

Retired Educator

Ken Riener

Retired Professor, Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business

Betsy Umhofer

Former District Representative Office of Congresswoman Lois Capps

Community Partners

Villaggio is very much part of the local community, with residents actively involved in dozens of local organizations and activities, and Villaggio working closely with specific organizations who “fit our bill.”

We are proud of a growing partnership list that includes the following members:

  • Meals that Connect
  • San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre
  • Cuesta College Lifelong Learning / Emeritus Program
  • Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast
  • Cal Poly Arts

Villaggio Design3765 S. Higuera St. Ste 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Contact a Residency Counselor: (805) 457-4200

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