Bethany Homes offers Ripon a unique retirement option.

It’s the three-story Terraces at Bethany, slated to open in mid-2024 as part of the Bethany senior community in the heart of Ripon.

It is based on an all-inclusive resort-like service such as 45 meals a month and housekeeping that are included in the monthly rent.

The modern apartment units with high-end furnishings are complemented by a range of amenities including a formal dining room, cafe and bistro, library, fitness center, media room, craft room, large meeting and event hall, and landscaped gardens and Inner courtyards are part of a 25,000 square meter communal area.

There are 82 units planned for the 62 year olds and up, ranging from 475 to 1,250 square foot floor plans.

Rentals start at $ 2,260 per month for studios, $ 3,320 per month for one bedroom, and $ 4,180 per month for two bedrooms.

Face-to-face briefings at Terraces at Bethany will be held on Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19, both days at 1:00 p.m. in Bethany’s Town Square Assembly Room on West Main Street. You can participate through Zoom. When you sign up you will be given additional details.

You can contact Bethany by phone at (209) 862-6922 or by email

The Terraces at Bethany is within walking distance of Ripon’s small town Main Street, which is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, medical services and amenities including the public library.

Bethany Home was founded by churches and community leaders in the Ripon area to provide a “Christian home for the elderly and those in need of special care and recreation due to ailments or illnesses.

Today there are more than 400 inhabitants in Bethanien.

It contains:

* The manor house with 55 apartments in one complex. Each unit is approximately 525 square feet with common areas such as an arts and crafts room, dining room, laundry, laundry, fireplace room, and exercise room.

* The Garden Apartments with seven buildings comprising 14 one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units ranging from 520 to 920 square feet.

* The Sunset Apartments with eight buildings. There are 10 apartments with bedroom, bathroom and garage and another 26 with two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and a garage. The units vary in size from 1,000 to 1,100 square meters.

* The Town Square Apartments have a seven-acre campus with 49 cottage units and 30 apartment-style units. There is a fitness center, exercise stations, garden areas and a covered terrace. All units have two bedrooms with one or one and a half bathrooms. The square meters range from 1,008 to 1,114 square meters.

* There is also a nursing home with 43 beds.

For more information on Bethany Homes terraces or other Bethany housing options, please visit bethanyripon, org.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email