Without question there is a strong sense of family among both our staff and our residents. We work together, we play together, we laugh together, and we cry together. People very sincerely care about one another. There is a feeling not found in large, corporate-owned retirement centers. We specialize in people! Valley Orchards Retirement Community is an independent living community in Petaluma, CA designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently.