Lesley Senior Communities, formerly known as "The Lesley Foundation," is a California non-profit organization founded in 1944 by the late Albert J. Watson. Mr. Watson was dedicated to the San Mateo community and, following his retirement, devoted the last twenty years of his life to the development of this organization, which he named in honor of his wife, Lesley.
Mr. Watson's goal was to provide attractive housing and related services to low-income senior citizens on a self-sustaining, non-profit, basis. His legacy has been fulfilled (in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]) by the construction of six facilities in San Mateo County: Lesley Plaza (completed in 1961) located in San Mateo; Lesley Towers (completed in 1963) also in San Mateo; Lesley Terrace (completed in 1971) in Belmont; Lesley Gardens (completed in 2004) in Half Moon Bay; Ocean View Plaza, also in Half Moon Bay (acquired in 2012); and Coastside Senior Housing which opened in Half Moon Bay in 2014.
At Lesley Senior Communities, we rededicate ourselves to our founder's goal every day. Ours is a commitment of excellence to our residents and to our community that we consider paramount.
Lesley Senior Communities (LSC) is designated as a 501(c)3 exempt organization by the IRS.
Public documents, including the most recent audit, tax returns and corporation charter documents are available for viewing by appointment only during regular office hours (8:00am – 4:30pm). Advance notice of five business days is required.