About Us

At El Cerrito Royale, we are first and foremost committed to the health and happiness of our residents. This commitment means providing exceptional care and services, outstanding delicious and healthy menus, and a daily dose of fun, laughter and celebration. El Cerrito Royale is a local family owned and operated community with hard-working, experienced, dedicated, fun-loving and compassionate staff that work together to achieve these commitments.

We believe exceptional care includes nurturing the whole person and making an emotional connection. We want everyone to thrive and feel connected and so encourage participation in exercise, social clubs, group discussions, games, outings, classes, and entertaining events. Family member participation is welcomed and encouraged.

An inviting and beautiful environment, inside and out, an experienced and attentive staff, and excellent services and care – all together– result in a vibrant, warm, caring community where residents, staff, and family members share a bond and feel an uplifting sense of comfort and belonging.

At El Cerrito Royale, life is celebrated with gusto each and every day. Come in and see for yourself, and be sure to let us know what we can do for you.

Meet the Staff

Sonja Givens
Sonja Givens-Thomas
Executive Director • 21 Years of Service

What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The years of service our staff has combined and the continuity and familiarity that we are able to provide our residents on a daily basis. The family-like atmosphere.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
The personal comfort that it gives me daily knowing that I have make a positive impact on an individual’s life by uplifting their spirit and assisting with the qualities of life they need to survive.

Dami Dajibhai
Resident Care Director • 21 Years of Service

What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
We are family owned and operated and we carry that same spirit and mentality into the care and service we provide to our residents.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I like being of service to our residents. Making their retirement years a pleasant experience brings me such joy.

Robert Navarro
Robert Navarro
Head Chef • 21 Years of Service

What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special? The staff! Everyone is respectful, and friendly to our residents and always available to help where needed.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I love cooking. I cook with my heart. It is my way of giving back to my residents.

Robert Navarro
Severo Navarro
Director of Maintenance • 21 Years of Service

What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
The relationships between the residents and the staff make El Cerrito Royale special.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
What I like best about my job is that I get to help the residents with their needs and see them satisfied.

Emmanuel Cabrera
Tracy V. Gibson
Assistant Executive Director • 2 Years of Service

What Makes El Cerrito Royale Special?
This is where I received my first start in Senior Living and to have the opportunity rejoin the organization 23 yrs later and work with an amazing staff is a wonderful feeling.
What Do You Like Best About Your Job?
I get to bring my knowledge and experiences to help El Cerrito Royale continue to be successful. As well as the genuine relationships between staff and families.

Family Owned

Care, quality and service have been the rock-solid foundation of our business for over 40 years. Our focus has always been the same; the health and happiness of our residents, providing an exemplary level of service, maintaining beautiful, clean and safe buildings, and providing a great place to work for our employees.

We are extremely proud that our staff members average over 5 years’ service within their community. This longevity is extremely rare within our industry, yet experience and stability are probably the most important factors when it comes to resident care and satisfaction.

Our Executive Directors have been with us for over 10 years in each of our four Bay Area locations. They put their hearts and souls into their community. The long lasting and personal relationships they have with residents, families and staff are developed through their trust, caring and understanding.

Knowing our business is all about people; the Berg family management style has always been hands-on and personal. You will see us in each community, providing leadership, talking with and encouraging our staffs and meeting with our residents. We are so happy and proud that our son Jon, who shares our values and goals, has chosen to follow in our footsteps and will lead in years to come.

All of us are continually working to make improvements; be it caregiving, food services, activities, housekeeping, facility maintenance or administration, always with the goal of making our residents’ experiences even more enjoyable. We stand strong, having built our reputation on our premier levels of care and service.

Welcome to El Cerrito Royale and the Berg family. Let us know what we can do for you.

Other Berg Communities

Berg Senior Services offers premier assisted living and memory care in four locations throughout the Bay Area. We are family, “hands-on and involved,” owned and operated. The exceptional and experienced Director at each of our communities has been with us for over 16 years.

Each community is safe and homelike, beautifully decorated with style and distinction, and staffed by caring and creative professionals. Monthly rents include a full array of services such as dining, weekly housekeeping and laundry, scheduled transportation, entertainment, and wellness and recreational activities.

You can have total assurance of the quality of care provided, and peace of mind knowing you or your loved one is in a comfortable, vibrant, safe and loving community. We hope you will come for a visit and let us know what we can do for you.

Concord Royale

Concord Royale Entrance
4230 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521

El Cerrito Royale

Concord Royale Entrance
6510 Gladys Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Moraga Royale

Concord Royale Entrance
1600 Canyon Road
Moraga, CA 94556

Westborough Royale

Concord Royale Entrance
89 Westborough Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080