Vivante on the Coast, a luxury retirement community in Costa Mesa’s Westside, recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The award-winning 185-unit complex at 1640 Monrovia Ave. opened in October 2013 and is now home to more than 160 residents, according to a news release. The 7-acre campus houses people ages 62 and older and includes a “memory care” wing for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

“When we imagined the type of community we wanted to create, it included a lively atmosphere, fantastic food and entertainment and, most importantly, happy residents in a welcoming place for families and grandkids to visit,” Cory Alder, president of Nexus Development, Vivante’s developer, said in a statement. “We’ve achieved all of this and more in our very first year.”

The community had its anniversary party Oct. 23. Its amenities include daily iPad classes, art shows and a garden used by the in-house culinary team.

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