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Engaging Lifestyle

People are out and about and are engaging with each other – and you
The Wellness Center is well-staffed and in use
Many of the residents match your level of function and energy

Getting Around

Immediate area has plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities nearby
Campus has internal and external shuttle services
Convenience shopping is within walking distance
Mass transit is available
Hospitals and health care professionals are nearby

Campus Grounds

Well-maintained grounds and building exteriors and interiors
Plenty of walkways – both open and covered – from residences to main buildings
Plenty of well-maintained common spaces and rooms to meet and gather
Resident events and programs are displayed in multiple areas – and they interest you
Apartments in the personal care/assisted living and health care neighborhoods are well-maintained

Residential Living Spaces

Updated residences or community is renovating and will share renovation plans
Residences have assistive features such as grab bars
Rooms are bright and spacious enough for your furniture
Parking is adequate


Friendly staff – and not just in the Marketing Office
Staffing levels are adequate – particularly in assisted living and health care
Staff is dressed and speaks professionally
Staff members answer questions knowledgeably and are enthusiastic about their work

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