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Helpful Resources & Links

Click on each web address to visit their website for further information

AARP (http://www.aarp.org) is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Administration On Aging (www.aoa.gov) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act.

LeadingAge (www.leadingage.org) is focused on advocacy of effective services for seniors including home health, hospice, assisted living, continuing care and more.

Elder Law Answers (www.elderlawanswers.com) supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.

GovBenefits.Gov (www.govbenefits.gov) is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

National Council On Aging (www.ncoa.org) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.

VA.Gov (www.va.gov) explains U.S. Government Veterans’ Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.

 

So what exactly is the difference between life at Town Village and home ownership? Though you might not have given it much thought in the past, there are many benefits to a maintenance-free lifestyle without the hassles of ownership and upkeep. Many people fear that retirement communities come with a lot of negative aspects, and they just can’t picture themselves making the transition. If you’re one of the people who feels that way, we’ve got good news for you! Your lifestyle doesn’t have to change just because your address does. Instead, it can be enhanced for the better. Below are some common concerns potential residents have voiced, and how Town Village provides solutions.

“I don’t have a mortgage now, so paying rent is an expense I don’t need.” 

Having no mortgage on your house is a great feeling, and one you can be proud of! But think about the costs of upkeep, emergency, and routine maintenance that are involved in home ownership…think of things like roof repairs, heating and cooling costs, taxes and insurance, yard work and foundation issues…the list can go on and on. So while you may not have a regular monthly bill on a note, you probably have home maintenance costs that average out to about the same price as a monthly rent, but with the added stress of handling home ownership issues. We encourage you to take advantage of our Cost of Living Comparison Worksheet to compare the value of living at Town Village.

“I don’t want to make a change that will cause me to lose my independence.”

At Town Village, you won’t give up your independence unless you choose to. Rather, once you make the choice to eliminate home maintenance and upkeep, you’ll have so much more time and resources to do what you want to do. Whether it’s a game of golf at your favorite course, lunch with your daughter, an afternoon with your grandkids, a morning walk, or a quiet moment reading a good book…bring your lifestyle with you! We simply provide you with more opportunity to stay involved at whatever level you choose.

“I don’t think I want to live somewhere that’s smaller than where I live now.”

Our selection of residences are some of the largest in the industry, which helps make your transition even easier. While your new home may have fewer square feet than your old one, you’ll find that your space is perfect for your living needs. In addition, having many neighbors close by will help you feel secure, but you won’t have to sacrifice the peace and quiet you’ve always enjoyed.

You’d be surprised what costs you might currently be incurring in your home. Use this worksheet to calculate your actual expenses…you may be surprised just how affordable and rewarding all the inclusive features, services, and amenities of a retirement community can be!

To begin, please select a desired Independent Living residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Town Village reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Town Village
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Town Village.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Town Village
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Town Village Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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To begin, please select a desired Independent Living residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Town Village reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Town Village
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Town Village.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Town Village
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Town Village Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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Based on the information provided, by moving to Town Village you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Potential Monthly Cost of Living Savings

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Potential Annual Cost of Living Savings

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WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER ASSISTED LIVING FOR MY LOVED ONE?

It’s never too early to plan ahead. Look for signs. Your loved one may start losing/gaining weight and not eating properly. Are household chores, stairs or medications becoming difficult to manage? Does your loved one appear to be bored, lonely or less interested in longtime hobbies? Watch for changes in grooming habits and a general lack of enjoyment in life. All could be indications your loved one would benefit from day-to-day assistance.

WHAT EXACTLY IS AN ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY?

Assisted living offers seniors an opportunity to remain independent while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. It is a great option when 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, such as a nursing home environment, is not required, but just a little daily help is needed.
Activities of daily living include tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, self-administration of medications, or the administration of medications and more. The staff may also assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry—whatever the resident needs to keep feeling independent as long as possible.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLAN A MOVE TO TOWN VILLAGE?

When your loved one can take part in the decision—not after a health concern arises, putting everyone in crisis-management mode. With activities, outings, dining, and fitness programs to keep your loved one active, it’s easier to maintain health, self-reliance, and a positive outlook on life.

CAN MY LOVED ONE BRING A PET?

Yes! If needed, Town Village offers a specialized pet care package to offer assistance to our residents that would like to bring their pet to live with them. The care package includes feeding and giving water to the pet, taking care of the litter box for cats or walking the dog, playtime and routine grooming.

HOW DO I CONVINCE MY LOVED ONE IT’S TIME TO MOVE?

Seniors frequently have concerns about giving up their independent lifestyle for a move to a retirement community. Explain the benefits of moving. Town Village offers the best of both worlds: a private apartment in a beautiful community that feels safe and secure with unparalleled amenities, a caring staff and on-site access to the assistance and programming they need every day.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ANSWERS TO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE PLEASE CALL US AT (888) 431-7814

Resources - click for more information

Helpful Resources & Links

Click on each web address to visit their website for further information

AARP (http://www.aarp.org) is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Administration On Aging (www.aoa.gov) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act.

LeadingAge (www.leadingage.org) is focused on advocacy of effective services for seniors including home health, hospice, assisted living, continuing care and more.

Elder Law Answers (www.elderlawanswers.com) supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.

GovBenefits.Gov (www.govbenefits.gov) is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

National Council On Aging (www.ncoa.org) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.

VA.Gov (www.va.gov) explains U.S. Government Veterans’ Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.

 

Home Ownership vs. Retirement Living - click for more information

So what exactly is the difference between life at Town Village and home ownership? Though you might not have given it much thought in the past, there are many benefits to a maintenance-free lifestyle without the hassles of ownership and upkeep. Many people fear that retirement communities come with a lot of negative aspects, and they just can’t picture themselves making the transition. If you’re one of the people who feels that way, we’ve got good news for you! Your lifestyle doesn’t have to change just because your address does. Instead, it can be enhanced for the better. Below are some common concerns potential residents have voiced, and how Town Village provides solutions.

“I don’t have a mortgage now, so paying rent is an expense I don’t need.” 

Having no mortgage on your house is a great feeling, and one you can be proud of! But think about the costs of upkeep, emergency, and routine maintenance that are involved in home ownership…think of things like roof repairs, heating and cooling costs, taxes and insurance, yard work and foundation issues…the list can go on and on. So while you may not have a regular monthly bill on a note, you probably have home maintenance costs that average out to about the same price as a monthly rent, but with the added stress of handling home ownership issues. We encourage you to take advantage of our Cost of Living Comparison Worksheet to compare the value of living at Town Village.

“I don’t want to make a change that will cause me to lose my independence.”

At Town Village, you won’t give up your independence unless you choose to. Rather, once you make the choice to eliminate home maintenance and upkeep, you’ll have so much more time and resources to do what you want to do. Whether it’s a game of golf at your favorite course, lunch with your daughter, an afternoon with your grandkids, a morning walk, or a quiet moment reading a good book…bring your lifestyle with you! We simply provide you with more opportunity to stay involved at whatever level you choose.

“I don’t think I want to live somewhere that’s smaller than where I live now.”

Our selection of residences are some of the largest in the industry, which helps make your transition even easier. While your new home may have fewer square feet than your old one, you’ll find that your space is perfect for your living needs. In addition, having many neighbors close by will help you feel secure, but you won’t have to sacrifice the peace and quiet you’ve always enjoyed.

Cost of Living Comparison - click for more information

You’d be surprised what costs you might currently be incurring in your home. Use this worksheet to calculate your actual expenses…you may be surprised just how affordable and rewarding all the inclusive features, services, and amenities of a retirement community can be!

To begin, please select a desired Independent Living residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Town Village reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Town Village
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Town Village.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Town Village
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Town Village Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
${{userTotal | number:2}} ${{floorplan | number:2}}
Total Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses (Per Month Averages) ${{preTotal | number:2}} Included
Total Monthly Cost of Living ${{total | number:2}} ${{floorplan | number:2}}

Based on the information provided, by moving to Town Village you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Potential Monthly Cost of Living Savings

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Potential Annual Cost of Living Savings

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To begin, please select a desired Independent Living residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Town Village reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Town Village
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Town Village.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Town Village
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Town Village Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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Total Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses (Per Month Averages) ${{preTotal | number:2}} Included
Total Monthly Cost of Living ${{total | number:2}} ${{floorplan | number:2}}

Based on the information provided, by moving to Town Village you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Potential Monthly Cost of Living Savings

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Potential Annual Cost of Living Savings

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Frequently Asked Questions - click for more information

WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER ASSISTED LIVING FOR MY LOVED ONE?

It’s never too early to plan ahead. Look for signs. Your loved one may start losing/gaining weight and not eating properly. Are household chores, stairs or medications becoming difficult to manage? Does your loved one appear to be bored, lonely or less interested in longtime hobbies? Watch for changes in grooming habits and a general lack of enjoyment in life. All could be indications your loved one would benefit from day-to-day assistance.

WHAT EXACTLY IS AN ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY?

Assisted living offers seniors an opportunity to remain independent while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. It is a great option when 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, such as a nursing home environment, is not required, but just a little daily help is needed.
Activities of daily living include tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, self-administration of medications, or the administration of medications and more. The staff may also assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry—whatever the resident needs to keep feeling independent as long as possible.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLAN A MOVE TO TOWN VILLAGE?

When your loved one can take part in the decision—not after a health concern arises, putting everyone in crisis-management mode. With activities, outings, dining, and fitness programs to keep your loved one active, it’s easier to maintain health, self-reliance, and a positive outlook on life.

CAN MY LOVED ONE BRING A PET?

Yes! If needed, Town Village offers a specialized pet care package to offer assistance to our residents that would like to bring their pet to live with them. The care package includes feeding and giving water to the pet, taking care of the litter box for cats or walking the dog, playtime and routine grooming.

HOW DO I CONVINCE MY LOVED ONE IT’S TIME TO MOVE?

Seniors frequently have concerns about giving up their independent lifestyle for a move to a retirement community. Explain the benefits of moving. Town Village offers the best of both worlds: a private apartment in a beautiful community that feels safe and secure with unparalleled amenities, a caring staff and on-site access to the assistance and programming they need every day.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ANSWERS TO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE PLEASE CALL US AT (888) 431-7814