The knolls is actually two facilities- a larger retirement community with small, independent living condominiums and a single assisted living facility. I inhabit the former. The grounds are clean and well-kept, and the buildings are handsome and homey. The community looks just like a regular condo development, which I think is important because except for one limitation that's all I need. I don't want to feel like I have to live somewhere special. At the same time it's good to know people can help quickly if something goes wrong. The Knolls actually offers a great many activities and classes. I sort of feel like these are for people who don't have hobbies, or friends, or a job (I'm only sixty-five so yes, I still work) But I attended a few to make my daughter happy. They seemed alright. What's really valuable in this regard is the sense of community- since most of the Knolls is run like a regular neighborhood, I've gotten to know quite a few of the people who live around me. I didn't think I'd be happy in a community of just older people, but I'll admit it's nice to be around folks who remember all the same bands and TV shows I do.
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About The Knolls of Oxford
The Knolls of Oxford is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. with a history of more than 160 years of serving older adults. Situated on a beautiful 85- acre campus, our community offers 94 villas, 28 assisted living apartments , a 62 - bed nursing facility and rehabilitation center. The Knolls of Oxford has convenient access to restaurants, shopping, physicians' offices, places of worship, parks,and local events and activities provided at Miami University. The affiliation between The Knolls and Miami University makes this a great community to retire in.
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