I live in a CCRC, and I’m totally happy with it. Oak Hammond at the University of Florida is wonderful. They have all different kinds of living here. I live in a free standing house. If anything happens in the house, I call maintenance and they come right away to fix it. They have four models of houses ranging from 1700ft to 2300ft, and they have 16 models of apartments ranging from the Section C to 2300ft. The fees depend upon the unit you have. It includes a certain amount of meals, and the price of the food is a cost because they pay the help and the cooks and everything, but that’s part of your monthly maintenance.
We have three areas to dine in --two dining rooms and a grill; one dining room has lower lights, the other has brighter lights. They’re both quite large, they have tablecloths, napkins, chairs on rollers, a couple of tables for four, a few for two, and each dining room has two tables for eight people. They have IORs that’s continuing learning and retirement, they have professors from the university, and they do regular courses; anybody from town can come just to pay a small fee to come to the classes. Every Friday night, they have a movie, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts, and if we have tickets to go to anything in town, they will drive us there.
They allowed pets. I have two dogs, and you can use university facilities. They have a vet that comes once a month, and we have a dentist three days a week on the premises who is wonderful and has every new modern thing if ever wanted from a dentist. They have a nurse practitioner every day and a phlebotomist twice a week. There’s a wood working shop. We have quite a few people who have vegetable garden in plots. We have field trips, kayaking, biking, and we go to other towns. We’re going to a big cat rescue in Tampa next month.