Over the past few months, I toured numerous retirement communities within 2o miles of Pomperaug Woods with my dad as he started to consider the idea of moving from his condo after the loss of my mom. Some were just rental communities but more were with the financial arrangement of Pomperaug where there is a "buy in" that you get mostly back when you leave the apartment. The monthly rent at Pomperaug was very affordable and even after we calculated the money we had to put down, it was more financially feasible in the long run to go this route than paying 5-7K/mth or more at the others. After the tours, lunches (food varied widely), meeting residents on the visits, looking at apartment floor plans, amenities, and looking closely at the financial end, we selected Pomperaug. Our dad is late 80's, active, healthy, loves playing bridge, socializing, still drives, and by far he felt most "at home" at Pomperaug. We were able to fit all his favorite furniture in his one bdrm "Putnam" including his drop leaf table, living room set, entertainement center, and in the bedroom, bed, two dressers, bedside table, and his desk comfortably. The apt has a walk in closet which they double racked for him, a stackable washer dryer, and beautiful kitchen, it is a terrific apartment! The welcoming committee has already been up to meet him, the staff has been incredible and made the move seamless, the food is great, and we all agree we made the right choice. I live in Michigan but have already planned a visit in July because I want to hang out there and meet my dads new friends! Pomperaug Woods is a gem.