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.
Pomperaug Woods was very nice and was basically apartment living. There was a computer room, a library, and get-together rooms, plus programs and visiting music groups and lecturers. The residents were very nice and seemed to like it there. The place was very clean, orderly, attractive, and surrounded by green space.
Pomperaug Woods was fairly nice. The people there were friendly. The apartments were attractive. There were a lot of activities on the calendar. They have a senior art show every year. The artwork is from seniors over seventy, both from the residents and other seniors from around the state. They didn't have a pool there, but they would pay a membership fee to a local hotel pool for people who wanted to use it. They would also pay golf fees for people who wanted to play golf off their site. We had lunch there and the food was very nice. Lastly, the price is just comparable to the other places we visited.
Pomperaug Woods was a classic casual living facility. It's airy and open. The units were smaller but very lovely. Their campuses were much more limited so that you were nearer to the dining room and the activities. They have a culinary institute person as their head chef. The people were very friendly. They interact within the town. They even had an art exhibit of art by the people that were over 65. They had an option of New York trips.
This community has everything! Set in beautiful grounds, Pomperaug Woods has apartments of different sizes, serves restaurant-quality food and provides a broad range of activities to suit people with varying physical abilities. Regardless of his or her position, every staff member addresses each residents by name, often within 24 hours of the resident moving in. If a staff member notices that a resident appears to be unwell the nursing staff can be notified very quickly through an inter-com system.
Pomperaug Woods is a continuing care retirement community in Southbury, CT that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. Contact Pomperaug Woods for more details on CCRC housing and rates.