I live in Indian River Estates and I am quite happy with my senior living situation. I am very pleased with where I am. It is a CCRC, and it has all three levels of care. They are extremely interested in taking care of their residents. The food's good and the price is comfortable.
I was fortunate enough to find what I wanted. It's a 2-bedroom on the first floor with a patio and it's 85% complete. They had planned to use this as a model to show to prospective residents, but since I was willing to buy it, and agreed to the improvements that they have made, they sold it to me and now they are remodelling another one.
There are so many activities, they cover full page. I am interested in the art program so let's start with that. We have a weekly open studio where we can just go and paint and talk to each other. Once every 2 weeks we have an instructor come in from the local artists' association and she instructs the class. That means every week I have a class, so every 2 weeks. I have 2 classes. So that's good for me. They have a fitness and wellness center where they have all the equipment and I go there 3 mornings a week and there's a fitness instructor, 2 of them as a matter of fact, one is on the East Area, and the other one is on the West Area. They have activities that go on all the time that I don't take part in, bridge, choir and singing programs, studio and acting which, they have a full library which is stocked with daily newspapers, books, videos and computers, they have a directory which is very nice and there are pictures so you get to know people.
One meal a day is included, most people will take the meal but not everyday because we have a bistro where we have a salad bar, drinks, deserts, and they cook something for you right there, you can get sandwiches, you can get a hamburger or whatever they're cooking in the dining room that night, you can get that at the bistro as well and that's more affordable.
The staff is excellent.