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You can eat anything you want all day long at the Arbors at Port Warwick, there are no set eating times, and the menu also changes daily. They will also take you anywhere you want at anytime. The other places I looked at will only take you twice a week to the doctor, and they had set eating times where everyone had to sit down at around the same time; that is not going to play for adults. So those are the 2 kickers why we chose this place. For me, it is beautiful, the meals are good, and my folks are happy. Everything is clean and safe. They even have done the laundry for them. They would do anything for you, but the big kickers are transportation and the meal that is available at anytime. My parents have been there since Thursday and are moving into their permanent apartment tomorrow. My folks are loving them, and my father -- who’s got a measure of dementia -- has already commented repeatedly about how good they are. They are extremely accommodating. My mom and dad were used to eating something for breakfast, so they went down one day for breakfast and asked if they could have it. They said you sure can and made it for them. None of the other places will do that, but very small set menu and set eating times, and if you missed the eating time you were out of lack.
I live up the street from The Arbors at Port Warwick. I visited someone there plus I’ve gone there for meetings. It’s a high end place. It’s a very nice facility, and it’s not cheap either. The living and the location is very nice. They have many things for people to do. They have a nice workout facility. They have dinners, lunches, and a place for people to come and visit for lunch. They also have a bus that takes them to different places. It’s right in the center of everything. They can go shopping right in there.
The Arbors was more money that I wanted to spend, but it was very, very nice because that's a very expensive area. The staff was very, very pleasant and very helpful. They have a dining room, and that's one of the things I didn't like about it. I tend to make something and eat it for the next 4 days. I am diabetic, so I eat 4 or 5 meals a day. I didn't like the central dining room concept. It didn't work for me.
They had real nice activities. They had bingo; they had pool. They had all kinds of stuff. They had a book club. I like that they allow pets because I have my dog, and secondly, I like the idea that they have flexible meals. You can actually go down at 11 o'clock at night and get a snack.
The Arbors at Port Warwick LLC is an independent living community in Newport News, VA designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact The Arbors at Port Warwick LLC for more details on housing, services, and rates.