I lived in Cromwell House for over 5 years. I left recently because I decided to live with my children in order to spend more time with them.While I was living at Cromwell House I can say it was an enjoyable experience.The other residents are very friendly and soon became like family.The staff is amazing.They also became like family.They are personable, kind hearted, friendly, and fun people.The activity director makes sure that there is something to participate in everyday.They throw parties on holidays, and sometimes for no reason at all.Everyone brings dishes and it's always just a good time.The activities were one of my favorite parts about living at Cromwell House.Also, I don't drive so the community bus always came in handy.And don't worry, it's totally free of charge.The bus driver takes you to doctor's appointments, shopping stores, and grocery stores and Tuesdays we go on field trips.I loved my one bdrm apartment which was plenty of space for me.I had my own kitchen, plenty of closet and cabinet space and also a huge bathroom. It was just enough space for me to maintain and didn't have to do too much cleaning.It didn't take very long to decorate just how I wanted.Plus my electricity bill was very low, not even $50!And at Cromwell House you don't even have to pay for cable.They provide it for you.I saved so much money living there it was unbelievable.And there was one time I had an accident and fell, and I couldn't get up, they have these pull cords in the bathroom and bedroom and they send help for you.Cromwell House was a very memorable and happy experience for me.All seniors 55 and over looking for a nice place to live, CALL CROMWELL HOUSE. You won't regret it.
I used to live at Cromwell House Apartments, and I enjoyed living there. They were working with me at the time I was on disability, so it was good. The people who worked there were very kind and helpful. The environment they have changed and renovated it, and it is updated -- beautiful building, beautiful lobby -- but I have not seen the apartments. The only holdback with me with the apartments was you have to go through your bedroom to get to the bathroom. They have an activity coordinator, and she does onsite and also offsite activities where they have a van and a bus that you can use to go for shopping or to your doctors' appointments, which was very nice because everybody there doesn't drive. You have your own kitchen, so you cook your own meals unless we had a party or something like that, then we all gather, and we will bring in the dishes.
Cromwell may not be the best place for my mother, but the price is within our range for now and we try to make do with what we have. The staff is not at all friendly, but they're okay. They do what they have to do. They are there to make a living. This facility should have more professional people at the front desk and not so much as just being a job from day to day, but actual people living there and not just a paycheck. I can't say that I don't understand, but everybody there is someone's mother, sister, or something like that.
Cromwell House Apartments is an independent living community in Norfolk, VA designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact Cromwell House Apartments for more details on housing, services, and rates.