Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

Offers Independent Living

26 Reviews
18626 Spanish Garden Drive , Sun City West, AZ 85375
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

May 24, 2021

By B.O.

I visited this facility

We visited Solstice in Sun City, and we weren't really all that impressed. It seemed to be kind of old; it just didn't please us. The staff was great; she did a good job. They invited us to come back for dinner some night, but we didn't go. I have to look at their folder because I don't really remember about the amenities.

November 23, 2020

By Trish

I visited this facility

I toured Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West. It looked very attractive, very nice, the apartment was small, but I expected that. The rooms were smaller than I thought they would be perhaps, but the view from the living room and bedroom were delightful. The staff was very kind and very helpful. The entry area was attractive. It has a great location, near things you can go to and enjoy, or a shopping standpoint and entertainment standpoint. We passed a couple of people that lived there and they seemed very pleasant people too.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our community! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour of Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West, and we hope you will visit us again soon.

November 09, 2020

By Jan

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom is a resident of Solstice Senior Living at Sun City. We chose it because it's a little cheaper and the staff is great. The food is good, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and they do everything for you. It is a beautiful place, well kept, and clean. They have a lot of activities. If you want to partake, there are all kinds that is going on. It's a great place and I would recommend it to anybody.

April 28, 2020


I am/was a resident of this facility

I have moved into Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West. We are on lockdown now, but I do feel safe and comfortable. I don't know about the food because we haven't had the dining room open since I moved in. I have an apartment. It has a kitchen with a stove and a fridge. It also has a living room, a dedicated bedroom, and a bathroom. It is almost like a large hotel. They have activities, but they're closed down now. A lot of things are done differently than normal. It is reasonable and it is all under one roof. I could go to the washroom, the trashroom, the dining room, or to wherever I need without stepping outside. In Arizona, for me, that's an advantage because I don't have to go out and walk. The staff members are very friendly and very cooperative. We are getting food sent up to our apartments three times during the day and everything is in a to-go box. The food doesn't look very appetizing, but it is pretty good.

April 13, 2020

By Ginnie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The staff at Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West has been great and we've had no issues there. When my grandmother first arrived there, they were still able to go to the dining room and the food is great. Now since they're locked down, the staff is delivering food to the rooms and the food is now sub-par but it's understandable. They're really trying their best. So lately since the residents have been quarantined to their rooms the food isn't that great but it was great before. She's on a low-sodium diet as per her doctor but there are really no options for her at the moment. Normally, they have games, she really likes the library, the activities are no issue at all. Her room is very nice, pretty bright and open. The rest of the community is a bit banged up with lots of dents where you could see things that hit the walls, paint that needs to be redone and things that don't match. The aesthetics probably needs to be updated and repainted. Her apartment in particular is great though.

March 19, 2020

By Ron

I visited this facility

I partially moved into Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West, but I'm not completely living there yet. I chose it because it was available, I took a tour, everything seemed okay, and the price was reasonable. I tried the meals, and they seemed to be okay. I think the hallways were dim and dull, not bright. They only have transportation 2 days a week, and around 4 hours in the day. The outside appearance looked rundown and needs some maintenance, but it was clean. The dining area was spacious and a bit brighter.

October 08, 2019

By Karen

I visited this facility

We chose Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West for Mom because of its location, proximity to us, and the activities that they offer. The staff was nice. We saw one-bedroom apartments. The food was great. They have Wii bowling, they have a Coca Cola room (that was really cool), a gym, and a spa. They have everything there. The staff was nice and very accommodating. It's a little bit of an older building.

April 04, 2019

By Leroy

I visited this facility

The rooms at Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West were very nice. The staff had great personality, great attitude and was very helpful. The dining area was on the first floor and it looked comfortable. Things seemed very well managed there. The facility was well maintained and clean.

October 31, 2018

By Tom

I visited this facility

My visit to Solstice at Sun City West was fine. It just didn't meet our needs; the kitchen is very small. The room is basically a small apartment. The staff members seem to get along fine with everybody. The dining area is fine too. The exercise room is very small; they only have a couple of pieces of equipment. The parking is fine.

February 28, 2018

By Robert

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West (formerly The Madison) was a nice place. It had gardens, a swimming pool, workout centers, very nice cafeteria/dining room, a lot of extra rooms here and there, and a library. During the last year of Mom's life, she was pretty demented, but she enjoyed going down eating, she would take some walks here and there, and she kind of kept to herself. The food was good. I was pretty impressed with the place. People were in the library, outside enjoying the outdoors, and a lot were in the dining room. There were all sorts of people visiting such as different singers, people reading poetry, and entertainment. There was something going on all the time. The staff was very helpful.

March 04, 2017

By Sherry201477

I visited this facility

I was very pleased with their thorough programs and activities. It was very nice. I liked the recreation program.

January 03, 2017

By Lori088252

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The food and activities seem very good. They have plenty to do every day. The amenities are nice; they have a pool and a restaurant, and then another eating area under a covered patio overlooking the pool area. They have a koi pond and nice greenery. My mother-in-law likes to walk a lot since she's an outdoor person, so this community is really the best one. She lives in an apartment and has a very small kitchen with a stove and oven. She can cook, but if it gets to where it's not safe for her to, the stove and oven can be turned off.

November 23, 2016

By Franki464770

I visited this facility

It is very upscale and very modern. The environment is very nice and very clean. It's a place you'd want to be.

May 17, 2015

By Anonymous106763250

I visited this facility

They had nice gardens. As I recall, there was a walkway between the independent living and the assisted living. I think it was quite amazing that the people who work there seemed like they really enjoy their jobs. We were invited to have lunch, and it was very nice. It looked like the meal was well planned. It was quite good. The facility was a little small as far as the living area, but other than that it seemed quite adequate. The rooms were fairly small. They had a balcony at one end so you could sit outside.

May 12, 2015

By Caring105737350

I visited this facility

It is very nice; I like the facility in general. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are very nice. They have most everything: exercise, swimming, bowling, trips to the casino, and limousine rides to wherever they need to go. We just felt more comfortable with it.

October 22, 2014

By Astrid1

I visited this facility

The chef made the food more interesting here than all the other places. They are well trained and have interesting ideas. The staff called everybody by their names and knew something about the residents. They have nice apartments but like the other places, they were kind of small. They have many activities for the day and they have a calendar for the month. For the men, they’ve got poker and they showed movies every evening. They took them on walks, they had outings to local shopping or to places interesting to see. I’m hoping to move in in 4-6 weeks.

January 17, 2014

By Caring72186150

I visited this facility

What I like about the community is that it's local. I live in Sun City West and some of the people I know live there. Also the amenities of the community are open to their residents there, and that's something I like. I also like going to the library and getting books, water exercises and water walking, etc., and these are the things that are open to me as well. They did have activities that I was interested in. They would play cards, bingo, they would have field trips and if you want to go to a store, that can be arranged, etc. It was certainly an active community. The staff was very friendly and very cordial. They have been sending me newsletter to show their amenities and all the busy things they do. They also showed me their menus of what they serve. I ate there and the food was very good. The dining room was very nice and there's lot of choices. If you didn't see anything you like, there is also another menu with stuff that people usually eat, e.g., a hamburger goes always. It's very nice. My friend has an apartment there and it's very nice. She likes it. She seems to be happy there. She hasn't been there very long, yet she's fitting in. She has met some of her neighbors that live on the same hall as she does. They have been very nice to her and cordial and have had lunch with her.

July 24, 2013

By Caring071601

I visited this facility

The staff is extremely helpful and very friendly. The transportation people are wonderful. The food is good and they have a chef on staff. Everybody who works there know all the residents, their doctor's appointment and it works out really well. There are plenty of activities, about five or six a day.
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Questions about Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We have a wonderful group of residents that make up our population. We have those that our enjoy life completely independent and take advantage of our care-free lifestyle. Others utilize some of the wonderful home health organizations to help make their lives easier with daily tasks. The average age of the community is approximately 85; however, with a larger community such as we have it makes for a diverse grouping. At our community we pride ourselves in offering approximately 8 activities daily and multiple musical acts throughout each month. Activities ranges from bingo and card games, to art and exercise courses to a happy hour.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We are conveniently located next to many restaurants and shops (some literally across the street). In addition, we are under 5 minutes away from Sun City West Recreation Center. In addition, all residents receive a complimentary Sun City West Recreation Card (value over $400) which grants access to golf courses, swimming pools, a bowling alley, ballroom dancing, a auto restoration club, metal shop, radio club, and much more. We are also less than 5 minutes away from Banner Del Web Hospital and multiple medical centers, doctors offices, pharmacies, and specialists.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West has organized?

In coordination with our Vibrant Life program, we do outings (utilizing our transportation team) to various restaurants, the symphony, and even spring training baseball games. Past outings have included trips to museums, Lake Pleasant, and more.

What transportation services does Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West offer to independent living residents?

Our community provides scheduled transportation three days per week and Sunday church service. During the three days of weekly service, we have two shopping days and one for medical appointments. We utilize a bus with a chair lift as well as a sedan. We offer this complimentary service within an approximate range of 10 miles. We sometimes have scheduled trips to specific restaurants and other events that residents may sign up for as well.

What makes the chef or dining program at Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

We pride ourselves on the strength of our food program. Our Culinary Services Director, Andy Morales, has been with us for 7 years and our longest tenured server has been with us since 1988! Every resident is entitled to three meals every day. We also feature snacks throughout the day and special events like BBQ's and car shows that also have complimentary food for residents. Our program features menu items ranging from comfort food to prime rib. From day-to day, the cuisine can be American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and more. We always have a salad bar at all meals as well as an alternative menu available just in case. We don't have enough space to list the desserts. Our dining hall is open for approximately 2 hours per meal and there is no assigned seating. The services staff is very attentive and become close to our residents.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We are fortunate that our community has many places for residents to enjoy. We have an amazing koi pond and waterfall on property as well as a heated pool and indoor spa. Other areas include multiple game rooms, a billiard room, cinema room, and our very popular Coca-Cola themed room for bingo and other activities. We also have a large "fireside" room where we have our indoor concerts and even a greenhouse to participate in when the weather is right. We also have a large fitness room which features recumbent machines, treadmills, free weights, and even an pneumatic series of machines that use air power instead of changing plates or bands.

What safety features or security measures does Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West offer to independent living residents?

All residents are issued a complimentary Greatcall emergency pendant. This device runs on cell phone technology and can be used throughout the US. It is waterproof, can be uploaded with a residents medical history, and has a GPS tracking feature. In addition, we have a concierge on duty from 6:30am to 7:30pm.

If Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Our residents love their animals. We understand how important it can be to have a four legged companion. There are many areas, such as our courtyard, were residents can walk their dog. We do have a pet policy in place for the benefit for all residents.

Does Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Though the staff of our community does not offer medical or home health assistance; we do have organization with offices and staff right here in our building. All Care Services can help provide residents services from simple medication management to bathing and other needs. Each resident is typically given a custom plan to keep costs down. Many residents sign up with these groups and do not use them daily; rather they sign up just in case they need help when they are not feeling good, etc. Also, we are proud to have a small division of Sante Rehabilitation in our building for those that need help when returning from the hospital and more. They have been able to help many residents recover in the comfort of their home.

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Services and Amenities of Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee Cost: 2000
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1889/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Diabetic
  • Kosher
  • Low Fat
  • Special Diets
  • Low Salt
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Companion Care
  • Personal Care Assistants
  • In Home Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Payment options

  • Credit Card
  • Check
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About Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

Independent living is just that, you live independently enjoying the company of your friends and neighbors while we provide the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more. We believe you have earned the right to a care-free lifestyle. Let us do the daily chores so you can do the daily fun!

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