Aurora Pond Wyoming, MI

Offers Independent Living

36 Reviews
2380 Aurora Pond Dr Sw, Wyoming, MI 49519
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Aurora Pond

October 01, 2020

By Joni

I visited this facility

We looked at Aurora Pond. I just peeked through the window since we couldn't really look because of COVID. The tour was very good. Kristen was very nice and very informative. She was very welcoming, and she was amazing. From what I could tell, the layout looked nice. I think my mother would be happy in that location if she wanted to try and find a place.

December 03, 2019

By Donald

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond was excellent, and it was fairly new. When I arrived, they had entertainment going with a brass band, and I enjoyed that. It seemed to be a very active community. The staff member that showed me around was excellent. They have a library and an exercise room.

Provider Response

Hi Donald, thank you for stopping by to visit our community! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Aurora Pond. Thank you

March 18, 2019

By Janice

I visited this facility

I liked Aurora Pond very much. The meal we had was very good. I saw a room that I liked, which was a small studio. It was just far too expensive for me. The facility looked very nice and the people were nice. The staff took me around and we looked at places and various rooms. She took us into the dining room and set us a meal and that was very nice.

July 23, 2018

By Howard

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond was very nice. They're very helpful and nice. The grounds were nice, and you could walk to a couple of small restaurants there. The whole place was well kept up. They had all different kinds of things to do, like Bible groups and bingo.

November 30, 2017

By Anonymous

I am/was a resident of this facility

Aurora Pond has a large dining area where people get together. It's very good and the staff does a good job. The food has its good and bad times.

Provider Response

Hi there! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad to hear you are enjoying living with us at Aurora Pond. Please reach out to our management team if there is anything you need!

May 31, 2017

By virginia723636

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

My dad moved in three months ago at Aurora Pond. When I was in the crisis of trying to find a place for my dad, they went above and beyond to get him in that day. I was really impressed. The food is excellent, and the staff is very kind, considerate, and super helpful. The rooms were beautiful, and my dad has beautiful windows in his room. It’s very nice and perfect for what we needed. The general manager and the sales lady went above and beyond.

May 22, 2017

By barbara543575

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

My folks moved into a clean, two-bathroom apartment at Aurora Pond last March. The staff is very nice. The food is good. They have activities, but my folks don't participate. It's a bright community.

May 09, 2017

By Joyce632557

I visited this facility

I liked that the independent living at Aurora Pond was in little cottages separate from the main building. They had arts and crafts, an exercise room, entertainment coming in for different programs, social times where they bring a band in, and a shuttle to take residents to the mall or to doctors' appointments.

March 04, 2017

By Lori558512

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond was very good. The staff was awesome and answered every question we had. It was very clean, and the staff looked friendly. Security seemed very good, and the price was good. The girl who gave us the tour told us about the different activities, like exercise classes, and I think they had a small gym.

August 23, 2016

By Michelle T.

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond had separate main floor cottages that were very nice and quite large. They were more like big condos with a garage, two bedrooms, a full kitchen, laundry, and a grassy backyard which was very nice. In the main building for the assisted living, I saw a corner room that I thought was very small and only had a small kitchenette, a living room, a tiny bedroom, and a bath. They had a library there and a salon, different crafts in their crafts room, Wii going on, a pool, and ping pong. They had lots of nice things for people to do. It looked a little run down and a little bit more clinical. The staff was really good, answered all of my questions, and had good paperwork for me to check on. I had an appointment, but I did have to wait for the staff for a little while.

May 22, 2016

By DeniceSXBYY

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond was really nice, and I liked it, but the only downfall was the cost. I liked the size of the rooms. You can get a decent amount of furniture in there, and some of them have showers. It's the first one I considered moving my dad into.

March 28, 2016

By Joyce122674250

I visited this facility

We went through the entire area of Aurora Pond, including the single cottages, which were very nice. It was very nice, and I was impressed with almost everything. There was a lot of ground once you walk around it. The apartments were beautiful. I enjoyed the interview and everything.

December 21, 2015

By Renee30

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond is very beautiful. I was treated by the staff very well during my visit. They showed me one of the rooms that had like a little balcony; it was just wonderful. I wasn’t able to eat there, but from what I could see and smell, I can tell that it was a quality meal that they were serving. They have activities. Definitely, the place is very nice.

October 27, 2015

By Irene27

I visited this facility

I like the Aurora Pond very much, and I would recommend it. It seemed like they are friendly there, and it has more room. It just seemed like a happy place. They have a lot of activities.

August 21, 2015

By Caring111754750

I visited this facility

The very first place we looked at was Aurora Pond. It was older, and the facility wasn’t quite as up to date. It was kind of dark and dingy when you walk through the hallways. It’s just wasn’t appealing. It didn’t fit with what my mother needed, and it was more than what we wanted to pay.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement Home Office. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't choose Aurora Pond for your mom, but I appreciate you sharing sincere feedback. I've passed your review onto our Resident Relations department. You're welcome to call them as well if you have anything else to add. Thank you, Katie

June 30, 2015

By Robert103623550

I am/was a resident of this facility

We are currently living at one of the cottages at Aurora Pond. I have two bedrooms, two beds, a full kitchen, and attached garage; it's like a condo. The security is very adequate, but they need to have better food. They have lots and lots of activities.

May 28, 2015

By Eather

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond is a very beautiful place, but it is quite expensive. They have speakers come in, special holidays, barbecues, programs, pool, and balls. I like the fact that they have little townhouses where you have your own independent space rather than just a hotel or apartment type thing. You have your own private door to go in and out of. They serve three meals -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- which is part of the package. It's a little too steep, but they give really nice service. They cater to you, and they give you all their attention.

May 06, 2015

By Ron45

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond is a very nice place, it is newer, and they are wonderful people. I had nothing but good contact with them whenever I had to talk to them. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Everybody is just really happy. They do Bingo two nights a week, and transportation is readily available at all times, they've got games all the time; they are just as busy as they want to be. I don't have anything that I would change. They are very good, they keep looking in on them, and I don't have a bit of a problem with their security. I'd recommend it to anybody.

March 31, 2015

By Caring103566150

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond has all the amenities I was looking for like transportation. They cook your meals which my parents would need. They need food prepared for them. Even though they are still independent, I wanted transportation for them, so they provide that. The rooms are very adequate. Even down to the one bedroom, I thought it has enough square footage to even get a King in the one bedroom plus the dressers. The bathroom is wide enough to get a wheelchair in there. It is very roomy even though it is one sink. They are very clean. They have housekeeping once a week, and there is a laundry facility. If you have an accident or something, you can always go down and tell somebody in the hall to help cleanup any mess. I think the décor is a little dated on the inside, but other than that, I think it is a great facility.

October 27, 2014

By Caring94338450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We placed my mom in Aurora Pond. She is very happy there. There are two reasons why we chose them: The price was reasonable and the staff is so darn nice. The facility is very nice. It is clean and well kept. It is very convenient. They have activities. They have excursions. They have a van that will take them to various places. They have musicians and comedians and the like come in to entertain people. They also have excellent food. The apartments are larger and nicer than the other facility.

October 27, 2014

By Caring95366350

I visited this facility

The staff at Aurora Pond seemed very caring and interested in everybody's wellbeing. The residents seemed very satisfied and happy. The rooms are very good. They were setup nicely and everybody did their own thing. I would say it was very nice. We had lunch there, and the food was great. The dining room was every nice, and everybody could choose where they wanted to sit.

October 17, 2014

By Caring9869

I visited this facility

Mom loves Aurora Pond, she loves the social aspect of it, and if she were to need further services after independent they do have available if needed. It is probably for people that were more active and social. She loves the place, but she still does a lot of travel and maybe that is reason why she can’t decide yet. They have a little exercise room, a bus that takes residents to place, entertainment, a TV room where they show movies, a piano area, and a beautiful dining room. One of the managers takes us around and she was lovely, wonderful, very engaging, informative, and welcoming.

April 25, 2014

By Caring81473650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Grandmother is a resident of Aurora Pond, and it’s a good place. They do her bedding, they do her food, and they do her housekeeping. We can arrange for elder care if needed, which we are doing right now. It is a positive experience.

March 27, 2014

By Kiemetha

I visited this facility

We really like Aurora Pond. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. Their facility was very nice. The only thing is, the price range is not what Mom could afford. That's the only reason we didn't go with them. The rooms were OK. They have cottages with a kitchen and a separated bedroom as well as a tub. They did not have anything available at the time that had a tub or separated full kitchen. So that's one of the issues that she had. But other than that, I rate them very high.

November 27, 2013

By Caring71357550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I was looking online for a facility and I found Aurora Pond. My father is in there since last August. He loves being here and the experience has been outstanding. I love the service, I love the people, and I'm thrilled with where he is.

October 17, 2013

By Harry14

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved in to Aurora Pond. I chose it because it is close to the area where I lived before and to my church. It is also close to my doctor, the hospital and the cancer clinic. The rooms are very nice and spacious. I really enjoy the exercise class that I have every morning of the week and there are also other activities. I am satisfied with the three meals they prepare for me particularly breakfast. If ever I don't like the main dish, there are other options to choose from. They have two sets of managers, which are two couples and they are both friendly and practically everybody like them. They are relaxed and they kid a little as they mingle with us. They attend to our needs well and I appreciate all four of them. I am very happy with my choice and satisfied with my situation.

October 03, 2013

By Caring70859750

I visited this facility

Aurora Pond was modern, spacious and beautiful. The manager was very helpful.

September 09, 2013

By Caring4683

I visited this facility

The people at Aurora Pond are always nice, polite, and very receptive to us. Everybody has lots of activities there. The food is always good, too.
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Questions about Aurora Pond

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Aurora Pond. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What transportation services does Aurora Pond offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Aurora Pond exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Aurora Pond offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Aurora Pond accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Aurora Pond work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Aurora Pond

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  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2499/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages, Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Garage

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Aurora Pond

Aurora Pond is located in Wyoming, MI, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Aurora Pond for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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