The Bluffs offered my elderly neighbor a comfortable place to stay following the passing of his wife. I was able to visit him without any inconvenience, being buzzed right in and allowed easy access to my friend and neighbor. I expected security to be tighter, but was not at all disappointed to find that it was simple to walk in and meet with a resident (although I understand that could be a concern for those more security-conscious). The lunch he was enjoying during my visit looked tasty, albeit a little boring. His room as well as the luncheon area were clean and modern, although the presence of other inhabitants sometimes wore on him, he admitted. While an old man, my neighbor possessed all his mental faculties and sometimes felt overexposed to those who had succumbed to the mental degradation that comes with age. I know that he was granted the freedom to enjoy activities beyond The Bluffs, which was wonderful considering his interest and connections in the arts. I think this was The Bluffs' true saving grace. It allowed my friend to experience life as he wanted, free from the burdens of a sterile environment and less than ideal company. While he certainly had friends at The Bluffs, the vast majority of his acquaintances resided beyond its walls. Thankfully, he was able to have both the security this assisted living facility provided with the continued access to a life beyond.