Offers Independent Living
Reviews of The Rockwood
Independent Living Reviews for The Rockwood
February 17, 2021
I am/was a resident of this facility
September 03, 2016
I visited this facility
June 22, 2016
I visited this facility
Thank you for visiting with The Rockwood. We are glad you felt the charm and character of our 88 year old building. We are happy to be celebrating our 10 year birthday this year as a senior community! I understand what you saw in the bathrooms. Being on the historical registry our building retains its classical English Tudor style including its pedestal sinks and chrome mirrored medicine cabinets. Thank goodness for companies like Organized Living and Bed, Bath and Beyond. They have great organizational products that create storage under pedestal sinks with beautiful glass and chrome shelving. You also have the option of storage above your toilet and across from the toilet on the wall. When the building was built in 1928, closets were not important to most people. But, the 10 foot tall ceilings allowed them to use their armoires to store clothing and whatnot. Today, that still holds true. With companies like IKEA and antique stores all around St. Louis, our residents have adapted an old tradition for modern times. Granted, they all do have closets, but nothing near what our modern standards say is adequate for our current obsession with clothes. We actually do not have vans for transportation unless we have a large outing that a majority of our Residents are attending. We have a Cadillac that our driver uses for transportation. Well over half of our Residents still drive on a daily basis, so there is not a need for anything bigger than what we have. But in time, if our Residents all stop driving, we will definitely upgrade to bigger transportation methods. Thanks again for touring and also posting a review. We hope others will get to see the charm and elegance of being at The Rockwood.
May 12, 2016
I visited this facility
Thank you for visiting the Rockwood. The Rockwood is definitely an older building. It was built in 1928. As far as being updated, the building was restored in 2006 with all new plumbing, electric, call systems, fire systems, central air and heat. During that process though, they restored it back to its 1930's grandeur. It has beautiful new kitchens and restored bathrooms. Original restored hardwood floors throughout. All dark oak moldings and doors. The tall ten foot ceilings and six foot tall windows help balance out the oak. So yes, it looks old but because it's on the National Historic Registry and maintains its original English Tudor style and beauty. We understand many like the newer, bigger buildings, which is perfectly okay. Our Residents love the classic Bed & Breakfast feel of our building. It's not an institutional or facility feel, it's a feeling of being home.
Questions about The Rockwood
Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Rockwood . What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
The Rockwood is a 62+ Independent Community. The youngest we have here is 67 with the oldest at 95. The majority fall between 75-85 years old. They all have a wide range of activities and interests that make this community a fun place to be.
What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?
Out the front doors of the Rockwood, you will find 12 restaurants, 5 churches, 5 banks, and many walkable retail shops to check out and enjoy.
What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Rockwood has organized?
The Rockwood takes in each month all of the great museums, shows, festivals, parties, and whatever our Residents come up with. We are a very active community and our Residents love that we can cater to most of what they love to do.
What transportation services does The Rockwood offer to independent living residents?
The Rockwood has a 15 passenger shuttle bus. More than half of our Residents still drive and they are welcome to go wherever, whenever. But if they want to join in with their friends, they are more than welcome to ride along with us. Our activity calendar is all based on transportation. There is FREE personal transportation, as well as scheduled.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Rockwood exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?
The Rockwood has its' own Gourmet Chef and Sous Chef who serve non-processed foods that are tasty and nutritional. The chefs provide four course meals each night. Two nights a week we have our Social Hour buffet which is catered in from one of the restaurants in the area. Residents enjoy serving themselves and hanging out with their friends. Sundays have one big brunch at noon. Expanded continental breakfast is offered Mon-Sat. The Rockwood is known for it's food!
What common areas are available for independent living residents?
The Rockwood has its' Dining Room, Club Room and Family Room all available to all Residents at all times. We host a wide variety of activities in each of these rooms. Our Residents are welcome to use any of these rooms to host their own parties or play games with their friends. Exercise classes are held in the Club Room and large foyer.
What safety features or security measures does The Rockwood offer to independent living residents?
The Rockwood has Concierge staff 24/7. They do security rounds every two hours to check for locked doors, lights on and check on Residents who may be ill. We have an in-house emergency system that allows Residents to alert the staff in case of any emergencies. Check-in buttons, emergency fall buttons, portable alert boxes and pendants are all hooked in to our emergency system that alerts our concierge beepers so they know who needs assistance and where they are located at the time.
If The Rockwood accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
The Rockwood is pet friendly. Cats are okay and dogs 25 pounds and less are approved for living here. We don't want anyone to have to part with their fur babies!
Does The Rockwood work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?
As an Independent community, we take great care in knowing what Home Health agencies there are and which will work well with our Residents. They are welcome to hire whoever they want to hire, but we have a few that we refer to our Residents. Each has its' own specialties and can help our Residents with different aspects of their care. We will not make our Residents move if they have adequate care for their needs. We are even okay with hospice care. They can stay here until the end of days. It's their home, they should enjoy it as long as they can!!
Costs for The Rockwood
Cost of Independent Living
Services and Amenities of The Rockwood
- All Inclusive Rent
- Independent Living Starting At: $3300/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchens
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Room Service For Meals
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Financing Advice
- Minimum Age: 62
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
About The Rockwood
Welcome to The Rockwood, a St Louis Retirement Community for active adults age 62 or better who love tree-lined streets, sidewalk cafes and nearby shops. Located in the heart of Historic Old Webster, The Rockwood brings exceptional retirement living to one of St. Louis' finest neighborhoods.
You'll love the convenience of The Rockwood retirement community where you really are steps away from shops, restaurants, banking and more. While our location is outstanding, it's our Style and Service that set us apart. The Rockwood's apartment homes and amenities have elegant style with the charm of yesterday and all the comforts of today. And our personalized Services are second to none.
With just 29 apartments, you get to know your neighbors and our staff will deliver services that meet your individual needs. At The Rockwood, our days revolve around your schedule not oursGet Costs