I went to see the Summit at Eastwyck. It was beautiful and if I had to go to a place, I would move there in a minute. Driving up, I was just really so impressed with the grounds and how they were kept up. You can tell a lot about a place by how they keep up with their landscaping and some it was just beautiful. There's a pond, geese were walking around it, and the drive up was a nice curving drive u p to the clubhouse. They were expecting me and I went in, and it was a beautiful clubhouse and entry area. They were just finishing up with another couple of people who were also looking so I sat down in the entryway. The residents that came by were so friendly and introduced themselves. That was a very nice thing and the residents seem to really like each other and get along, do card games together, and so on.
The actual tour was just amazing. Their main room has two fireplaces, a piano, and a nice kitchen that you can use any time you want. They have continental breakfast every morning and that's included in the cost. I could just go on forever. They have a beautiful pool area and a workout room. They have a physical therapist who's available by appointment and takes most insurances. I got to see one of the rooms, and it's the director's room because it's full. This place is so popular that all the rooms are taken right now.
I looked at the director's apartment and it was really beautiful. It was like a 4-star hotel and yet their lowest price entry rental is only $1800. Of course, there are bigger units and more expensive, but I say expensive but the cost is amazing considering what you get.
I just couldn't believe how beautiful they were. There were no loose tiles, no dirt anywhere, and it smells good. They don't do meals there, and that's fine for me. If a person can find a place that does 3 meals a day, I'm not interested in that. I'm not a big eater and not a cook either but they have a kitchenette in the room. Even the smallest rooms or the smallest units are quite beautifully laid out and not that small. I could be very happy in a seven or 800-square-foot unit. The way it's laid out, it's just beautiful. You do pay your heat, which is fine. I believe AC is central as well as Wi-Fi. They have great rooms so I wouldn't even bother spending $80 a month for my own Wi-Fi.
Linda was amazing. It was a very warm day, getting close to a 90 so it was kind of grueling for both of us to walk outside. The inner building was beautiful though and just the right temperature too. Not too cold and not too warm. She did not rush me in any way whatsoever. She was more than happy to just continue as long as there were questions or if I wanted to say something. I ask the question because of my dog. I said, "Do you have a dog park here?" and I expected to hear a no. She goes, "Oh, yes, we have a dog park" and we walked over and saw the dog park which is amazing. People should know about that because it's a beautiful dog park. She was not afraid to point out a little thing here and there, maybe a minor con as opposed to a pro. I like honesty about something.
They do not offer meals, just continental breakfast, but they do have a program where you would pay for the meal, but they'll go out to restaurants. People will sign up and have meals brought in. Three or four times a month, they do that so that's a very nice alternative. I was not able to sample it but it was the typical breakfast of hard-boiled eggs, pastries, coffee, of course, and tea. It looked very nice, there was a picture online, and it looked very, very nice.
This is an independent living facility and not assisted living in any way. You have to be able to be mobile, be it by wheelchair or anything else. They have mobility and accessibility features in place though so anyone who can navigate in a wheelchair would be happy there. I'm not sure if they have grab bars in the bathrooms, but the director that I spoke to, the representative, says that they want to install that feature. That's an important feature. They do have emergency buttons in all of the bathrooms.
It was just excellent. I can't say enough good things about it and I didn't take just a little 10-minute tour. We went all over and I was looking at everything, all corners, and looking around. You can't ask for a better place. They have a craft room and a card room. I couldn't believe how wonderful it was.