Polaris Retirement Community

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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9180 Antares Avenue, Columbus, OH 43240
Call (800) 385-2527
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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Polaris Retirement Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our Assisted Living residents will be aged 55 and above, as will the Independent Living Residents in our community. The community's Enrichment Coordinator will plan a wide range of activities and events for Independent Living and Assisted Living residents to enjoy

What programs or activities does Polaris Retirement Community offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Fill your day with fun!! Here we offer plenty of ways to live a rewarding life full of enriching, educational, social and recreational activities. Residents will receive a monthly calendar of planned activities and events for the community.

What places are near Polaris Retirement Community or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Polaris Mall is just a short walk away. Plus, we have our community shuttle that will have scheduled transportation to area shops and vendors.

What transportation services does Polaris Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

We will have our own shuttle bus with a lift and we have a Ford Flex car to be able to schedule for those trips outside of the community for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and more.

What makes the chef or dining program at Polaris Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Life at Polaris is simply delicious. Our chef and staff create flavorful dishes, made fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy our Sweetbay Signature Dining Program with three Chef prepared meals daily, in our elegant dining room, or Sweetbay Café and Bistro (with Grab-and-go Services) and our All-day Refreshment Center.

What safety features or security measures does Polaris Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

24 hour staff, emergency pull cords in apartments, emergency call pendants available, fully-sprinklered apts, kitchenettes in AL apartments.

How does Polaris Retirement Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Direct contact upon request, HIPPA and Guardian status apply.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Polaris Retirement Community during daytime and nighttime hours?

Will be determined based upon occupancy level.

If Polaris Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets are to be taken care of in resident's apartment by resident or their privately hired caregiver or family member.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Monthly topics based upon regulations.

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

The overall population are active, vibrant seniors who strive to enrich their socialization, intellectual growth and physical health. Our residents also enhance their spirituality with a wide range of exciting, fulfilling and purposeful experiences. They attend concerts, attend wine tastings, or practice yoga. Bingo is a favorite as well as Wii bowling. Our passion is to enable our residents to experience an active and vibrant lifestyle.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Polaris Retirement Community is centrally located in Columbus, Ohio, in the heart of the Polaris Centers of Commerce, a vibrant mixed-use destination filled with shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Polaris Retirement Community has organized?

Polaris Retirement is proud to offer the Sweetbay Life Enrichment Program, designed to inspire and support our residents by offering opportunities to engage in various activities and events that enable them to experience lifelong passions. The program is overseen by our Enrichment Coordinator and encompasses the 5 diimensions of wellness; emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual. Each resident fills out a Lifestyle Questionnaire which enables us to customize programs and create opportunities that appeal to the interests and capabilities of each resident.

What transportation services does Polaris Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

We will have our own shuttle bus with a lift and we have a Ford Flex car to be able to schedule for those trips outside of the community for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and more.

What makes the chef or dining program at Polaris Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

The Signature Dining Program offers three chef-prepared meals daily in our elegant dining room. We also have our Sweetbay Cafe and Bistro (with Grab and Go Services) which is a modern casual venue where residents can dine on lighter fare or grab food on-the-go or to take back to their apartment. We also offer our All-Day Refreshment Center with snacks, coffee, fruit and pastries. Additionally we have monthly theme dinners that revolve around meals and our monthly Candlelight Dinner which is an elegant affair with wine, appetizers, happy hour and live entertainment.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Fitness and Wellness Center, Creative Arts Studio, Business Center, Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen, Billiards Room, Lounges, Movie Theater, Pub, Barber & Beauty Salon and Day Spa, Library, Planting Studio, Visitor Suite, Community Balconies, Patio and Fire Pit, Community Garden, Putting Green

What safety features or security measures does Polaris Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

24 hour staff, emergency pull cords in apartments, emergency call pendants available, fully-sprinklered apartments.

If Polaris Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets are to be taken care of by the resident. If a resident needs help caring for their pet, they must hire a pet care service or have a loved one or friend care for the pet. There will be designated pet walking areas.

Does Polaris Retirement Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

We work in conjunction with home health agencies, rehabilitation agencies as well as local pharmacies.

What safety features or security measures does Polaris Retirement Community provide to protect residents who wander?

Polaris Retirement does not offer Memory Care.

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Services and Amenities of Polaris Retirement Community

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4350/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2850/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Accommodations For Special Dietary Needs

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • English

General

  • Resident Capacity: 135

Licenses

  • State Licenses: Pending

About Polaris Retirement Community

Living Options - Independent Living and Assisted Living

We understand that the needs of our residents are not one-size-fits-all. We offer both Independent Living and Assisted Living options under one roof. Whether you’re looking the convenient lifestyle of retirement living or you require assistance performing daily tasks like dressing, grooming, bathing or medication administration, we offer both options so you can age in place right here at Polaris Retirement Community.

Independent Living:

Lifestyle Amentities

Polaris Retirement Community offers a host of amenities designed to promote socialization, well being, and a healthy lifestyle.

All inclusive rent, no buy-in fee or long term lease

  • Sweetbay Signature Dining Program
  • Sweetbay Cafe and Bistro
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Transportation services to appointments, events, and shopping
  • Concierge services
  • Billiards Room, Pub, and Lounges
  • Sweetbay SeniorFit Program with access to our Fitness Center
  • Sweetbay Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Planting Studio
  • Beautifully manicured outdoor grounds including
  • Sweetbay Adventures Lifestyle Program
  • A Program Director to plan unique activities and excursions
  • Movie Theater
  • Library and Computer Center with Wi-Fi
  • Sweetbay All-Day Refreshment Center
  • et friendly

Apartment Amenities:

Living in style doesn’t have to cost a fortune. At Polaris Retirement Community we offer studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans with beautiful interior features.

  • Open floor plans
  • Kitchen with refrigerator and microwave
  • Generous closet space with shelving for easy storage and organization
  • Private bathrooms with grab bars, step-in showers, and pull cords
  • Home maintenance service
  • 24-hour Emergency Call System
  • Paid utilities including cable and Wi-Fi
  • Private patios on select apartments

ASSISTED LIVING (AL)

Assisted Living offers the best of both worlds – the self-sufficiency of retirement living combined with individualized assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming and medication reminders. It’s a great choice for those seniors who are unable to live on their own but don’t need full-time nursing care.

Assisted Living Lifestyle Amenities

Assisted Living at Polaris Retirement Community helps residents remain self-sufficient, active, healthy and social while offering assistance when needed.

Licensed nurse on staff and available 24/7 to assist with daily life activities

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming and medication reminders.

All inclusive rent, no buy-in fee or long term lease

  • Sweetbay Signature Dining Program
  • Sweetbay Cafe and Bistro
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Transportation services to appointments, events, and shopping
  • Concierge services
  • Billiards Room, Pub, and Lounges
  • Sweetbay SeniorFit Program with access to our Fitness Center
  • Sweetbay Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Planting Studio
  • Beautifully manicured outdoor grounds including
  • Courtyard and Fire Pit
  • Sweetbay Adventures Lifestyle Program
  • A Program Director to plan unique activities and excursions
  • Movie Theater
  • Library and Computer Center with Wi-Fi
  • Sweetbay Refreshment Center
  • Pet friendly


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