Our visit with Colonial Harbor Center was great. It was comfortable, very welcoming, and it was not rushed at all. They took their time with us. We were even able to re-schedule it for a time where we could come and not only walk around and see the various programs and places that they had in the community, but also we got to sit down ate lunch with all the residents. That gave us the idea on what the meals looked like and what they tasted like by sampling the food. We actually got to sit with the community members directly, which was great. Everyone we spoke with had nothing but good things to say about the community and the staff. All of them were very friendly, not just the one that was providing us with the tour and information, but also the cleaning personnel, and kitchen staff.
The rooms were good. They were small, but while they were small, they had everything that the individual would need. They had a kitchen in them. They were clean and well kept. They would kind of like grow with you in the sense of needs type of facility. As the resident aged, these rooms could accommodate them. They were handicapped accessible, and the safety equipment was already in them. The grounds were beautiful. They had so many community rooms. You would not have a sense that people just stayed in their apartment. There were community living rooms, community dining rooms, and they were not facilities; they were literally like living rooms. They were very comfortable. It was like you were in someone's home, and everyone was out and about, hanging out, talking, and it was very nice. They had several meeting groups, clubs, and activities. They had one of those van looking things. It was big, and it was handicapped accessible. They do various tours like they would go to the botanical garden, which was a big tourist attraction around here. There was a schedule of events all the time. It was independent living. A resident could have car. They could have guests stay. For people who had families out of state, they had apartments that the family could come and stay at.
What was even more interesting was that there were other Colonial Harbor, and the residents could travel to different states and stay for 7 days free of charge at a different location if they wanted to visit family. It was definitely a benefit. You could enjoy their activities and meals. You would be included in everything.