Independent Living FAQs
Whether you’re just beginning your research about retirement lifestyles, or you’ve been looking into this for awhile now, you’re sure to have a few questions. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Independent Retirement Living in general and Holiday Retirement in particular. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to make your life easier in any way we can.
What is independent senior living?
With an independent lifestyle at a Holiday Retirement community, you have the time to focus on what’s important to you. Maybe it’s being closer and spending more time with your family. Or meeting your neighbors and nurturing new friendships. Or perhaps it’s visiting the museum, playing bridge, shooting pool, volunteering to help improve your community or reading your favorite novels, again.
Our independent retirement lifestyle leaves you in control, making the choices that are right for you. And with all of the “little things” like grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining the house taken care of, you have the time and energy to focus on enjoying your retirement. That’s the way it should be. We call it the “Holiday Touch”. It’s a rewarding and satisfying lifestyle characterized by friendship, belonging and genuine understanding.
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What does "chef-prepared meals" truly mean?
Holiday Retirement chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking, prepared from basic ingredients without pre-mixed or prepared foods. We make our meals from scratch. This is your home, and you deserve home cooked meals.
What types of activities are provided?
Every Holiday Retirement community offers a wide variety of activities. Our objective is to provide life-enriching activities and events that will benefit our residents in every aspect of living — physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively, spiritually, and vocationally. Coordinating opportunities for residents to discover purpose and passion through participating and volunteering, enriching their lives as well as those they serve.
Learn more about Holiday's unique approach to enrichment.
How much does it cost to live in a Holiday Retirement community?
While market rents vary by location and suite size, every Holiday Retirement community offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. Our turnkey lifestyle solutions are all based on one affordable monthly rent. No expensive buy-in fees and no long term leases. Our agreements are all on a short-term or month-to-month basis, so we earn the right to serve you one day at a time, month after month, year after year.
To learn more, contact a Holiday Retirement location near you.
Can I fill my apartment with my own furnishings and decor?
Holiday Retirement encourages its residents to make their living space their own. Bring all the comforts and furnishings of your current home to your new home in our community. You can even decorate your entrance to show off your individual style, allowing friends and family to easily find your suite.
Find a community and try the interactive floor plan tool.
Can I bring my pet?
Holiday Retirement communities welcome furry friends, including those that bark and purr. Dogs, cats, birds and even fish are residents. For complete details, please see the community management team.
Contact us to discuss your pet preferences.
What is a trial stay?
A trial stay provides you the opportunity to experience the independent lifestyle at a Holiday Retirement community at no cost to you. We look forward to meeting you and assisting in making you feel welcome.
Contact us to discuss a free trial stay.
Where can I find more information about retirement living?
You are the best judge of whether Holiday Retirement's all-inclusive lifestyle is right for you. We encourage you to browse this site to learn about the differences in retirement living options, what you should look for when visiting retirement communities and more. Then schedule a visit and stop by for lunch. We can't wait to meet you!
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