lder adults’ sense of well-being is strongly rooted in their ability to pursue their own interests and chart their own course. Simply put, seniors place high value on self-reliance and the ability to maintain the independence they’ve achieved and enjoyed for most of their lives. Recognizing this perception, Sunset Retirement Communities offers two independent-living options that allow older adults to pursue their own passions while leaving behind the burdensome chores of homeownership— Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village and The Woodlands at Sunset House.
“Both of these exceptional communities cater to independent older adults and allow them to maintain whatever lifestyle suits them best without the worry and cost associated with owning a private home,” explains Gayle Young, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations for Sunset Retirement Communities.
Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village
Located on Sunset’s Sylvania campus on Sylvania Metamora Road, Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village was launched in the fall of 2016. The original villas filled up more rapidly than anticipated, so additional villas were constructed in subsequent phases to meet the overwhelming demand and ensure area seniors have the opportunity to experience the flourishing, maintenance-free, independent lifestyle that Fieldstone Villas has to offer.
As part of the Sunset Village Life Plan Community, Fieldstone (formerly called a CCRC) features several different villa styles to suit different tastes. Ranging in size from just over 1,200 square feet to 1,800 square feet, each beautifully appointed, barrier-free home includes a full kitchen with full-size appliances, two bedrooms, two baths, and a gas fireplace. All the villa homes also feature a two-car garage, with the exception of the smallest floorplan, which has a one-car garage. Residents enjoy access to the community’s clubhouse, which features an indoor swimming pool, an area for exercising, chef-prepared dinners served to residents Monday through Friday, and ample opportunities to gather and socialize with friends and family.
“Best of all, Fieldstone residents can expect their monthly fee to cover all aspects of home maintenance, both inside and outside, including lawn care and snow removal, preventive maintenance, appliance repair and other repairs associated with home ownership, and even bi-monthly housekeeping,” Young says.
The Woodlands at Sunset House
Tucked away on Sunset Retirement Communities’ Indian Road campus, The Woodlands is a casually elegant independent-living community where residents enjoy a wide range of amenities and safety features in a private one- or two-bedroom apartment, furnished and decorated with their own cherished possessions. Young adds that older adults who choose The Woodlands can also expect an attentive staff that is dedicated to their happiness and well-being, as well as a dining room that rivals the best restaurants in town.
Along with all the comforts and amenities, Woodlands residents soon discover that the community allows and encourages them to maintain the lifestyle of their choosing, whether that means keeping their present daily schedule or exploring something completely different. The Woodlands’ staff handles housekeeping, lawn care, snow removal, home repairs, and other chores that once consumed so much of their time and energy. “In addition, The Woodlands offers ample opportunities for healthy social interaction and a wide variety of Life Enrichment programs that keep residents active, engaged, and flourishing,” Young says.
A lifelong community
Whether they opt for Fieldstone Villas or The Woodlands, older adults can rest assured that they’ve joined a community for life. Independent living is just the beginning of a continuum of care offered at Sunset. As residents’ care needs change, appropriate services will be available to accommodate them, whether they require assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support, rehab, or hospice and palliative care. If someone isn’t certain which level of care is best for their needs, Sunset’s very knowledgeable staff will be able to help them find the best fit for their personal situation.
For more information on Sunset’s independent living options, please visit www.sunset-communities.org or call: Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village at 419-386-2686; or The Woodlands at 419-724-1220.