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Important Questions To AskDuring An Independent Living Tour

Touring an independent living community is an extremely valuable tool in determining whether it fulfills everything you’re looking for in retirement. Prior to your visit, identify your unique wants and needs – so you’ll be able to compare and prioritize different services, amenities, value and other important factors offered at each community.

Everything You Need To Know When Choosing A Community


Is the community located in a safe neighborhood?

Is the community close to family and friends? Is it nearby church, doctor’s offices and other important locations?

Are there shopping centers or other businesses nearby?

Is the neighborhood attractive and pleasant?

Is there convenient parking outside, including handicapped spaces?

Is parking provided?

Is there an extra charge for parking? Is there covered parking?

Are the grounds appealing and well-maintained with gardens and trees?



How many people live in the community?

Is the community’s layout easy to follow?

Are there common areas with space for residents to socialize and spend time with visitors?

Are the common spaces in the community cheerful and welcoming?

Are hallways well lit and easy to navigate, with appropriate accessibility measures?



Are the dining rooms attractive and appealing?

How many meals are provided per day? All day or at certain times?

Does the menu vary and offer appetizing, nutritious foods?

Are snacks provided?

Does the community cater to specific dietary needs or special requests?

Are residents able to bring food back to their apartments?

Can visiting family members join residents in the dining areas?

Are you able to sample the menu or visit for a meal?

Is a private room available for family celebrations or private dinners?



Is there a calendar of activities, and are there any activities that you would like to participate in?

What types of fitness classes are offered?

Are there scheduled outings or extended trips for residents?

Are there social events, groups or clubs for residents?

Is transportation available?

Are there worship services?

Does the community offer special services such as a beauty salon?



Is it possible to tour all the different types of apartments available?

Does each apartment have a private, handicapped-equipped bathroom, or is there one shared bathroom?

Can apartments be personalized with photos, mementos or other possessions?

Is there adequate closet and storage space?

Do available apartments have an attractive view?

Do all units have a telephone? Cable TV? Internet access?

What is provided in each apartment? Can residents bring their own furniture and decorate?

Is the community smoke-free?

Is the community pet friendly?



Are there ongoing safety protocols for visitors and residents?

Can residents with walkers or wheelchairs get around with ease?

Are the floors non-skid?

Are rooms and bathrooms equipped with emergency call buttons?

Are there handrails?

Are there sprinklers and smoke detectors?

Are there safety locks on the doors and windows?


Contracts & Finances:

Has the community provided you with a contract that details all fees and services? Is it easy to read and understand?

If there’s an entrance or community fee, how much is it and is a portion refundable?

How much is the monthly rent/service fee and what is included/not included?

What is the security deposit and is the deposit refundable?

Find The Best Fit For Your Future

As you tour different communities, these questions can help you feel more knowledgeable and confident in finding your new future home. The best way to get to know Park Creek is to come for a visit – we’d love to show you everything we have to offer at our active, independent living community.

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