If you're looking for a maintenance-free, active senior living community, be sure to expand your search outside your zip code. You might find the perfect fit in terms of lifestyle, amenities, and floor plans just over the state line.
For example, if you live in Delaware or New Jersey, Maris Grove in lovely Glen Mills, Pa. is just a short drive beyond Wilmington. Nestled into the historic Brandywine Valley and home to some of the area's most popular cultural and historic attractions, Maris Grove has plenty to keep you busy, on and off campus.
You'll be close to all the storied Dupont estates: Longwood Gardens, Hagley, Winterthur, and Nemours. History buffs will appreciate the perfectly preserved Revolutionary War battlefields. The Brandywine River Art Museum features frequently changing exhibits in addition to its permanent collection of works by three generations of Wyeths.
There are wineries, other museums and historical sites, gardens, recreational activities, and theaters. In addition to those treasures, you'll find a wealth of shopping and dining within a few minutes' drive. The Wilmington-Brandywine-Philadelphia corridor has something for everyone.
Of course, if you move to Maris Grove, you'll enjoy an array of daily activities, restaurants, clubs, fitness, special events, and so much more right on campus as well.
Liz Harrington, director of sales, says "Once people discover all the interesting things there are to do on campus and just minutes away, they understand how rich their life can be at Maris Grove. We're close to so many major metropolitan areas, it's easy to see why more and more people are moving here from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York."
Health care and a home for life
Another reason so many people are drawn to Maris Grove is the availability of excellent medical and rehabilitative care on campus.
Says Harrington, "Having quality health care delivered so conveniently is an important consideration. We have the different levels of care you could need over time, including memory care. Once you make Maris Grove your home, you're set, no matter what the future brings."
She also encourages prospective residents to think about Maris Grove's 90% refundable entrance deposit, which is returned to you or your dependents when you no longer live in the community. "We respect how hard you've worked to accumulate those assets, and we help you protect them for the long term," Harrington says. The Residence and Care Agreement explains the details.
Finally, she points to Maris Grove's Benevolent Care Fund, which assists eligible residents who have outlived their financial resources. "No matter how well you've planned, it can happen. This fund supports our home for life commitment. No one has been asked to leave the community because of a genuine inability to pay. That commitment provides real peace of mind to you and your children," she says.