Who wants to give up a mortgage-free lifestyle and move somewhere you have to pay monthly rent? When you put it that way, you can see why there are seniors who balk at the idea of moving into independent living. However, it’s important to look past that “monthly rent” and see the whole picture of what that gets you, says Angel Van Horn, Community Relations Specialist at Abe’s Garden Community (formerly Park Manor), the most trusted retirement community in Nashville, TN.
“When you sit down and look at the numbers, you may actually find out that independent living is more affordable than living in your current home – ‘monthly rent’ and all,” she says. “For one monthly fee, you get an active, independent, secure, healthy and worry-free lifestyle. And you never have to do chores again!”
Angel says that independent living allows older adults to make the most of life with the least amount of work. “At Abe’s Garden Community, we tell our residents they get to leave behind the stress of home repairs, maintenance, cleaning, cooking and dishes. Instead, they get to focus on a lifestyle that’s fulfilling to them. This is the time of their lives, and Abe’s Garden Community is the perfect backdrop for it.”
The Abe’s Garden Community Value
“Abe’s Garden Community’s all-inclusive monthly rent makes living here a great value,” Angel says. “When you run the numbers of what you’re paying each month currently versus our one monthly fee, you may be surprised at what you see.”
Here’s a look at exactly what’s included in independent living costs at Abe’s Garden Community.
Yes – you’ll have rent when you move to Abe’s Garden Community. However, our monthly fee is more than just paying for a place to live. It’s also what covers everything from meals to entertainment to social opportunities and so much more.
At Abe’s Garden Community, we don’t charge additional fees for any sort of association costs. It comes as part and parcel when you become a resident here. And, unlike other HOAs or condo associations, you really get a say in how things are run here. This is your home, and we’re here to help make your life as enjoyable as possible. So, if you have suggestions or requests, go ahead and contact us. We’ll see what we can do to put your requests and plans into action.
Real estate taxes and homeowners insurance.
You won’t have to worry about having an escrow account when you live at Abe’s Garden Community. Since you’re technically “renting” when you live here, you won’t have to worry about paying real estate taxes or homeowners’ insurance.
Utilities (both necessary and non).
It’s really the good life at Abe’s Garden Community – all your utilities are included in your monthly fee. Gas, electricity, sewer, water, trash, Internet, cable, phone and whatever else is necessary for a comfortable life is taken care of for you.
Home and lawn maintenance.
Sit back and relax, because you’ll never have to lift a finger to do home repairs or lawn maintenance when you live at Abe’s Garden Community. Our dedicated maintenance crew is available 24/7, whether you need your air conditioner fixed or simply need a light bulb replaced. It’s just one more way independent living allows you to live the carefree lifestyle you deserve.
Groceries and dining out.
Have you ever wanted to have your very own personal chef? That’s what you’ll experience as an independent living resident at Abe’s Garden Community. Every day brings new, creative and inspired dishes lovingly prepared by a chef de cuisine and dedicated staff. You’ll never get bored with the offerings … and you’ll love being served tableside by attentive servers who know your tastes, preferences and favorites … or have hot meals delivered to your door.
Independent living residents receive biweekly housekeeping services so that their personal living space is always sparking clean. It may seem like a little thing, but it really adds up and is just one more way that independent living helps residents enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.
Fitness club membership.
Our independent living residents get to take advantage of an on-site fitness center that includes state-of-the-art machines and fitness classes tailored to their needs and abilities. (Residents receive one free session with a personal trainer.) This makes it easy for them to stay healthy and fit so they can live their best life possible. Best of all, you never have to travel far to get there – it’s just a few steps from where you live.
Social and cultural entertainment.
Do you enjoy attending lectures? Taking classes in a new skill? Going out on the town? Sign up for the social activities available in independent living, and you won’t have to pay an additional dime. Everything’s included – even the transportation. You can do something different every day of the week with your new group of friends, all without ever having to pull out your credit card. And COVID-19 precautions haven’t stopped the fun. Creative socially distant, safe activities are offered every day in order to help residents remain active and engaged.
Security and safety.
Our community is designed to help meet the needs of aging adults both now and in the future. So relax – your safety is secure with us. Not only are our living spaces set up with older adults’ needs in mind, but we also have emergency response systems. Help is never more than a few minutes away, and that peace of mind is priceless.
“More than anything, we want today’s older adults to love where they live, today and every day,” says Angel. “If you’re looking for carefree living paired with the peace of mind that you’ll always have what you need to live independently, we invite you to visit Abe’s Garden Community and see why we’ve been named Nashville’s premier retirement community.”