By Amanda Hall, Marketing Associate
So what does a makeup mogul have to do with choosing a retirement community? More than you’d expect.
Deciding to move to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (or as many now call it, a Life Plan Community) can be a big decision. Not only are you deciding where you’ll spend the next chapter of your life, it’s a commitment to your care and well-being for years to come. Not knowing where to start can be daunting, so let’s break it down into four simple steps.
If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to see the advantages of life at Homestead Village for yourself. A visit to our beautiful campus is the best way to get a closer look at how we supersize happiness. Contact the Marketing Office to schedule a personal visit to our campus with one of our Marketing Associates. If there’s something particular you’d like to see as part of your visit, please let us know so that we can make the most of our time together.
It’s true that demand for homes often exceeds availability, which is why Homestead Village maintains a Priority List for future residents. An initial deposit secures your place on the List, which will grant you an offer to join our community as homes become available.
At the time of joining our Priority List, we encourage you to complete our Financial Application Statement, so that we can provide the appropriate guidance as to what living option might best suit you.
While we do our best to estimate availability, we cannot predict the future (having a crystal ball would make our jobs a lot easier!). Homestead Village cannot guarantee that a home style of your preference will become available within any specific time frame.
Homestead Village will credit your Priority List Deposit to the entrance fee when you reserve a residence. We understand that life plans may change, so your Priority List Deposit is also refundable to you if decide to not move into Homestead Village.
Each person joins the Priority List for their personal reasons or at different stages in their retirement journey. At Homestead Village, we’ve designed our Priority List to reflect that. You can choose between two Priority List levels, depending on your readiness to make a move to our community:
General Priority List Status: This level of membership requires a deposit of $1,100 ($1,000 Priority List deposit plus a $100 one-time non-refundable processing fee). Joining the Priority List at the General Status indicates to us you are considering moving to Homestead Village in the future, and not ready to receive telephone calls about available homes of your preference. You will receive communications from our office, including newsletters and invitations to events and seminars.
Ready Priority List Status: Ready Status requires a deposit of $3,100 (the Priority List deposit of $1,100 will be credited towards this amount, if applicable). Membership at Ready Status indicates your interest in moving to Homestead Village within one to two years, or when your choice of residence becomes available.
When an accommodation becomes available at Homestead Village, we first turn to those at our Ready Status on the Priority List, according to their original Priority List date (chronological) sequence and residence preference. You will have two opportunities to accept an available residence. If you decline an available residence a second time, Homestead Village will take a break from contacting you regarding available residences for one year. Your position on the Priority List would not change.
After joining the Priority List, use that time to your advantage to prepare for a move to Homestead Village, rather than trying to tackle it all in the months leading up to a move. Here are a few steps you can take in preparation for an eventual move to our community:
No matter where you’re at in your retirement journey, Homestead Village’s Marketing team is here for you – from the first time you step on our campus, to the first step into your new home!