Richland Place Article

‘Yard work? No thanks!’ Residents of Richland Place retire in comfort, leave hard work to others

‘Yard work? No thanks!’ Residents of Richland Place retire in comfort, leave hard work to others

"My children are so relieved that I am safe, happy and cared for. We told our daughters, ’Coming here is our special gift to you.’ "

"It is a wonderful feeling not to have to worry about grass to cut, leaves to rake, roofs which leak, pipes which freeze, etc. One can become spoiled easily and quickly!"

"Garden parties, cruise day, theater and Tai Chi... this isn't a place where we sit around all day in rocking chairs!"

The words of Richland Place residents sum it up pretty well: They know what it means to relax and allow others to do things like housework, yard work and meal preparation.

Instead, they fill their leisure hours with activities such as pool aerobics, social outings, trips to the opera and symphony, bridge and planned parties - just to name a few!

The luxury retirement facility conveniently located just off West End Avenue, features one-, two- and three-bedroom homes on five floors, ranging in size from approximately 750 square feet to 3,000 square feet. Every home features a patio or balcony, a fully equipped kitchen and all appliances. For an initial entry fee, which is 90% refundable, and a monthly service charge, residents receive one meal a day in the dining room and linen service and limousine service.

The fees also provide residents with nursing home care when needed, a medical alert system in every home, 24-hour security, all utilities and comprehensive maintenance.

The Health Center at Richland Place is a 131-bed long-term care canter offering assisted living, skilled and intermediate care. The Health Center is also available to the public.

Richland Place is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of directors in consultation with a residents' council. It is managed by National HealthCare Corporation.

For more information on availability, call Lea Ann Grismore or Holly Gates at 269-4200.