Frequently Asked Questions
About Affordable Senior Housing
- Are pets permitted in your affordable senior housing apartments?
- This varies by location. Some locations allow non-aggressive, small dogs, cats and birds. There may be a small pet fee; please inquire with the community manager to learn more.
- Is there a minimum age for residency?
- In some senior housing communities the minimum age is 55+ while in others it is 62+. Please inquire with the community manager.
- Is smoking permitted in the apartments?
- Smoking is not permitted on campus or in the apartments.
- May an overnight guest visit?
- Guests are always welcome for up to a 2-week stay. Consult the community manager for information about extended stays.
- As a resident of your affordable senior housing apartments, what kind of insurance should I have to protect my personal possessions? Renter’s Insurance? What about other insurances?
- Renter’s Insurance is recommended for the amount of your personal property. In addition, you should retain your health, liability, auto, and life insurance, just as though you were living outside of a retirement village.
- Must I be a member of a Presbyterian Church to be accepted for admission?
- No. As a Presbyterian Senior Living Community, we enjoy the strength and stability of an organization that has served seniors for more than 80 years. Caring for people is not just our job – it’s our calling. It is our policy to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, religious creed, handicap or disability.
- What makes Presbyterian Senior Living Communities different?
- Presbyterian Senior Living Communities have the strength of a relatively large organization and the financial resources to provide the security that older adults expect from an organization that promises to be there for as long as needed. Our individual communities, however, offer a range of sizes and reflect our commitment to the personal touch. They are places where the staff can know each resident as an individual, and where residents’ likes and dislikes are recognized and accommodated whenever possible. Being not-for-profit gives our organization the freedom to concentrate on the needs of residents first. While for-profit corporations have the dual responsibility of providing care for residents, as well as satisfying the needs of investors, we can remain more sharply focused on meeting the needs of residents. We believe that the ability to express these higher values also enables us to attract employees and volunteers with similar values.
- Do you permit hunting and/or heirloom firearms?
- Liability is an issue regarding the storing or displaying of weapons on site. Guns and other weapons may not be retained or stored. Collector weapons can be put on display provided that they are certified as not being able to be fired.
- Are there additional costs/fees other than the monthly fees, cost to move in and telephone bill? Any hidden fees similar to condo or maintenance fees?
- There are no hidden charges. We will accommodate any reasonable requests for updates or changes within the apartments. Please speak to the community manager for more information.