Senior Living FAQs

What will Carmel Oaks offer me that I don’t already have in my home?
Carmel Oaks will provide the comfort of your own home without the work. You will be able to participate in a variety of social activities, work out in our fitness center, enjoy a good book in our library, garden in one of our raised garden beds or just relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee in the coffee shop.

Why Choose an Entry Fee community like Carmel Oaks over a rental only community?
Our monthly fees are considerably lower than other retirement communities, so in the long run you are saving money! Live in a 1020 sq. foot apartment home at Carmel Oaks with a monthly fee of $1209 or choose a rental only retirement community and pay a monthly fee of $4400 for the same size apartment. You save $38,292 in one year by choosing Carmel Oaks!

Will there be any stairs in my new home?
There are two elevators connecting all levels. If stairs are still part of your daily exercise, you may choose to use the carpeted stairwells located on each side of the building, but the choice is up to you.

Do I have to participate in social activities?
You may live as quiet and privately or as actively and socially engaged as you like. No one tells you what you must do. However, we find a majority of residents truly enjoy the variety of social, educational, cultural, spiritual, volunteer, and wellness programs offered at Carmel Oaks. You will find a wide variety of life enriching opportunities both inside and outside of our community.

Can my grandchildren and friends come for an overnight visit?
You bet! As a Carmel Oaks resident, you may have guests stay in your apartment home or reserve our Guest Suite. You will have more free time and energy to spend with friends and family now that you’ve unloaded the hassles of home maintenance!

Is there an extra cost for a spouse?
Carmel Oaks does NOT charge a second person fee for either a spouse or second resident. What happens if I decide to go on an extended trip or to Arizona for the winter? The freedom to travel without the worries is one of the benefits of living at Carmel Oaks. Just close the door and let the front office know you’ll be out of town. No worries about the mail, the pipes freezing or someone breaking in! Enjoy your travels and we’ll leave the light on for you.

What happens if I can no longer drive?
If you have a reserved parking space in the garage and reach the point where you can no longer drive, you’ll relinquish the parking space and the monthly parking cost. We have courtesy transportation available for many basic needs like doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping within a convenient geographical radius.

How do I learn more about Carmel Oaks or schedule a tour?
Simply call 303-937-1010 to set up a convenient day and time to meet with a Carmel Oaks representative. At your personal appointment, you’ll learn all the details, including pricing and apartment home availability. All your questions will be answered. Touring our community, meeting people that call Carmel Oaks “home” and seeing for yourself what this life style is all about is the best way to determine if Carmel Oaks is the right move for you. Call us today! We look forward to meeting you and sharing more information.