Senior Living Communities in Oklahoma City
Sep 02, 2020
Live your best life at an 55+ community in Oklahoma City.
You have other goals for the day besides fixing a weedy, patchy lawn or repairing wobbly deck boards.
You want to enjoy social activities outside of the home — or host get-togethers in your own home — rather than spend hours cleaning rooms you never use. And who wants to mow the grass when you could hit the pool instead?
Making the move to an active adult community clears your to-do list and lets you live life your way.
What are active senior living communities?
Active 55+ communities welcome people to a neighborhood with plenty of opportunities to enjoy an enriching and stimulating lifestyle. The atmosphere, design and amenities you can enjoy at an adult living community are custom designed with you in mind. You can outsource much of your to-do list to us, and enjoy the freedom of having that time to do as you please.
The appeal of active senior living communities
You will find much to love about 55+ communities. You’re close to shopping, dining and entertainment. You have on-site amenities, right outside your door. You can step out knowing you have more time for what matters most to you.
Along with these benefits, many active senior living communities have secure access gates or on-site security staff. Enjoy peace of mind when you leave your apartment to go on vacations or visit out-of-town family. This level of security is also reassuring when you settle in for the night in your apartment. Communities with on-site security staff offer further protection. Security staff keep an eye on communal areas and the property grounds.
Streamlined financial responsibilities are another irresistible appeal of 55+ communities. Once you are part of the community, you can wave farewell to all those bills for property taxes, home insurance and other utility services.
Depending upon the community — discussed in the next section — you may have one monthly fee for rent and amenities, or you may have a monthly Home Owners Association (HOA) fee and accompanying mortgage payment (if applicable).
Types of active 55+ communities
Most active adult senior living communities are located in suburban areas where natural spaces and peaceful surroundings abound. These independent living communities are close to shopping, dining, entertainment and parks, and many are within a short drive of cities and the attractions they offer.
Common types of active 55+ communities:
- Golf resort
- Senior apartments
- Luxury senior apartments
- Senior homeowners
Amenities at active senior living communities
Active 55+ communities are designed just for their residents. This means that each community is different, catering to a unique group, and each offers a curated selection of amenities and services.
While some amenities are common — including game rooms and a community center or clubhouse — other amenities can vary. These may include movie theaters, saltwater exercise pools and vegetable garden plots. You may also see niche amenities like marinas, golf courses, lakes and walking trails.
Because they’re designed for active adults, 55+ communities do not put a focus on medical support or assistance with daily living. As such, you won’t find assistance services included in the monthly fee at an active senior community, as you would at an assisted living community. Pricing packages at 55+ communities are often flexible and you do not pay for amenities or services that you do not use, allowing you more control of your expenses. Of course, residents always have the option to hire outside help if they’d like assistance with housecleaning, grocery delivery, meal preparation or other services.
- Game rooms
- Media center
- Computer room
- Outdoor entertainment areas
- Fitness center
- Activity programs
- Exterior maintenance
- Trash pickup
- Internet and cable TV
Pricing for active adult living communities
Because these communities offer a range of services and amenities, 55+ communities vary widely in their monthly fees. While you won’t see fees for daily living support or medication management, you will see fees for common services like the ones listed above. In addition, you’ll pay monthly rent for an apartment community, or you may pay a monthly HOA in a community of condos, townhouses or detached homes.
Depending on the community, monthly fees begin at $500 and can stretch to $5,000 or more. There are four main factors that determine cost:
- City or region
- Residence location within the community
- Amenities and services
- Size of residence
What Grand Tapestry offers
This is luxury living in the heart of Oklahoma County. Located on the beautiful outskirts of Oklahoma City, Grand Tapestry at Quail Springs has the comfort, convenience and luxury styling you love.
Grand Tapestry apartments have thoughtful designs and high-quality details, including hardwood cabinetry, luxury vinyl plank flooring and designer hardware. Apartments range from one-bedroom/one-bathroom to two-bedrooms/two-bathrooms, and they each have a private balcony or patio. Your outdoor area is your own private retreat, whether you wish to grow your own vegetables or simply watch the sun set each evening with your favorite drink.
Enjoy the walking trails near Chisholm Creek and Redlands Park, or grill up a delicious BBQ feast in the outdoor entertainment area. You’ll also love high-end, resort-like amenities like the saltwater exercise pool, movie theater and elegant great room. Find a wide variety of activities, clubs and faith services to enjoy each week (find specifics in this sample event calendar).
Grand Tapestry has secure gated parking and an emergency storm shelter. It offers plenty of activity clubs that inspire residents to enjoy their hobbies and meet new friends. There are also weekly happy hour events for residents to socialize together.
Plus, Grand Tapestry is a pet-friendly community. Bring your four-legged buddy, and find plenty of places to enjoy a walk or game of fetch.
Local attractions in Oklahoma City
If you’re unfamiliar with Oklahoma City, you’re in for a treat. This city, nicknamed “The Big Friendly,” has plenty of local attractions for residents to enjoy.
- Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center
- Civic Center Music Hall
- Remington Park horse racing
- Myriad Botanical Gardens
- Oklahoma City Zoo
- Martin Park Nature Center
- Paseo Arts District
- Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
- Plenty of city parks and museums
- Diverse shopping options
- Restaurants and breweries
Oklahoma City weather and other local considerations
With hot summers and cool winters, Oklahoma City’s variable climate has sporadic year-round rain and occasional winter snow. The city can see temperatures reach mid-90s Fahrenheit during the hottest months (a good time to hit the saltwater pool!) and just below freezing in the coldest months (when it’s time to enjoy the fireplace in our great room). It’s also an extreme weather region, which means tornadoes, damaging hailstorms, and derecho thunderstorms do happen, especially between the months of March and June. Emergency storm shelters are an important consideration for senior living in OKC, and we have a shelter right on-site at Grand Tapestry.