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Helpful Resources & Links

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AARP (http://www.aarp.org) is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Administration On Aging (www.aoa.gov) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act.

LeadingAge (www.leadingage.org) is focused on advocacy of effective services for seniors including home health, hospice, assisted living, continuing care and more.

Elder Law Answers (www.elderlawanswers.com) supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.

GovBenefits.Gov (www.govbenefits.gov) is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

National Council On Aging (www.ncoa.org) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.

VA.Gov (www.va.gov) explains U.S. Government Veterans’ Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.

 

So what exactly is the difference between life at Watercrest and home ownership? Though you might not have given it much thought in the past, there are many benefits to a maintenance-free lifestyle without the hassles of ownership and upkeep. Many people fear that retirement communities come with a lot of negative aspects, and they just can’t picture themselves making the transition. If you’re one of the people who feel that way, we’ve got good news for you! Your lifestyle doesn’t have to change just because your address does. Instead, it can be enhanced for the better. Below are some common concerns potential residents have voiced, and how Watercrest provides solutions.

“I don’t have a mortgage now, so paying rent is an expense I don’t need.” 

Having no mortgage on your house is a great feeling and one you can be proud of! But think about the costs of upkeep, emergency, and routine maintenance that are involved in home ownership…think of things like roof repairs, heating and cooling costs, taxes and insurance, yard work and foundation issues…the list can go on and on. So while you may not have a regular monthly bill on a note, you probably have home maintenance costs that average out to about the same price as a monthly rent, but with the added stress of handling home ownership issues. We encourage you to take advantage of our Cost of Living Comparison Worksheet to compare the value of living at Watercrest.

“I don’t want to make a change that will cause me to lose my independence.”

At Watercrest, you won’t give up your independence unless you choose to. Rather, once you make the choice to eliminate home maintenance and upkeep, you’ll have so much more time and resources to do what you want to do. Whether it’s a game of golf at your favorite course, lunch with your daughter, an afternoon with your grandkids, a morning walk, or a quiet moment reading a good book…bring your lifestyle with you! We simply provide you with more opportunity to stay involved at whatever level you choose.

“I don’t think I want to live somewhere that’s smaller than where I live now.”

Our selection of residences are some of the largest in the industry, which helps make your transition even easier. While your new home may have fewer square feet than your old one, you’ll find that your space is perfect for your living needs. In addition, having many neighbors close by will help you feel secure, but you won’t have to sacrifice the peace and quiet you’ve always enjoyed.

You’d be surprised what costs you might currently be incurring in your home. Use this worksheet to calculate your actual expenses…you may be surprised just how affordable and rewarding all the inclusive features, services, and amenities of a retirement community can be!

To begin, please select a desired residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Watercrest reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Watercrest
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Watercrest.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Watercrest
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Watercrest Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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To begin, please select a desired residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Watermere reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Watercrest
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Watercrest.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Watercrest
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Watercrest Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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Based on the information provided, by moving to Watercrest you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Resources - click for more information

Brochures & Materials

Click on each to read more

Helpful Resources & Links

Click on each web address to visit their website for further information

AARP (http://www.aarp.org) is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Administration On Aging (www.aoa.gov) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act.

LeadingAge (www.leadingage.org) is focused on advocacy of effective services for seniors including home health, hospice, assisted living, continuing care and more.

Elder Law Answers (www.elderlawanswers.com) supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.

GovBenefits.Gov (www.govbenefits.gov) is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

National Council On Aging (www.ncoa.org) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.

VA.Gov (www.va.gov) explains U.S. Government Veterans’ Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.

 

Home Ownership vs. Retirement Living - click for more information

So what exactly is the difference between life at Watercrest and home ownership? Though you might not have given it much thought in the past, there are many benefits to a maintenance-free lifestyle without the hassles of ownership and upkeep. Many people fear that retirement communities come with a lot of negative aspects, and they just can’t picture themselves making the transition. If you’re one of the people who feel that way, we’ve got good news for you! Your lifestyle doesn’t have to change just because your address does. Instead, it can be enhanced for the better. Below are some common concerns potential residents have voiced, and how Watercrest provides solutions.

“I don’t have a mortgage now, so paying rent is an expense I don’t need.” 

Having no mortgage on your house is a great feeling and one you can be proud of! But think about the costs of upkeep, emergency, and routine maintenance that are involved in home ownership…think of things like roof repairs, heating and cooling costs, taxes and insurance, yard work and foundation issues…the list can go on and on. So while you may not have a regular monthly bill on a note, you probably have home maintenance costs that average out to about the same price as a monthly rent, but with the added stress of handling home ownership issues. We encourage you to take advantage of our Cost of Living Comparison Worksheet to compare the value of living at Watercrest.

“I don’t want to make a change that will cause me to lose my independence.”

At Watercrest, you won’t give up your independence unless you choose to. Rather, once you make the choice to eliminate home maintenance and upkeep, you’ll have so much more time and resources to do what you want to do. Whether it’s a game of golf at your favorite course, lunch with your daughter, an afternoon with your grandkids, a morning walk, or a quiet moment reading a good book…bring your lifestyle with you! We simply provide you with more opportunity to stay involved at whatever level you choose.

“I don’t think I want to live somewhere that’s smaller than where I live now.”

Our selection of residences are some of the largest in the industry, which helps make your transition even easier. While your new home may have fewer square feet than your old one, you’ll find that your space is perfect for your living needs. In addition, having many neighbors close by will help you feel secure, but you won’t have to sacrifice the peace and quiet you’ve always enjoyed.

Cost of Living Comparison - click for more information

You’d be surprised what costs you might currently be incurring in your home. Use this worksheet to calculate your actual expenses…you may be surprised just how affordable and rewarding all the inclusive features, services, and amenities of a retirement community can be!

To begin, please select a desired residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Watercrest reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Watercrest
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Watercrest.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Watercrest
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Watercrest Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
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Total Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses (Per Month Averages) ${{preTotal | number:2}} Included
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Based on the information provided, by moving to Watercrest you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Potential Monthly Cost of Living Savings

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Potential Annual Cost of Living Savings

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To begin, please select a desired residence type for a more accurate cost comparison. (Note: Cost shown for Watermere reflects starting prices of selected residence type)

Next, enter your monthly mortgage and home related costs.

Mortgage & other home owner related costs. Your Current Residence Watercrest
Monthly Mortgage or Rent Payment ${{floorplan | number:2 }}
Property Tax and Insurance (Monthly) Included
Home or Renter's Insurance Included
HOA Dues Included

Below are average costs for monthly upkeep and lifestyle expenses that are included when living at Watercrest.

Monthly Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses *Average Costs Watercrest
Basic Cable $60 Included
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash Removal) $60 Included
Security and Alarm Systems $50 Included
Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance $47.50 Included
Home Maintenance & Repairs (plumbing, A/C, appliances, pool, roof) $175 Included
Transportation (Insurance, Gas, Taxi, Repairs) $715.25 Included
Social, Cultural, Recreational Events $235.58 Included
Exercise, Health, and Wellness Programs $66.67 Included
24-Hour Emergency Response Service $28.79 Included
*Average costs are based on regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau (source: A Place for Mom)
  Home Owner Cost of Living Watercrest Cost of Living
Estimated Home Related Costs
(Per Month Based on Inputed Data)
${{userTotal | number:2}} ${{floorplan | number:2}}
Total Upkeep and Lifestyle Expenses (Per Month Averages) ${{preTotal | number:2}} Included
Total Monthly Cost of Living ${{total | number:2}} ${{floorplan | number:2}}

Based on the information provided, by moving to Watercrest you could potentially cut your cost of living by

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Potential Monthly Cost of Living Savings

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Potential Annual Cost of Living Savings

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