The logical first question -- what is supportive independent living? The truest answer: peace of mind.
Imagine a cruise ship with fine dining, housekeeping, activities, friends, 24-hour staffing, and help available at the push of a button. A bit like that, though with much larger apartments than on a ship, designed for engaged and active seniors who prize their independent lifestyle.
Imagine an apartment community, with clubhouse amenities included inside the building, with reception and a concierge and even a beauty salon and pet grooming station, as well as restaurant-style dining and a bistro. All this resides on 14-acres designed for strolling with three ponds, a lake, and a dock on the lake. It’s almost like life in a park, with an indoor aviary (come see our finches!) and great bird watching outside: mergansers, herons, ibis, anhinga, buffleheads, mallards, wood ducks, red tail hawks, even sometimes a nesting osprey.
One monthly charge covers not just the apartment but a multitude of things such as meals, wireless Internet service, cable television, utilities, weekly housekeeping, and most activity programs. Experience peace of mind for yourself as well as for family members, who will know their loved one lives in a community where assisted living services are available should a time come when a little more help from our staff is appropriate. This may be as simple (and as important!) as medication management. All apartments are ADA compliant (see our floor plans here), and should a transition from supportive independent to assisted living become necessary, there is no need to move to a different apartment.
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Supportive Independent Living residents enjoy access to the following services:
There is really nothing comparable. Generally, senior living sites are selected on busy streets, simply to increase visibility. But is that better?
In a word, NO.
The unique opportunity at Anthem Lakes was to create a destination worth going to, with a design vision being a bit like a ski lodge in the fall season, inviting and comfortable inside, but nestled in an exceptional outdoor setting. The property offers high ground (over the 500-year flood plain), featuring woods that slope gently down to a bordering creek and frontage on a five-acre lake with our own dock. Three ponds, two manicured and one woodland style, attract a great variety of birdlife.
We created apartments with views of the park, woodlands, and water, as well as opportunities for walking and resting and enjoying the outdoors, all without leaving the property.
The charming town of Atlantic Beach is nearby, with shops and restaurants and more. Hanna Park is as well, with perhaps the finest white sand beaches in NE Florida.
Two great hospitals are convenient: Baptist Beaches and the Mayo Clinic (U.S. News & World Report ranked the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as the best hospital in Florida.)
Of special interest to veterans, the commissary is only a block away, with the City of Jacksonville being a preferred retirement destination and home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport, as well as the Marine Corps Support Facility and the Jacksonville Air National Guard.
Give us a call today or click the Schedule Visit button at the top of the page to come take a tour of our Dockside independent living community in Jacksonville, Florida.
"My name is Betty, my husband and I moved in Anthem Lakes March 16. It has been nothing but exceedingly good/excellent. You couldn't ask for a kinder more thoughtful staff. From the front desk and throughout the..."