The Harrogate Senior Living Way
Since our doors opened in 1988, we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering the finest, most engaging, and most secure retirement living experience you’ll find in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Each day, our residents, families, and employees work together to ensure residents enjoy independence and well-being in a vibrant cultural atmosphere. We aim to bring this way of life to as many seniors as possible. At Harrogate, we don’t just say we’re Ocean County, New Jersey’s premier senior living community – we live it daily.
Over 40 years ago, two local couples identified a need for a community in which aging adults could still have an active, social lifestyle. Ed and Ann Clark and Alan and Ethel Schnetzer discovered continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) while vacationing in Florida. They also found Life Care Services®, leaders in retirement living. Together, the foursome and Life Care Services developed a CCRC in Ocean County, and the rest is history.
Harrogate was incorporated in 1982 and on July 12, 1988, admitted its first resident, and both couples became residents as well. The organization is still committed to the founders’ original goal: providing a place where seniors could age well, pursuing an active lifestyle with the comfort of knowing care would be available right on campus if their health status changed. In their honor, the community’s auditorium has been named after the Clarks, and our dining room is named after the Schnetzers.
Whether we’re helping establish meaningful relationships, supporting personal growth, or helping maintain good health and well-being, everyone plays a role in our community and everyone has a purpose. Leadership, staff, volunteers, donors, residents and families all contribute to making Harrogate a strong and dynamic community.
Harrogate is a Continuing Care Retirement Community committed to delivering the highest-quality lifestyle to seniors. Our dedication to excellence is evident in how we provide choice, independence and value. Furthermore, we foster meaningful relationships and experiences among residents, families, and staff for the enrichment of all.
Reputation for Excellence
As a Life Care Community, we offer guaranteed access to high-quality health care. Residents enjoy peace of mind knowing they have access to a full range of health care services, if their needs ever change. Independent living residents can receive assisted living support to help them remain in their apartment. Additionally, our skilled nursing and rehabilitation services have earned a 5-Star Quality Measures rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
For People, Not Profit.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community, we answer to residents, not shareholders. Our profits are reinvested in Harrogate to improve our buildings, increase staff, add new services and amenities, and enhance residents’ lives, today and in the future.
The Harrogate Advantage
- A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
- 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- History of financial stability since 1988
- Consistent local leadership team, board and staff
- Estate preservation – refundable entrance fee
- Life Care ensures predictable health care fees
- No significant increase in cost for skilled nursing or rehabilitation
- Home health care on campus
- Nonsmoking, pet-friendly campus
- Highly desired location near Toms River, New Jersey