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30 Reasons to Love Harrogate

30 Reasons to Love Harrogate

As we celebrate 30 years of being part of retirement living in Toms River, Ocean County and Lakewood, we thought of the reasons seniors choose our neighborhood. Some like the value of Life Care, while others enjoy the friendships we share. Residents also quoted our tagline, which they all adore, saying, “Harrogate helps me worry less, live more.”

We had a list of 30 before we were done, starting now at reason number one (but don’t miss our final reason at the bottom for a chance to experience the Harrogate lifestyle for free!):

1. Our characters add to our character.
It’s true! People make the place;
Ours will put a smile on your face.
They travel, they volunteer,
They make wine, they drink beer.
They’re friendly, they’re fun,
And best of all, you could become one.

2. Staff who respect your home.
Our staff is long tenured, experienced and knows Harrogate is our residents’ home, which is why we’re respectful and caring. Everything we do is based on hospitality, because providing superior service is our mission.

3. It’s a plan
As a Life Plan Community, we have a full continuum of care,
On-site skilled nursing, rehab and memory support, which is kind of rare.
So spouses can stay together and make the most of every day,
Plus, we have more care levels soon on the way.

4. Rated 5 Stars.
Our skilled nursing center is rated 5 Stars,
Which, just so you know, is way above par.
Great care, close at hand is what you’ll find.
Providing you and your family with true peace of mind.

5. Signature Club
Our Signature Club allows you to try out our multiple dining venues, attend exclusive events or come for a fitness or lifelong learning class even before you move in.

6. Predictability is good.
Life can be unpredictable. But no matter what life brings, Life Care can help keep your health costs predictable and below market rates for life.

7. Quaint towns to big cities.
Part of our 52-acre community is in Toms River; the other part is in Lakewood, which means we’re close to everything both cities have to offer. We’re about halfway between NYC and Philly, and even closer to Atlantic City. So you can easily enjoy a weekend getaway to see the bright lights.

8. Green thumb club.
If you’re reluctant to give up your home’s garden spot,
Don’t worry, don’t fret, fear not.
We have raised garden beds to grow flowers, tomatoes and such,
And a yearly garden party to celebrate, which everyone loves very much.

9. Take a hike.
If you enjoy hiking and walking about, we have trails through the woods for you to try out.
It’s a fantastic green bit of nature, which we all adore.
And perhaps best of all, it’s right outside your front door.

10. Make the sawdust fly.
If working with your hands is more to your liking, you can join the sawdust gang in our wood working shop, instead of hiking.

11. We love pets!
Pets that swim and pets with fur.
Pets that play fetch and pets that purr.
Have a dog that likes to run and bark?
Great! We have a fenced-in dog park.
So bring your pet to Harrogate.
We’ll treat them, and you, first-rate.

12. Get fit.
Our fitness center offers yoga and balance classes along with senior-friendly equipment. Plus, our Living the 8 wellness program can help you live a more well-balanced life.

13. Get fitness help.
If you need a little help with your fitness goals, our on-staff fitness trainer can assess your current fitness levels and recommend appropriate exercises and classes.

14. Splish-splash all year long.
Our heated indoor pool and spa are surrounded by huge windows and are perfect for swimming and relaxing while it’s snowing outside. When temps start to rise outside, you can be comfortable and swim inside.

15. Dining that’s divine.
Our Chef Joe is big-time,
formal, al fresco, quick bites? It’s all sublime.
We offer a variety of dining venues,
so how ’bout you check out our menus?

16. A garden oasis.
We have lush lawns and beautiful flower beds too,
A circle of woods surrounds us and adds to our view.
It’s a natural oasis in the hubbub of our small city,
First-time visitors say, “Your place sure looks pretty.”

17. Events and trips.
Visiting speakers and day trips too; we even plan a yearly cruise.

18. Take a class.
Want to learn about technology or how to paint or knit? Take a class – we probably have it.

19. Join a club.
If you have an interest, we have a club:
Wine, Bible study, singing, knitting and sewing,
Playing cards and even synchronized swimming.
Or if you have a skill to teach or topic to talk about,
Start a club – other residents are sure to check it out.

20. It’s all here.
Just look at all we’ve got,
Everything you need, all in one spot.
Dining, amenities, services and health care here on site,
This is senior living that’s been done right.

21. Volunteering.
We have too many volunteer opportunities to mention, but if you have an interest, ask without hesitation.

22. Options, options, options.
We have 12 different floor plans to fit your lifestyle and a variety of contract options to fit your budget.

23. No more chores!
We have weekly housekeeping and handle the maintenance inside and out.
You won’t even have to change a light bulb when it burns out

24. Chauffeur services.
Let us deal with traffic and parking. They’re a chore. Use our scheduled transportation to go to doctors’ appointments, the store and more.

25. Longevity.
We’ve been proudly serving seniors for over 30 years, and our management partner, Life Care Services®, has over 40 years of experience in senior living leadership. Together, we’re well prepared for whatever the next 30 years hold.

26. One check covers it all.
With just one monthly payment, you can cover your apartment home, weekly housekeeping, interior maintenance and upkeep, dining, social activities, classes, fitness center and all utilities (except cable, Wi-Fi and phone).

27. Possible tax savings.
Our monthly service fee could be a medical tax write-off for you,
Although you should consult an advisor before you do.

28. Promotions.
For our 30th anniversary, we have special promotions to fit almost any lifestyle and budget for a limited time. Contact a Life Care Consultant for details!

29. Help that’ll move you.
Our Quick Buy Program lets you sell your house at market rate in as few as 30 days. No repairs, renovations or real estate agent commissions. Then our move-in coordinator can help you downsize, move and customize your apartment home.

30. Free samples.
And after much reading, we’re at reason number 30,
See something you like? Come try it for free.
You don’t even have to be a Harrogate resident,
Just click here to fill out our form for your free Harrogate Lifestyle Coupon.


Also check out our video of the 30 reasons to love Harrogate!