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Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future: 33 Years of Worry Less. Live More!

Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future 33 Years of Worry Less Live More

What does being Lakewood, New Jersey’s premier senior living community mean? It means celebrating 33 years of providing the finest, most vibrant and secure senior living experience – and also realizing that “we’re just getting started,” according to Charles Benjamin, Executive Director at Harrogate, a premier active senior living community just minutes from Toms River and the Monmouth/Ocean County beaches.

“Since our doors opened in 1988, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the best senior living experience you’ll find in the area,” he explains. “As a Life Care Community, our goal is to build community within and without our walls. We answer to our residents, not shareholders. All 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.”

When Harrogate opened, Life Care Communities weren’t currently available in Ocean County. “We saw a need and we’ve met it with flying colors,” said Charles. “Harrogate is a not-for-profit organization that is managed by a Broad of Trustees who are local business and civic leaders. This area is part of our lifeblood, and that’s not going to change.”

A Celebration of Services

For 33 years, Harrogate has offered many opportunities for seniors to engage, enrich and challenge themselves so they can live the retirement lifestyle of their dreams. A maintenance-free lifestyle, amenities-rich community, a full suite of care services and a staff of caring, friendly and talented individuals – that’s really something to celebrate.

As a Life Care Community, the biggest benefit that Harrogate offers to seniors in the area is a home for life. Residents at Harrogate are guaranteed access to additional levels of living, at lower-than-market rates, at all times. The community isn’t just blowing smoke about this, either – they’ve earned a reputation for excellent health care, as evidenced by a 5-star quality measures rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

What does Life Care mean? It means …

All the care you need, all in one place.

Independent living residents enjoy perks like spacious, maintenance-free, newly renovated senior apartments with numerous options in a variety of floor plans, along with a huge variety of services and amenities. But if it’s ever needed, they also have access to in-home health services, as well as priority access to skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory support services, all available on site. You can’t predict the future, but Life Care means that you’ll be prepared for it, no matter what.

An engaged, exciting lifestyle.

No more cleaning house, cooking, tedious yardwork or keeping up the house. Instead, residents enjoy a jam-packed activities and events calendar that’s filled with classes, events, special speakers, trips and concerts. There’s always something going on, and it’s always something fun and enjoyable. Best of all, residents are encouraged to pursue their passions – if the community isn’t offering something that a resident wants or needs, Harrogate will work to make it happen.

Delicious dining.

Chef Joe and his team strive to provide a world-class dining experience daily. Menus at Harrogate are remarkably varied, offering meat, fish and vegetarian choices. Friendly tableside servers get to know every resident so they can know instantly dietary preferences, likes and tastes. With a main dining room offering full-service dining, and the Kettle Creek Café offering more casual and on-the-go meals, every meal is a delightful experience for the tastebuds.


A focus on whole-body wellness.

Harrogate’s proprietary Living the 8 program brings together eight dimensions of wellness to enrich the days of residents and help them live happier and healthier lives – for longer. Every dimension is covered: physical, spiritual, social, health services, intellectual, environmental, emotional and vocational. Every day is a celebration of life and wellness, making for a more complete, more rich and more fulfilled life for residents.

Close to everything you love.

One thing’s for sure: Harrogate loves its community, both on and off campus. The community is conveniently located between Toms River and Lakewood in Ocean County, New Jersey, an area that boasts parks, golf courses, public beaches, fine restaurants and shops, and sports. Living here means you’re at the heart of it all, in the community you love, now and always.

“We are having our official anniversary party on July 16, but there is always a reason to celebrate,” Charles says. “We encourage you to visit our community, join in the fun, meet our residents and staff, and see for yourself what our amazing, enriching and engaging lifestyle is like.”

This Is What Worry Less. Live More! Looks Like

Located near Toms River, New Jersey, Harrogate offers a worry-free, fulfilling and experience-rich life. Here, you’ll be free of the hassles of homeownership while having access to all of the best that life has to offer. From opportunities to engage, enrich and challenge yourself to the peace of mind of future care, socialization and so much more.

No matter what your needs may be, we can meet them, ensuring you are worry-free for years to come. With our Life Care, you can enjoy independent living, home health care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation for one entrance fee and a monthly fee that covers everything our lifestyle has to offer.

Worry Less and Live More at Harrogate!

Call for information at ​866-606-0178 or visit our website.