Where 'Golden Years' Are Truly Golden 5

Town Village Retirement Community becomes hub of active, vibrant lives

On any given day at Town Village Retirement Community, residents can be found taking a brisk stroll with the Walking Club, attending weekly outings to local shops or events, creating art with the Oklahoma City Art Council or laughing with friends at the Friday Happy Hours.

Designed more like a private neighborhood or district, Town Village isn’t what most people think of when they hear “retirement center.” With a half-dozen activities a day and private apartments, this center is for retirees ready for the easy life — and not a single person there considers themselves an “old person.”

That’s how Valerie Morrison, manager and director, likes it.

“We are a community,” Valerie says. “We are a retirement community that offers independent living, independent living with care and living with assistance. These choices allow our residents to age in place so they won’t be forced to move if things change for them.”

By creating a friendly and hassle-free environment, residents live in one- or two-bedroom apartment homes, enjoy restaurant-style dining, transportation and health assistance and more activities than most high-end apartment communities offer. Whether it’s a trip to see The Senior Follies or hosted musical performances or daily exercise classes, Town Village caters to those aged 55-plus.

“It’s like a seniors’ world encapsulated under one roof,” Valerie says. “We have a beauty shop where they can get pedicures, a health club, a lovely courtyard where they can sit and enjoy a glass of wine, movie night, church services and a postal hub. If they need care, we have home health available here as well.”

Valerie says active living is the key to happy aging, but as health or circumstances change, the center can adapt without a resident having to leave their home. From home health to hospice, Town Village makes the golden years easy.

“Our residents consider this their home,” she says. “And that’s what it is. We are home.”

For more information, visit TownVillageOKC.com.