"Home sweet home" is a little sweeter at Meridian Woods, a beautiful 39-acre retirement community on the north side of Valparaiso, Indiana. The neighborhood itself is a delight with its charming, comfortable homes; its friendly café; and its restored wetland nature areas. It's the best of both worlds-serenity and convenience. The neighborhood is a secure, serene retreat that is convenient to shopping, banking, and restaurants. Meridian Woods residents are free from the burden of home maintenance so they are free to pursue new adventures in retirement living.
Residents have easy access to the Lakewood Link path (just across the street), on which they can safely walk to Rogers Lakewood Park. Other parks are in walking or biking distance as well: Sunset Hill Farm, Bicentennial Park, Ogden Gardens and Forest Park. Moreover, Forest Park Golf Course is only a few golf swings away.
Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. (PVRC), an expert in the retirement industry since 1983, owns and manages Meridian Woods. PVRC takes care of house maintenance responsibilities through a monthly service package which includes an impressive list of services and amenities. Residents also can choose from a selection of other affordable services to enhance their lifestyles and add to their comfort, convenience and freedom.
The Meridian Woods community includes Campbell St. Café, a friendly restaurant serving mouth-watering breakfasts, lip-smacking lunches and fresh ground gourmet coffee. It's a fun place where Meridian Woods residents visit with each other and participate in educational and social events. As an extra bonus, Meridian Woods residents receive a 20% discount on their meals. After business hours, the Café is available for resident's private parties and family gatherings.
The Meridian Woods customer service assistant office and staffed fitness center are included in the same building. The customer service assistant plans fun and educational programs and provides office support for Meridian Woods residents. The fitness center is a popular destination with its equipment designed especially for older adults and its friendly fitness coordinator. The fitness coordinator works with each person to design an exercise program tailored to his or her individual needs.
PVRC has agreements with two of Porter County's leading home contractors to build at Meridian Woods: Hearthstone Builders and Coolman Communities. The builders' relied on PVRC's expertise in the retirement housing industry to develop home plans to fulfill the needs and desires of older adults. In addition, residents are free to make some changes to the plans and add amenities to build a home designed especially for them. For those wanting to move in immediately, often there are pre-built units available. For information on immediate occupancy, contact PVRC.
The Meridian Woods homes are not purchased; instead residents pay an entry fee to live in the homes. However, they have many of the same freedoms and benefits associated with home ownership without the headaches. Residents (or the residents' estates) have the opportunity to make a profit upon move out because residents are guaranteed 90% of the entry fee paid by the subsequent occupant. Their right to the reimbursement is guaranteed through their contract with PVRC and through a real estate mortgage document filed with the Porter County Recorder.
As a PVRC property, Meridian Woods residents are included in the PVRC care continuum-and all the benefits of that continuum. Meridian Woods residents have priority access to Porter County's most highly-regarded retirement living properties: Pines Village Apartments and Pines Village Assisted Living, as well as Pines Village Home Health Care.
Meridian Woods is all about freedom! Freedom from maintenance. Freedom to relax. Freedom to explore. Freedom to learn. Freedom to enjoy friends and family. Freedom to purse happiness. And all the freedom that security offers.
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