Becoming a Resident

Becoming a resident of Givens Estates is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your family. Our marketing team will be with you every step of the process for a seamless move.

Decision Guide

The decision to move to a Life Plan Community is an important one that requires research and thoughtful consideration.
This Decision Guide is an educational tool that can help you consider all the factors and common questions.

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Why Move?

“I wish we had made this move sooner.” That is a common refrain you hear from residents when you ask them about their decision to move to Givens Estates.

Living at Givens Estates offers peace of mind, a plan for their future, and opportunities to enrich their lives with social, spiritual, and wellness activities. The full continuum of care assures you that if the need arises, you will have access to quality care when you need it.

The sooner you move to Givens Estates, the sooner you can thoroughly enjoy all the benefits of living in a Life Plan Community by making connections with new friends and spending time on the things you love. As a resident, you become an integral part of a community with almost a half-century of history. With the responsibilities and burdens of homeownership behind you, you can enhance your life and community in meaningful ways.

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How to Become a Resident

Qualifying for residency at Givens Estates is simple.

  • The minimum age for residency is 55. For couples, one must be at least 55.
  • You must be capable of living independently with reasonable accommodations. We require a physician’s exam.
  • Givens Estates conducts a financial analysis before you choose a residence.

Take these simple steps to become a resident of Givens Estates:

  • Attend an overview session to learn more about our community.
  • Meet with a marketing representative to discuss your options and preferences.
  • Apply to join the Trailblazers, our future resident program.
  • Inform us of your timeline, when you would like to move to Givens Estates.
  • Place a 10% deposit on a residence when it becomes available.
  • Work with our Marketing Project Coordinator to select your custom finishes and plan your move.
  • Schedule your closing and move-in.
  • Become a resident of Givens Estates!

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Cost Considerations

The monthly fee at Givens Estates covers many of your typical household expenses, including a monthly meal allowance, weekly housekeeping, utilities, interior and exterior maintenance, landscape maintenance, scheduled transportation, security, and an urgent response system.

You also have access to all the amenities on campus, including the Wellness Center, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, woodshop, art studios, library, greenhouse, and so much more.

Givens Estates is a Life Plan Community providing the full continuum of care, which means you also receive the intangible peace of mind from knowing your assets are protected and the assurance of quality healthcare in the future.

Givens Estates offers three entrance fee options for independent living residences.

Depending on your goals for your estate plan, you may choose either a non-refundable entrance fee or one that is 50% or 90% refundable. We can assist you in evaluating which entrance fee plan is right for you.

Download our Cost Comparison worksheet form below.

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Marketing Team

Our Marketing Team is your key resource as you consider moving to Givens Estates. We are committed to educating you about the community so that you can make an informed decision.

Jeanne LaRoe, Marketing Director

Jeanne has been the Marketing Director at Givens Estates since 2013. Prior to joining the community, she served two other senior living organizations for eight years. Jeanne has a B.S. in Management majoring in Finance and Quantitative Methods from Babson College. Jeanne determines the marketing strategy and works closely with the operations team to ensure the services and amenities offered by the community continue to meet the expectations of current and future residents

Leslie meets with everyone who is considering a move to Givens Estates. She can answer all your questions about community living and help you select the residence that is perfect for you. Leslie also offers small group presentations and provides tours several times each month, where you have the opportunity to learn all about Givens Estates and meet a few residents who live here.

Melody provides the valuable project management skills necessary to prepare a residence for a new resident. She will meet with you and help you make decisions regarding standard options and upgrades to your new home. She will keep you informed of the project timeline, so that you can plan to move when the residence is ready.

Jessica is the Marketing Administrative Assistant. She is the glue that keeps us all together. She keeps the paperwork and data entry flowing. She is the cheerful voice on the phone when you call in for information. She looks forward to meeting all the new residents.

Givens Estates offers the Trailblazers, our program for future residents interested in engaging with the community before moving. Once you join the program, you will be assigned a Wait List Date. In addition, you will indicate your preferred floor plans and the anticipated timeframe for moving.

Members of the Future Resident Program are welcome to enjoy many community amenities and activities.

  • Access to the Wellness Center and pool
  • Dine with us
  • Attend programs and classes
  • Meet new friends and your future neighbors