What You Need to Know about Our Continuing Care Retirement Community

1. What is a continuing care retirement community?

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or Life Plan Community, offers various levels of senior housing options and care services designed to meet residents’ specific needs. Meadow Lakes is a nonprofit, full-service premier continuing care retirement community (CCRC), providing a campus setting for active and vibrant seniors 62 and greater. Located in East Windsor, NJ Meadow Lakes offers comfortable and spacious apartments, as well as a health center should you or your spouse’s health needs shift.

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2. Where is Meadow Lakes located?

Meadow Lakes is located in East Windsor, New Jersey on Etra Road, across the street from the Peddie School athletic fields.

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3. When I move to Meadow Lakes, do I own my independent living residence?

Like all continuing care retirement communities, you enter into a service agreement at Meadow Lakes. This agreement gives you use of your home at Meadow Lakes campus, as well as access to our array of services, amenities, and programs. It is not a real estate transaction, so you do not own your residence.

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4. I am still very active. Are there activities at Meadow Lakes?

Not only can you continue to enjoy your current interests, you will have a myriad of new cultural, educational and recreational opportunities to explore. Swim laps in our outdoor or indoor pools, stroll through our community arboretum or join a discussion group with your friends. Additionally, you can head into Princeton any time you like, with scheduled outings off campus occurring regularly.

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5. Does Meadow Lakes offer dining choices?

Yes, in fact, we offer one of the most flexible dining choices you'll find! Whether you choose casual dining in our Lakeside Café or the more traditional dining in our beautiful dining room, you will enjoy delicious, healthy food. We also offer very popular brunches and buffets throughout the week. We also offer private dining options if you and your family wish to celebrate a special occasion - reserve the private dining room and select your menu with the help of our chef or have him cater the event in your home. And, guests are always welcome!

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6. Do you allow wine with dinner?

Aside from our parties and celebrations, you may bring wine or beer to dinner.

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7. Can guests stay in my home at Meadow Lakes?

Friends and family are welcome to visit with you! Need more room? We offer guest rooms for a reasonable fee. All visitors are registered for the safety of all residents and guests.

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8. May I bring my pet with me?

Pets are part of our families, so of course, we accept well behaved domestic pets.

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9. What does “movement through the continuum of care” mean?

If your health needs change, additional services are available right on campus. You can access personal care services in your home, or move to the onsite health center. No need to move from Meadow Lakes campus to access assistance, whether it is temporary or permanent. This is just another reason why Meadow Lakes is a desirable continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in New Jersey.

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10. What happens if I run out of money – how do I pay for the cost of senior living at Meadow Lakes?

We have a financial qualifying process that is conservative in nature and is based on your age at entry, your assets, and your income. If through no fault of your own, you cannot make your full monthly payment The Springpoint Senior Living Foundation offers a Resident Financial Assistance program to provide financial assistance on your behalf. Springpoint has never asked a resident to leave due to inability to pay.

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