Holiday Retirement

Holiday Retirement has 306 featured Senior Living communities. Please browse the listings below to find the right location for you.

At Holiday Retirement, we strive to make each of our residents feel like they are at home where they belong. This is what we call The Holiday Touch, and it is what makes life at a Holiday Retirement community so special. From friendly neighbors who act more like family to a devoted staff who view their work as much more than simply a job, each of our more than 300 communities in the United States and Canada offers unparalleled service and amenities to seniors for one affordable, all-inclusive monthly fee.

Holiday Retirement Communities

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Reviews for Holiday Retirement

  • Crescent Heights

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    Review by Joy
    Current resident

    My husband & I have been living here for three years and are very thankful to be here. In the last three years we have had three management teams. Our first experience with team #1 was just not the right kind of people to be in this kind of business. No complaints with the server/house keeping staff. Some of the chefs we have had were not so good, but we could always make a choice of what we wanted to eat. NOW the management team is absolutely wonderful! AND the food is great! As I said, my husband and I are very thankful to be living here. I would recommend Crescent Heights to anyone wanting to live in a community setting.

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  • Sunset Lake Village

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    Review by Ed, A Caring and Loving Son of My Mother
    Family or friend of a resident

    I moved my mom into Sunset Lake Village the first of Jan. I could not believe how friendly the staff was especially the Nurse and the Executive Director. Every body was so nice to my mom.

    The Executive Director spent a lot of time with my mom and I and introduce us to alot of residents she thought mom would like. She took un into the dinning room set my mom with three other residents. And then she set down with me and we had lunch together.

    It looks like after talking to her things are getting better every day at Sunset, she has been hiring a lot of new people and you can tell how the employees and the residents love her.

    So I give the staff a 5 because the are so friendly and caring. You can tell they have compassion about doing their job. It takes a special person to work at a place like Sunset.

    The food was surprisingly very good and the Chef even came out and introduce him self to my mom and even came over and introduce him self to me. I gave the chef 5

    As we were eating lunh the Executive Director mention she had just hire another Activity Director and after lunch we were being shown around and I watch her and she was very friendly and she had a special way she was engaging and the residents really seam to love her. I gave her a 5

    Now that mom has been there for almost a month and loves it. I seen that they are a little short of caregivers, But they have been hiring new caregivers and they have gotten some good ones.

    When it come to the community it is looking better all the time they now have two maintenance men that are working on the cleanliness of the building. It looking good, but I believe in six months I good give them a 5 but I give it today a 4.

    Overall I give it a 5, because I think the leadership from the Executive Director Katie Smith is an A+, I have always told myself to look at who is the one at the top in charge. If that person doesn't have the passion for taking care of the residents and the respect from the employees and the leadership know how, then I needed to look for another community.

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  • Cascadian Place

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    Review by Irma A.
    Current resident

    Are you really ready to "let go" of the responsibility and expense of owning a house/condo and really retire but still have an independent lifestyle complete with opportunities to travel? Come to Cascadian Place, one of the Holiday Retirement Communities! For the past 5 or 6 years, I had been visiting retirement communities in Western Washington and last June, 2014, chose Cascadian Place. A few of the reasons include: Attractive apartments (studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms-some with Mountain Views. Less expensive than most similar communities. Great Management personnel. Three meals per day (most communities only serve two). A friendly and caring community. Security. Light housekeeping weekly, along with maintenance. Many types of activities from which to choose. Bus transportation to Dr. appointments, shopping, etc.
    Bus trip outings to funs places. A Travel Program within the Holiday Retirement Communities. I've been here seven months now and am happy to say "It's a great place to live and would choose Cascadian Place again - it's become part of my family!

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  • Renaissance Austin

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    Review by HoudiniB48
    Visitor

    This facility has that feeling of home that we were looking for my parents. The building is filled with natural light from all the skylights and floor to ceiling windows in the halls. The entire place wraps around a pretty green courtyard, so from the many windows there is always a view of the green space or the NW Austin hills. The apartments are larger than most places. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They knew everyone's name and stories- you could tell that they cared. But the residents were the real treats. They were so welcoming and happy to talk. The residents seemed more involved here than at other places we visited. Dad was so happy to hear about the discussion groups and the wine socials.

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  • Parkwood Meadows

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    Review by Laura, loving daughter
    Family or friend of a resident

    My dad moved in about 4 months ago. He was pretty much a loner after losing my mom 5+ years ago. He didn't realize how lonely he was until he moved to Parkwood Meadows. He is very active socially. He enjoys the food quality and selection. He has even met a lady friend! My dad has gone on several outings and regularly gets involved in the daily activities. He is so happy there and we are so relieved. I can relax more knowing that he's not alone. There are people his age to hang out with and above all, there is staff always available if he needs assistance. Thank you Parkwood Meadows for making this such a welcoming and smooth transition for my dad and his dog.

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  • Rock Creek

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    Review by Kathy
    Visitor

    Very compassionate management. Excellent food. A bit costly, but travel opportunities are covered,so the cost is understandable.

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  • Quincy Place

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    Review by Daughter
    Family or friend of a resident

    Everyone made my mom feel at home when she arrived. Staff is very friendly and always helpful. Location is easy to get to and located near shops and residences. Would pick this place again

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  • Sunridge

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    Review by Lynda, residents' daughter
    Family or friend of a resident

    My parents always tell me how happy they are, how good the food is and how much they like the staff. They lived at ViewPointe for about 5 months and my dad never told me how much he liked it there. My parents are eating well, look healthier and are involved in some of the activities. Their happiness makes me happy. They have only been at Sunridge a few months but so far the experience has been positive.

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  • Vista de la Montaña

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    Review by Me, Jane
    Family or friend of a resident

    My Mom is a 92 yr. old widow who is still healthy, active and driving. After her third fall and surgery to repair the damage and 7 wks in a rehab facility, my brother and I knew it was time to move her out of her house and into an independent living situation. We both live out of state and quite far away. After a lot of research, it was obvious that having her remain in Surprise, AZ, was the best choice financially and emotionally and socially for her. Living with one of us was not a great option. She was able to stay in a completely familiar area, keep her church membership and friends and doctors. I picked Vista De la Montana and it's sister facility, The Madison, because of their reasonable costs (compared to facilities in SoCal where I live and Tenn. where my brother lives) and close proximity to her home. She has friends in The Madison and thought that's where she would pick, but after touring both facilities she chose Vista. She liked it much better because the halls were bright and shorter than the long dark ones @ Madison, the cost was a couple of hundred $ per month lower (BIG FACTOR for her even though she could have afforded both), and the apartment she got is bright and spacious with a huge wraparound patio. It was my first choice and I'm so glad we were able to convince her it was the right one. She's been there almost 6 months and still has complaints however. The residents are "too old, too deaf, too blind to hear and see her, too cliquey, takes too long to eat every meal, there's no one to play bridge with (the group there doesn't have room for another person without getting 3 more for a foursome), and nothing is as easy to do as it was in her house." She can still fly to see us and will continue to do so until she can't handle it anymore. The managers assure me her complaints are totally normal and within a year she'll adjust. I really like the staff and the facility and I think it was the best choice for her. The complaints she has would accompany ANY FACILITY she chose I'm sure! It's conveniently located to shopping and her doctors and the hospital is about 5 min. from Vista. Her life will never be the same as it was when my stepdad was alive and they had their darling little house in gorgeous Sun City Grand and could play golf yrs. ago. It's been a very difficult transition but I'm glad we chose Vista. I do wish the food service wasn't soooo slow! We've eaten there with her several times and it literally takes an hour an a half or longer to complete the meal. She has complained that the meals are taking up almost 6 hrs. of her day. Now for the residents who are tied to the facility with no car or family nearby that may be acceptable, cause they don't have anything else to do with their time, but it really irks her so far. If she wasn't paying for every meal she wouldn't feel obliged to eat there daily. With just a tiny kitchenette with her microwave, frig and sink she can't do any real cooking or baking for guests. She entertained a lot at her house and she misses that, although she can certainly use the common areas and the oven in the rec room to bake if she really wants to! It's all a matter of choosing to be happy wherever you are and she's got to adjust to a new lifestyle and cultivate more friends there. It's a lovely place that's safe and secure and we have peace of mind knowing that she's not alone should she have another accident or become ill. I'm totally confident the staff would rush to her side should anything happen and call the paramedics if necessary, and contact us immediately so we could drive over ASAP. Knowing she's not alone in her house is invaluable to our peace of mind. I no longer feel compelled to call her everyday to make sure she's all right! That alone was well worth it!

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  • Crescent Heights

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    Review by Anna Bailey
    Family or friend of a resident

    The whole experience has been an excellent fit for my father. The activities and amenities have been great to help him maintain his independence.

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  • Westminster

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    Review by Pilgram
    Visitor

    This is a true retirement community. It is like family here. The apartments are very nice and there are a variety of sizes to fit the budget, if available. The food is great--they have a very good chef. Another posting complained about the changing management, but since 2010 there is now very stable, caring management, who truly treat the residents like family. It would be difficult to find a more loving environment when you are leaving your home and starting a new season of life.

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  • The Chateau

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    Review by Durana McCall-Crosswhite
    Visitor

    In my search for housing, I visited several Independent Living places. Most were very nice and clean and staff helpful, but George was not only helpful but made us feel comfortably entertained as he showed us the largest, and most well-arranged, and attractive living spaces I had found with Seniors in mind. The rooms were larger, and more sq. footage; the kitchen and laundry appliances were nice and well placed, and one shower was open and large enough for a shower chair and someone else to stand behind to shampoo one's hair, while there was no stepping over a water border to enter. The central pool and hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscape was a plus, and there was even covered parking for our motorhome. The idea of having quarters available for guests was great for family visits. All the people we met were joyful. We didn't stay for a meal, so I'm unable to rate the food, but the dining area resembled a fine restaurant, and if the food is as outstanding as the rest, then who could possibly want more? There were numerous rooms for cards, games and other activities, as well as a church almost next door.

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  • Vista de la Montaña

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    Review by Tom
    Family or friend of a resident

    From our first contact the marketing and management staff were very informative, cordial and responsive to our queries. My Father has been there for four months now and states that he wishes he had thought of this years earlier. He is 91, swims daily and participates in every activity they offer. We wife and I are both medical professionals and are very pleased with our selection of Vista De La Montana.

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  • Vista del Rio

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    Review by debra (daughter )
    Family or friend of a resident

    I needed to find a place for my mom to go when she was discharged from a rehab facili ty. I only had a few days to do this. I had looked at several places and I hadn't found any place that fit mom"said budget. Each place was very small but very expensive. Vista del Rio was spacious and affordable. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They made us feel very welcome. The care givers were awesome. The reason my mom is leaving is because she has improved so much that she can return to her own home and we will have some in home health care for her. Thank you for all you've done for our family.

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  • Madison Estates

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    Review by Kathy Harris - daughter
    Family or friend of a resident

    My brother and I and my dads close friend "Betti" chose Madison Estates for our father whom just turned 84 when he moved in September 27th 2014. Our dad has been a widow for a year and a half and had lived in the same house with our mom for 48 years. Our dad was very reluctant to moving any where. My brother and Betti visited a couple other facilities and was very pleased with the facility and leasing staff at Madison. Deann (Deborah Gloria) was very helpful in getting our dad an apartment at Madison. She told us it takes some residents 90 days to adapt. I think it took my dad a little over a month for him to be adapted with the routine of eating in the dining room and the shopping trips and the assistance from the front desk. I live in Houston and visited a week ago and everyone from housekeeping on up was very nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend Madison Estates.

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  • The Fairmont

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    Review by Current Resident
    Current resident

    We love living at The Fairmont! The managers Chris and Kellie are so nice and really care. The activities are fun and we go on exciting trips. Meals and housekeeping included. I recommend to all my friends. I feel I am alive again.

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  • The Springs of Escondido

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    Review by Joyce, happy resident
    Current resident

    The Springs of Escondido is a great place to live. Our apartments are large and very comfortable. The managers and activity director take the time to get to know us and truly care about us.The food is well prepared and delicious. Our chefs prepare three meals every day. We have a choice of ordering what's on the menu, the alternate, salad of the day, deli delight, regional favorite or the fruit and yogurt plate. Every meal I've had to eat has been delicious and healthy. Our servers and housekeepers work very hard to take care of us and do a great job. Our fellow residents are very considerate, kind, nice people. Our fantastic activity director takes us on great trips, plays fun games and leads us in exercise classes.

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  • Hidden Lakes

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    Review by Jack
    Visitor

    We have lived in the area for over 30 years and remember when they were building the community at Hidden Lakes. We had always wants to stop by and see the facility. We were suprised by how large the property is and they indeed have a lake hidden behind the building. The community setting is beautiful.

    As we walked into the community we were greated by a very nice receptionist named Lysa. After asking how she could help us she offered us coffee and water and then went to get the salesperson.

    As we were waiting the manager Tony and his wife came out and introduced themselve. They both were really pleasent and also offered to get us something to drink.

    After a couple of minutes the salesperson John came and met with us. He was very friendly and made us both feel welcome. We sat in a one bedroom apartment and talked for a few minutes and then showed us around. The areas around the community are beautiful and everyone we ran into was very friendly. Most everyone stopped and introduced themselves.

    We saw two different apartment options. First, we saw a two bedroom, two bathroom home with a great view of the lake. The apartment had a nice private patio with a nice view too. We really liked that each home had it's own garage. The area felt like it's own little neighborhood. John also showed us a two bedroom apartment in the main building. It was smaller than the outside apartment, but it too was very nice. The apartment inside had a very large patio with a lot of windows.

    We also enjoyed the dining room in the main building. We missed lunch, but John invited us to come back and try a meal there. We will definately take him up on his offer.

    Overall the property is the best we have seen. The staff was very friendly and the people who live there all seemed very happy. Folks seemed to be active, which is important to us. On a scale of 1 to 10 we give it a 9. I would recommend anyone looking for a retirement community to visit.

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  • Hidden Lakes

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    Review by Caring children
    Visitor

    We came in and toured the community with my parents. From the moment we walked into the community we were greeted by the staff and residents who seemed quite happy and friendly. The sales staff was very knowledgable and helpful to my parents and they answered our questions as well. We spoke with several residents who had recently moved into Hidden Lakes and they told us that it was the best decision they had made. They were really struggling about moving into a retirement community because they thought that they were giving up things but they were happy to make the move.

    Mom and dad were glad to hear those things. The view from the dining room of the lake was very appealing to us and our parents.

    We hope to help them move in as soon as they come back from traveling in the next month

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  • Lake Ridge Village

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    Review by Jean & Paul Workman
    Visitor

    We have visited this facility twice and enjoyed seeing such a beautifully landscaped location, a professional and caring staff who answered all our questions, and even enjoyed a delicious lunch. New friendships were formed and the location is so close to all and everything one would need outside the facility. Shopping, restaurants, doctors, churches, etc. are all reasonably close and convenient.

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  • Desert Rose

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    Review by Betty
    Current resident

    The community just underwent a remodel, and has all new furniture and carpets throughout. The food is amazing! They have live-in managers that really care. One time, late at night, I thought I was having a heart attack, and the managers got me help, and sat up with me until help arrived! I always thought Desert Rose was just another old age home, but what I found was that it is so much better! It's not assisted living. It's independant living, with assistance. I still drive my car, however, when I can't, they have a community van that takes me.

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  • Beaverdale Estates

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    Review by Rhonda
    Family or friend of a resident

    I searched for a long time before moving my parents from Texas to Beaverdale Estates. It was a mutual decision to have them move into this beautiful independent living community. The entry into the building is welcoming with the outdoor rockers and the open entryway. The regal dining area is beautiful to sit in. One of the many things we enjoy at Beaverdale is the musical entertainment by Managers Aaron and Margaret Jamal. They are amazing. Not only are they wonderful managers, they are magnificent musicians! Their smiles bring light to the room and give us all a feeling of being "family". Many times, Aaron has given my dad a few words of encouragement or perhaps a different way to look at things. It's made a difference during a not-so-good day. And Margaret is always so positive! She's helped me through some tough days with my parents. Their faith always shows through in all they do. Beaverdale Estates is a generation of people who, for the majority, are faith-based. This is one of the reasons we are at Beaverdale. If it weren't for these particular managers, we would leave. They make it "home" so HOME is where we are at!

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  • Beaverdale Estates

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    Review by Joan
    Current resident

    I want to tell you about the managers, Aaron and Margaret Jamal, who truly make this place a home. They understand the needs of the elderly. They show compassion, dignity, and caring for each individual. They know each resident by name and they call them by name, as well. Aaron and Margaret are very loving and musically talented people and they share their talents with the entire community. They are needed here as they are FAMILY here. When they are on duty, there is an air of light heartedness and a truly peaceful feeling of being HOME. Their presence is not only one of security, it is one of faith, of promise, and hope and a loving protectiveness that you can only find with managers who are dedicated and willing to remain with the community longterm. They give us the sense of the togetherness one would get as being part of a family, which Beaverdale Estates is....thanks to Margaret and Aaron. They are all business when it is needed and all family when needed, as well. God bless them for their service!!!

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  • Desert Rose

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    Review by theperfectmix
    Family or friend of a resident

    WONDERFUL community! The executive chef prepares amazing meals, the staff is extremely helpful, and being it is "all inclusive" (utilities, food, etc) the value can't be beat. The community managers actually live on the property, and are always there for you. They have great activities and entertainment, and it's like being on a cruise ship (without the water). I highly encourage you to visit Desert Rose for lunch and a tour.

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  • Essex House

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    Review by Grandma Presto
    Family or friend of a resident

    The Essex House is one of the best run Senior Living facilities in the state. The managers and staff are all well qualified, caring individuals. Attitudes are positive, and work ethic is phenominal. Food is great and special events are well catered by the chef and kitchen staff.

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