Durham Retirement Communities

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Durham Retirement Communities

Durham Regent

Review by Visitor

Consumer

Durham Regent was a beautiful place. We wanted to get our mother in there, but what they advertise on the internet is different from the price when you go in to visit. It was a very clean and convenient living space. I liked the way it was set up...

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Durham Regent

Review by Simon, resident nephew

Consumer

This place advertise that they offer light cleaning weekly, but they don't clean, empty trash or wash linens weekly as advertise. my aunt didn't have toilet paper for 3days. Place is infested with ants and roaches and mice. Any random person can enter building from any entrance...

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Emerald Pond

Review by Visitor

Consumer

Emerald Pond had small cottages that you could live in independently with a dining room, a library, and a movie theater. I would be able to keep on working while living there. I liked it so much because of the nearness to my family and work.

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Bartlett Reserve

Review by Howard

Consumer

My wife and I are now in our late 60's and after viewing other retirement facilities chose Bartlett Reserve. The size and confort of our apartment out shined all the others. The convience and flexability of the dining room as well as the variety on the menu is a big plus...

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Bartlett Reserve

Review by Ed, a 27-year resident of the Chapel Hill, Durham area.

Consumer

Having lived for several years at a much larger retirement facility, very institutional in feel, we like the scale of Bartlett Reserve. It has a friendly, "community" feel. Before we had to make dinner reservations; here we can eat anytime from 7 to 7 and the food is cooked to order, not off a steam table...

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Bartlett Reserve

Review by Loving daughter

Consumer

We chose Bartlett Reserve after looking at several area communities including Raleigh. Nothing felt more comfortable and home like than Bartlett. The staff are amazing but the residents feel like family. There is no perfect community, but we feel like Bartlett Reserve is as close to perfect as they come...

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Information About Retirement Community in Durham

Durham, also known as Bull City and City of Medicine, is mostly located in Durham County, North Carolina, though a small portion of the city extends into Wake County. As of 2013, the US Census Bureau estimated the city’s population to be 245,475. It is home to both Duke University and North Carolina Central University, both of which have been around since the early 1900s. Duke University Downtown Durham has been undergoing recent revitalization, re-appropriating former tobacco production areas into cultural and historical districts, while others are being turned into residential areas, good news for anyone looking for retirement communities in Durham. The city has fairly balanced weather throughout the year; hot summers, warm springs and crisp falls, and mild yet comfortable and cool winters, with an average of only 7 inches of snow per year.

Organizations Serving Seniors in Durham

Senior citizens living in Durham have access to a number of programs provided by the Durham Center for Senior Life. The group provides information and resources to seniors, in addition to running some programs of its own. There are four senior centers run by the Durham Center for Senior Life, and they all offer a variety of classes, including physical fitness classes, educational classes, health and wellness programs, computer classes, special events, and social gatherings. They also offer transportation to seniors in need, and daily congregate meals at three sites around the city.

Durham Senior-Friendly Activities

Durham has several thriving arts and culture districts, thanks in part to the Durham Association for Downtown Arts, a nonprofit that works to promote and sponsor art and performances in the city, as well as the Durham Arts Council, a private, not-for-profit organization that supports the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region in North Carolina. The organization's website maintains a calendar featuring cultural events happening throughout the city. Durham is home to many cultural and arts festivals, including the American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Art lovers will enjoy the Nasher Museum of Art, as well as the many galleries throughout the city, and the Durham Art Walk, an art festival hosted by Durham each May. Seniors who enjoy sports can enjoy Duke University men’s basketball team, a nationally renowned team that sells out for every home game. For professional sports, Durham has the Durham Bulls International League baseball team, which plays in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Durham Medical Facilities

The Durham area is served by Duke Regional Hospital. Duke Regional provides inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and emergency care, and has won awards from the American Heart Association, The Joint Commission, US News and World Report, the American College of Cardiology Foundation, and more. The hospital employs a number of neurologists and provides cutting edge treatment for stroke and Alzheimer’s patients. They also provide cancer care, cardiology diagnostics and treatment, diabetes management, dialysis, joint replacement surgery, and rheumatology treatment. Duke Regional Hospital also has a geriatrics focus that includes treating seniors for arthritis, dementia, falls, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more. The Durham VA Medical Center provides easily accessible care for Veterans in the region.

Senior-Friendly Transportation in Durham

Seniors on the Go is a family owned and operated business based in Durham that provides transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in North Carolina. For public transportation options, seniors can turn to the Durham Area Transit Authority, or GoDurham, which provides safe, reliable, convenient, and accessible public transportation options to residents and visitors to the Durham area. GoDurham ACCESS is the area's paratransit service for eligible seniors and disabled persons. Seniors 65 and older with a government issued photo ID or GoDurham ID ride free with GoDurham. Durham retirement communities are an excellent choice for seniors who appreciate arts and culture and desire a mild climate. For more information on senior living in Durham, see our options for Durham retirement communities. Back to Top