Ponder Creek Estates


620 Valley College Dr , Louisville, KY 40272

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of Ponder Creek Estates

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Ponder Creek Estates was very nice. The people that I spoke with were all very friendly and answered all my questions. I would love to take advantage of it, but I cannot quite afford the rate that they need. It's a little bit out of my budget. When we left, they handed us a little box of cupcakes. They showed me the 1-bedroom apartments, and all of them were very nice and very well taken care of. They had some jigsaw puzzles. It seemed like they have enough entertainment factors there. They have a library and they have music. The staff was very friendly, very nice, and very polite. It seemed like it would be a great place to live. If I could afford it, I'd jump at the chance, but I just can't come up with that kind of money. It's really an excellent place.

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Ponder Creek Estates appears to be a very good and clean community. It's very well laid out, very convenient to move around in, and wheelchair accessible. They have a lot of activities for a person to do along with companionship from the other members that live there. The food is very tasty. The rooms that we saw were very nice, reasonable, and spacious. They would be easy for seniors to live in.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The one plus is the rooms are relatively large. My mom has lived at Ponder Creek for almost 3 years. When she moved in, there were resident managers on-site 24/7. Starting this past spring the manager no longer lives on site and leaves by 8:00 pm. The residents were given pendants,I believe from 5 star which they are to press in case of emergency. My mom's has never worked consistently. When she fell recently, she had to crawl to the phone to call EMS because her pendant wouldn't work. For the past 4 or 5 days her pendant would not charge. At one point she told someone from Five star or Ponder Creek about the problem and she was told they had the basic plan and if it worked, it worked and if it didn't, it didn't. The managers used to mingle and interact with the residents. The one they have now stays in his office with the door locked. And by the way, they raise the rates 5% every year. In summary, this is not a very safe place to be and the resident's concerns are not being addressed.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My mother is in Ponder Creek Estates and she likes it. The facility itself is OK, but no one is on-site 24/7. They're on-site from 7:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the afternoon. The entry doors are locked at 8:00 and you have to have a card to get in, but some doors are left open. It has 3 floors and only 1 elevator. The cleaning staff is helpful and if you ask them for something, they'll get it for you. The dining setup is fine, but the menu is not very good. They have a lot of activities -- at least 3 times every day -- and most of it is provided by the residents themselves.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My 90 year-old mother is a resident of Ponder Creek. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The food is great 99% of the time. Healthcare services are offered through private agencies at an extra charge. Mom feels safe in Ponder Creek which is top on my list of importance since she suffers from several phobias. I recommend this facility for anyone.

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Costs for Ponder Creek Estates

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 1,924

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Ponder Creek Estates

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 5 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 2 Miles

Minimum Age: 55

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®

Billiards Lounge and Game Room


Full-Time Activity Director

Bible Studies

Local Outings and Trips

Fitness and Wellness Programs

Wii Bowling


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Private Dining Room

Chef Prepared Meals



Seniors Serving Seniors/Seniors-

Serving Society Program

Live-in Managers

Travel Program

Scheduled Transportation

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Description of Ponder Creek Estates


Situated on beautiful grounds in a quiet corner of Louisville, you'll enjoy the beautiful countryside, our inviting community and the excitement of the nearby city. We're conveniently close to shopping, healthcare, dining and regional attractions. If you're in the mood to step out, explore one of our whiskey distilleries, Churchill Downs, the Falls of Ohio, Fort Knox and the Patton Museum. Our warm and dedicated managers are always on-hand to ensure that your experience with us is special, and you'll love coming home to Ponder Creek Estates.

Ponder Creek Estates is managed by Holiday Retirement. We pride ourselves on providing security, comfort and value to tens of thousands of active seniors seeking an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.

Featured Amenities

As a resident of Ponder Creek Estates, you'll select from multiple floor plans of our comfortable living suites designed to fit a range of personal needs and tastes. From cozy studios to deluxe two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, all of our residences include full-sized, in-suite bathrooms, luxurious carpet, convenient kitchenettes and emergency call systems.

You'll enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with cleaning and linen service provided, free cable and laundry, and a mouth-watering menu of cuisine served three times daily among friends in our community dining room.

Available Services

If you take a close look around our community, you may notice that a few of our residents stand out. These are our Community Managers, who live on site to provide 24-hour support and security. You'll see them sharing a meal with residents in our dining room, attending one of our social events and taking the time to make sure each and every one of our residents feel welcomed and included.

Our schedule of activities will stimulate your mind with lectures, music programs, book clubs or cooking classes, or stay physically active with stretching and exercise, and enjoy the companionship of friends at our coffee socials or over cards. Transportation services make it easy to enjoy group outings to restaurants and shopping excursions.

At Ponder Creek Estates, experience the ease of all-inclusive retirement living.