I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility
I'm very satisfied with independent living here at Forest Pines. The staff members are very competent and they do their job. The grounds are fine. They have a dog walking path, and that's where my dog and I do most of our walking. I'm in the smallest room that they have and it's fine. I have everything I need right here. I would recommend them.
I Visited This Facility
I like the staff and the residents, but not the atmosphere in Forest Pines. It feels too much like walking into a hospital, not a retirement village. The rooms were plainly bedrooms and not apartments. The good thing about them is that you can move from independent living to assisted living if you need to, and you get to stay in one place. I'm very impressed with the staff and would rate them very highly. They also have a lot of activities and amenities. I saw people doing crafts in a room where there were quilts on the walls. I saw a bulletin board with a list of activities on it. The whole place itself was clean.
I Am A Current/Past Resident
Forest Pines is independent living and brand new. They're in the process of renovating it into very nice, large living quarters. There's very good food. I have a one-bedroom with a large bathroom, a small kitchen, and a living area. It's about 500 square feet in total. They also have studio apartments and two-bedrooms. We have very few activities. I am very disappointed in that.
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Description of Forest Pines
The popular Forest Pines community is conveniently located just outside of Columbia’s downtown area. Our welcoming home provides residents with elegant facilities and all the convenience of living just minutes from three state-of-the-art hospitals, exciting shopping destinations and a wealth of local points of interest. Take time out to explore the South Carolina State Museum, Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens and the natural splendor of Lake Murray. There’s no shortage of things to see and do in the state capital and largest city in South Carolina.
Forest Pines is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.
Our residents enjoy elegantly furnished private suites, available in a choice of spacious and secure floor plans. The restaurant-style community dining room provides you with top-quality, chef-prepared cuisine in the company of friends and neighbors. You can also look forward to a carefully planned calendar of activities, events and volunteer opportunities, designed to promote holistic well-being in your senior years.
Enjoy a game of billiards, explore our picturesque grounds, join one of our gentle exercise classes or simply relax in our pristine landscaped grounds with a book chosen from our in-house library.
The all-inclusive experience you enjoy at Forest Pines extends to our other quality retirement communities for no extra fee. Our unique travel program entitles you to visit most other Holiday Retirement communities across North America, enjoying the same great service and surroundings. It’s simply perfect for visiting friends and family.
We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.
Our friendly community at Forest Pines looks forward to welcoming you home.