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Village at Ocotillo offers ‘lunch and learn’

April 12th, 2021 SanTan Sun News
Village at Ocotillo offers ‘lunch and learn’


The Village at Ocotillo says that now more than ever, retirement living offers residents value, services and safeguards in a supportive setting.

Here are three things Village at Ocotillo staff suggest people consider in when making their decision.

Start early. Begin researching in advance, before the need arises.

Ask family, friends and valued advisors for their recommendations.  Waiting until the need arises can often result in hastier or short-term decisions that might fail to meet your long-term needs.

Create a list. Determine which type of senior living community best fits your needs.

Not all retirement communities are the same. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) require larger, upfront entrance fees.

“Rental” communities can offer similar services with the flexibility of a monthly fee. Ask for a “value checklist” to help compare your needs and current monthly expenses, delivery services, transportation costs, meal expenditures, and the upkeep of a house with the monthly fee of a retirement community.

Ask questions. Get to know the community.

A tour or information presentation can provide you a feel for a community’s amenities, services and safeguards such as if residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

But also ask about lifestyle. Learn about a community’s fitness, art classes or other interests you may enjoy.

Accreditation, which helps provide the assurance that high standards of quality care, service and safeguards are maintained is another important topic to discuss.

Learn more about The Village at Ocotillo at its lunch and learn event this Wednesday, April 14, at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or noon

To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, call 480-400-8687 or email to