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My Uncle, when he was 90, sold his house and moved into such a place. There was a 'buy in'.....likely what he got for the house which was 80 years old at the time.

There were two buildings - this is Salisbury NC. One had 'apartments' that you paid a monthly fee depending upon size. For that, you got 2 meals a day in the cafeteria. You had a small kitchenette in your unit, and once a week cleaning was included. I think it was 3-4 stories. I visited him once there. Had heated pool, and other activities. They had shuttle buses to doctors and shopping.

The other building was 'nursing care' - if you couldn't take care of yourself.

This was a fairly 'urban' small city environment. You never had to leave the place - or could ride the shuttle to activities (guess they ran to senior center as well) -

He was there 4 years. Last 3 months went downhill and moved to the other building at age 94. Oldest one on my family tree by nearly a decade. He was the runt of the family - thin, not too tall. Survived 2 years in German POW camp. Ate highly veggie diet, minimal meat.

There's a Del Webb community in TX down at Georgetown, I think

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