Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you screen applicants?
A: Yes, all new applicants are screened by the board to insure a good fit with the community and good neighbors for you. You will need to provide your financial information, and pass a credit and criminal background check. 

 Q: Do I own my unit?
A: You own a 123rd share of the entire community.   In most cases you are buying a membership from the previous member or their heir.

Q: Do I have any say in how we operate?
A: Yes. your unit is assigned one vote.  You vote for the board members who act on your behalf, for the benefit of all.  There is no far-off management group guiding us for their self interests.

Q:  Why only 4 meals a month?
A: In most retirement facilities you will pay for 15 to 25 meals a month with no options.  At Silver Glen you pay for 4 dinners but you can purchase 10 more for $100.00.  This saves you a lot of money and gives you more freedom to choose which evenings to dine in.

Q: Can I bring a pet?
A: Yes, one dog under 25 lbs. is allowed in the East and West buildings provided you have a ground floor unit with direct outdoor access.  Each unit is allowed one cat or bird in all three buildings.

Q: What about cars?
A:  Most units have assigned secure underground parking for one car, (no RVs).  Limit 2 vehicles.

Q: Can I remodel my unit?
A: Yes, the board will approve most remodels, but prior approval is required.

Q: What comes with each unit?
A:  Each unit is provided with fresh paint, carpeting, refrigerator, range, dishwasher, furnace, and storage lockers.  Washer & dryer are your responsibilty. (some units have gas fireplaces.)

Q: What about Long-Term-Care Insurance?
A: Facilities with continuing care options charge for care you may need in the future.  This will raise your monthly costs to high levels.  If you have LTC insurance already, you may be when you aren't ready for this expensive service.