Our residents and family members provide an added perspective of what makes The Woodlands special.
“ My wife and I moved to The Woodlands six years ago, following our search of local retirement communities. We found the setting, the warm community atmosphere, and all the amenities that we would ever want in a retirement community. After our visit to The Woodlands, we decided immediately that there was no point in looking elsewhere. We found it easy to continue our own intellectual pursuits by giving community seminars, my wife on Russian literature, and myself on topics in psychology. When we had friends visiting us for dinner or for the Sunday brunch, the continuing comments were, 'This is like living on a cruise ship.' Since I'm physically very active, I particularly enjoy using the gym, conveniently located in the apartment house. I also find a wide range of activities to choose from for participation, a virtual smorgasbord. I like to play bridge, and with the announced schedule of twice a week, it is easy to find one or two tables. We found it easy to make friends and were very appreciative of their support in times of need. We also appreciated their intellectual prowess and varied, world experiences. The Woodlands is indeed an ideal place to spend my retirement years. ”
“After my husband Robert died in 2015, my little Corgi and I tried living by ourselves in our large home in a Boston suburb, but I was unhappy being so far away from family. Since on son lived in Fairfax, Virginia and the other in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania the internet seemed the best way to search for a retirement community that both my dog and I might join. The website for The Woodlands immediately caught my attention since the first picutre I saw had a dog in it. Then, looking through the photos of The Woodlands I was very impressed by the spacious apartments, the nicely decorated common rooms and the outdoor surroundings with its walking trails. I came to visit at Thanksgiving of 2015, with both sons there to help me decide, and moved in April 1, 2016. As wonderful as the building itself is with its beautiful Dining Room for dinner, Bistro for lunch, Living Room for in-house concerts, Theater for evening movies, Fitness Center, Pool, numerous other rooms for playing cards, making puzzles, sitting and chatting with friends, I found that the most important aspect of living here is that it is like being part of a large friendly family. The residents are all very interesting people, as you discover when eating with them at dinner, and the staff have all been chosen to have the temperament to make the residents feel at home. Also, the menus of both the Dining Room and Bistro are very impressive, with guests always marveling at the number of entrees and the variety of food, including vegan and vegetarian options. For those wanting more variety there are scheduled outings for lunch, dinner, museums tours, concerts and even overnight stays. By the way, my new little poodle puppy, Ollie, who replaced the now-deceased Percy, is also very happy here and loves all the attention he gets from residents and staff. ”
Mary Jane Spiro
“Michael and Janet moved to The Woodlands in the spring of 2017. Our decision to downsize and move to an independent living apartment took time and, was a challenge. However, we are very happy that we made the move and out children are very pleased that we are living here. The Woodlands provides the perfect environment for us. The facility is secure, the staff are very supportive and courteous. We have met many new friends with whom we frequently meet for dinner. Also, we have a large family with whom we interact, including hosting them for dinners which Janet does not have to cook! We work out in the gym three mornings each week and are never alone trying to prove we are still youthful! Lastly, The Woodlands sponsors many and varied programs for the residents both onsite and throughout the metropolitan area, including attending excellent theatrical programs at George Mason University. ”
Michael & Janet
“We moved into The Woodlands in March 2014, with our little Shih Tzu, Riley. Over the previous five years we had visited a half-dozen communities, all too large. After several visits to The Woodlands, we decided at its fifth-anniversary celebration that The Woodlands was a perfect fit for us.
It is locally owned and managed, with 102 apartments and about 130 residents, plus it is only ten minutes away from our daughter. We decided to become members of Futures List, thinking that we would probably move in two to three years. Eight months later we decided not to wait any longer.
We value our new friendships, enjoy all the diverse, talented residents, the many varied social programs, the fine dining, and the gracious accommodating staff. It's the best decision we've made since we married, almost 50 years ago.”
Linda & Jim McAllan
“The time came in my life when I knew I should begin a new chapter. No waiting for the right time….no over thinking!
I looked all over the area…near and far. Some communities were too big or too far away… some I only got as far as the lobby area and walked out. When I visited The Woodlands I knew immediately that this was to be my new home. The residents were from all over the United States…every profession from military to musicians, doctors, lawyers, government, teachers, librarians etc. the meals are superb from the professional kitchen staff to our wait staff who are delightful and try to please your every request.
The exercise program continues to add new approaches to meet everyones fitness needs. Our 90 degree heated pool serves the residents and also offer aquatic fall prevention and balance classes to those who live in area. Living at The Woodlands is truly 5 star.”
“I’ve lived at The Woodlands since June 2008. It has afforded me many privileges and good friends. Our social and physical education departments are active each day. We are like a congenial family.”
“Are you looking for a place where you have to dress up for dinner each night? Like to put on a tux or beautiful dinner dress? If you answered ‘yes’ then you might not be thrilled to live at The Woodlands. Here it’s more like you never left home, except you have many more friends with which to mingle. Oh, and food that’s probably better than you had at home. You don’t have to pass a ‘compatibility’ test to live here, but you’ll think that everyone else did, and they all passed. And if you really want to get dressed up for dinner, I guess you can.”