La Loma Village in Litchfield Park, AZ

"Beautiful desert oasis for successful aging"

Residents and staff take a hike up Camelback Mountain together. (Credit: Roy Jarvis)

In 2014, my wife and I determined it was time to give up our home and find a senior living community. We visited a number of communities and decided that La Loma Village met our needs perfectly. Why was it a perfect fit, you ask? Nowhere else we visited had such a friendly, “no one is a stranger” attitude. Your neighbors are not just your friends, they are your family. Everyone helps each other out, and it truly is the kindest, most giving group of people you’ll ever meet. We call our main building a “cruise ship on land” because of the fantastic amenities including exercises conducted by a certified Arthritis Foundation exercise instructor, a movie theater, award-winning chefs, and incredibly enriching opportunities that focus on supporting our community culture that elevates, empowers, and engages residents and staff to improve the perception of aging and the experience of living.

 

Throughout the year, La Loma Village participates in community service opportunities, as well as Random Acts of Kindness events, to be able to give back to others. Our knitting group meets weekly to create beautiful handmade clothing, blankets, and other goodies to donate to a local women’s shelter. Annually (at least!) we donate to our local food bank in food drives. We annually participate by raising funds as well as walking in the national Walk to End Alzheimer’s to help raise money and awareness for this devastating disease. We have amazing volunteers, including local youth groups, high schoolers, the local Junior ROTC, and many others, who absolutely love coming in to visit and lead events and activities.

Residents and students from the local Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) spend quality time together. (Credit: Roy Jarvis)

 

Residents and staff adorn themselves in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (Credit: Roy Jarvis)

We also participate in the annual Random Acts of Kindness week and have spent our time, talents, and treasures to help other organizations including local pet shelters, overseas military personnel, local police stations, and many other worthy organizations.

Residents gobble up pretzels and bratwurst at the Oktoberfest festival. (Credit: Roy Jarvis)
A La Loma resident shows off her Arabian chic garb at the Arabian Nights party. (Credit: Roy Jarvis)

 

And, as you can imagine, as we grow older we begin losing our loved ones more and more frequently. How lucky we are to live at La Loma Village, where there is always a friendly face to brighten our spirits. Here we have found our chosen family and we are so blessed.

Ten Year Anniversary