Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

A CCRC is a residential community for older adults (typically age 62 and better) that provides a variety of housing options, along with services, amenities and a continuum of care designed to address the changing needs of residents as they age. The typical CCRC offers not only Independent Living options, but also Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care services.

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What are the advantages of choosing a CCRC?

Studies show that people who live in CCRCs tend to live longer, healthier lives. They are able to stay connected and engaged with life. From the strong community support of neighbors to the full calendar of activities, there is never any shortage of things to do or people with whom to do them.

CCRCs like The Arlington give you the confidence and peace of mind that come with knowing you have made a secure plan for the future, including planning for the unknowns and "what ifs." You have the advantage of staying in control, making your own decisions about where you will live and who will care for you as you age, rather than burdening family by leaving those decisions for someone else to make later on.

Another advantage is that you are able to remain in the same community as your needs change. This alleviates the stress of moving multiple times and enables you to maintain existing relationships in a familiar environment. It also enables couples to remain close to each other, even if one person requires a higher level of care.

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Who is Lutheran Life Communities?

For more than 100 years, Lutheran Life Communities has been setting the standard in retirement living. We are a not-for-profit, faith-based organization and welcome people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Our five communities in Illinois and Indiana have a long-standing reputation for innovative service and person-centered care. Each day we strive to stay true to our mission: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations.

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What do you mean by "vibrant, grace-filled living"?

We believe that living vibrantly and gracefully means appreciating both the large and small moments that fill each day. It is a recognition of the beauty and abundance that surrounds and embraces us as we journey through life. We seek to empower people to live this way each and every day – a mission that's influenced by our Lutheran heritage – and to experience life in the fertile context of an enriching community.

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With its other communities being located in Illinois and Indiana, why did Lutheran Life Communities choose Naples as the site for The Arlington?

For many years, the beautiful tropical environment of Naples has been a winter refuge for many people from the Midwest. A group of churches in Naples whose members were familiar with Lutheran Life Communities asked the organization to provide its trusted, high-quality retirement living product in the Naples, Florida, area.

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Why does Lutheran Life Communities' not-for-profit status matter?

Not having to focus our efforts on the interests of investors means we are able to shape The Arlington experience around the residents' needs and preferences. It enables us to focus on maintaining our high standards and strong values, reinvesting profits in the community for the benefit of residents.

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What are the advantages of The Arlington's location?

The Arlington is conveniently located in the acclaimed Lely Resort, between Naples and Marco Island. It is within walking distance to retail shops, around the corner from the new, state-of-the-art Physicians' Regional Medical Center, and across the street from Collier County's South Regional Library and Edison State College. Daily shuttle or car service to Naples and Marco Island will be available.

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What will The Arlington look like?

The Arlington will be the first completely new retirement community built in the Naples area in many years. Featuring Naples-style Mediterranean architecture, The Arlington will be bright and open, with a resort-like feel. The inspired design will connect indoor and outdoor spaces. Another advantage is that all Independent Living apartments will be conveniently located under the same roof as the community's many amenities, with the Health Care Center occupying a wing at the opposite end of the building.

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What services and amenities will be available at The Arlington?

The Arlington will offer a luxury resort lifestyle on 39 acres designed to promote a lifestyle of wellness. Programming will include various activities to enhance physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness. Within The Promenade you'll find a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and hot tub, an art studio, a woodworking shop and the Cultural Arts Center. Other amenities, including a bank, mail center, library, boutique spa and salon, meeting rooms and classrooms and more, are designed to make everyday life more convenient. Around the campus you'll find lush landscaping, walking trails and outdoor terraces. There will also be a clubhouse with an outdoor pool. Parking under the main building provides convenience and protection from the elements.

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What services and amenities are part of my residence?

Residence options at The Arlington include a wide range of choices in size and floor plan, from a three-bedroom, three bath freestanding villa to an 860-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. No matter which option you choose, however, all residences are maintenance-free with utilities and weekly housekeeping included. Also included are all real estate property taxes and building insurance. And there's no need to worry about landscaping because it will be impeccably maintained for you. The campus also features many ways to get outdoors, including walking trails, gardens and outdoor seating areas.

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Food is important. What can I expect?

The Arlington will offer many dining choices from gourmet fine dining and chef's table exhibition dining to the Marketplace Cafè for more casual fare, a pub for socializing with friends and a private dining room for more intimate dining occasions. In addition, The Promenade's Plaza Terraces provide a pleasant outdoor environment in which to enjoy your meal or a cup of coffee with friends.

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What security measures are in place?

The Arlington will be a gated community with 24-hour security staff. In addition, there will be an emergency response system located in each residence and the campus is located only minutes from a state-of-the-art hospital. The Arlington is also being constructed to conform to building codes for hurricane resistance, and the community will have a detailed hurricane and evacuation plan.

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What does The Arlington's location in Lely Resort mean for me?

The Arlington's location in Lely Resort means you will be part of an intergenerational community as you enjoy many of Lely Resort's amenities and resources. Residents of The Arlington have the opportunity to join Lely Resort's golf and tennis clubs. At the same time, you will enjoy the amenities and services of The Arlington which are specifically designed for the needs and lifestyle of those 62 and better. In addition, this convenient location puts you close to retail shopping, a state-of-the-art hospital and the educational resources of Edison State College and Collier County's South Regional Library.

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What residence choices are available?

The Arlington will offer both freestanding villa homes and luxury apartments with one to three bedrooms. Villa homes will offer spacious one- and two-story options with floor plans that blend with the Florida lifestyle and choices that allow you to design your perfect home. Apartments will feature spacious, flexible layouts in a wide range of sizes with one to three bedrooms. In addition, residents in apartments will enjoy indoor access to community amenities. Penthouse options will also be available.

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What levels of health care will be offered on campus?

The Arlington's Health Care Pavilion will offer private Assisted Living in one- and two-bedroom residences, Skilled Nursing in private suites arranged in a neighborhood setting and specialized Memory Support in private accommodations. In addition, rehabilitation services will be provided to aid residents in a return to wellness following an injury, illness or surgery. Having all these levels of care available on campus will enable couples to stay close to each other when one has a health care need. This provides priceless peace of mind to residents and their families.

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What financial plans are available?

The Arlington offers several affordable options to help each resident meet his or her individual goals. The best way to discover which option is best for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our sales counselors. To make an appointment, call (239) 206-2646.

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What happens to my deposit?

A 10% deposit is required to reserve a residence at The Arlington. For your protection and assurance, your deposit will be maintained in an escrow account in your name at SunTrust Bank.

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Are there any incentives to become a Founder now?

Some incentives are offered for a limited time. To learn more, contact a sales counselor at (239) 206-2646.

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What benefits do Founders receive?

The benefits of becoming a Founder are many. One major benefit for Founders is a Health Care Discount of 50% for 4 years. You will also be able to earn credits toward your Entrance Fee by referring others who become Founders and move into The Arlington. You will also receive invitations to exclusive Founders' social and educational events, giving you an opportunity to meet many of your future friends and neighbors.

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