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Amenities our members enjoy:  

  • A Maintenance-Free Lifestyle! (read more below)
  • A Welcoming Community of Independent and Active Seniors
  • Safety and Security in a secured building with helpful neighbors
  • 24 hour emergency call system
  • A Facility that provides many accessible activities without going outside
  • Community "Great Room" with serving kitchen for dining, parties & special events
  • Activity & billiards room
  • Exercise & fitness room
  • Central hallways for year-round walking
  • Library & computer room
  • Workshop
  • Resident member committees & planned social activities
  • Catered meal events
  • Garden plots
  • Van service for appointments (4 times daily, M-F) & grocery shopping (2 times weekly)
  • Guest rooms for overnight visitors
  • 8 coin-free laundry rooms
  • Daily U.S. mail pick-up & delivery service in lobby
  • Local newspaper delivery direct to your apartment door
  • Elevators for your convenience
  • Excellent sound-proofing (6 inch exterior walls and 12 inch ceilings)
  • Roomy one & two bedroom units
  • Floor coverings & window treatments included
  • Spacious walk-in closets
  • Separate storage space for each unit
  • Private patios & decks
  • Picturesque views
  • Walking paths & picnic area close by at Essex Park
  • Underground garage (for an additional $45 per month)

As a widow, I DONíT MISS...
-Spending evenings alone in a big house
-Finding friends to do an activity in the evening
-Trying to take a walk outside in the wintertime
-Getting the mail out of the curb mailbox
-Taking the trash to the curb
-Finding someone to repair appliances, etc.
-Finding someone to remove snow
-Finding someone to mow the lawn
-Starting my car in a cold garage
-Climbing steps to do the laundry
All have been replaced at Realife, plus making many new friends.
--Marilyn Reynolds


As an owner at REALIFE Cooperative, you will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle.  Standard kitchen appliances and heating and air systems are maintained through the Cooperative's management.

Part-time maintenance personnel are on site to address maintenance issues. The Resident Services Director can also be consulted between 8:00am and 2:00pm. After hours and on weekends, residents may contact their Emergency Warden for maintenance issues. Emergency Wardens are volunteers who have the contact numbers needed to answer any maintenance emergency.  

Iíll tell you some reasons why I like living here.
I donít have to shovel snow Nor a lawn I have to mow.
The goldfish/lily pond, so many birds and flowers
Have all added beauty to our daily lives here.
If I felt like planting a garden either small or big
There could be a nice spot waiting for me.
The meal we share together a couple times a month,
It is a great time to greet each other, both new and old, to visit and relax.
If you enjoy playing cards, bingo, or shooting pool
There will be someone ready to join you.
A variety of entertainment we have monthly
For us to enjoy and afterwards
Great conversations, treats, and drinks being shared with all.
It has become a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.
The old fashioned Saturday night at the movies
With popcorn a couple times a month
It now has become a great hit.
Mabel Walbruch,óJuly, 2012


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