Why Moving into The Highlands at Wyomissing Is Easier Than You Expect

Posted on June 4, 2021

Are you ready to carpe the diem, enjoy a life free of chores – filled with possibility and a schedule that’s yours to create? That’s the retirement lifestyle you’ll enjoy when you move to The Highlands at Wyomissing.

“Making the move to The Highlands may be easier than you think,” says Kevin DeAcosta, President and CEO of The Highlands at Wyomissing, the only nonprofit Life Care Community in Berks County, PA. “A lot of older adults may put off a move to a Life Care Community because they think it will require a lot of work that they just don’t want to deal with right now. The fact is, though, that moving early in your retirement will make your golden years that much more enjoyable. And it doesn’t have to be difficult! For example, at The Highlands, we have an established system and tips for moving into senior living to help our residents and family members make the transition as smooth as possible.”

Making The Highlands Your Home Sweet Home: 8 Simple Steps

Step 1: Take a Tour
Once you’ve decided that The Highlands at Wyomissing is a place you might want to call home, we’d like to invite you to lunch and give you the opportunity to learn more about our community, residents, services, amenities and more in a relaxed and casual setting. First, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our professional chefs. Then, we’ll answer questions about our Life Care Community (such as information about our contracts, our care services and more) and then we’ll take you on a tour of the campus. We’d love to share as much information as possible with you, so please let us know what you’re most interested in learning about. We understand that choosing a retirement community is a big decision, so we are here for you to help make the decision that much easier. Want to speak to current residents? Need specifics about our indoor, saltwater, heated pool? Interested in hearing about the partnerships we have with healthcare providers in the area? No question is off-limits – we want to make sure you have all the information you need.

Step 2: Join our Future Resident Club
Intrigued by the life available at The Highlands? When you become a member of our Future Resident Club, you’re not only taking that first step towards a worry-free future; you’re also making a commitment to your (and your family’s) peace of mind. You may not be planning to make your move to The Highlands at Wyomissing for one, five, or even ten years, but you can still start preparing now and reap the many benefits.

Step 3: Submit Your Application and Deposit
To join, simply submit your application along with a fully refundable $1,500 fee. Joining the Future Resident Club at The Highlands gives you a multitude of perks and privileges that allow you to get to know us, our community and even gain deep relationships with current residents – all without having to move in right away.

Step 4: Determine Your Time Frame
Once you’re ready, determine the timeframe of your move with your Highlands Retirement Counselor. The choice is yours – whether you want to move now, next year or a decade in the future, we’ll work with you to make sure the process is smooth and easy.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Privileges
As a member of our Future Resident Club, you can enjoy everything The Highlands has to offer without any long-term commitment. Whether you choose to take a weekly exercise class with us or dine with friends in our dining room twice a year, by the time you call The Highlands at Wyomissing home, you’ll already have friends awaiting you. As a member of our Future Resident Club, you’ll enjoy:

●      Priority selection of residences

●      Priority access to health services like our Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Short-Term Rehabilitation programs

●      Invitations to special events, wellness programs and lectures

●      Two complimentary meals per person per year in our dining venues (call marketing for reservations)

●      Delivery of our e-newsletter and annual report

●      Access to our fitness center, including our indoor pool

●      Use of on-site catering in our meeting and banquet rooms

●      Stays in our guest suite for you or your overnight guests, when available

●      Access to The Highlands salon and spa, our full-service salon offering skin care, hair care, massage services, manicures and pedicures

●      Alvernia Seniors College (college-level courses)

Step 6: Submit Your Paperwork
Once you’re ready to move – and your chosen residence becomes available – secure your place at our community by submitting your Financial Application and Continuing Care Application, your physician-completed medical evaluation form and any other required paperwork.

Step 7: Customize Your Home
When you choose to make your move to our beautiful community, you’re teamed up with our interior designer who will get to know your tastes, lifestyle and personal style to create a sanctuary out of your new home. Weeks before your move date, the interior designer will allow you to choose between numerous options for paint, floor covering, cabinets and countertops and more to make your new home distinctively yours.

Step 8: Get Ready To Move
For many people, the worst part of moving is the actual move. With boxes to pack, items to account for, downsizing and the trust you must place in movers, it’s not a wonder that some give up before they pack the first box. A Highlands Senior Move Manager can take care of it all for you. Our Senior Move Manager will help you downsize and sort your belongings, schedule your move, and even organize your new home so when you step into your new community, you can start enjoying your retirement right away. Our Senior Move Managers are happy to provide an array of services such as:

●      Free consultation to develop a plan for your move

●      Floor plan design

●      Downsizing and sorting assistance

●      Professional packing and unpacking using quality supplies

●      Scheduling and directing movers

●      Arranging all furniture on move-in day

●      Organizing the kitchen and bathrooms

●      Making your bed on move-in day

It’s just that simple! We invite you to connect with The Highlands and see how you can help design your remarkable retirement future and senior care at our Life Care Community.

Your Remarkable Future Awaits.

The Highlands at Wyomissing opened its doors in April of 1989 with apartments for those who needed a helping hand with daily activities. Since then, we have grown into a large community of homes and apartments, amenities and services, and so much more.

With over 113 acres of gently rolling hills, lush walkways and towering trees, The Highlands at Wyomissing has offered stunning amenities, engaging activities and endless opportunities for more than 30 years. Located just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania, we’re proud to be the only nonprofit Life Care Community in Berks County, where residents are free to live their active, independent lifestyles with a continuum of care available right at home if they ever need it.

When you choose The Highlands at Wyomissing, you’re free to create a retirement that mirrors what you’ve always wanted for your future. What are you waiting for? Get a taste of what life is like on our vibrant campus at The Highlands at Wyomissing by contacting us at 610.775.2300 for more information.