The golden years offer plenty of perks, but deciding where to spend them takes careful planning.

At Mount Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe, seniors can enjoy a quiet and cozy environment in a rural setting. With a five-star Medicare rating, and recognition from U.S. News and World Report, the faith-based, not-for-profit community offers a variety of amenities just a mile and a half from Interstate 75.

“We have something for everyone,” says Devon Moyer, director of sales and marketing for Mount Pleasant Retirement Village. “We offer affordability at many different price points and a beautiful and unique neighborhood setting.”

For 61 years, the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Service (OPRS) provider, has maintained an affordable destination for retirees. The village offers several living options, including skilled nursing, independent and assisted living on its 110-acre campus.

The village has nearly 240 independent living residences and roughly 150 ranch homes, each with their unique floor plans and custom features.

Their brownstone condominiums have one-level floor plans featuring sunrooms, 10-foot ceilings, a patio or balcony, and an underground parking garage. Mount Pleasant Place offers 70 apartments with five different floor plans along with meal plans, housekeeping, utilities and transportation.

Through scheduled doctor’s appointments, home evaluations and home health options, Mount Pleasant is committed to reducing the risk of hospital readmission. The village has short-term rehabilitation facilities and private rooms with care coordination that takes seniors from the hospital to Mount Pleasant to home.

For residents in need of specialized care, the Grace Center is home to the memory care program and is designed to make residents with memory loss feel comfortable and secure. The center also has around-the-clock nursing, transportation, recreation and 24-hour security.

“Everyone has a customized care plan and we have the flexibility to add staff when needed,” says Moyer.

Mount Pleasant also helps families dealing with a loved one’s memory loss, providing the only Alzheimer’s support group in Butler County. Family members and loved ones can meet and share their stories as a means of gathering strength.

For more than 5 years, Stan Kappers has been the executive director for Mount Pleasant and has been with OPRS for 17 years. He believes the Alzheimer’s support group is one in a host of services that reflects Mount Pleasant’s commitment to its residents.

“What makes Mount Pleasant special is our mission and our people,” says Kappers. “Our mission is the lens we use to see our service to others. People are what make the mission go and grow. From a staff member who has been here for 35 years, to the new hire, the legacy of those before us is something we aspire to each and everyday.”