It didn’t take Jane Crawford long to realize that moving to Mason Christian Village’s retirement community was the right decision.

“We weren’t in this house an hour until people were coming with food and love and cards and offers to help in any way, so it has felt very much like home,” Crawford says.

Crawford and her husband moved into one of Mason Christian Village’s 191 independent garden homes a year ago to be nearer to their two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

“There’s just a sweet Christian atmosphere and we love the activities,” Crawford says. “There are so many things to do here in the village and so many places the village takes you, such as theaters and symphony and that sort of thing, which we love. But there’s just such a sweet spirit and we feel very safe.”

In addition to the 191 independent garden homes, Mason Christian Village also offers 77 garden apartments, 41 assisted living apartments—some of which are dedicated just for memory care—and 62 licensed beds for skilled nursing care, says Lizz Stephens, marketing director for Mason Christian Village.

More importantly, all the homes and apartments are single story, making it easy for residents to maintain and prolong their independence, Stephens says.

And the facility continues to grow. Mason Christian Village recently broke ground for a rehabilitation wing that is expected to open later this year. The new wing, primarily designed for short-term patients preparing to return to their homes following a hospital stay for surgery or other procedures, will consist of 20 private rooms, a state-of-the-art therapy gym, dining facilities and a separate entrance for ambulance and individual use, Stephens says.

Mason Christian Village also offers residents plenty of amenities, such as an athletic club, a salon, a restaurant-style dining room with executive chef, a 3-acre stocked lake, a café for casual dining, a library with Wi-Fi, concierge transportation services, ping pong tables, a woodworking shop, a chapel and walking paths on its 75-acre campus.

To help residents maintain their independence, Mason Christian Village offers several wellness services such as a staff dietician, periodic health screenings, therapy and rehabilitation, and exercise equipment designed for minimum joint impact and stress.

The multiple activities offered to Mason Christian Village’s residents is one of the reasons Crawford enjoys living in the retirement community. “We can do as much as we want and we can be busy morning noon or night, or not,” she says.

And the scenery of the retirement community’s campus is an added bonus, Crawford says. “I do a lot of walking and we have a beautiful pond with chairs and a beautiful gazebo and they decorate so beautifully for the seasons,” Crawford says. “It’s just so beautiful to be here.”

So was moving to Mason Christian Village’s retirement community the right decision for Crawford and her husband?

“We could not be happier and there can’t be a better place for us to grow old,” she says.