Twenty-five years ago, the Hamilton Health Care System Board of Trustees decided to build Royal Oaks, Dalton’s first full-service retirement community.
“They recognized a need for a residential setting where seniors could spend less time performing day-to-day chores, yet remain a vital part of the community,” said Bradley Fox, retirement counselor. “It was designed to be a place where life would be more care-free and yet residents would have access to health care and personal support services.”
Royal Oaks will host a 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is open to area residents, family members of current and past residents and community leaders. “We want the community, and particularly people with ties to Royal Oaks to come and celebrate with us,” said Fox.
The event is planned as an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres and champagne with the swinging sounds of the Sweet Georgia Brown big band from Chattanooga.
Royal Oaks is a senior retirement community, which includes both independent living apartment homes for active, healthy seniors – updated and modernized for today’s living – and The Gardens, a Personal Care Home community for seniors requiring assistance with daily activities. The Gardens includes professionally trained staff and licensed nurses.
Residents of Royal Oaks have complete access to Bradley Wellness Center, which is located across the street. Royal Oaks where Royal Oaks residents have complete access to membership. The grounds include walking paths designed for quiet strolls through wooded surroundings and include virtually every type of hardwood found in the region.
Trips to historical sites, community events and cultural programs are part of Royal Oaks activities. Regularly scheduled transportation is available for doctor appointments, shopping, movies and more. Royal Oaks offers a variety of on-site programs, including exercise classes and bridge tournaments.
“Royal Oaks continues to be community, inspiration and wellness all wrapped in Southern charm,” said Fox.