Better Senior Housing for Better Senior Living

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Like Mark Cuban Said…

“Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.”

And so, when Carol Young started investigating a 55+ place to live,  she did look somewhere else:

Her own 215-acre back yard.

Sadly, long-established senior housing providers are very reluctant to accept
the Rincon del Rio concept:

An equity investment designed as an Agrihood with a working Business Center the residents can use, a small village at the heart of the project, gardening spaces, 80% open space, rich cultural experiences in the small towns of Grass Valley and Auburn, and the opportunity to help design your own home.

There’s lots about our core proposition that confounds established senior housing developers.

Their thinking is simple enough:

“We have been in this industry for decades and have built many units for old-folks. Our residents accept and pay for whatever we have always offered them. Our product is driven by industry-approved demand surveys and one-size fits all design created by senior-housing architects who do this for a living. This Rincon del Rio thing looks like a lot of unnecessary work and risk. We think 65+ folks like the products we’re building.”

Lazy Status Quo Senior Housing Developer

Now for something completely different…

While it has taken over a decade, Rincon del Rio has finally found the right housing and open space mix. Our plan surpasses common senior-housing industry standards. That’s because the unique quality of the site demands a ‘holistic’ approach. This ensures residents stay active and independent.

That’s common industry jargon—easy to throw around. The reality, however, requires building a community that has a sense of place and is context sensitive.

It is difficult to incorporate design improvements that enhance not only functional requirements, but also aesthetics. Life can get repetitive, consistent, and complacent. Falling into a life of complacency is dangerous.

Rincon del Rio presents opportunities and encourages you to take risks out of your comfort zone.
Live where things are constantly changing, growing, and evolving.

Rincon del Rio is distinctive and remarkable. It represents real change in 55+ living.

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Welcome to the Agrihood

An Agrihood is a residential neighborhood specifically designed to integrate gardening or farming. Rincon del Rio has approximately 10 acres of land designated “Farmlands of State Importance.” Here you will find gardening sites for residents as well as a commercial ranch growing farm-to-fork produce. Enjoy the freshest food possible in our on-site dining facilities.

Universal Design

No matter where you choose to live within Rincon del Rio, you will find commonalities among all our lodging options: All construction is universal design for easy living within a sustainable community.

What is Universal Design?

Universal design is just common sense: “The design of buildings and products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability, or other factors.

With attributes such as zero-threshold doors and bathrooms (wet rooms), no-step entries, and wider doorways and halls, it makes living easy for everyone.

Each of the living units will be furnished with:

  • a full kitchen including refrigerator/freezer, range/cooktop with oven, microwave drawers
  • washer/dryers (residential units)
  • numerous windows and lighting schemes
  • floor coverings (specified by resident)
  • safety/call alarms & fire sprinkler systems
  • individually controlled heating/cooling
  • Wi-Fi, community closed circuit and communication devices.

A Town Built Just For You

A major amenity is a small downtown. This provides an alternative location for many of the functions traditionally located in outdated, uncomfortable, expense-laden central club houses.

The Community includes central pavilions, activity spaces and multi-purpose gathering areas.

Staying active will be easy with our extensive exercise facilities, walking trails and swimming.

Technology is integral and inherent in all our community planning. Included are universal Wi-Fi and a community cable television station, state-of-the-art community-wide security systems.

There is plenty of space for residents to garden as well.

The Community

is clustered to encourage walkability and has an extensive transportation plan reducing the residents’ need to maintain private vehicles.

The Bear River runs through the project offering spectacular views and recreational opportunities.
Because space is not a restraint, each of the proposed seven neighborhoods have unique “spontaneous gathering areas” such as an outdoor kitchen and large BBQ area, a sand volleyball area with tables, benches, etc.

These areas mean to compliment the central village green and square and encourage activity across neighborhoods.

Please browse our housing choices to learn more about how Rincon del Rio can help you age successfully.

Ready for the next step?

The possibilities at Rincon Del Rio are endless, but the opportunities are not. There are only 300 homes available. Please contact us today.
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