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What is Epworth Villa?

Epworth Villa is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers vibrant retirement living for residents ages 62 and over. Located in Northwest Oklahoma City, Epworth Villa is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) community related to the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. We offer distinctive apartment, cottage and garden home residences, along with a wide range of convenient services and amenities. Epworth Villa offers a complete continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, respite, long-term care, and long-term memory care.

What is a continuing care retirement community?

A continuing care retirement community provides a quality, residential living environment in which senior adults live full, independent lives as actively as they wish, with the assurance of on-site assisted living and nursing care if needed. Continuing care retirement communities provide private residences in a community setting. Residents can enjoy common areas for dining and other activities.

Who owns and operates Epworth Villa?

Our community is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. A volunteer board of directors provides governance and articulates the vision and mission of Epworth Villa. This dedicated group of individuals is comprised of representatives of the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church and business and area leaders.

What kinds of fees do residents pay?
  • Entrance Fee

Residents pay a one-time entrance fee upon moving to Epworth Villa. This fee assures our residents that they will have a lifetime residence at Epworth Villa, access to community activities and to all services and programs provided by Epworth Villa.

  • Monthly Services Fee

Residents pay a monthly fee to enjoy the following services:

  • Full-service dining room in our 3 dining venues (Redbud Room- a fine dining experience, The Bistro, and The Café)
  • Private living and dining room available for entertaining
  • Weekly flat-linen services
  • Housekeeping services every other week
  • All utilities except landline and internet access
  • Expanded basic cable television
  • 24-hour emergency call system in each residence and safety personnel on-site
  • Movie theater
  • Ballroom
  • Game rooms
  • All exterior and interior maintenance
  • Recreational, cultural, educational and spiritual programs
  • Regularly scheduled local transportation for shopping and special outings
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool
  • Community garden which includes individual space
  • 40 acres of beautiful grounds with gardens, walking trails, lake and gazebo
  • Woodworking shop
  • Art studio
  •  Library with Metropolitan Public Library book exchange
  • Assigned garage or covered parking
  • Individual mailboxes and mailing services

The entrance and monthly service fee varies depending upon the type of residence, number of occupants, type of financial agreement and refund plan selected.

Epworth Villa offers residents a choice of two financial programs, each with a choice of refund option: the Life Care program and the Fee-for-Services program.

What type of residences does Epworth Villa offer?

You’ll find a variety of residences at Epworth Villa, including sixteen styles of apartments ranging in size from 405 to 1,544 square feet and cottage duplexes ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,256square feet, and garden homes that are 2,256  square feet.

How do the financial programs differ?
  • Life Care Program

 The Life Care program consists of a one-time entrance fee and a comprehensive monthly service fee. Under this program, residents enjoy the choice with lifetime access to the apartment or cottage home and the financial security of knowing that any short- or long-term heath care needs will be met on campus with a predictable monthly service fee. This is often referred to as the “All Inclusive” plan, and acts as a safety net against future high costs of assisted living and nursing care.

  • Fee-For-Service Program

 The Fee-For-Service Program consists of a one-time entrance fee and a comprehensive monthly service fee, providing residents the same lifetime residency rights as the Life Care Program, with the financial freedom of not paying for future short-term or long-term health needs until needed. Under the Fee-for-Service program, residents have access to health care services on campus; with the financial flexibility of only paying for those services that are used at the time they are needed. The Fee-For-Service Program gives residents the ability to pay for their future health care needs with existing long-term care insurance policies or personal assets.

What kinds of amenities and common areas are available for residents?

Epworth Villa provides opportunities for spiritual, cultural, educational and recreation pursuits. Our fitness center features an indoor, heated swimming pool with whirlpool, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, along with group classes in balance, stretch and flex, and line dancing. Other opportunities include an arts studio, gardening area, library, chapel, convenience store and beauty and barbershops. We also provide regularly scheduled transportation to a wide variety of popular area activities.

What is included in the monthly service fee?

The monthly service fee entitles residents to enjoy these services:

  • Full-service dining room in our 3 dining venues (Redbud Room- a fine dining experience, The Bistro, and The Café)
  • Private living and dining room available for entertaining
  • Weekly flat-linen services
  • Housekeeping services every other week
  • All utilities except landline and internet access
  • Expanded basic cable television
  • 24-hour emergency call system in each residence and safety personnel on-site
  • Movie theater
  • Ballroom
  • Game rooms
  • All exterior and interior maintenance
  • Recreational, cultural, educational and spiritual programs
  • Regularly scheduled local transportation for shopping and special outings
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool
  • Community garden which includes individual space
  • 40 acres of beautiful grounds with gardens, walking trails, lake and gazebo
  • Woodworking shop
  • Art studio
  •  Library with Metropolitan Public Library book exchange
  • Assigned garage or covered parking
  • Individual mailboxes and mailing services
Is the monthly service fee fixed or is it subject to change?

The monthly service fee is subject to change. It is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors and management, and may be adjusted based on the community’s actual operating cost. Epworth Villa strives to maintain its cost at the lowest feasible level consistent with sound financial practices.

Is there a resident’s association?

Yes, every resident of Epworth Villa is a member of our Residents’ Association, which is an active, integral part of the community.  The Association and its committees are instrumental in planning and interacting with management concerning many facets of community life. Committees include wellness, dining, welcoming, religious life, plus others that reflect the varied interest of our residents.

Are there any additional services available?

Yes, the community offers these services for an additional cost:

  • Additional meals for you or your family
  • Catering services in the residence or private dining room
  • Beauty and barbershop
  • Convenience store
  • Personal laundry/ dry cleaning
  • Package mailing
  • Personal transportation
  • Guest apartments
  • Community- based services: Epworth at Home (home health, private duty and hospice)
  • Medical clinic 
What health care services are available?

Our on-site health services included traditional and memory care assisted living, skilled nursing care, long-term care and community based services. Epworth Villa provides specialized, high quality health care and support services across all levels of care to meet the changing needs of our residents and the greater community.

Traditional Assisted Living:

Epworth Villa provides residents with the help they need with their activities of daily living in a comfortable, residential environment. It is designed to maintain an optimal level of independence and autonomy.

Memory Care Assisted Living:

Epworth Villa’s specialized assisted living program provides attentive, individualized care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Designed under the guidance of nationally recognized memory care specialists, our innovative residential environment promotes independence, dignity and self-esteem.

Nursing Care:

Epworth Villa operates a licensed nursing care program, where qualified licensed and certified professionals provided 24-hour care.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF):

Epworth Villa operates a Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facility that provides a high quality of nursing and rehabilitative care. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping residents attain the highest level of independence by meeting their individual needs. 

How do I become a resident?
  • Schedule a personal visit with one of our knowledgeable Retirement Counselors to learn more about the benefits and value of retirement living at Epworth Villa.
  • Select the apartment or cottage home that best suits your preferences, and make a reservation deposit
  • Complete and submit your application forms
  • Submit the remaining balance of the entrance fee and complete the closing process.