Try Before You Buy

Epworth Villa Introduces Try-Before-You-Buy Option

Fresh off a $64 million renovation and expansion emphasizing convenience and wellness, the independent living community at Epworth Villa is introducing its first-ever “try-before-you-buy” leasing option. All-inclusive plans begin at $1,700 per month, with no membership fees. The monthly charge covers lodging, dining, fitness classes, cable and wifi, utilities, maintenance and housekeeping services. Residents pay no property tax. Leasing options, reserved for residents 62 and older, range from modern studio apartments to free-standing homes with attached garages.

Epworth Villa's three on-site restaurants feature fresh, locally sourced foods. Dietary restrictions — from vegan to low-fat to gluten-free — are taken in stride, and each dish is cooked to order.

“This is not your grandparents’ retirement home. We’re excited to reach out to a new generation with our first try-before-you-buy option, and thrilled to introduce our amenities, services, open-concept floor plans, activities and welcoming community.”

Kathy Logsdon, Director of Marketing for the nonprofit, pet-friendly community.

Epworth Villa Oklahoma CityAt the heart of Epworth Villa’s redesign is an innovative interior village center featuring a movie theater, bank branch, convenience store, health clinic, library, and private dining and living rooms for entertaining family and friends. Expanded fitness areas feature state-of-the-art equipment, a personal trainer, and saltwater pool. In addition, residents are offered covered parking, regular outings and on-site entertainment. The adjoining Brill Chapel hosts concerts, special events and a weekly Vesper service.

As a continuing care community, residents may opt to age in place with active independent living, on-site assisted living, memory care and services from Epworth Villa’s Skilled Nursing Facility, which has earned Medicare’s five-star rating for rehabilitative care.

“The most frequent comment I hear from those who opt to streamline and simplify their lives is ‘I wish we had done this years ago.' Choosing an all-inclusive home frees residents not only from chores and upkeep and busy work, but from worry. They are able to spend time on activities they really enjoy — friends, travel, grandchildren, hobbies. They become more independent and no longer have to concern themselves about ‘what if’ scenarios.”

The nonprofit Epworth Villa was founded in 1990 by the United Methodist Church. Its 40-acre campus, which includes landscaped gardens, walking paths and a stocked fishing pond, is located on the southwest corner of NW 150th and Penn in Oklahoma City. For additional details on the award-winning Epworth community, visit or To arrange a tour, contact 405.753.9295.