Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fletcher Park Inn?
Fletcher Park Inn is a Christian retirement community dedicated to exceeding your needs to maintain your retirement independence while you enjoy life in a friendly and safe environment. FPI is an affiliate of Fletcher Academy, Inc. , a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Since our founding in 1910, Fletcher Academy, Inc. continues to support our two Christ-centered schools by owning and operating a variety of Christian activities and businesses on our 450 acre campus that provide service and work experiences for our students.
Fletcher Park Inn consists of a 67 Apartments with one or two bedrooms and bathrooms or a studio apartment. The Apartment homes have 320 to 1,000 square feet of living space, some with patios or porches. The dining room, library, business offices, and lobby are also located in the Inn.
Our 75 Villas are located on the hills behind the Apartment building. Each villa has a style of its own, featuring cathedral and vaulted ceilings, sun rooms, bay windows, and some with fireplaces. The Villas offer a variety of floor plans from 1,150 to over 2,000 square feet, each with one or two-car garages.
Why types of fees do residents pay? Do I ever get my RLF back?
Residents pay a Residency License Fee (RLF) which entitles you to the “life-right” to live in your apartment or villa for as long as you choose. The amount of the RLF varies depending on the size of the apartment or villa. Up to 90 percent of the RLF is refundable after you leave FPI, depending on how long you have lived in the unit and when your unit is transferred to another resident. In addition, residents pay a Monthly Service Fee (MSF). The MSF depends on the size of the unit and the number of occupants. The amenities included in the apartment MSF’s include most meals and light housekeeping. See the amenities listed under Apartments and Villas for details.
A limited number of Apartment units are available for leasing without paying the Residency License Fee (RLF). The lease requirements include a non-refundable Entrance Fee and a larger Monthly Service Fee. Call for more details.
One of the most common compliments heard from our FPI residents is the “value for the money.” We think you will agree when you compare our costs and amenities with those of other retirement centers.
What about meals?
Fletcher Park Inn provides a daily meal at the noon hour. The meal includes three entrees: vegetarian, vegan, and meat plus a large salad bar, vegetables, soup, bread, and dessert. The noon meal is included in the Monthly Service Fee (MSF) for apartment residents. Villa residents may eat in the dining room for a minimal charge. A “soup supper” is provided to both apartment and villa residents without charge.
Do the residents enjoy living there?
Probably the most unique part of Fletcher Park Inn is the caring, family environment. The residents have developed genuine and caring family relationships with each other that management could never have created. It is common for our residents to enjoy social outings together, dine with new and old friends, and share in recreational activities. Being bored at FPI is not an option!
What are the requirements to become an FPI resident?
The minimum age requirement is 55 and you must be able to carry out your daily living activities.
What if I haven’t sold my home yet?
With the economy as it is today, this is a common dilemma for many retirees. We suggest you put a $1,000 deposit on the FPI unit you want which gives you the “Right of First Refusal.” Your deposit will hold the unit for you until we have an offer from another retiree. We will call you when we receive another offer and you will have three business days to decline or exercise your option to pay the Residency License Agreement. If you do not exercise your “buy” option and the unit is sold, you will retain your place on the “Right-of-First Refusal” list. Your $1,000 deposit can be applied when you move-in or refunded at your request.
What if we need extra assistance while living at FPI?
Fletcher Park Inn residents have the option of hiring in-home care providers, either private or agency of their choice, to help them as needed. Our 24-hour emergency call system provides around-the-clock access to emergency help, by one of our staff members, to assess if professional help is needed.
What about pets in the Villas?
Domestic pets are permitted in the villas, subject to approval by Administration. Dogs are not permitted in the apartments and other pets are subject to approval by Administration.
What are the Apartments and the Villas like?
The apartments feature wall-to-wall carpet and ceramic tile throughout the apartment. Each apartment is equipped with a range, refrigerator and garbage disposal. There are a few apartments with optional appliances such as microwaves. Many apartments have beautiful porches and decks overlooking our spectacularly maintained grounds. Each unit also features vertical blinds on all windows and sliding glass doors. Each unit has proper safety equipment such as smoke detectors and sprinkler systems.
The villas feature many different options. Most villa homes have wall-to-wall carpet and ceramic tile throughout the home; others have hard wood floors and other upgrades. They feature fully-equipped kitchens with range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal and microwaves. Many feature large porches and decks with wonderful views. Each unit also features vertical blinds on all windows and sliding glass doors. Each unit is properly equipped with safety equipment such as smoke detectors.
Can I afford Fletcher Park Inn?
The mission of Fletcher Park Inn is to provide high quality retirement living at an affordable price. Click on the link below to compare your current expenses to the expenses of living in an apartment or villa at Fletcher Park Inn.