Active Retirees Are "Rightsizing" Their Lifestyles At Heritage Pointe Of Teaneck

Top Quote Spacious Apartments, Hotel-Style Amenities and Year-Round Programs all Add Up to Elegant Living at an Exceptional Value. End Quote
  • Bergen-Passaic, NJ (1888PressRelease) August 17, 2010 - Older adults who are considering retirement community living have many options to choose from today, with a range of on-site services and apartment styles. At Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, residents are finding that its all-inclusive lifestyle offers all the amenities and living space retirees should expect from a luxury community - without the high cost of owning and maintaining a private home.

    "When you factor in all the expenses associated with maintaining a home, plus typical living expenses, discerning retirees find that Heritage Pointe offers an affordable alternative that provides the right amount of room and so many extras," said Executive Director Donna Zayat. "The monthly rent here includes restaurant-style dining for breakfast and dinner five days a week, car service when needed for local shopping and doctor visits, on-site exercise classes, 24-hour concierge service, and a host of activities and programs that cater to our residents' eclectic interests."

    Compare Costs and Amenities
    Zayat recommends that older adults who are shopping around for a retirement community consider carefully the full cost of home ownership versus what the monthly rent includes in a community. For example, living in their current residences, seniors often have added monthly expenses including condominium association fees, lawn care, homeowners insurance, alarm system fees, real estate taxes, and cable television packages, and the expensive repairs and replacements of things like a new boiler, roof, plumbing, appliances, flooring and windows. At Heritage Pointe, these services are all included under the monthly rent. In addition, instead of worrying about the upkeep of a backyard, Heritage Pointe of Teaneck residents embrace nature by touring the walking trails of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, a 46-acre woodland that can be accessed directly from the Heritage Pointe parking lot. The community also offers many different types of trips - at no additional fee. When these costs are factored in, residents find the all-inclusive rental fees to be very affordable.

    "Heritage Pointe offers elegant living at an exceptional value," noted Zayat. "Our array of distinctive amenities and programs, the beautiful surroundings and proximity to Manhattan - it's all included here."

    The spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments in six different layouts at Heritage Pointe boast large walk-in closets, stylish kitchens with plenty of cabinets, work space and modern appliances, large bathrooms, and big windows that bring in lots of natural light. Each maintenance-free apartment includes cable TV, internet connections, security system, and bi-weekly housekeeping service. Heritage Pointe also offers on-site healthcare resources when needed as an added convenience.

    Organize to Rightsize
    When moving to a retirement community, seniors may not realize there is much more living space than just the apartments. At Heritage Pointe, numerous public areas are available for resident enjoyment, such as a game room, lounge and activities center. That way, the apartments have just the right amount of space for daily living.

    "Privacy of spacious apartments combined with many on-site recreational and social areas give residents the best of both worlds, and a beautiful building to enjoy on a daily basis," noted Zayat.

    At the same time, rightsizing presents a great opportunity for older adults to clear unnecessary clutter, pass on heirlooms to family, or make a significant donation to charities that assist the less fortunate. Zayat advises retirees to work with someone at the community they select to help make choices about what they want to take with them.

    "Many residents at Heritage Pointe often are pleasantly surprised at how much they are able to bring with them. Our move-in coordinator can assist new residents with furniture placement in their apartments," said Zayat. The Heritage Pointe website also includes links to area professional organizers who will come to residents' homes to help sort through belongings and make comfortable choices about how to organize into their new spaces before the move.

    Heritage Pointe of Teaneck is located at 600 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, near Route 4 just off of Interstates 80 and 95, adjacent to the 46-acre woodlands of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. For more information about the Heritage Pointe lifestyle or to arrange a tour, call (201) 836-9260 or visit

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