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10015 W. Royal Oak Road
Sun City, Arizona 85351

Our Community

A Community with Friends

Residents at Royal Oaks make it their personal mission to get new residents "in the groove" right away. Whether it's reaching out to you for a meal in one of our dining venues, inviting you to join in a yoga class, or encouraging participation in one or more of our myriad of volunteer activities, Royal Oaks residents embrace new friendships.  Sign up for a lecture or class through Learning Tree, our lifelong, on-campus "university" and you'll enrich your mind and grow new friends! Check out our blog to get to know us even better.



We offer four Lifecare contract types: Type A non-refundable, Type A 90% refundable, Type A 50% refundable, and Type B 90% refundable. Fees include a one-time entry fee and a monthly service fee. These fees entitle you to live in your selected home, customized to your likes, and enjoy all the amenities of the community. If you would ever need assisted living, memory care, or long-term complete supportive living, those services are available to all Type A Lifecare residents for no increase in your monthly fee. A Type B Lifecare contract includes a discounted rate for higher levels of care. Your  can assist in helping you determine what may be the best contract for your personal situation. Call 623-815-4132 for more information.

Royal Oaks owns and maintains all residences, freeing you from that burden so you can travel, volunteer, work out, visit family, socialize, and enjoy these active years. Your home is uniquely yours when you move to Royal Oaks. Choosing from our wide array of options in our Design Center and adding your own custom and personal touches, you can create a home that reflects your style of comfort and life.

The Illingworth Assisted Living Center, the Friendship House for memory care, and the Care Center for Complete Supportive Living are each available to non-residents on a monthly fee basis. Phone 623-815-4132 for more information. You may also want to download this checklist to use when comparing assisted living centers.



Nutritious and delicious dining. Wellness and fitness programs. Nearly unlimited social programs and activities. Maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry. Transportation to health care providers and shopping.

These services and more contribute to increased longevity for residents at Royal Oaks. People who are socially active, intellectually stimulated, incorporate fitness at a comfortable level, take a proactive approach to wellness, and eat nutritious meals live independently longer.

Our promise to our residents is to help each and every one maintain lifelong independence. We take care of you so you can enjoy living at Royal Oaks. Come here... and have fun!


Contact Us

Main Phone

Royal Oaks Lifecare Community
10015 W. Royal Oak Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351

To inquire about making Royal Oaks your home:

Marketing Department
[email protected]

To inquire about career opportunities:

Human Resources
[email protected]


About Us

Royal Oaks Lifecare, a financially sound retirement community, started as a dream of Dr. J. Davis Illingworth and Mr. Roe Walker. In the winter of 1983, Royal Oaks opened its doors. Through the years, Royal Oaks has made improvements, built new structures, and acquired additional land. The 38-acre campus includes 258 Independent Living Apartments, 102 Independent Living Garden Homes, 59 Assisted Living apartments, a 56-suite Memory Care Center and a 57-suite Complete Supportive Living building for gracious long-term-care assistance.

Royal Oaks is home to approximately 600 residents and maintains a strong and stable financial standing. We have a net worth of over $25 million. Royal Oaks is one of only a handful of communities across the nation that has received an "A" rating from Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency.

A tremendous tax benefit is provided to seniors when entering a Life Plan Community/CCRC. Since the IRS recognizes campuses like ours as medical facilities, Lifecare residents are allowed to deduct a certain percentage of the Entrance Fee AND Monthly Service Fee as medical deductions. The percentage is substantial for our residents--the Royal Oak representative will be able to elaborate. We encourage incoming residents to get financial advice on how best to take advantage of this benefit, based on your personal situation. This article from Smart Money magazine may be of interest.

Royal Oaks is a non-profit and residents are assured their fees will come back to them during their life stay. These promises are also backed by the People of Faith Foundation, Inc. which holds over $15 million in investment assets. The reserves are set aside to ensure that no resident, who through no fault of their own becomes unable to make their monthly service fee payment, would be asked to leave. This is an astounding promise, and it has been kept for thousands of Royal Oaks' residents for nearly three decades.




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Activities & Clubs

Enjoy a Variety of Senior Activities at Royal Oaks

Right on our campus, you'll find a wide variety of senior activities to suit every interest – or find your new favorite hobby! Immerse yourself in learning opportunities, enjoy everything from crafts and musical enrichment, to intriguing lectures on world events and discussion groups on health topics - you'll find it here. Our wood shop is a favorite gathering place of craftsmen while the artists linger in our large Gallery. Ask to see those places and our Life Enrichment Center/Auditorium during your visit.

Senior Living Events and Activities for Every Interest

Senior activities are numerous - in fact, too exhaustive to list each one, but some favorites are noted below. When you visit, ask to peruse our Activities Boards or check out the Learning Tree catalog, where you will see the wide variety of senior living events taking place on and off campus, including:

  • In-house concerts and movies
  • Cooking projects
  • Pet therapy
  • Games – board games, cards, poker, puzzles, word games, bunco and bridge
  • Bible study and Vespers
  • Weekly socials
  • Indoor and outdoor picnics with bar-b-que
  • Ice cream socials and catered tea parties
  • Theme days with guests and performers
  • Guest speakers
  • Piano, singing, dancing, and professional musical performers
  • Outings to movies, restaurants, and dinner theatres
  • Spring training and regular-season baseball games
  • Cultural outings
  • Cruises and other trips around the nation
  • Monthly birthday breakfast
  • Educational opportunities
  • Great Decisions current event program
  • The Learning Tree Lifelong Learning program - a "university" program run by residents

If we don't have a senior activity or club for your interest level, one of our full-time Activities Coordinators will help you start one! Chess, Computers, Men's, Card, and Craft Clubs are popular on campus and we're ready to help you begin one to fit your needs, too. And if you have that special "bucket list," let us help you fulfill it. Our passion is lifelong learning - let us make it yours, too.

Senior Activities to Promote Physical Wellness

The Evergreen Fitness Center, with certified trainers and state-of-the-art equipment, provides a supportive environment to help you be your best physically. Our indoor lap pool and outdoor walking pool will keep you cool and moving, while regular classes like aerobics, aquatic exercise and yoga are designed to provide maximum benefit while being very gentle on the joints. We encourage each resident to have a personalized fitness program designed at no additional cost.