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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
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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.


Royal Oaks Mesquite apartment: popular two-bedroom and plenty of room for a grand piano

Posted: 8/13/2018

The 1,000 sq. ft. Mesquite apartment belies the true space in this popular two-bedroom, two-bath apartment. Designed to maximize space, the apartment includes no hallways, leaving ample room for hobbies, like your piano or tech devices.

Ruth Flom, Royal Oaks resident since 2009, started out at Royal Oaks in one of our garden homes and then moved to the Mesquite apartment upon encouragement of her many friends here. "I was concerned that my grand piano wouldn't fit but the large living room gives me plenty of space for it. Plus, I like being closer to the social life in the main apartment building--always someone offering up a glass of wine or a group of us spontaneously heading out for dinner."

When Janice and Dave Daniel moved to Royal Oaks from Mesquite, Nevada, they decided to opt for the Mesquite as a temporary location until a Camellia apartment became available. "It was a coincidence that the apartment we chose and the city we came from had the same name--it must have been meant to be!"

Whether or not fate had a role, the couple has now decided the Mesquite fits them just fine and are adding some additional cabinetry to extend the kitchen, even though Janice has vowed to give up cooking.

As soon as they moved into Royal Oaks two years ago, they jumped into volunteering here. Dave heads up the monthly birthday breakfasts and Janice is one of our computer superstars, setting up Alexa devices for residents, instructing in portal usage, teaching classes on how to use tablets and other smart devices, and much more.

The focus on using technology to improve lives is a focus for Royal Oaks. In construction right now on campus is the Mesquite Smart Home. Voice activated lights, thermostat, window blinds, TVs, and more will be showcased in this apartment. Plus some surprises--like cute robots that make life easier or provide companionship. Royal Oaks plans to unveil the Smart Home this fall so stay tuned for the special event when it's ready for showing off!

If you can't wait for the Smart Home reveal, we welcome your visit at any time. Call 623-815-4132 to arrange a personal tour of any of our 23 floor plans, ranging in size from 650 sq. ft. to 1900 sq. ft.

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