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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.


The Paloverde Garden Home #1002 – private yet steps away from the action

Posted: 2/7/2019

The most coveted homes at Royal Oaks are those in a prime location, and this Paloverde, #1002, is in a dream locale, across from the main apartment building where much of the action and dining happen.

If you yearn to have 1475 square feet in a private, 2 bed/2 bath home with a 1.5 car garage, you owe it to yourself to come tour this home. Your car and golf cart are as close as can be—just steps outside your friend door. Your golf cart can be used to drive all around Sun City (including the 7 golf courses), and it may come in handy on our 50+ acre campus to attend the many events in our Life Enrichment Center and Auditorium. Or motor over to a yoga or Zumba class in our Evergreen Fitness Center, where both inside and outside pools are ready day or night for your enjoyment.

During a recent renovation, the master bathroom of #1002 was enlarged, providing double sinks and an abundance of cabinet/counter space. The spacious walk-in closet in the master bedroom certainly won't curtail your shopping! Six-inch baseboards and crown molding are featured in every room. This home is move-in ready—your paint personalization is all that's needed to make it uniquely yours.

The home boasts beautiful plank flooring throughout, lending an air of expansiveness to the entire layout. An extra-large living/dining room combination is the perfect place to read a book and sip some coffee, brewed fresh in the galley kitchen leading into the dining room. The Arizona Room with French doors provides privacy away from the hubbub of the rest of house and its arcadia door allows gentle breezes in when you're watching Direct TV, included in your monthly fee.

When it's wine time, the private, the covered patio is an inviting place to entertain neighbors over conversation and appetizers. And then take the party over to the Cactus Pub in the main building, letting our mixologists make your favorite highball before heading in for dinner at the Acorn Grill (casual food), the Oak Room (elegant dining) or The Arbors (upscale restaurant).

Of course, in addition to a no-maintenance lifestyle in beautiful surroundings, a primary reason people move to a Type A Life Plan Community (also known as CCRCs) is the security knowing you will not need to relocate and your monthly won't increase if you need a higher level of living.

Contact us for a private tour: 623-815-4132 or [email protected]

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