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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.


Once again. . . Royal Oaks is ahead of the curve with technology that wows!

Posted: 3/2/2019

More than 180 residents ended up in apartment 360 on the morning of February 12 and there wasn't even free refreshments! Our Apartment of the Future was unveiled and the Computer Club organized 15-minute tours that dazzled residents all morning. Lillee the Robot greeted attendees at the door by name and Cuddles, the robot dog, earned her name.

A joint venture between the Marketing and IT Departments, with huge assistance from AvComm Technology Solutions, our tech consultant, this Mesquite apartment has been "teched out" with Amazon Alexa devices that allow the occupant to do pretty much everything by voice control.

Technology + Décor was a winning combination

Not only did the technology wow the crowd, the décor caught many attendees' eyes. The apartment is decorated in cool tones of grey accented with white and a touch of yellow. The way the apartment is decorated and the three recessed TVs give the entire apartment a high-tech vibe and the living room TV even has a lighting system behind it that changes color to add a bit of "wow" to the room. It has the highest upgrade of cabinetry, quartz, appliances, flooring, tiled showers, custom closets, and even LED mirrors in the bathrooms that are lit by touching them. "We wanted to show our skill in customizing a home to the resident's desires," explained Marketing Director Vicki Ullery, "while also giving future residents a peek at how technology is being used in Smart Homes."

Enter this lovely 1000-sq. ft. apartment and say "Alexa, I'm home." A pleasant voice welcomes you and the lights, window shades, fans, and TV all come on your pre-set requirements. Say "Alexa, Good Night" and your pre-sets shut down whatever it is that you've pre-programmed to happen.

Want to lower the bedroom shades? Adjust the temperature? Turn on a ceiling fan? Turn off lights? Turn on music? Turn off a TV? Change TV volume? Turn on the oven? Call 911 or Security if in distress? These things and much more can be done by voice, smart phone, provided I-Pad, or by a touch control mounted on the wall. Incoming residents and current residents will be able to add any of this technology as an upgrade and AvComm will install it.

"Technology plays such a big part in our lives and will only play a bigger role," said Ullery. "We're holding a Parade of Homes April 30 and this Apartment of the Future will be the headliner on the Parade. About a dozen residents will be part of this Open House and attendees will have the opportunity to see many floor plans beautifully furnished and also chat with the residents. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to  (specify Parade of Homes) or call 623-815-4132.

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