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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!


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

To inquire about making Royal Oaks your home:

Marketing Department
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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.

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If you love the idea of living in a community that sees the world a little differently— welcome home! 

With state-of-the-art technology, beautiful residences and engaging programs and amenities, Royal Oaks was designed with a focus on the future and all its potential. Come discover the extraordinary when you reach beyond the familiar. You'll have the time of your life in our Life Plan Community exploring the almost endless possibilities.

One key difference you'll find in our Life Plan Community is the role innovation plays. We're committed to staying ahead of the knowledge curve and positioning ourselves so you can access the advantages of this new digital world. As true innovators, we don't rely on lightning-bolt ideas—instead, we've created a community-wide mindset that recognizes when promising concepts could enhance life at Royal Oaks. 

We're continually looking for ways to improve our community with INNOVATIVE THINKING, such as using a GPS irrigation system to conserve water in our desert location or syncing smart phones so voice activated assistance can be requested through Alexa. You might want to watch this short video of our award winning all-tech apartment home, where "Lillee" the companion robot lives. You'll experience first-hand how we appreciate and anticipate the roles technology and progressive thinking can play in CONNECTING OUR RESIDENTS to each other—and the world!

The Royal Oaks Campus

Conveniently located near Phoenix in Sun City, Arizona, our upscale senior living community is an oasis of 50+ lush acres featuring a myriad of plants, trees and rose gardens.Continual improvements to the campus have resulted in state-of-the-art communal and private areas. Our main building bustles like Grand Central Station, complete with all the amenities of a small city. And the small city with soon bustle even more. . . introducing Inspirata Pointe!

A Continuum of Care Designed for Success: Fitch "A" Rated and Financially Sound

We know there are a variety of retirement communities near Phoenix to consider. Royal Oaks offers a unique environment as the only full Lifecare community in Sun City, and we are one of only a handful of Life Plan Communities, also known as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the country who have been granted an "A" rating by Fitch global credit rating organization. 

Our non-profit community offers a full continuum of senior living services and care to older adults, from independent living residences, assisted living, memory support, and complete supportive living (nursing care). This article from the December 2016 Money Magazine, may be helpful in understanding the different Lifecare types.  We offer four different lifecare contracts and you can see the fees by floor plan here.

Tax Benefits of CCRCs

Do you know of the terrific tax benefits when you join a Lifecare community? Read this article from Smart Money Magazine. If this topic interests you even further, read this article, too. Royal Oaks' long-term-care areas on campus are quite robust and you can deduct 40-45% of your Entrance Fee and Monthly Service Fees. This amenities and services document will also provide more detailed information--see page two. When you tour our community, be sure to inquire about this tax benefit.  If you are thinking about moving to a Life Plan Community, you will find an abundance of research on how to choose the one that is right for you.

All For Our Residents

Our senior living residents have the peace of mind that frees them to live the rest of their lives gloriously at one of Sun City's most vibrant retirement communities - Royal Oaks. We encourage you to download our free special report that explains Lifecare in more detail. We hope you will visit soon and consider joining Club Connect, our program that unites current and future residents through meals, fitness, events, and activities. 

Interested in learning more about Club Connect or our vibrant retirement community near Phoenix? Call 623-815-4132 to schedule a personal tour or explore our blog for a little flavor of our residents and senior living campus.

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