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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.

Photo Galleries

Don McMillan's photos of his Montana fly-fishing trip

Royal Oaks resident Don McMillan satisfied a lifelong dream to experience seeing and fishing the Montana Bob Marshall Wilderness for Native West Slope Cutthroat Trout. The trip was special because his grandson, J. D., & his brother-in-law, Al, shared the experience with Don.

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Chef Jet Tila Visits Royal Oaks

When Chef Jet Tila visited Royal Oaks, residents were enlightened and charmed by his cooking demonstration.

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Judi Didcoct's trip to Asia

Royal Oaks Resident Judi Didcoct spent five weeks in Asia in November 2013 and contributed her adventures to our blog.

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April 2014 Roads Scholar Resident Trip on Pueblo Heritage

The Southwest is the keeper of America's best-preserved and most compelling archaeological treasures. Royal Oaks residents spent a week learning about cliff dwellings, visiting a Navajo reservation, going to Canyon De Chelly and Chaco Canyon, and exploring the architecture of Pueblo Bonito, Chetro Ketl, and the Great Kiva of Casa Rinconada.

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Art Gallery at Royal Oaks showcases resident artwork

The talented residents at Royal Oaks now have a Gallery to display their work and also create more art amidst the beauty of their friends contributions.

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Holiday Magic and Christmas Tree Lighting

The Royal Oaks campus glistens for the holidays with lights, trees, and even a dancing Frosty the Snowman, a rare sight in the dessert!

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Royal Oaks Employees Get in the Holiday Spirit with Door Decorating Contest

Each year, departments in Royal Oaks try to out do one another by having the best decorated holiday door.

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Ken and Carol Pierick's Amazon Trip

Ken and Carol Pierick spent 25 days exploring the Amazon and took some remarkable photos, a sampling of which are showcased here.

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2013 - RO 30th Anniversary End of Year Vendors and Residents Party

View a slide show of residents, vendors, and employees at the November 30 cocktail bash.

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80s Day

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Oaks campus, the community participated in a Throwback to the '80s Event. Richard Simmons, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, and others entertained the crowd. The residents did a dance to a Michael Jackson song while the management team cut the rug as MC Hammer.

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Employees get bowled over

Royal Oaks employees meet new friends at Bowling Night!

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Friendship House Groundbreaking

In preparation for the groundbreaking of The Friendship House, the new Memory Care building on the Royal Oaks campus, the community threw a picnic, complete with food, entertainment, and of course, the silver shovels.

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