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Experience the New England countryside at Village Gate, an independent senior living community in Farmington, CT. Resting on 52 acres, this retirement community is adjacent to a natural preserve and central to UConn Health and less than 2 miles from historic downtown Farmington.
Known as a small town with much to offer, Farmington is a welcoming community that excels at bringing people together. To wit, the town square hosts many events and festivals throughout the year, including a Farmers and Artisans Market, a summer concert series, Harvest Moon celebration and Founders Festival. These community gatherings are designed for connection and are what will make the town feel like home to you. For adventures further afield, explore the beautiful city of Hartford, just 30 minutes away.
Village Gate is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification and the 2018 Great Place to Work certification.
Keeping You Informed
Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. Village Gate of Farmington operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19. If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
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If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Village Gate and in the surrounding Farmington area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Village Gate enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Village Gate features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Bistro Area
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Country Store
- Fitness Equipment
- Gift Shop
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Patio Area
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Safety Rails
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Trash Chutes
- Walking Paths
- Washer and Dryer
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Basic Cable TV
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Telephone Hookups
- Washer and Dryer Hookups
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
- Light Linen Service
- Most Utilities Included
Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.
That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.
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Fitness Right at Home
Village Gate residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
Leisurely strolls along the community’s walking trail are a resident favorite, as is the 26-mile Farmington River Canal Trail, which is about 100 yards from the residence. For assistance with increasing strength and mobility, physical therapy is available on-site and UConn Health is less than five miles away.
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Village Gate's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Our talented beautician has been a part of the Village Gate family for over two decades. People from both within the community and around Farmington use her beauty services. Appointments with a chair massage therapist are available twice monthly for a little extra pampering.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served by a courteous staff. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Village Gate’s dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Our beloved chef is very active in the community and hosts a monthly resident roundtable for feedback. He puts a lot of pride in his menus and encourages the culinary team to be creative, providing new and exciting dishes requested by the residents as well as their own creations.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Farmington area and Village Gate makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Complimentary transportation provides you easy access to local activities, events and attractions, including a monthly “Lunch Bunch” outing to resident-selected restaurants as well as field trips to wineries, breweries, casinos, farm stands, Christmas Tree Village, and Pumpkin Town USA –to name a handful.
Life is Never Boring
Village Gate’s comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Residents maintain our community garden and use the veggies to feed our community rabbit, Tabitha. Another favorite activity among residents includes our chef's bi-weekly pop up events with appetizers, hot chocolate, and more.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Village Gate. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Residents love Tabitha, our community bunny. She has a playpen in the lobby during the day and retires to a comfy cage in the evenings.
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
Village Gate is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use community desktop computers to stay up to date, or you can connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
We host "Tech Tuesdays," where residents learn about technology from their resident enrichment coordinator on a weekly basis. Volunteers from Geek Squad also come to the community to teach residents about technology and answer questions.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Lend a Helping Hand
Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts.
We support Toys for Tots and local food banks. Members of our knitting club regularly donate hand-crafted items to people in need. Village Gate encourages residents who would like to help at home. Community activities are mostly resident-volunteer driven. All leaders host one activity of their choice once per week.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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