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Date of First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: 2/9/2021

More than 70% Residents Vaccinated

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755 Epps Bridge Pkwy
Athens, GA 30606

Iris Place in Athens, GA - a Senior Independent Living Community

Iris Place is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2019 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2018 Great Place to Work certification.

This warm and inviting community sits on 20 blooming acres featuring cherry and bradford pear trees. We're just over an hour from Atlanta and  less than three miles from the brand-new Piedmont Health Care Medical Campus and the nationally acclaimed St. Mary’s Medical Center. Minutes from Epps Bridge Shopping Center and Georgia Square Mall, local attractions include fine arts attractions at The University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Most apartments and all cottages have balconies or patios, so you are just steps from the beautiful outdoor space. There's always room for one more in our beautiful garden community. Visit today.

Holiday Retirement offers all-inclusive independent senior living in Athens, GA. Come join our retirement community at Iris Place.

Flexibility to Customize Your Care at Iris Place

Residents appreciate the freedom and flexibility our independent living communities offer as needs around personal care and medical assistance change. Choosing a la carte from third-party health care and personal care providers* -- many with offices right inside the community -- gives them the power to choose their providers and obtain similar services as they would in a higher level of care like assisted living, but without giving up the independence, warm community of friends, and fun-loving atmosphere they enjoy so much.

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Keeping Our Community Healthy

Iris Place operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Active Cases = 0

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Learn About Senior Apartments at Iris Place

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.

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Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site

The convenience of Iris Place'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.

Besides getting services, being at the salon is an experience. The women spend half a day, talking, gossiping, laughing, having an overall great time! The salon is open to outside clients, and there's a message therapist who comes in regularly and offers services at a discounted price.

Fitness Right at Home

Iris Place residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.

Our fitness center has been molded to fit the specific needs of the residents. For example, there was a stationary bike that wasn’t used for a while, so it was replaced by another machine at the request of the residents. We have spring water on all three floors to promote hydration. The community also has a large 20 acre campus which is great for walking, and there's even a putting/chipping green! There is an occupational and physical therapist who have offices on site.


Let Us Serve You

Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Iris Place'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.

The chef meets with residents weekly in order to get their feedback and requests on the menu and individual meals. The whole dining experience is definitely a collaborative effort in our community. Two things residents rave about is the Chef's seafood salad and casserole.

Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community

There’s so much to explore in the Athens area and Iris Place 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.

Some of the popular bus outings are trips to the North Carolina Casino, Botanical Garden, Library, Fine Arts Building UGA, and the Lucy Cobb Institute. You can join the "lunch bunch,” a group that goes out once a month to different restaurants.

Life is Never Boring

Iris Place'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 with a green thumb love to help take care of the community garden. Sometimes the fruits of their labor even end up in the chef's meals! We are in Athens GA, home of the Georgia Bulldogs, so there's a party every time they play! Trader Joe’s donates flowers every Monday, and the residents have the opportunity to make arrangements for the community and their apartments. We also have a 90 year old man that comes in and teaches line dancing every Friday!

Pets Make Life Better

Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Iris Place. 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 when therapy animals come to the community to play and cuddle. For the resident pets, there are monthly playdates. We have a registered feral cat colony that several residents can approach and pet because of the time they spend with them. We also have a resident with an exotic bird that speaks. Once a month, she puts on a show for the residents.


Stay Connected With Technology and WiFi

Iris Place is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.

We have Tech Tuesdays, an "Apple" resident runs it. Residents can ask any questions they may have about technology and their devices, the resident even teaches them about droids!


Travel and Adventure Is 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 have a group of knitters that knit hats for homeless and blankets for dementia patients. The community also organizes a book bag drive. We load the bus with book bags and residents and go to the local elementary schools and hand them out.

Outside volunteer groups visit the community, a musical teacher has her students play here for live performance requirements, and many different school choir groups come and perform. We also offer high schools the opportunity to come in and read stories, and reciprocate with the residents going to elementary schools to do the same.

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Office Hours / Walk-ins / Appointments Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm