By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013
Part of the staff at Silver Arrow Estates in Broken Arrow includes Chef Chris Payne, Community Sales Leader Beth Ashcraft, Managers Vicki and Paul Thielker, and Claudia Miller, maintenance.
“We wish we had made the move here sooner!” is what Managers Paul and Vicki Thielker will tell you they hear most often from new residents. It’s also very common to hear residents telling guests that moving to Silver Arrow Estates was “the best decision they ever made.” Silver Arrow Estates is situated on 17 acres of beautifully manicured grounds surrounded by an abundance of country charm. This Holiday Retirement community provides independent retirement living at its finest. “We’re nestled within the city of Broken Arrow where residents can find large city experiences – if they desire – or the small-town charm of downtown Broken Arrow. We are in an area off the beaten path and are surrounded by beautiful trees, plants and nature, providing a lovely peace,” said Beth Ashcraft, Silver Arrow Estate’s community sales leader.
With Silver Arrow’s free shuttle services, residents enjoy easy access to nearby shopping, medical facilities, dining, and other attractions. Silver Arrow is close to local museums, a zoo, performing arts centers, sports events and much more.
The community manager husband-wife teams are also residents of Silver Arrow and are available 24 hours a day. Although they’re responsible for daily community operations, they also dine with the other residents and participate in Silver Arrow activities. “You’ll be hard pressed to find resident managers like ours at other retirement communities,” said Beth.
Silver Arrow offers 27 different floor plans, including studios, one and two bedroom suites, and two bedroom cottages with attached garages. They provide fun, carefree and all-inclusive retirement living, just the way it should be. There are no buy-in fees, hidden costs, or long-term leases when you select Silver Arrow. You rent on a month-to-month basis and your monthly rent includes three nutritious chef-prepared meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, outings and special events, most utilities, scheduled local transportation to shopping and appointments, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and much more.
Each suite has individually controlled heating and air conditioning, a kitchenette with sink, cupboards and refrigerator with freezer, an emergency response system monitored 24/7, high-quality carpet and draperies, and privacy.
The Silver Arrow Estates community provides a private dining room for intimate dinner parties, free laundry facilities on every level, on-site barber and beauty salon, billiard lounge, chapel, game room, library, and large screen TV lounge. There is an activity and exercise room, resident kitchen, guest apartment, and lots of free parking.
When you become a Silver Arrow resident, it will be comforting to know that your monthly base rent can have a Lifetime Rent Freeze. A reasonable one-time fee ensures that your base rent will never increase as long as you live at Silver Arrow.
The Holiday Retirement organization also provides an exclusive travel program that invites residents to stay up to seven nights free of charge at nearly all of their more than 300 communities across the United States and Canada. Visit the grandkids or relax on the beach during winter; you’ll be “home” wherever you may be.
“The menus at Silver Arrow Estates are carefully planned to meet dietary needs of our residents,” said Chef Chris Payne. Three times each day, residents are treated to quality cuisine including everything from entrée to dessert. All is made from scratch with real, wholesome, high-quality ingredients and served by a friendly wait staff in the restaurant-style dining room.
“When you move to Silver Arrow Estates, all you really need to bring is your cell phone, a good appetite and a basic medical plan,” said Beth. And one more thing – pets are warmly welcomed, because after all, they are part of the family.
“For more information call, visit the website, or join us for a complimentary meal,” said Beth. “You’re always welcome at Silver Arrow Estates in Broken Arrow.”
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.