The Italian and Spanish word for “joy” is “allegria,” but no matter how you say it, it’s a way of life in Dearborn’s first senior community.
The owners of the new Allegria Village – formerly Henry Ford Village – offer a more affordable and attractive choice for seniors in Southeast Michigan looking for flexible lifestyle options.
Gone are the days of big buy-ins or entrance fees from those looking to live on the 35-acre campus. Now, under its new operating model, Allegria Village only requires monthly rent payments for its spacious apartments.
“It’s tremendous value here in Dearborn and all over Metro Detroit,” said Avi Satt, co-founder and president of Allegria Senior Living, owners of Allegria Village. “Our incredible lifestyle, amenities, health care options and safety are now more affordable for anyone age 55 and older.”
Satt began his senior career elsewhere as a frontline staff member working in various maintenance, recreation, sales and marketing departments – all before becoming the state’s youngest assisted living administrator. of New York at the age of 22. Residents and staff find that her experience gives her a special understanding for creating the ideal senior community, and her infectious passion.
“I’ve worked at all levels in a variety of positions, and I’ve really enjoyed each one,” he continued. “This is a people-driven business, and I love that our communities attract staff who are passionate about providing an extraordinary lifestyle, and residents who are equally passionate about enjoying all the benefits of a active senior community.
Residents stay busy with their choice of over 100 clubs, classes, programs and activities. The Village offers fitness classes like weight training, yoga, tai chi, and Zumba, and recreational activities like golf, photography, painting, bocce, swimming, cards, and more.
The huge model railroad room, an ever-growing creation of Allegria Village residents, is a favorite stop for visitors. For those who wish to travel by train or other means of transport, The Village Travelers club offers dozens of getaways each year, some close to home; others around the world. Many residents are looking forward to taking a trip to Iceland this summer.
Allegria Village also offers carpentry, an in-house television studio, an aquatic center, a 270-seat chapel, a Comerica bank, three restaurants offering chef-prepared meals, on-site emergency medical technicians, a fitness center , a creative arts studio, putting green and bocce court.
Executive Director Elizabeth (“Lizzy”) Brown said the secure, gated community is attracting the attention of new residents for a variety of reasons.
“Some come because they are ready to retire from housekeeping and are ready to move on to a better life,” she said. “Few compare to Allegria Village’s offerings, and nothing compares to the new price and value! What used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars is now available for a very convenient monthly rental price.
Located on Greenfield and Ford roads, Allegria Village offers over 40 different floor plans. The community also offers on-site health and medical care, with rehabilitation therapy programs, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, a medical center with a full-time doctor, a practice dental, etc., all tailored to the needs of each individual.
“Allegria Village provides the lifestyle seniors seek and the health care they may need,” she added.
Allegria Senior Living is investing $14 million in physical improvements to the community this year.
For more information about Allegria Village, call 313-584-1000 or visit allegriavillage.com.