Central Georgia’s OnlyLife Plan Community
A Better Costof Living
World-ClassHealthcare
The Perfect Location
Vibrant Arts & Culture

Reasons to Retire in Macon

If you have been thinking of finding the right place to retire, you’ll want to take a closer look at what Macon has to offer.

For starters, Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, central Georgia’s only Life Plan Community, is ideally located on 58 beautifully landscaped acres in north Macon.

The Macon area features the rich history and traditions typical of many southern cities. It’s home to a two-week long Cherry Blossom Festival that has become a nationally renowned celebration and source of civic pride. Our city is home to excellent academic institutions such as Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and Macon State University, which provide the local area a wide selection of cultural programs and academic pursuits.

Here Are a Few More Reasons to Consider Macon

Central Georgia’s ONLY
Life Plan Community

Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, first opened its doors in 2001. It has been a leader in providing our senior residents a vibrant, independent lifestyle…

Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, first opened its doors in 2001. It has been a leader in providing our senior residents a vibrant, independent lifestyle that offers financial security and peace of mind. This welcoming community community draws residents from across the country and provides an enriched and convenient lifestyle to seniors who are retired or soon to retire. It is not only our mission but our pleasure to help our residents plan for their futures and live those plans out to the fullest.

If you want to learn more about senior living at Carlyle Place and why retiring in Macon might be a good decision for you, click on the link to our Decision Guide. Or contact Carlyle Place to connect with one of our representatives..

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A Better Cost and
Quality of Living

Macon fares well in a fresh set of statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In fact, Metropolitan Macon’s costs are just 88 percent…

Macon fares well in a fresh set of statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In fact, Metropolitan Macon’s costs are just 88 percent of the U.S. average, according to the report’s estimates. Your dollar can stretch further in Macon than some other cities with similar size and demographic. Plus, Macon has city advantages with the small town feel of tree-lined sidewalks and streets.

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World-Class
Healthcare

Macon is home to three major hospitals that provide excellent healthcare options. In fact, Bibb County has 37 doctors per 10,000 residents which is…

Macon is home to three major hospitals that provide excellent healthcare options. In fact, Bibb County has 37 doctors per 10,000 residents which is higher than the Georgia state average of 19 per 10,000. Macon is home to medical facilities that offer heart, cancer, and transplant facilities, as well as Central Georgia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

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The Perfect Location

Although Macon has plenty to keep you busy right within our city limits, it’s conveniently located for road trips, Macon is situated on I-75 and I-16…

Although Macon has plenty to keep you busy right within our city limits, it’s conveniently located for road trips, Macon is situated on I-75 and I-16, which will take you north to Atlanta or south to Savannah for a quick weekend getaway. We are smack dab in the geographic center of Georgia where the mountains of the North meet the plains of the South.

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Vibrant Arts
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Macon-Bibb County is rich with cultural and entertainment opportunities. Our city’s Museum District is home to more than 10 museums featuring the…

Macon-Bibb County is rich with cultural and entertainment opportunities. Our city’s Museum District is home to more than 10 museums featuring the Tubman African American Museum (Georgia’s largest African American museum), the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Our performing arts venue schedules are teeming with programming from Macon’s two theater groups, the Macon Little Theatre and Theatre Macon, as well as touring Broadway series performances. Music and dance aficionados will appreciate frequent performances from the Macon Ballet and other professional dance touring groups, as well as the and the Macon Symphony Orchestra and the Macon Pops..

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Southern Charm

Macon has that special small town feel where people still stop to talk to you when they see you out and about in downtown. Our residents still…

Macon has that special small town feel where people still stop to talk to you when they see you out and about in downtown. Our residents still offer a friendly wave to neighbors, and polite manners and pleasant conversation are the norm, not exception. As Georgia’s fourth-largest city, Macon does have some of those bigger city advantages, but without the nuisance of congestion and pollution. Our warmth and friendliness matches our pleasant climate and beautiful scenery. A leisurely stroll along our tree-lined streets and sidewalks features beautiful historic homes and a few National Historic places and landmarks.

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Contact Us. We’d Love to Hear from You

Wouldn’t you like to know how to make the most out of your retirement?

Call 478.405.4500 or complete this form below to: Schedule a tour, meet with one of our representatives, and learn how you can take advantage of all the activities and services that Carlyle Place, Navicent in Macon, Georgia provides.

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Hear From The Residents

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Our residents will tell you that we just have a great feel here at Carlyle Place. People who move here are embraced immediately and have a wonderful, supportive staff that is looking forward to serving them. It inspires me everyday when I see our residents, the lives that they live, and the longevity of the relationships they develop.

Tom Rockenbach, Executive Director
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Over the years, I had considered moving to Carlyle Place but I always presumed that I couldn’t afford it. But when I sat down with my daughter and we added up what I was spending on lawn service, and housecleaning, utilities, property taxes, and my other expenses, it was actually more when I compared it to the Carlyle Place monthly fee. Seeing that cost comparison made the decision to move to Carlyle Place very easy and clear.

Eleanor Wilson
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Living here in Macon has been great, and there are many cultural experiences to enjoy. It is convenient to just take the bus into town for a group outing and not have to worry with parking or driving back at night. The best time to move into Carlyle Place is now, while you are still active and vital and can take advantage of all of the events and activities.

Col. Paul Evans (retired)
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We moved to Carlyle Place from North Carolina to be closer to our children. We started as independent living residents and since then I have needed to transition my husband into memory care and eventually into skilled care. I am extremely grateful that I’ve been able to stay on the same campus near my husband throughout this transition. The leadership team has made all of my husband’s moves seamless. I truly feel we’ve given our children a gift in that our care through all of these stages has been established and worry-free.

Mavis Trice

How to Select a Life Plan Community

You'll find a wide variety of possibilities as you consider your retirement plans. Life Plan Community living has many benefits and advantages. Here are just a few things to consider as you evaluate the right option for you.

  • Check for Accreditation

    You’ll find you have many challenging choices to make from countless senior living providers. But all life plan communities are not created equally.

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  • KNOW Your Contract Types

    There are three basic types of contracts for Life Plan Communities. Please click the button to get all the details.

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  • Find Your Right Fit

    There’s no doubt you want to find the best place to live in your retirement, but how do you spot what makes a good life plan community?

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Check for Accreditation

You’ll find you have many challenging choices to make from countless senior living providers. But all life plan communities are not created equally. It is important to do your homework and make sure that your new home will have the right designations and credentials to ensure quality and reliability. There are three important designations to understand.

Licensure

No provider can operate without first obtaining a license, which requires passing an inspection by a regulatory agency. Usually the state board or a professional college set rules and requirements for operation.

Certification

Certification usually addresses points such as business licenses, staff background checks, accounting procedures, and insurance coverage.

Accreditation

In addition to meeting state and federal licensing and certification requirements, many communities voluntarily go through a rigorous accreditation process. Only after a provider demonstrates certain standards and can prove positive outcomes can accreditation be designated by an outside third party. Trained professionals visit communities to observe and interview residents, family members, staff, and the board. Accredited organizations are required to demonstrate strategic and ethical business practices and positive community engagement and influence.

Accreditation by a reputable independent, nonprofit accreditor such as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) assures that public that the community has made a commitment to quality and continuous improvement of services. CARF accreditation means the organization's focus is on the person's served.

We are pleased to say that Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, has been an accredited provider since we opened our doors in 2001.

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KNOW Your Contract Types

There are three basic types of contracts for Life Plan Communities:

Type A – All-Inclusive Plans – also called Life Care Contracts

The fees in this plan offer unlimited assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care without additional charges for the care.

Type B - Modified Contract

This contract offers a set of services provided for a set length of time. When that time is expired, other services can be obtained, but for higher monthly fees.

Type C - Fee-for- Service Contract

The initial enrollment fee may be lower, but assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing will be paid for at market rates.

Carlyle Place offers a Type A, the all-inclusive Life Care contract.

We feel strongly that this type of contract provides residents with the best coverage to take care of their needs. Our representatives will be happy to discuss your contract with you.

If you have questions about our contract type, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Find Your Right Fit

There’s no doubt you want to find the best place to live in your retirement, but how do you spot what makes a good life plan community a great fit for you? Here are some pointers for finding those intangibles that make a community a successful fit for you.

  • What is the organization’s culture? Is it respectful of the residents’ needs?

    Our residents will tell you that we just have a great feel here at Carlyle Place. People who move here are embraced immediately and have a wonderful, supportive staff that is looking forward to serving them. It inspires me everyday when I see our residents, the lives that they live, and the longevity of the relationships they develop. -Tom Rockenbach, Executive Director

  • Is it service-oriented?

    Each year, our residents dedicate thousands of hours to charities and nonprofit organizations in the greater Macon area. Seniors have a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and unique skills sets to offer as volunteers. Carlyle Place encourages and supports our community’s emphasis on giving back. Our community’s emphasis on service makes it a great place to live a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle. Click here to see the complete report in our News section.

  • Is it social?

    “Living here in Macon has been great and there are many cultural experiences to enjoy. It is convenient to just take the bus into town for a group outing and not have to worry with parking or driving back at night. The best time to move into Carlyle Place is now, while you are still active and vital and can take advantage of all of the events and activities.” -Col. Paul Evans (retired), Carlyle Place resident

  • Is it affordable?

    Most people find out that when they add up all of their current expenses including utilities, lawn service, home maintenance, and property taxes, the cost is actually more than the monthly fee they’d pay at Carlyle Place. Click here to calculate your own estimate.

Take a Closer Look

Look around and see if the residents have a voice in how the community is maintained and led. Ask some questions about the financial management of the community. You’ll also want to know how the community is planning for its future. It’s important to visit any community you are considering. You’ll want to get a feel for the residents, leadership, and staff. The Carlyle Place staff representatives as well as some of our current residents will be happy to spend some time and answer your questions.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Warner Robins Seminar at Southern Landings Golf Club

    September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm