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What to Look for in a Retirement Community

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For those wondering what to look for in a retirement community in southern Maryland, there are many considerations that need to be made, which is why we've compiled a list of important elements that come with living at Asbury Solomons.

Top Tips for Touring a Retirement Community

Here are some vital things to look for on your tour of our location in Calvert County:

Engaging Lifestyle

  • People are out and about and are engaging with each other – and you
  • The Wellness Center is well-staffed and in use
  • Many of the residents match your level of function and energy

Getting Around

  • Immediate area has plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities nearby
  • Campus has internal and external shuttle services
  • Convenience shopping is within walking distance
  • Mass transit is available
  • Hospitals and health care professionals are nearby

Campus Grounds

  • Well-maintained grounds and building exteriors and interiors
  • Plenty of walkways – both open and covered – from residences to main buildings
  • Plenty of well-maintained common spaces and rooms to meet and gather
  • Resident events and programs are displayed in multiple areas – and they interest you
  • Apartments in the assisted living and health care neighborhoods are well-maintained

Residential Living Spaces

  • Updated residences - our community is renovating and will share renovation plans
  • Residences have assistive features such as grab bars
  • Rooms are bright and spacious enough for your furniture
  • Parking is adequate


  • Friendly staff – and not just in the Marketing Office
  • Staffing levels are adequate – particularly in assisted living and health care
  • Staff is dressed and speaks professionally
  • Staff members answer questions knowledgeably and are enthusiastic about their work

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