FAQs

Everything You Need to Know about our Continuing Care Retirement Community

1. What is a continuing care retirement community?

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or Life Plan Community, offers various levels of senior housing options and care services designed to meet residents’ specific needs. The Moorings at Lewes is a nonprofit, full service premier continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Delaware, providing a campus setting for active and vibrant seniors 62 and greater. Located on 35 well-manicured acres, The Moorings offers comfortable apartments and spacious cottages as well as a health center should you or your spouse’s health needs shift.

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2. Where is The Moorings located?

The Moorings at Lewes is located near charming historic Lewes, Delaware which boasts great shopping, eateries, museums and galleries and just minutes from the pristine beaches of Delaware. All this and still easily accessible to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York.

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3. What are some of the advantages in retiring in Delaware?

Kiplinger’s Report cited Delaware as being the “tax friendliest state for retirees in all of the United States." Low real estate taxes in addition to no sales tax and friendly estate taxes are advantages that make The Moorings at Lewes a popular CCRC in Delaware.

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4. When I move to The Moorings, do I own my independent living residence?

Like all continuing care retirement communities, at The Moorings, you enter into a service agreement. This agreement gives you use of your home on The Moorings campus, as well as access to our array of services, amenities and programs. It is not a real estate transaction, so you do not own your residence.

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5. I am still very active. Are there activities at The Moorings?

Not only can you continue to enjoy your current interests, you will have a myriad of new cultural, educational and recreational opportunities to explore. Discover the inner artist in you with a watercolor painting class, challenge your mind with the bridge group, splash around with friends in a water aerobics class and socialize at the complimentary happy hour every Friday. Of course, the greater Lewes area has many museums, art galleries, sporting opportunities and fabulous shopping and dining only minutes from the campus. And, don't forget the beach! Lewes Beach or the Cape Henlopen State Park offer beautiful beaches.

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6. Does The Moorings offer dining choices?

Yes, in fact we offer one of the most flexible dining choices you'll find! Whether you choose casual “Bistro” dining (available every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner) or the more traditional dining in the "Chart Room" for dinner, you will enjoy delicious healthful food. We also offer very popular brunches and buffets throughout the week. Want to dine at home? Take-away is always available from the Boathouse Bistro. There are even private dining options if you and your family wish to celebrate a special occasion - reserve the private dining room and select your menu with the help of our chef or have him cater the event in your home. And, guests are always welcome!

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7. Do you allow wine with dinner?

Aside from our complimentary Happy Hour every Friday you may bring wine or beer to dinner.

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8. Can guests stay in my home at The Moorings?

Friends and family are welcome to visit with you! Need more room? We offer a guest room and a guest cottage for a small fee. All visitors are registered for the safety of all residents and guests.

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9. May I bring my pet with me?

Pets are part of our families. Not only do we accept well behaved domestic pets, we have a fenced “Bark Park” for dogs.

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10. What does “movement through the continuum of care” mean?

If your health needs change, additional services are available right on campus. You can access companion services in your home, or move to the on-site health center. No need to move from The Moorings campus to access assistance, whether it is temporary or permanent. This is just another reason why The Moorings at Lewes is a desirable continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Delaware.

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11. What happens if I run out of money – how do I pay for the cost of senior living at The Moorings?

We have a financial qualifying process that is conservative in nature and is based on your age at entry, your assets and your income. If, through no fault of your own, you cannot make your full monthly payment The Springpoint Senior Living Foundation offers a Resident Financial Assistance program to provide financial assistance on your behalf. Springpoint has never asked a resident to leave due to inability to pay.

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