Last week I had the opportunity to tour Revitz House, a part of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities, a large senior living community off Montrose Rd. in Rockville. Mary Sweeney, the Marketing Coordinator for Revitz House, was my tour guide, and her experience with and passion for seniors was obvious.
Revitz House has federally-subsidized apartments for independent seniors (ages 62 or better) or those with disabilities. The cost for a standard one bedroom is as low as $764 a month (including utilities) for those who qualify. I got to see a standard one bedroom, and it was sunny and pleasant, with quite a bit of room. Each apartment has a kitchen, but residents can opt to eat dinner each night in the dining room for a small extra charge. All meals at Revitz House are kosher, but you don’t need to be Jewish to live there.
Revitz House has group transportation, free parking, recreational, wellness, and fitness programs, and a live-in resident manager. It has 24-hour front desk coverage and a personal emergency call system. Revitz House even allows small pets. There are 250 apartments, including 9 large and 18 standard handicapped accessible homes.
If you’re interested in living at Revitz House, it’s best to get in touch with them before you actually are ready to move there, as they currently have a 2-year waiting list. Other residences available at the Charles E. Smith Life Communities Campus are Ring House, which has independent living (not federally subsidized); Landow House, which has assisted living; Hebrew Home, which has long-term care and post-acute care; and the Cohen-Rosen House, which has Memory Care Assisted Living. Charles E. Smith Life Communities also has Hirsh Health Center, which is a medical practice focused on seniors’ well being, and Home Care Solutions, which provides additional personal care to residents who might need it.
Many thanks to Mary Sweeney for showing me all that Revitz House has to offer!