Frequently Asked Questions

What type of retirement community is Altavita Village?

Altavita Village (formerly Air Force Village West) is a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) designed for a stress-free lifestyle, that features comfortable housing and the added benefit and security of long-term healthcare. The Altavita Village Health Center offers Assisted Living apartments for residents who need support with activities of daily living, a Skilled Nursing facility for those who require professional medical care, and Special Care dedicated to the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Residents will feel secure knowing that their future long-term health care needs will be met in familiar surroundings, at affordable rates.

What qualifications must I meet for residency?

  • No past or present military affiliation is required.
  • You must qualify financially and physically.
  • Age requirements: You and/or your spouse must be 60 or better.

What makes Altavita Village unique?

Altavita Village is a beautiful community located on 221 acres of rolling hills and overlooking the majestic California Sierra Nevada mountain range and offers 26 different floor plans from which to choose, ranging from single-family detached or attached homes to apartments offering between 644 and 3,360 square feet.

Would I be purchasing Real Estate if I move to Altavita Village?

No, you are purchasing a Continuing Care Contract. The contract provides a comfortable home and various levels of health care at a reduced rate, when needed. Therefore, you will no longer be burdened with property taxes, maintenance and landscaping and much more.

What guarantees does Altavita offer?

We offer a 100% money-back guarantee.  If, during the first three (3) months of occupancy, you decide to leave Altavita Village due to move-out or death, Altavita Village will refund to you or your estate 100% of the entry fee.  After that, refunds are based on the “Refund Plan” selected upon move-in. To help with your estate planning, Altavita Village offers a Traditional 0%, 50% or 80% refund plan. Most importantly, you (or your family) are not burdened with having to make repairs or wait for the home to be reassigned in order to receive a refund. Should you select the Traditional 0% Refund Plan, the lowest entry fee, there is a declining 2-1/2% per month refund should you move out during the first 40 months of occupancy.

What will happen if my dependent, upon my demise, can't afford the monthly fee?

Altavita Village is a non-profit, public benefit corporation and we take care of our own. A request for financial assistance may be made in accordance with your contract.

Does Altavita Village have special programs for singles?

Altavita Village has a special solos club for singles and no single person need dine alone. We also have numerous group activities including travel, concerts, dine-out, dances and plays. Being single at Altavita Village does not mean being “alone.”

What does the monthly service fee cover?

The monthly service fee covers:

  • A flexible meal plan. Meals can be taken at the “Club,” Village Café, take-out, or home delivery. Special diets are accommodated
  • A guarded, gated community with 24-hour, on-campus security services
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Complete interior and exterior home maintenance
  • Pest control
  • Complete landscape maintenance
  • Heated pool with water aerobics and an excellent wellness and fitness program, game rooms, libraries, a chapel, party rooms, arts and craft areas, wood shop, and more
  • Emergency call system in every home
  • Emergency Nursing Care
  • A lifestyle director to plan activities and more!

How are monthly service fees determined?

Monthly fees start at $2,264 and are based on single or double occupancy and the size of the home selected.

How do I reserve a residence at Altavita Village?

You may select and reserve a residence of your choice with a $5,000 deposit while you sell your home and complete the financial and preliminary health reviews.

What type of activities and social events does Altavita Village offer?

The activities include yoga, line dancing, bridge, live entertainment, cocktail parties and special culinary events. There are numerous activity centers at Altavita for your use, including a computer lab, craft and art studio, card rooms, game rooms, a library, a chapel, a woodshop, swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center.

Are the grounds of the community conducive to walking?

Absolutely! Altavita Village is ideally suited for those who enjoy walking, with many nature paths on the secured and beautifully landscaped 221 acre campus.

I have a large RV. Does Altavita Village provide RV parking?

YES! Altavita Village has a secured and conveniently located RV lot (complete with dump and wash location) available to our residents at no charge. The RV club, “The Vagabonds,” makes travel plans months in advance. They have traveled together to Alaska, Canada and Baja Mexico.

What is the weather like at Altavita Village?

With an ideal Southern California climate, our summers have warm, comfortably dry days and an average year round temperature of 73 degrees F. Our winters are mild, with a moderate rainfall and no snow. Our elevation is 1,700 feet above sea level and about 1,000 feet above the city.

May I have a pet at Altavita Village?

Yes, Altavita Village is pet friendly to friendly pets.

What type of security does Altavita Village offer its residents?

The main entrance to Altavita Village is secured and monitored by closed-circuit TV around the clock. Security is present 24 hours a day, including the evening hours when security staff patrols the grounds. For further peace of mind, each home has an emergency call system connected to the Front Desk which is staffed at all times, for immediate response. Fire protection has been provided through the installation of smoke detector alarms, also connected to the Front Desk.

When should I consider moving to Altavita Village?

We are an active and adventurous group of people who share an independent outlook on life. Why miss out on all the fun, activities, amenities and stress-reducing services provided, and the opportunity to meet many new friends! Simply put, if you “aren’t ready yet,” you may miss out on a wonderful opportunity and a great lifestyle.

It’s your time to soar!