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10015 W. Royal Oak Road
Sun City, Arizona 85351

Our Community

A Community with Friends

Residents at Royal Oaks make it their personal mission to get new residents "in the groove" right away. Whether it's reaching out to you for a meal in one of our dining venues, inviting you to join in a yoga class, or encouraging participation in one or more of our myriad of volunteer activities, Royal Oaks residents embrace new friendships.  Sign up for a lecture or class through Learning Tree, our lifelong, on-campus "university" and you'll enrich your mind and grow new friends! Check out our blog to get to know us even better.



We offer four Lifecare contract types: Type A non-refundable, Type A 90% refundable, Type A 50% refundable, and Type B 90% refundable. Fees include a one-time entry fee and a monthly service fee. These fees entitle you to live in your selected home, customized to your likes, and enjoy all the amenities of the community. If you would ever need assisted living, memory care, or long-term complete supportive living, those services are available to all Type A Lifecare residents for no increase in your monthly fee. A Type B Lifecare contract includes a discounted rate for higher levels of care. Your Royal Oaks residency counselor can assist in helping you determine what may be the best contract for your personal situation. Call 623-815-4132 for more information.

Royal Oaks owns and maintains all residences, freeing you from that burden so you can travel, volunteer, work out, visit family, socialize, and enjoy these active years. Your home is uniquely yours when you move to Royal Oaks. Choosing from our wide array of options in our Design Center and adding your own custom and personal touches, you can create a home that reflects your style of comfort and life.

The Illingworth Assisted Living Center, the Friendship House for memory care, and the Care Center for Complete Supportive Living are each available to non-residents on a monthly fee basis. Phone 623-815-4132 for more information. You may also want to download this checklist to use when comparing assisted living centers.



Nutritious and delicious dining. Wellness and fitness programs. Nearly unlimited social programs and activities. Maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry. Transportation to health care providers and shopping.

These services and more contribute to increased longevity for residents at Royal Oaks. People who are socially active, intellectually stimulated, incorporate fitness at a comfortable level, take a proactive approach to wellness, and eat nutritious meals live independently longer.

Our promise to our residents is to help each and every one maintain lifelong independence. We take care of you so you can enjoy living at Royal Oaks. Come here... and have fun!


Contact Us

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Royal Oaks Lifecare Community
10015 W. Royal Oak Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351

To inquire about making Royal Oaks your home:

Marketing Department
[email protected]

To inquire about career opportunities:

Human Resources
[email protected]


About Us

Royal Oaks Lifecare, a financially sound retirement community, started as a dream of Dr. J. Davis Illingworth and Mr. Roe Walker. In the winter of 1983, Royal Oaks opened its doors. Through the years, Royal Oaks has made improvements, built new structures, and acquired additional land. The 38-acre campus includes 258 Independent Living Apartments, 102 Independent Living Garden Homes, 59 Assisted Living apartments, a 56-suite Memory Care Center and a 57-suite Complete Supportive Living building for gracious long-term-care assistance.

Royal Oaks is home to approximately 600 residents and maintains a strong and stable financial standing. We have a net worth of over $25 million. Royal Oaks is one of only a handful of communities across the nation that has received an "A" rating from Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency.

A tremendous tax benefit is provided to seniors when entering a Life Plan Community/CCRC. Since the IRS recognizes campuses like ours as medical facilities, Lifecare residents are allowed to deduct a certain percentage of the Entrance Fee AND Monthly Service Fee as medical deductions. The percentage is substantial for our residents--the Royal Oak representative will be able to elaborate. We encourage incoming residents to get financial advice on how best to take advantage of this benefit, based on your personal situation. This article from Smart Money magazine may be of interest.

Royal Oaks is a non-profit and residents are assured their fees will come back to them during their life stay. These promises are also backed by the People of Faith Foundation, Inc. which holds over $15 million in investment assets. The reserves are set aside to ensure that no resident, who through no fault of their own becomes unable to make their monthly service fee payment, would be asked to leave. This is an astounding promise, and it has been kept for thousands of Royal Oaks' residents for nearly three decades.




Work With Us

Prep Cook


Great opportunity for someone with strong production prep experience for an overnight shift that has full benefits!  Culinary Professionals - Come join our amazing culinary team! This is a full time, benefit eligible role that includes Medical, Dental, 403(b) retirement and more!


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Royal Oaks Lifecare Community is a premier retirement community in Sun City, AZ. We have exceptionally diverse employment opportunities for people that want to make a difference in the lives of our residents, guests and employees and build a successful career. Our campus features over 600 residents & 350 team members.

Overnight Schedule 9:30 pm - 5:30 am, Off Wed/Thurs, On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Position Summary:

Responsible to prepare daily food items for production. Skilled in food preparation such as cutting, peeling, chopping, and slicing fruits and vegetables. Carves and displays meats, vegetables, fruits, and salads; replenishes service lines as necessary. Maintains high standards of quality food production and appropriate quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements at the proper time.

Knowledge and Skills:

Has knowledge of MaricopaCounty food regulations and sanitation requirements.

Obtains a MaricopaCounty food handler's card within 30 days of employment.

Completes a ServSafe course within 12 months from date of hire.

Good working knowledge of cooking as well as knowledge of operating kitchen equipment i.e., knife handling skill

Expert knowledge in food handling, preparation, and service

Is organized, able to multi-task, think creatively and to adapt to different situations.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Preferably 1+ year's high volume experience in a culinary field or graduate from culinary program.

Communication Skills:

Has a clear speaking voice, and is fluent in English. Being bilingual would be a plus.

Has ability to speak, work, and interface with all levels of co-workers, residents, guests, and employees.

Has ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Demonstrates excellent customer service etiquette.

Knowledge of local and state health, sanitation and safety codes.

Physical Requirements:

Has manual dexterity to perform any of the job functions.

Can stand, walk, sit, reach, and bend. Able to maneuver around kitchen, office, and storage areas. Can operate a fire extinguisher, manipulate kitchen equipment.

Is able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

Is able to lift 25 pounds.

Can tolerate exposure to cleaning chemicals, heat, steam, and odors.

Is able to hear normal to raised voices and see 50 feet; prosthetics can be used for correction.

Is free of contagious diseases that may be transmitted through food.

Royal Oaks employees are our great asset.We offer the following benefits:

We pride ourselves on offering continuing education and involvement in the industry.

Medical/Vision/Dental/and Life Insurance. 403(b) Retirement Plan.

Competitive Pay, Paid Time Off, covered parking, $4.00 / day Meal Plan.

Positive and friendly work environment!



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