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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

Main Phone

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

Landscaping Supervisor

Landscaping Management Professionals - are you looking for an opportunity to help manage a great team, and make a great impact on the people and property of a luxury retirement community in Sun City?  This is a full time, benefit eligible opportunity to lead a team, andbring ideas for present and future enhancements to our community.  Come GROW with us!  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Staffing: Hires, trains, develops, schedules, and disciplines staff of employees capable of maintaining the established guidelines for service standards for the landscaping division. Maintains and administers personnel policies and procedures.

Develops and maintains a high level of staff morale, a low turnover rate and employee motivation through daily meetings and a consistently firm but fair system of discipline.

Schedules all employees on a weekly basis, based on work, while controlling labor and overtime costs.

Monitors employee payroll input for proper allocation of regular time, overtime and requested time off. Seeks to minimize labor and overtime costs. Approves time for staff and self bi-weekly.

Instructs, guides, informs, and trains staff on proper use of ground maintenance operations such as mowing, fertilizing, planting, and watering and lawn equipment operation.

Reviews and/or inspects work for quality, accuracy, and completeness.

Knowledge and Skills:

Valid Arizona Driver's License in good standing

Experience maintain drought tolerant and native plant material

Landscape design experience and horticultural knowledge

Has in-depth knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of landscaping operations.

Is skilled in estimating time and material requirements of work projects.

Has knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and techniques.

Has knowledge of tools, equipment and materials common to the landscaping trade including pesticides and herbicides

Has ability to speak, read, and write English.

Has ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures

Has a clear understanding of profit and loss reports.

Has computer proficiency-- Microsoft Word/Excel, Outlook and Internet

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

Education and Experience:

Has a high school diploma or GED equivalent

Has three to five years of commercial responsible landscaping experience which includes supervisory experience.

Has CPR certification card and First Aid certification card or can obtain them within 10 days of hire.

Has ACLP (Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Certificate) or can obtain within 12 months.

Ensures competency in the position is maintained through continuing education

Additional Comments:

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. Requirements include AZ Certified Landscape Professional or willing to obtain within 1 year of employment. Schedule will include weekend and evening on-call requirements. There will be the capability to modify schedule to accommodate summer earlier start.

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Account, Fitness Center Membership, Covered Parking, and more!  

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