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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to live at the Regency?
Individuals must be 55 years of age or older, capable of living independently, and able to demonstrate an annual income of at least $30,000. Prospective residents should have some tie to Laramie, and the surrounding Wyoming areas, pass a background check, and not be anti-vaccinations. The Board of Residents is ultimately responsible for approving prospective residents.

What are the costs of living at the Regency?
- New residents pay a nonrefundable $5,000 Regency Fee to secure an available unit. This fee covers all costs of preparing a unit for a new occupant and helps fund community improvement projects.
- New residents also pay an Entrance Fee that varies by the unit size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The Entrance Fee ranges from approximately $25,000.00 to $40,000.00This fee is returned (less damages beyond normal wear-and-tear) when the unit is transferred to a new resident.
- Residents pay a monthly fee to cover the costs of operation (city services, staffing, building and unit maintenance, common area cleaning and building utilities, administrative costs, grounds, etc).
Please contact us for more detailed information about costs.

What utilities are paid for by the Regency?
The Regency pays for city services (water, sewer, trash, recycling) as well as heating and air conditioning for common areas.

Do I control my own unit temperature?
Yes. Each unit has its own furnace and air conditioner, both of which are owned and maintained by the Regency. Residents pay their own monthly electrical and gas bills.

What are the kitchens like in the units?
Each unit has its own kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, and garbage disposal. These appliances are owned and maintained by the Regency. Some units have dishwashers installed by previous residents and built-in microwaves and these are maintained by current occupants. 

Would I be allowed to make changes to my unit?
The Board of Residents has final authority to approve changes to the units, which could include: painting, flooring changes or upgrades, counter/cabinet upgrades, etc. If approved, these changes may be enjoyed by the resident but do not increase the value (entrance fee) of the unit.

Where are the laundry facilities?
Some units have hook-ups for washers and dryers, which in those cases have been paid for by previous occupants. Each wing (east and west) has a laundry room with washers and dryers, all of which are owned and maintained by the Regency. Residents and guests may use these machines at no cost.

Would I have access to covered parking?
Possibly. The Regency has 20 garage spaces and 24 units. The garages are offered when available at an additional cost of $55 monthly. 

What services are provided by the Regency?
* Delicious, home-cooked noon meals are provided during weekdays for a nominal additional cost.
* The administrative office is open Monday through Friday, 8am-noon, and provides a variety of support services to residents.
* The Dining/Community Room is also available to residents to reserve when not in use.
* Additional common areas are a library, Fitness room, and a movie area.

Can I live at the Regency if I need assistance to help me with daily living tasks?
Residents should have a plan for when the time comes where they will need more care.  When a resident needs continuous care with daily living tasks, they will need to move to a facility that assists with such care.  The Regency is only an independent living facility that is self-run by the Residents themselves.  Please ask us about our Checklist for Occupance that all residents need to meet to live at the Regency.
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