Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to sign a long-term contract to become a Sunnybrook Village resident?
A. No. Sunnybrook Village is a rental community, and residency is on a month-by-month basis. You do not have to purchase your residence, nor do you have to sign a long-term lease.
Q. May my pet live with me at Sunnybrook Village?
A. Small, well-mannered pets are welcome at Sunnybrook Village. There are some restrictions on the size and number of pets you may have, however. Each resident’s situation will be assessed individually.
Q. I enjoy entertaining friends and family. May I have guests join me for meals?
A. Mealtime guests are welcome at Sunnybrook Village. You may wish to prepare meals for your guests in your apartment’s kitchen or kitchenette; or for a modest fee, they may join you for meals in the elegant Sunnybrook Village dining room overlooking picturesque Moose Pond.
Q. Occasionally I entertain small groups of friends and family. Are there facilities at Sunnybrook for private parties or gatherings?
A. Yes. Sunnybrook Village has a tastefully decorated activity center, craft center, conference room, and an elegant private dining room for the use of residents and their guests.
Q. How might the cost of living at Sunnybrook Village compare to my own home or apartment?
A. For many people, living at Sunnybrook Village costs less than living in their own house or apartment.
The simple monthly rental fee here would replace what you pay for the following:
- Mortgage or rent
- Condominium fees
- Cleaning, security, snow plowing, lawn care, and trash services
- Property taxes
- Maintenance and repair
- Homeowner’s insurance
- Meals and snacks
- Home-visit health care services
- Social and cultural events
Q. I enjoy gardening. Is there a place at Sunnybrook Village where I can grow my own flowers or vegetables?
A. Yes! Individual raised gardens are available for residents with green thumbs. Vegetable gardens, flower gardens, or both—the choice is yours. In addition to the individual gardens, Sunnybrook Village residents are welcome to help with the Village’s rose garden.
Q. I worry about emergency medical problems. Is Sunnybrook Village close to a full-service hospital?
A. Mid Coast Hospital, mid-coast Maine’s most modern diagnostic and healthcare facility, is right next door to Sunnybrook Village. The hospital recently completed a $36.5 million, 190,000 sq. ft. acute-care facility providing 24-hour emergency service, complete in-patient and outpatient surgery, and a full range of rehabilitation programs (physical, occupational, and speech therapies, plus a hearing center). The hospital's 155-acre campus abuts Sunnybrook Village.
Also, less than 10 minutes away, near Brunswick’s residential center, is the beautiful campus of Parkview Hospital, a 55-bed acute-care facility that has grown with the town since it opened in 1959.
Q. I’m an active person. Are there cultural events and activities in the area beyond those provided by Sunnybrook?
A. Of course! Sunnybrook Village is in a terrific location for active people.
Bowdoin College, a world-renowned, liberal arts college, is nearby and offers a dynamic range of educational and cultural programs to the community, as well as free class offerings for seniors. The community of Brunswick also is home to the Maine Music Theater, as well as many cultural events and groups which provide a wide variety of exciting opportunities throughout the year.
And the historic city of Bath has a lovely downtown area, which is home to the Chocolate Church Arts Center, offering live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre, lectures and workshops; as well as the the Maine Maritime Museum offering exhibits and activites that celebrate Maine's maritime heritage and culture.
Visit "The Location" page on our website to learn more about the Bath/Brunswick area and the cultural events and activities offered here.
Q. I can live anywhere I’d like, and the quality of life in my community is important to me. What makes Brunswick a community of choice for retirees like myself?
A.The Bath/Brunswick area offers the best of many worlds. It’s an intimate, comfortable community, where crime is virtually non-existent. It’s surrounded by Maine’s legendary forests and is adjacent to the ocean. At the same time, it enjoys the vitality that comes with being a college community. Nearby air, rail, and ferry transportation options are convenient and reliable. Sunnybrook is just minutes from the famed shopping Mecca of Freeport, home of L.L. Bean; and the city of Portland, Maine’s business and cultural center. In fact, Money Magazine twice named Brunswick one of the top five retirement communities in the United States, first in 2000 and again in 2005.
Q. Can I have a car at Sunnybrook?
A. Yes, by all means! We have a parking lot for residents, and in the winter months, we dig out, clean off, warm up, and bring your car around to the front door when you're ready for it!