I chose Independent living because I no longer wanted total responsibility for the upkeep of a large house and yard but fully intended to maintain my independence, especially in driving my own car. I looked at several retirement communities and preferred the Renaissance because I had friends here and knew of the excellent services provided by the staff and administration. Having access to the full continuum of care enhances my independence and augments my retirement with stress-free everyday living. I enjoy the library, all-weather exercise, and frequent cultural offerings on campus and off. The food program — delicious meals with friends, healthy alternatives delivered to my apartment, a daily choice of entrees — is beyond compare. The Renaissance staff offers kind, hospitable welcome to all. They seem to hold a personal interest in each of us and willingly go the extra mile to make us comfortable.Susan A.