Providing Everything You've Always Wanted
Throughout The Cypress’ history, our goal has always been to give our residents the best of everything. That includes an inspired lifestyle filled with activities and amenities, a variety of wellness opportunities, world-class healthcare, and financial stability through home ownership. At The Cypress, we’ve never believed that wanting it all is asking for too much.
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HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP TO THE CYPRESS?
To be a member, you or your spouse must be at least 62 years of age, possess income and resources sufficient to meet financial requirements, and be capable of independent living at your time of purchase. Call 843.547.2003 for more information.
IS THERE AN INITIAL FEE?
Every member of The Cypress purchases their residence, securing the economic benefits of home ownership. Included in the gross purchase price is a 10 percent, non-refundable club, and community membership fee. Therefore, 90 percent of the gross purchase price or future resale value is true equity ownership.
WHAT DOES THE MONTHLY FEE INCLUDE?
Each member pays a monthly fee based on their residence type. This fee includes dining, services, and activities within the community, including 90 days in The Preston Health Center at no additional charge, except for extra meals and special services.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s included: home and building maintenance, water and sewer, utilities, cable, landscape maintenance, Preston Health Center discount, building insurance, security, club activities, trash and garbage pickup, weekly linen service, scheduled transportation, and weekly housekeeping. Cottage residents are responsible for electricity and gas. All residents are responsible for their taxes, personal property insurance, phone and Wi-Fi.
WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Clubhouse dining room. Each resident’s choice of 30 meals per month is included in their monthly fee. Additional meals are available as desired. Home delivery and takeout are also available at no additional charge.
WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
Members are welcome to have their own cars. If not, The Cypress will provide transportation to doctor appointments, shopping, social events, and more.
WHAT ABOUT PETS?
Pets are welcome within established guidelines. However, the Executive Director may disallow the privilege if a pet becomes disagreeable to other members.
WHEN SHOULD I MOVE TO THE CYPRESS?
The Cypress is planned for an independent and active retirement. However, it’s well-equipped to serve members as their health needs evolve. You should consider The Cypress before a health problem arises that may affect your ability to qualify for membership.
WHO OWNS THE CYPRESS?
The Cypress is owned by its members. The entire community, including The Preston Health Center, is operated on a not-for-profit basis.
WHO MANAGES THE CYPRESS?
Life Care Services Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa, manages the day-to-day operation of The Cypress. The company is nationally recognized with over 50 years of experience and 140 communities nationwide.
ARE THERE CHARGES FOR THE PRESTON HEALTH CENTER?
The Preston Health Center, which is Medicare certified, offers short-term, long-term, and memory care services on The Cypress campus. Assisted living and home health services are also available for members living in their own residences. Each member of The Cypress is entitled to 90 days of healthcare as part of their monthly fee, plus the cost of two additional meals per day. After 90 days, the member rate for a stay in The Preston is significantly less than what comparable facilities charge. For more information about The Preston Health Center, click here.
IS THERE A WAITLIST?
The Cypress of Hilton Head is a highly sought-after community. Our waitlist is for prospective members who wish to move to The Cypress within four years. If you are on the waitlist, you’ll be among the first notified of upcoming availabilities.
A Career With Meaning
When you work at The Cypress, you can see the difference your efforts make. Help or interact with a member once, and you’ve literally made a friend forever. If you’re interested in doing important work in a supportive, employee-friendly environment, please explore our current job opportunities.
A Place To Enjoy What You Love Most
The Cypress is located on world-renowned Hilton Head Island. Need we say more? Hilton Head is known for its pristine beaches, ideal climate, and outdoor lifestyle. Oh, and it also features fantastic shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities. Can you think of a grander place to enjoy a wonderful retirement life?