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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Activities Offsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only

Customer Reviews

My mother is very happy at Iris Place. There is a nice mix of residents. The employees are helpful and courteous, the food is of good quality, and the grounds are pleasing. The activity room needs redecorating, but the many activities include live music for dancing and enjoyment.

Totally Met My Expectations!

I have lived at Iris Place for 5 ½ months. I also considered other options in Athens, GA, and felt that while others had similar amenities, Iris Place is more modern, and apartments/rooms were much lighter and brighter due to a newer facility and larger windows. In addition , almost all units include an outside porch, and covered parking for my car was available. I had taken time to evaluate all options in this locale, and Iris Place had a number of advantages, including newer facilities, more natural lighting, updated apartments, and condition of facilities. Rental fees were competitive. Staff are very caring and responsive.

My transition has been very smooth. Staff are attentive, food is quite good, with several choices at each meal, and importantly, three meals are served every day.

I am an active retiree, both at Iris Place and in the local Athens community, including OLLI. This facility meets all my needs, and I am very satisfied. As I age, Iris Place will meet my expectations.

Should I need additional services, arrangements can be made for them through onsite management, including physical assistance, if needed. Rehabilitation services are also onsite, so facing upcoming knee surgery does not present an issue for me.

I walk daily and there is a network of paved sidewalks on the campus, as well as local streets, all with sidewalks. We are in a safe neighborhood. In the heat of summer, I exercise at a local commercial gym.

If I had to make the same decision again, I would certainly make the same decision!

Very happy for many years!

My mother lives at Iris Place. We have been very happy with our experience for over 10 years. My mother was very active in the beginning and took advantage of many activities and outings. If you want to be active, you can be. The staff is very friendly. The ground are immaculate. There are beautiful sidewalks that you can follow all around the community's 20 acres.
My mother has more needs now, so we bring in independent caregivers for those needs.
It takes an hour and a half to eat at lunch, however they are feeding over 100 people at each meal.
Overall we are very happy with Iris Place, and would recommend it to seniors as a great place to live.

Do Not move your Lived one here!

Do NOT put your loved one into this facility! Although we found the service staff very nice, the manager is unprofessional and most of the time missing in action. It is old, dusty with black mold coming out of the air vents. Leaky roof, appliances that don’t work and take weeks to be replaced! We moved my mom in because it was the only option at the time. Now that she needs assisted living we’ve given her 30 day notice which is what it says is needed in the contract but they are still charging us another full months rent! My mom is 92 and cannot afford this much less the anxiety it is creating for her. I repeat, do NOT move someone you care about into this poorly run, decrepit place!

Beautiful place, lots of nature and place to walk outside. Just one mile of all the stores you may need to shop and dinne but still to far away for our family. Cottages are start of looking old and in need of some update for the price they ask. People are very friendly and do feel like home inside the main building. We enjoy very much lunch with two residents . They were lovely and love living there too. The cottages have small kitchen so you have one meal per day inside. Food was nice. Prices are a little to high for what they offer.

My tour for care

I toured this for my care and home. I liked what they had to offer and I liked the staff and the environment. they had meals that were healthy and the actives I would have liked. Others would like this community and I would highly recommend it to others.

Nice Tour Of This Facility

I had a pleasant tour of this facility, and everyone was very kind. The staff was informative. and helpful. All my questions were answered. The community looked good. Everything went well overall, but I did find another community that suited my needs better.

A beautiful community for care.

I like this community for my mom's care. The staff are nice and friendly. The staff are very helpful and try assisting her with have meals with other residents. We like the beautiful environment. We have seen the menu and they offer alot of choices for her. She is offered to participate with the other residents, but home in time she will be more active. Her room is very beautiful and all new appliances and carpet.

Mom is Doing Well in This Community

So far I'am satisfied with my mothers move to this community. It is a nice community, with a very helpful staff. I'am pleased with all they have done for us. They do a good job with the cleanliness of the community. The staff is very kind, and friendly. The experience is going well for my mother in this community, and I would recommend it.

Mother's Great care

I like this community for my mom. The staff is very kind and helpful. The food appears to be very good. She does like the activities and is staying active. We would recommend this beautiful community to other families. We like that it is close to us to visit more often.

Beautiful place, food is excellent, but self pay so if you have long term insurance it won't pay. Wonderful if it fits for you. they offer free weekend stays to decide

Comfortable Living !!

My loved one seems to be really enjoying her meals and dinning experience at this community. The staff have made my mothers bedroom peaceful and comfortable as well as making sure that her bed sheets and laundry is washed once a week.

Excellent Care

This is a wonderful community for my mom. The staff is excellent and always goes out of there way to make sure that my mom is taken care of. The food here seems to be good and she seems very pleased with the variety. They do have alot of activities to help stay active, but my mom is not participating at this time. This is a outstanding community for anyone needing excellent care.

Still Adjusting, But Overall Pleased

My loved one is still adjusting to this community, but I know she is being cared for well. They have a wonderful staff here. They are very helpful and caring. The community looks really nice, it a very well maintained place. There are nice activities offered for her when she is ready to participate. They are providing her with great care. This is a community I would recommend, because I know she is in good hands here.

Amazing place, I would live there myself in the future.

Iris Place is an amazing little place. My mom has come alive since being there. Only thing she doesn't like sometimes is the food. They serve healthy meals in healthy portions. The place is always clean, there's a lady who comes and cleans the rooms as well. The staff is amazing, they get right in there with the residents. I've said that I'd live there in the future. Everyone there is happy, and so nice, they're not down. They have activities to do all day long. Fridays they can go out on the bus and go different places. I would tell others if you want somewhere you can feel safe and happy about your loved one being it would be this community. I never dreamed it would work out this well. I love going there to visit my mother.

Quite Happy

Our situation was kind of complex and problematic, but they were so helpful and cooperative and bent over backwards to make it work and I appreciate it very much and now my loved one is settled in and adjusted and she is really quite happy there.

Home away from Home

The staff is friendly, helpful, and caring. It is so comforting to know that our loved one is in the hands of such qualified and loving people.

We love it.

It's very clean there and it has a lot activities to offer. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The Iris Place is close to a lot of shops and entertainment venues.

Nice facility but after touring and seeing what is offered, independent living is not the place for us. I think we need to steer more toward assisted living. Enjoyed meeting some of the staff, also.

Nice place, friendly staff

Overall things have gone very well with Iris Place! It is a nice looking, clean, well kept facility, and the staff all seem very friendly and caring. We have had a few small issues with their maintenance staff, the apartment Mom moved into had a few little problems that took a little too long to get resolved. But overall a nice place.

Nice place, but not a good fit for me

This was a nice place overall, but it just didn't end up working out well for me. I'd give them high marks on their food, the activities, and their accommodations in general. However, I was just spending too much of my day in the dining room, or getting to and from it. The dining service could be slow, and I was located far from the dining room. It was a nice place overall, however, and worth a look to others looking in the area!

Iris Place

For the cost, it can be disappointing, but may have to just do with timing. The elevator has been broken down a lot of the time since my father moved in and with mostly older people this has been a big problem and the food is very ho-hum and takes a really long time to get. Meals take almost two hours from start to finish--at least when I ate there. The managers are hit and miss--one couple is great and helpful, the other can be pretty rude. The place is clean which is a plus and they have housekeepers that come in on a weekly basis that change the sheets and vacuum and dust lightly, but if you need your fridge cleaned, etc. you'll have to do it yourself. Again, for the price I would expect a bit more, but there are not a lot of options in the immediate Athens area.

my mom at Iris Place

a wonderful place for my mom...great caring people who can't do enough for you or the people who live there
from getting my mom to doctor appoinments to outside activities. The food is great also..

We are not getting what we are paying for there.

We are not getting what we are paying for there. The food program isn't good at all. The chef, has no idea how to run a kitchen, he doesn't know how to order. The menu is printed for the week, and he will say we are out of this and this. There is supposed to be an alternate menu that is always available and they are out of things all the time. One night they had nothing but a salad because they were out of everything, and the portions are very small. Everybody has to come to eat at once, and she will sit for an hour and forty minutes, just waiting for food. The management doesn't seem to care, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. They don't ignore you, but they don't seem to be in a great hurry to address issues that aren't an emergency. They do have a good array of exercise classes, and there always seems to be something going on.

Best part is the food

The food here at Iris Place is just excellent. The food is the most outstanding thing about the community. The camaraderie between all the residents is a really great here too, they all just get along and seem to be just fine. We are very pleased with them and would recommend them to anyone.

Very impressive array of ac...

Very impressive array of activities, even a writers' group, and friendly, happy residents. Three meals a day at set times. The drawbacks are the lack of a full kitchen and the long walk from parking to the room we saw. Rates may go up after July 31.

needs not met, no step in ...

needs not met, no step in shower, not clean, too many people for me.

a wonderful 'Place for Mom'

This community is spectacular - they welcomed my mother with open arms - Mother is an outgoing soon to be 90 year old who loves people and participates in almost all that that community offers. We and delighted to say that we made a wonderful choice and Mother looks forward to many happy years at Iris Place....



We visited several (1) bedroom, (1) 2...

We visited several (1) bedroom, (1) 2 bedroom,and (1) Cottage. We liked everything we saw.

VERY nice

VERY nice

From the Community

Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.

Winner of three Readers' Choice Awards for Best Retirement Community, visit us and you’ll see why. Situated on beautiful grounds with gracefully elegant facilities, we’re just minutes from the charming town of Athens. You’ll enjoy being close to shopping, entertainment, wonderful dining and excellent healthcare.

Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:
- Three delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals from scratch
- A variety of enriching activities
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Transportation
- Most utilities

Friends in 300 places
Holiday Retirement offers our residents a one-of-a-kind travel program that invites you to stay up to seven nights per visit at most of our more than 300 independent living communities across the United States and Canada, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable guest room, all your meals, shuttle service, and participation in all programs and activities, at no additional expense.

Built with your comfort and safety in mind
Our easy-to-maneuver floor plans are ideal for seniors and all apartments have emergency pull cords. Our 24/7 dedicated live-in managers provide an additional level of comfort. We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. Residents are welcome to use outside home health care options that may enable them to continue enjoying life at our community.

Our live-in managers are dedicated to making your life with us a truly special experience, and we look forward to meeting you.

Call today to schedule your personal tour and learn more about joining our family!