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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Activities Offsite
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only

Customer Reviews

Care for family

I am very happy with the care here. The community is clean and enjoyable. He is very happy with the meals and the good variety. He is liking the activities and is happy that he is able to walk a lot. I would recommend the care and value that is received here to other families looking for a great home for a loved one.

Wonderful place!

This community is always kept clean and neat and that was a big reason why we chose here. Over all everything has been great. The meals are good and she likes the dining and conversation. This is just a good environment.

Philips Presbyterian Tower gets our recommendation!!!

Dad is doing well since moving into independent living at this community. The staff are friendly and helpful. He enjoys the food and the community is kept pretty clean. He likes to participate in some of the activities offered.

It was awesome

I haven't moved in yet, but I am looking forward to it. The residents were very pleasant and the staff took me around for a tour. Everyone was so cordial and nice. It was awesome!

I have been particularly impressed with the organization

I have been particularly impressed with the organization, and their ability to care for their residents. I think the maintenance could be improved. They were not very fast to get things resolved. I chose them based on the recommendations, and the other residents that were here.

Great Residence!

Seamless process with very helpful staff. The care taken to maintain the facilities and provide a clean safe environment is especially appreciated. The activities and transportation to shopping and doctor appointments is invaluable! Great location with many close-by amenities. The available social work staffing provides peace-of-mind to family members. Great residence!! Also, allowing small pets for residents is appreciated as it is well-documented the benefits to the social, mental and overall health of seniors!

We toured, just too far out

Clean and nice staff

Very clean and very nice staff. I think they could use more outings though. The staff was really friendly.

Like it a lot, no terraces,...

Like it a lot, no terraces, apartments were small. Great Location, but I wasn't ready to commit. Still having trouble without terraces.

Well maintained building, a...

Well maintained building, although somewhat older. Convenient location. Regular sized apartments, although kitchen is somewhat small.

Pleased with the service

So far we've been very happy with everything they provide, I'd give them high marks across the board. It's a nice looking place, and they always keep it clean. The staff in particular have been great, they are friendly and very good about communication and quickly resolving any issues or problems we've had.

Like it a lot, pricing may ...

Like it a lot, pricing may be an issue

very nice.

very nice.

Liked everything about it. Have huge ...

Liked everything about it. Have huge studios, also allow me to bring my cat, it is right in the middle of Decatur so I can walk to many shops and restaurants and Marta station, waiting for call about a vacant studio, this place is my second choice but if they call first, I will take this one

From the Community

Daily Living at Philips Tower-Live in The Heart of Decatur Your Apartment A lease is required. Residents may cancel with a written thirty day notice.

Each apartment is provided with carpet, window coverings, electric stove, a frost-free refrigerator, sink, and cabinets.

Laundry facilities are available on the first floor.

Each apartment has air conditioning and heating units which are individually controlled.

Philips Tower offers a smoke free environment.

A daily Check System is used each morning to assure that every resident is all right. Each resident is provided with an “O.K. Tag”. You place the tag outside your door as soon as you wake up each morning (but no later than 9:00 am). Security staff members will check to see that every tag is out. If a tag is not out and there is no knowledge that the resident is gone from the property, the security staff member will enter the apartment, being careful not to startle the resident in case they simply forgot to put out their tag.

A trash chute for garbage disposal is located on each floor near the elevator.

All residents are encouraged to have Renters’ Insurance. You can obtain this from your insurance agent.

Our Services Available to You Transportation The Tower provides weekly transportation for grocery shopping.

The parking lot is residents with a valid parking sticker on a first come, first serve basis. Reserved parking is not available. Visitors must park across the street in the visitors’ parking lot. (Visitors may drive through our parking lot to pick up and drop off residents.) Cable TV and Telephone Satellite TV (Senior TV) is optional. A special rate for the Extended Basic Service is $15.00 per month payable to Philips Tower.

Tower Telephone Service is available for $17.00 per month (plus an additional .08 cents per minute for long distance calls. Our system has an “off the hook” security feature. It also features voice mail.

Philips Presbyterian Tower is part of a vibrant community in the close knit city of Decatur, GA. With great walkability scores, this independent living facility, surrounded by neighbors who care, is a great place to enjoy retirement.

City Info


Walking is a great way to get your workout in and have fun. In Decatur, the downtown walkability score is 90, meaning getting around on foot is a breeze. The average age matches the state of Georgia and provides a diverse demographic in this city of 74,000.

- Walkability score: 90 out of 100 (excellent)
- Average age: median age of 36
- Number of senior facilities: 419
- Weather: Summers are hot and humid while winters get cold and wet. Throughout the year, temperatures fluctuate between 35 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Veteran's facilities: VA facilities in Decatur include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and the Veterans Center.

Transportation


Public transportation options for seniors in Decatur are convenient and safe. There are at least five options to travel around town. Meanwhile, downtown retail shops, restaurants and other businesses congregate on tree-lined streets.

- Bus: The Decatur Public Transit System (DPTS) has 15 bus routes along with a downtown trolley route.

- Train: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) offers three rapid transit stations including one in the downtown district. Senior discounts are available.

- Pedestrian and bicycle: Access is always improving.

- Taxi: Checker Cabs provide taxi service.

- Ride share: Uber and Lyft ride share services are available.

Health and Safety


There are several good hospitals close to the facility. Therefore, residents are just moments away from medical experts in case of an emergency.

- Hospitals: hospitals are minutes away from the facility and include St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital and Wabash Memorial Hospital Association.

- Crime rate: Decatur compares well to major cities, but is above the Georgia average. There are 378 violent crimes per 100,000 residents annually.

Sports and Leisure


Whether you like golf or a tennis competition or prefer to sweat it out at the gym, you can find several choices for sports and leisure activities.
- Golf course: Hickory Point & Red Tail Run offers slight discounts for seniors on a well-kept course of 18 holes. Scovill Golf Club and Country Club of Decatur offer additional opportunities to refine your game.

- Tennis: Nearby tennis courts are found at Dekalb Tennis Center and Glenlake Tennis Center.

- Gyms: Snap Fitness and LA Fitness have classes focused on seniors.

- Exercise: Decatur Recreation Center offers free senior friendly exercise classes in the summer.

Shopping and Entertainment


Residents of Decatur live in the most walkable city in Georgia, according to the popular Walkability Scale website. Like most cities, Decatur has a unique downtown area where people gather to shop, eat or just stroll around. You can even catch a movie before coming home to Philips Presbyterian Tower.

- Clothes shopping nearby: Shop at Macy's and Squash Blossom for new clothes, or get deals at the consignment shop, Finders Keepers Boutique.

- Grocery stores: Among nearby grocery stores, Kroger and County Market are reliable, convenient chains. Rainbow Natural Foods has yummy health food options.

- Nearby restaurants: Gokul Sweets offer veggie food, while Farm Burger Decatur and Victory Sandwich Shop offer no-fuss dining at great prices.

- Movie theaters: Have fun and get some popcorn and soda to enjoy a movie at the AMC Decatur 12.

- Libraries: For senior readers, Dekalb Public Library and Covington Beach Library are great places to find books and community activities.

- Senior-friendly salons (men and women): The Natural Buzz salon and Five Dollar Barber Shop and Cutz are great places to get a fresh cut or style at reasonable prices.

- Attractions: Clyde Shepard Nature Preserve and Urban Battle Tours let residents explore area history and wildlife.

Religious Facilities


Religious facilities in Decatur reveal the eclectic population and offer seniors a way to explore various spiritual offerings, including:
- Shambala Meditation Center
- Bible Way Temple of God
- Wat Buddha Bucha Foundation
- Bahá'í Unity Center