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Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
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Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

  • Location: Gainesville, Florida, 136 acres adjacent to the University of Florida campus
  • Type of facility: CCRC
  • Accommodations: Villas, club homes and apartments
  • Cost:
    • For standard plan, entry fee $99,300 to $505,300
    • Monthly service fee $2,231 to $6,613

Oak Hammock residents get a UF ID card called a Gator One card that provides access or discounts to campus food service, sporting events and cultural events.

The Institute for Learning in Retirement, founded in 2003 by Oak Hammock and UF and affiliated with Exploritas, offers eight-week classes taught by UF professors.

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, managed by Praxeis, has a master affiliation agreement with the University of Florida. The community's Wellness Center is run by the university's College of Medicine; the 22,000 square-foot fitness center is staffed by UF's College of Health and Human Performance; the College of Dentistry operates an on-site dental suite; the College of Veterinary Medicine runs an on-site veterinary clinic whose services include pet-sitting. Residents may participate in research projects and medical trials. Transportation is provided at no cost to campus, shopping, cultural and sporting events, as well as to any medical appointment.


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