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Sugar Hill Community Blog

13 June, 2017

5 More Reasons to Choose Sugar Hill

Almost as soon as  5 Reasons to Choose Sugar Hill was published, residents and staff bombarded us with even more reasons that Sugar Hill Retirement Community is a great choice. We had no choice but to share their sentiments.

5 More Reasons to Live at Sugar Hill

#1 Programs and Activities

You can participate as much or as little as you want at Sugar Hill. Our monthly calendar is full of events, ranging from social hour in the mornings to bus trips to nearby attractions and entertainment. Want to hike Rattlesnake Mountain? Interested in interacting with other veterans? Need more golfers to complete your foursome?


Why choose a cooperative community?


We’ve barely skimmed the surface of the range of activities available to Sugar Hill residents. Enjoy live entertainment on campus or in nearby Wolfeboro. Play bocce while we grill. Take the van to shop downtown Wolfeboro.

Because Sugar Hill is a cooperative community, residents get together to make decisions about where to go and what to do.

#2 Homes

Our cottages and apartments are, in a word, luxurious. Many have 3- or 4-season porches, modern kitchens with upgraded appliances, garages, expansive views, bay windows, and lots of natural lighting. Check out our available homes here.

And, because Sugar Hill has a cooperative financial structure, you are buying into the community which enables you to guide the community’s direction.

#3 Services and Amenities

Get all the financial benefits of home ownership without the burden of home maintenance. As one resident said, “We love that the maintenance at Sugar Hill covers everything from shoveling snow to changing light bulbs!”

Amenities include:

  • Dinner 6 nights a week with brunch on Sunday
  • Hair salon
  • Dining room
  • Private function dining room
  • Multimedia room
  • Billiards
  • Coffee shop
  • Wellness center
  • Post office boxes
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Walking paths and gardens
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bocce Court and more outdoor recreation to come


#4 Huggins Hospital

Sugar Hill Retirement Community is an affiliate of Huggins Hospital, which is just minutes away. The 25-bed hospital features acute care services, a 24-hour emergency department, general and orthopedic surgical services, primary care providers, pediatrics, medical imaging, laboratory services, and rehabilitative care. Huggins Hospital partners with local and state agencies to improve community health and to address the area’s specific health needs. Sugar Hill reaps the benefits of this relationship with healthcare and other staff.

#5 Staff

“We are one big family here at Sugar Hill,” says Anne Ulman, administrator of assisted living at Sugar Hill. Other staff members and residents echo the sentiment. Because Sugar Hill is, as Executive Director Pam Bigwood says, “just the right size”, everyone grows to know everyone else.

If one person needs help, others will step in. Staff members not only help each other, they come to look upon residents as members of their extended family. “The management here is excellent. I would highly recommend Sugar Hill to friends,” notes one resident.

And, Sugar Hill staff members are really good at their jobs. There’s John Keslar, our facilities manager, who’s not only helped every single resident at one time or another but has also made the community beautiful; and Life Enrichment Coordinator Robert Smith, who started a veterans’ club and is working on a bocce league.

We mustn’t fail to mention Elena Roessler, our chef manager, who crafts meals that have residents bragging. She uses only the freshest ingredients and enjoys turning residents’ favorite comfort foods into healthy dishes. As one resident put it: “I think Sugar Hill has the ‘Finest Dining’ of any retirement community in the northeast. Four course dinners and desserts to die for!”

They’re just a few of the people at Sugar Hill whose only goal is to keep residents happy.

Discover Your Reasons

Discover even more reasons to choose Sugar Hill Retirement Community by taking a tour. Call us at (603) 569-8485 or schedule a tour online.

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