Wellness Pinecrest

Make it “someday” right now.

Dig into the family genealogy. Golf every morning. Finish Mom’s antique quilt. Get on Facebook at last. Enter that recipe contest. Read that entire series. The “someday” delights we put off till retirement – or till the house is empty or any number of other things – are tailor-made for Independent Living at PineCrest in Lufkin, Texas. What are your “someday” promises to yourself? There are healthy new ways to downsize, move to a senior apartment, and happily wake up to “someday” every day.

 Independent Living Calendar

Your independence from “should.”

Get the cooking, cleaning and laundry off your hands, and you’re free to fill those hands with things your heart tells you are more valuable, be they grandchildren, friends, creative endeavors or what-have-you. PineCrest offers opportunities to socialize as well as participate in a variety of programs including fitness, arts, cultural, educational, spiritual and culinary events. Live longer? You might. But the sure thing is that at PineCrest, it’s a great life every step of the way.


1-2-3 and you’re here!

What’s it take to make your move? What’s it take to make up your mind? Because on our end, the process is pretty simple:

  1. Choose your residence. From newly renovated Independent Living apartments to spacious patio homes. you can take your pick of The Woods or The Grove neighborhood. Whichever you select, you’ll find floor plans with hard-to-resist combinations of space, light and view.
  2. Place a deposit to secure your choice. PineCrest requires a one-time, mostly refundable entrance deposit. With that, you get our Independent Living lifestyle, plus access to the full continuum of Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Respite and Home Health services – at discounted rates!
  3. Complete the paperwork. Meet your new neighbors. Start planning your housewarming party!

Important facts to know

couple on a benchOur charter stipulates that we can’t accept anyone younger than 55 into residency at PineCrest. If you wonder about MRC (Methodist Retirement Communities), our parent company, you should know that we accept no funding from the United Methodist Church, and we warmly welcome everyone to PineCrest, regardless of their gender, race, creed, religion, color, disability or nationality.

Spend some time with these.

See whether these plans are larger or smaller than you imagined, and if you can easily imagine yourself happily ever-aftering here with us. Choose from apartment homes or patio homes, where every apartment has a spacious balcony or patio, and every patio home has a large back porch. Apartment home entrance deposits begin at $79,990, with monthly fees starting at $2,049. Patio home entrance deposits begin at $122,680, with monthly fees starting at $2,966. Naturally, you can get an even better idea of how comfortably and quickly you could settle in at PineCrest when you schedule a visit to see it all up close and personal.


In addition to a roomy balcony or patio, each newly remodeled apartment home includes:

  • Individual climate control
  • All maintenance and home repairs
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Full-size oven, microwave and dishwasher
  • Large showers with convenient seat
  • Granite finishes
  • Fire detection and emergency response system
  • Washers and dryers conveniently located on each floor
  • Homeowners insurance and property taxes – all paid!


Find out more about our Services & Amenities.
See our apartment home floor plans below.


There’s a large back porch, plus every patio home includes:

  • Private drive
  • Walking trails
  • Lovely wooded neighborhood
  • 1,200-2,500 square feet of living space
  • Granite counters in fully equipped kitchens
  • All maintenance and home repairs
  • Beautiful landscaping throughout this gated neighborhood
  • Homeowners insurance and property taxes – all paid!


What else? Find out more about everything included with a Patio Home.
See our patio home floor plans below.


2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1 Bedroom with Study, 1 Bath
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath


2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Live Oak
2 Bedroom with Study, 2 Bath
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1 Bedroom with Study, 1 Bath
2 Bedroom with Study, 2 Bath

Independent Living FAQs

Living alone may result in low social interaction, which is proven to be extremely hard on your health. On the other hand, a senior living community like PineCrest offers a community of friends, a socially active setting and a host of enriching programs. Tired of cooking? Get your meals made to order by our fine dining staff. Family worried about you? Let them know the staff’s watching you and the community 24/7, so you’re safe.

Always! And guests are more than welcome to enjoy recreational facilities, dining, amenities and activities with you. They can stay in your home, and we also have guest rooms you can reserve and rent for your family and friends.

Of course! Pets are family, too! This is a pet-friendly campus and we welcome cats, dogs, fish and birds upon approval. When you visit, ask about the pet policy and approval process, and put your mind at ease.

Absolutely! We always encourage residents to be participants in our Resident Council. You can actively participate in important decisions that affect activities, outings, dining, programming and more.

None of us can predict tomorrow, and if you were to live out your days in your Independent Living apartment home without ever needing long-term care, you’d be a fortunate person. However, if you develop medical needs that can’t be met by your Independent Living community, you would have to move into a care center and pay the market rate, which can be surprisingly high. The monthly cost for Skilled Nursing, for example, averages between $4,502 and $7,604 in this area, plus the costs of the move, at a time when your body (and your family) is already stressed. Ask yourself how much peace of mind is worth to you.

*Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, conducted by CareScout®, June 2017