5400 Laurel Lake Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | 254-772-4644
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What is the Stilwell Retirement Residence?
Stilwell opened its doors in 1964 primarily as the retirement residence for Texas educators, but open to those of other professions as well. It is owned and operated by the Texas Retired Teachers Residence Corporation, a not-for-profit organization. Our ongoing goal is to make Stilwell a pleasant, friendly and secure place for our residents who make this their primary place of living and belonging.

Where is Stilwell located?
Stilwell is in Waco, a central location in Texas. Our residence adjoins a quiet, well-established area of lovely homes. A Target store is directly across the street from our rear entrance. Also within a few blocks of Stilwell, you'll find banking services, medical care, retail stores, and a variety of other services.

Who is eligible to live at Stilwell?
A retired Texas educator or a spouse of a retired Texas educator is given first priority for residency. If a retired educator is not ready to enter, we also welcome people from other professions.

What is it like to live at Stilwell?
Carefree! You'll enjoy three delicious meals a day that someone else shops for, prepares, serves and cleans up after! Weekly housekeeping and maintenance services are also provided. You do exactly what you want to do in the company of others with whom you probably share many common interests and experiences. Just take it easy or participate in the various activities we offer. Residents come and go by schedule or whim, with many involved in a variety of outside activities.

What basic services are furnished?
Included in our monthly rates are: three delicious meals a day (ordered from a select menu), weekly housekeeping service, free use of laundry facilities on each floor, all utilities, including local telephone and cable TV, maintenance service, and 24-hour emergency system with remote control.

Are there meal choices?
We are especially proud of our dining services. Your place at the table is reserved for every meal - and there is no waiting! Within minutes of being seated, a server will present the flavorful choices that you selected in advance from the published menu. The foodservice staff take pride in preparing wholesome fresh entrees, vegetables, and delicious deserts that will please your palate and sustain your energetic lifestyle. Our menu choices are designed to accommodate your dietary needs, and your personal preferences are always noted.

How do I become a resident?
First, contact us or drop by to pick up an application. Once you complete it and we receive your application, you will be added to our waiting list. Please call toll free 866-240-7599, or e-mail us at stilwellhm@aol.com

Do I have to pay an entrance fee?
No, we do not charge any entrance fees, nor do you turn over any property to us. As well, no lease is required. A month to month rental agreement is your only commitment.

May I bring my own furnishings with me?
Absolutely! Our goal is for each person to feel as much at home as possible, so we ask you to bring your own furnishings and other personal items. Carpet and drapes are provided by Stilwell. All other furnishings are provided by each resident.


Please contact us at 254-772-4644 or toll free 866-240-7599 to arrange a visit to Stilwell.

The active life you want, the social life you desire, the restful life you deserve.