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University Pines by Sky Active Living

8991 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514
9.6
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83 reviews

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Debra - Family/friend
5.0
Recommended

Everyone at University Pines was so compassionate to our situation and helped me get my loved one to a safe place. Everything and everyone was great, thank you so much!... Read more

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About the facility University Pines by Sky Active Living

Just minutes away from the gorgeous beaches and relaxing waves of Escambia Bay is Sky Active University Pines. This pet-friendly community provides residents with exceptional independent living services and premier amenities. This multi-story community is located in a quiet neighborhood of Pensacola, Florida. Residents can enjoy the peace and serenity of the community’s seclusion while maintaining access to the city’s amenities. Vibrant scarlet carpet stretches throughout the building, giving the place a warm and welcoming feel. Residents can visit with loved ones in the thoughtfully designed common areas or explore the campus by taking a stroll along the outdoor walking paths.

Community Details

Sky Active University Pines associates offer a vast array of convenient services, so you can live as stress-free as possible. These services include regular housekeeping, maintenance, light linen, and scheduled transportation. The culinary team prepares three well-balanced meals daily, which are served in the spacious and bright, restaurant-style dining room.

Explore new interests and practice old hobbies through the community’s robust entertainment calendar. Recreational and leisure activities are scheduled daily, and several on-site amenities are also available. Weekly devotional services are held in the chapel.

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Amenities at University Pines by Sky Active Living

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Wheelchair Accessible Showers
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Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
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Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
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Resident Parking Available

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Dogs Allowed
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Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
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Indoor Atrium
Barber Shop

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Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

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Beautician

Languages spoken

English

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Devotional Activities On-Site
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9.6
Review Score
83 reviews

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4 star

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3 star

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A Place for Mom has scored University Pines by Sky Active Living with 9.6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 24 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, University Pines by Sky Active Living has 83 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.2 out of 5.

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Cleanliness

4.2

Friendliness

4.4

Meals & Dining

3.9

Care Services

4.0

Activities

4.1

Staff

4.4

Value for Cost

4.2

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5.0
Debra - Family/Friend
Independent Living
December 19, 2023
Verified Review
Recommended

Everyone at University Pines was so compassionate to our situation and helped me get my loved one to a safe place. Everything and everyone was great, thank you so much!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

December 20, 2023

We are so grateful for your kind words and recommendation! At University Pines by Sky Active Living, we strive to provide compassionate care and support to our residents and their families. We're glad we could help you and your loved one find a safe and welcoming place. If you ever have any more questions or need assistance in the future, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing us, and we appreciate your trust in our community.


5.0
Chia - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 15, 2023
Great place

The staff is amazing and go the extra mile to take care of me and keep me happy. They address any problems I might have. I no longer drive and rely on the transportation to take me where I need to go. The bus driver is friendly and kind and helps me with my packages.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

December 20, 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words about University Pines by Sky Active Living! We're thrilled to hear that our staff has gone the extra mile to take care of you and ensure your happiness. It's wonderful to know that you rely on our transportation services and find our bus driver friendly and helpful with your packages. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we're here to continue providing you with excellent service. If you ever have any more feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out.


5.0
Nancy C. - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 15, 2023
Long time resident

I’ve lived here 7 years and enjoy the comfort of the community. I feel safe and secure. I enjoy the safety and security of the community. The staff is very good to me. I enjoy all the activists and the food is great.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

December 20, 2023

We are so grateful for your kind words and for being a long-time resident at University Pines by Sky Active Living! Your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us, and we're delighted to hear that you feel safe and secure in our community. It's wonderful to know that you enjoy the activities and find the food great. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible, and we're here to continue serving you. If you ever have any more feedback or suggestions, please feel free to share. Thank you for being a valued member of our community for seven years!


5.0
Kathie - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 15, 2023
Great Place

University Pines provides me with the socialization I need. I love walking the outside perimeter of the community. It provides beautiful sounds and scenes of nature. I enjoy the exercise classes, and the live music and entertainment. The food is great and I like the different meal options that are offered daily.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

December 20, 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words about University Pines by Sky Active Living! We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying the socialization, outdoor activities, exercise classes, live music, and the food options. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we're here to continue providing you with a wonderful experience. If you have any more thoughts or suggestions to share, please don't hesitate to do so. We value your input and are committed to your well-being and satisfaction.


5.0
Laura H - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 10, 2023
Verified Review
Review for University Pines by Sky Active Living

You recommend it because of the retired military that was there, my Dad was impressed. I would rave about it. Had a very nice lunch there. All the staff and tenets are so very nice. People came to our table to introduce themselves. It seems to have everything Dad would want, barbershop, activities all day long, meals off site if you want a change on Wednesdays. Once a month gambling excursions, right up Dads alley! Will drive you to Doctors etc. Haven't honestly found a negative feature.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

November 13, 2023

Dear [Reviewer's Name], Thank you for your glowing review of University Pines by Sky Active Living. It's heartening to hear that your father was impressed, especially with the presence of retired military members. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your lunch and found our community, staff, and residents so welcoming and friendly. It's great to know that our amenities and services, including the barbershop, diverse activities, off-site meals, and monthly excursions, align well with your dad's interests. Your positive feedback is immensely appreciated. If you or your father have any further questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
October 30, 2023
Verified Review
Life is good here

I am currently a resident at University Pines and everything has been very good for me here so far. The move-in process was easy. It was made even easier because of the staff's assistance. The staff are all great, they are so helpful and friendly. The meals are good. I would recommend University Pines to family and friends or any others. There are new people coming in all the time.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

October 31, 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive experience as a resident at University Pines. We're glad to hear that the move-in process was smooth and that the staff has been helpful and friendly. It's great to know that you enjoy the meals as well. Your recommendation is appreciated, and we are happy to welcome new residents to the community.


4.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 25, 2023
Verified Review
Sky Active University Pines review

When it comes to the cleanliness of the community they do a good job. For the meals and dining service the quality and quantity does tend to vary sometimes. For the activities, there are not many that go on, but for the value for cost it is very comfortable. Based on the experience I have had, I would recommend this community to others.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

October 9, 2023

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the cleanliness of our community and your overall experience at University Pines. We're pleased to hear that we've been maintaining a good level of cleanliness, as we consider it essential to provide a comfortable and hygienic environment for our residents. Regarding the meals and dining service, we appreciate your honesty about the variation in quality and quantity. We constantly strive to improve and provide consistent dining experiences, and your input is valuable in this regard. We understand your feedback about the activities, and we're continuously working to expand our offerings to ensure our residents have a variety of engaging options. It's reassuring to know that you find the value for cost to be comfortable. We aim to provide high-quality services at a reasonable cost. Thank you for recommending University Pines to others. Your endorsement is greatly appreciated, and we remain committed to enhancing our community based on valuable feedback like yours. If you ever have more insights or suggestions, please don't hesitate to share them with us. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're here to ensure a positive living experience for our residents.


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
July 20, 2023
Verified Review
A great facility

The staff are knowledgeable and helpful to your needs, and will answer questions you may have. The apartment sizes are good. The amenities offered are good as well. I would definitely recommend University Pines to others, it is in a great location near a lot of shopping areas.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Lyne - Resident/client
Independent Living
April 26, 2023
Verified Review
It's Scary Getting Old

The staff is amazing they are so knowledgeable and are comfortable in their job experience so give a sense of comfort and security to the residents. It's a safe place for folks to live not just survive.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

July 11, 2023

We are thrilled to have you as part of the Holiday by Atria family! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our team!


5.0
Russell - Family/Friend
Independent Living
March 7, 2023
Verified Review
Excellent facility

What we really like about the Holiday University Pines community, is that the Holiday communities are all over the nation - so if we wanted or needed to travel we could go stay at one of their other Holiday locations. When you walk into this community they have a big center area in the middle where you can look up and see the other three stories. The meals themselves are great, but the dining service is slow and sometimes our loved one has had to wait up to an hour for their meal. They have a ton of different activities going on. We really like how they have a library, chapel and a pool table. Based on our experience we would absolutely recommend this community to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Holly W - Industry reviewer
Independent Living
February 23, 2023
Wonderful staff, great environment, engaged residents

I have visited University Pines many times and each time I find it to be an enjoyable experience! The chef regularly prepares a to-go meal for me and my team and we look forward to it each time. The staff is pleasant and the residents seem happy to be there.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
January 19, 2023
Verified Review

The facility has been short staffed so there has been no Housekeeping, but it appeared on my loved one's billing that she was given a discount.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


5.0
David - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 9, 2022
Verified Review
A nice, comfortable place. Would recommend it.

I've told people already this place is much better than other places in the area. I would recommend you check it out thoroughly before making a decision to go elsewhere. I like the overall convenience of everything. I like the staff in particular, especially Mary in Sales. They've all been very helpful. I like my apartment very much - it's comfortable, and it has been helpful to downsize form a big house and focus on having just the more important things here with me.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 9, 2022
Verified Review
Very Nice Comfortable Place

This is a very good community. I appreciate the community and enjoy it. I think the staff do a great job. There are three meals a day served to the residents and there are choices to choose from. Some of the activities include entertainment, puzzles, bingo, and more for the residents to participate in. There is a washer and dryer for the residents to use in the building. There is a small kitchenette in the apartment. There is weekly housekeeping provided by the community and they are willing to clean the linens for us.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 8, 2022
Verified Review
A Great Community

This is a very nice place. The food is good. The people are good. This is a good place to spend your time. There are three meals a day served to the residents and there are choices to choose from. Some of the activities offered include bocce ball, bingo, quilting, arts and crafts, walking club, and more for the residents to choose from. There are communal laundry areas on each floor for the residents to use. There is a small kitchenette in the apartment. The community provides housekeeping weekly and they will do everything but the resident's laundry.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Mary - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 8, 2022
Verified Review
This would be our first choice

Holiday University Pines has been a wonderful experience so far with wonderful staff working here. The meals and dining service is great we could not be happier. We were very surprised when we first moved in with all the different activities they have going on all throughout the week. You cannot beat this value is very reasonable and affordable and we checked around at a lot of places and University Pines won us over. We would absolutely recommend this community to other families it has met every need we have.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 8, 2022
Verified Review
The place I want to be until I die

Holiday University Pines is such a clean community it is excellent. The staff members are great including all the residents living here, they are all very nice and friendly. The meals and dining service is excellent, it is like restaurant styled dining service. I am still moving in but I have been able to play bingo, different board games and I have listened to the piano player. All the activities are really fun. The is the best value and the best place for me, I would definitely recommend to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Nancy Couzenza - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 8, 2022
Verified Review
Would Recommend It

I enjoyed living by myself for quite a while, but now after moving here, I see the security of having other people around. There's help available if you need help. I feel very safe and comfortable here. They have a housekeeper for every floor, and they come every week to clean your apartment. They keep up with the repairs. I've been here six years, and the building has been here along time - yet it's still clean and nice and very well maintained. The staff are very good - they're sympathetic to our needs, and if we have any problems, they help any way they can. I'm not interested in the activities, but they have someone employed here who arranges them. As far as cost, I looked around in the area, and this was the cheapest place I found.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


1.0
Marie S - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 3, 2022
Not good

Housekeepers are way over worked. It's infested with bugs the food is not great and the lack of keeping employees is horrible. They don't have linen that is suppose to be provided if you have none. It's suppose to be independent living... it's not!! The place is horrible

Cleanliness

1

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

1

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Staff

1

Value for Cost

1

Response from University Pines by Sky Active Living

November 21, 2022

Marie, we take your feedback seriously. If you would like to personally talk with us about your experience, please email us at CustomerService@AtriaSeniorLiving.com.


5.0
Barbara - Family/Friend
Independent Living
September 26, 2022
Verified Review

Our family has had nothing but a great experience with Holiday University Pines, and we would absolutely recommend to other families looking for a place for themselves or their loved ones. They always have a ton of different activities going on - they do weekly outings, there is bingo, they bring in music entertainments an vendors. For our area this community has an excellent value.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


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