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Why Move?

What are the major reasons for considering a move to Butterfield Trail Village?

Downsizing. Social interaction with interesting neighbors and friends. Desire for freedom from home maintenance. Opportunity to travel without worrying about your home’s security. The reasons are many. Butterfield Trail Village is an active senior lifestyle community located on a beautiful landscaped 45-acre campus in the thriving university town of Fayetteville, Arkansas. As a resident, you will enjoy a wonderful home complemented by exceptional services and dozens of preferred amenities plus the choice to do as little or as much as you’d like.

Butterfield Trail Village is a LifeCare Community. This means that Butterfield offers the security and comfort of knowing that should you ever need long term skilled nursing care it is available onsite. If your needs change your address won’t.

Why Butterfield?

You can expect a comfortable, rewarding, enriched retirement where you will find the freedom to shape your lifestyle in the way you choose.

As a resident of Butterfield, you will join a community of more than 375 residents and over 200 staff members who work together to create and maintain a highly desirable residential community that has much to offer.

Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas – home of the University of Arkansas and perennially listed in Where To Retire and Best Places To Live – you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy major college sports but also a world-class art museum as well as a variety of cultural and recreational endeavors. With close connections to the University, you can listen to interesting speakers on Fulbright Fridays in the Village or attend concerts and plays at the Walton Arts Center, located a few blocks from campus. As a resident of the Village you’ll also have the opportunity to take group trips such as the fall foliage tour or a weekend trip to Kansas City.

Wellness and fitness are important components of a fulfilling retirement. Butterfield has a team of fitness experts and a brand new fitness center equipped with state of the art machines such as resistance weights especially designed for those over sixty, treadmills with personal TVs, recumbent bicycles and lifecycles. There’s an adjoining room for group exercise classes and Wii games on the large screen TV.

Besides the fitness center there is also an indoor heated pool in the main building available for recreation or exercise. Water aerobics and other water exercise classes are offered on a regular basis.

Butterfield Trail Village strives to provide all you’ll need for a worry-free and enjoyable lifestyle – scheduled transportation, elegant dining, maintenance-free living, 24-hour security and a variety of activities from which to choose plus fun and interesting neighbors.

A Voice in the Village?

Your opinions and concerns can be readily voiced through the Butterfield Trail Village Resident Council. The Council is an active, integral part of our community and is instrumental in planning and interacting with management on many facets of campus life. The Council is comprised of residents that are elected by neighborhood and meet monthly. In addition, communication is facilitated through monthly Town Hall Meetings.

Talking with Family

It goes without saying – moving from your present home to a residential retirement community is a big decision. In many ways, it’s a family decision that affects not only you – but your loved ones, too. That’s why it’s important that your family members are fully on board and support you in the decision you make.

Talk it over with your family. Discuss candidly the primary reasons why you are considering a move (e.g. health concerns, household chores and home maintenance, desire for friends and companionship).

Your transition will be made easier by ensuring your family’s questions are answered, and they are well informed. Offer them a tour of Butterfield Trail Village. Let them meet our staff members and residents and hear first-hand how supportive everyone is and how satisfied current residents are.

Above all, remember that your children and other family members love and care about you. Your happiness and wellbeing are their utmost concerns. When they see you are confident about your future, they will be confident – and supportive, too.


For those of retirement age, preservation of available finances is of utmost importance now more than ever. Residents have a right to expect that the senior living community they choose as their home is governed and operated in a manner that allows it to remain financially sound and meet its long-term commitments to residents.

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) should always be willing to provide adequate financial information and explanations to allow prospective residents to understand the financial condition of the organization. Examples of such information include audited financial statements, information regarding accreditation, amount of debt, and information about reserves and financial forecasts for future years.

At Butterfield Trail Village, we adhere to established industry standards for full financial disclosure concerning our operations. These Best Practices are established by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the American Seniors Housing Association.

Contact Us

We’re ready to help you as you discuss future living options with your children or other loved ones. We have lots of information and access to what may the best resource of all – people who have already made the decision and are very happy with the outcome.

Contact us today at 800.441.9996 and let us take you on a tour and answer all your questions. We will also be pleased to be your host for a complimentary overnight stay.

New ventures are exciting at any age—we can’t wait to help you get started on yours.