Bob Hope Village offers hassle-free, independent living with the camaraderie of military life.
Bob Hope Village is a 55+, active, independent living community designed for widows of retired enlisted U.S. Air Force personnel, located in Shalimar, Florida, near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. The community is shaped by six villages of one and two bedroom apartments, a community center, swimming pools, and more.
About Bob Hope Village
Bob Hope Village residents enjoy the camaraderie of military life while on-site conveniences provide worry-free living. These conveniences include transportation, household maintenance, wellness workshops, prescription pick up service, hair and nail salons, chapels, café, convenience stores, activities programs, social events, libraries, fitness room and classes designed for aging adults, walking trails, and gardening plots.
Bob Hope Village is also home to the Bob Gates Welcome Center, the Garden of Hope, the Dolores Hope All Faiths Chapel, Air Force Enlisted Village headquarters in the D. N. Masone Administration Building, and Hawthorn House, an assisted living and memory support residence.
At Bob Hope Village, residents share memories of military life, build lasting friendships, and live comfortably in a community with their pride and independence intact.
The Mom Rule
In 2000, former President and CEO, CMSAF #9 James C. Binnicker, instituted a philosophy known as “The Mom Rule” to ensure that all residents are treated with respect and dignity. “The Mom Rule” guides all Air Force Enlisted Village employees to ask themselves these three questions when working with residents or making decisions about a resident’s care.
Would I do this to my mom?
Would I do this for my mom?
Would my mom approve?