Baunta Apartments

retirement housing for independent older adults

About Baunta

Baunta Apartments provides retirement housing for independent older adults or for mobility impaired persons who require an apartment with "accessible" features. The building is classified by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as Section 202 (Elderly) with Section 8 Assistance. As such, rents are subsidized by HUD based on household income.

To be eligible:

  • At least one member of the household must be at least age 62, or be mobility impaired (persons may be under age 62 if mobility impaired.)
  • Income must not exceed 50% of the median income for the Lexington, KY MSA
Sayre Christian Village Baunta Services Housing and Assisted Living Center Lexington KY. - Full Front

Tenant Rent

After eligibility has been established, income is adjusted by deducting approved anticipated medical expenses and other deductions. Rent is based on 30% of adjusted income.

For the convenience of tenants or the convenience of family members, we offer automatic bank withdrawals of tenant rent and services payments.

Please contact the HUD Occupancy Specialist for more details.


83 One bedroom units
10 "accessible" one-bedroom units
5 two-bedroom units

Included in the rent is heating, cooling, water and trash removal. Baunta residents are responsible for personal electricity, cable TV and telephone.

Occupancy standards for Baunta Apartments are set forth as follows:

One Bedroom Unit: No more than two persons in the household
Two Bedroom Unit: At least two persons, but no more than four persons.

Pets are permitted - some restrictions apply.

Apartment Details

The apartments at Baunta Apartments are designed for older adults who wish to furnish with favorite items from their homes. They are spacious, designed to accommodate many types of personal furnishings.

Included in the apartment is a full kitchen with a range and refrigerator for those who wish to prepare meals at their discretion. Blinds, cable and telephone hookups and sufficient electrical outlets are available to meet every need. For resident and family peace of mind, each bathroom is equipped with a new, state-of-the art "pull cord" to be used to summon staff help in the event of an emergency. An additional pendant is made available which serves to summon staff if the emergency arises away from the bathroom - even in the common areas of the building.

All units have individual controls for heating and air conditioning. Each apartment has its own lock on the apartment door which insures privacy, but is keyed so that emergency responders may enter.
There are no "visiting hours" - friends and family are welcome anytime - after all, they are visiting in your home!

Activities at Baunta Apartments

At Baunta Apartments activities are designed to do more than simply "spend" or "pass" time - the emphasis is to make time meaningful for each participating resident. The Residents participate in the development of the activities calendar and, on their own, facilitate many of the day-to-day activity programs offered. CBO, Inc., the Management Company, provides an Activity Professional to help the Residents in planning, and to facilitate some of the programs.

The goal is to address individual resident needs - some of these include, but are not limited to:

Dining at Baunta Apartments

For those residents who enjoy a break from preparing lunch meals, daily lunch is available to all residents. Lunchtime meals are served, cafeteria style, in the main dining room on the Garden Level.

Lunch pricing is very affordable. Residents are able to select items ala-carte and, in addition, may choose to purchase an entree to go, which becomes the basis for their evening meal.

We pride ourselves on providing well-balanced meals that meet the nutritional needs of our residents, while ensuring that the meals are tasty and enjoyable. Even though we cannot provide special or therapeutic diets, we strive to provide choices which consider those residents who have diabetic or other dietary restrictions.

Your guests are always welcome! Guest meal charges are extremely reasonable.

For those who are interested, our dining director is equipped and eager to cater special private events for families and other groups you may wish to entertain. He will customize your event to your desires and pocketbook. Please call (859) 271-9001 Extension 118 or by e-mail at to contact the Dining Director.

Service Coordination

At Baunta and Forest View Apartments, HUD guidelines specify that residents be considered completely independent. However, the reality is that as the older adult population ages, the need for services - increased assistance with their activities of daily living (ambulating, bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, and home care) - becomes more pressing. The Service Coordinator's primary goal is to make it possible for residents to age in place by connecting them to resources available within the community. The result is improved resident quality of life and decreased premature or unnecessary institutionalization. The Service Coordinator is available to serve ALL residents.

Most of these services are available through various community resources. To assist residents in accessing these services, Sayre Christian Village employs a full-time Service Coordinator, who establishes links to community agencies and services providers.

Establishing these links allows the Service Coordinator to connect the residents to:

  • Housekeeping services
  • Meal services
  • Transportation and Escort services
  • Financial management assistance
  • Counseling and support
  • Physical/Occupational therapy
  • Medication reminders
  • Additional services depending on the resident's need

The Service Coordinator also performs daily tasks to assist Residents, such as:

  • Providing information and help with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurances, food stamps, energy assistance programs, and etc.
  • Helping residents interpret mail, complete paperwork, arrange utility, phone and payment schedules
  • Arrange for an older adult companion or volunteers to visit with residents
  • Implementing mobile health services
  • Working with a resident’s health care provider to ensure their needs are being met
  • Organize support groups that deal with topics such as grief, illness, depression, loneliness, vision or hearing impairment, and diabetes.