About Us

Who We Are

The Retirement Community of Fairbanks, Inc.,  (RCF) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 2004 to develop, build, and manage a senior community. Raven Landing Senior Community is the first senior housing community to be envisioned for Fairbanks. The initial 20-unit apartment building opened to residents in November 2010.   A second building was added in 2012, and a third in 2013.  Raven Landing 4 opened in 2016 and brings our campus to a total of 95 rental apartments. This complex is the result of many years of work by a core group of dedicated volunteers.  Much has been accomplished by this grass-roots effort, and it’s exciting to see the progress.  Our residents are enjoying the progress, as well!

Since the fall of 2013,  the core building of the campus,  Raven Landing Center has provided space for dining, meetings, and activities for residents and the Fairbanks community.

The completion of Raven Landing 4  provides sustainability to our senior community.  Raven Landing Center,  where multi-generational events for the Fairbanks community and Raven Landing residents, has been a great resource and continues to provide exciting event space and wonderful catering.

Location

Raven Landing Senior Community is located near downtown Fairbanks at the corner of Airport Way and Cowles Street, just across from Noel Wien Library.  The General Manager’s office is in Raven Landing 4, 1226 Cowles Street. 

Management

Raven Landing Senior Community and Raven Landing Center are owned and operated by the Retirement Community of Fairbanks, Inc.

Housing                 

Raven Landing provides rental apartments at market rate for Fairbanks seniors 55 years or older, who desire living in safe, secure buildings specifically designed for seniors.  Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available .  Each building has an elevator and many amenities are included in the monthly fees.  In 2016, six units were designated for those who meet certain lower income requirements; more information about these can be obtained from the General Manager, 328-5458.

 

Community Center                   

Raven Landing Center is a space to eat, learn, relax and socialize together.  The 13,500 square feet facility provides room for many activities, including daily exercise, indoor bocce ball, cards, reading, health screenings, hair salon, and eating.  Both the residents of Raven Landing and the community use the Center. The dramatic dining room with its 31 foot ceiling and 20 foot windows, stage, audio visual, bar, and adjoining flow through rooms can be rented for meetings, performances, special events, family fun, and other gatherings.  The state of the art video and audio in the Founder's Conference Room provides a comfortable retreat for smaller meetings.  The fireplace lounge creates an intimate setting for private dinner parties or family gatherings.  The wellness area provides a central location for medical personnel to interact with residents for seasonal shots, medical screenings, and health clinics.  Individuals and groups are welcome to eat in the dining room along with the residents.  Our excellent catering staff can provide food for gatherings of 10-350 people. 

Funding                          

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation generously provided grant and loan funding for each of the first three apartment buildings.  For the last apartment building, completed in 2016,  Mt. McKinley Bank provided us with loans for the majority of the cost.  Many individuals and corporations have contributed over the years to support RCF and the vision of building this community.

Raven Landing Center was funded by generous donations from Alaska businesses and individuals, the Rasmuson Foundation, and two State of Alaska legislative grants.  The Center is 13,500 sq. ft. and is available for meals and activities for Raven Landing residents, area seniors, their friends and families, and the public. 

Raven Landing is grateful for the ongoing support by our many friends in the form of donations, volunteer time, and encouragement.  

Your continued support of Raven Landing will always be appreciated.