Retirement Communities or Independent Living facilities are for seniors who do not require personal care but want a more carefree lifestyle with the convenience and security of a senior based community.
Housing options can vary from 1 level homes, cottages, apartments or large fully staffed senior communities.
Features include: Living rooms, kitchens, 1-2 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, washers/dryers and private patios or balconies.
Independent Living facilities offer some or all meals, housekeeping, linen service, landscaping services, and activities. Transportation to doctor/dental appointments is normally included in the monthly rent.
Many retirement facilities offer a fitness room, beauty salon, swimming pool and club house or activity room for large family gatherings or special events. Some luxury communities offer a full range of concierge services such as chef prepared meals, spa services, off site activities, trips and social gatherings.
This is the perfect choice for active seniors who are ready to scale down into a smaller living arrangement without the daily stress of maintaining a home, yard and meal preparation. Independent Living strongly focuses on socializing and maintaining an active healthy lifestyle in a positive and safe environment.
Independent Living facilities have age minimums, generally 55 to 62 depending on the individual community.