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Connect55+ Ankeny

  1225 SW 28th St
Ankeny, IA 50023

515-518-5774

Ramsey Village

  1611 27th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310

Beaverdale Estates

  4610 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

Illahee Hills

  8308 Colby Parkway
Urbandale, IA 50322

Connect55+ Indianola

  610 East Scenic Valley Ave
Indianola, IA 50125

515-442-9681

Green Hills

  2200 Hamilton Drive
Ames, IA 50014

2 Featured 55 Plus Living Communities in the Ankeny Area

Connect55+ Ankeny

Come as Strangers, Live as Friends

  • Convenient community and in-home features make our senior living communities feel like home.
  • We offer fun and energetic programs, activities and experiences that you’re sure to love, all while promoting and supporting a healthy lifestyle vital to your overall well-being.
  • Envision every day spent the way you want, able to focus on your hobbies and interests. Without the stress of home repairs, you can share everyday pleasures with friends, enjoy new experiences, and create lasting memories.
  • Our amenities range from movie theatres, gyms, craft rooms and so much more!
  • Connect with us to schedule your tour!

Connect55+ Indianola

Come as Strangers, Live as Friends

  •  610 East Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
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  • Convenient community and in-home features make our senior living communities feel like home.
  • We offer fun and energetic programs, activities and experiences that you’re sure to love, all while promoting and supporting a healthy lifestyle vital to your overall well-being.
  • Envision every day spent the way you want, able to focus on your hobbies and interests. Without the stress of home repairs, you can share everyday pleasures with friends, enjoy new experiences, and create lasting memories.
  • Our amenities range from movie theatres, gyms, craft rooms and so much more!
  • Connect with us to schedule your tour to see for yourself how we make it easy to spend every day exactly how you want to.
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4 55 Plus Living Communities in the Ankeny Area

Green Hills

Welcome to Green Hills Retirement Community

  •  2200 Hamilton Drive, Ames, IA 50014
  • 58 condominiums and 80 townhomes
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Entertainment and recreation spaces
  • Browsing and leisure library
  • Barbering services

Ramsey Village

Iowa Senior Living at its Finest

  •  1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Ramsey Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering; Exceptional Independent Living, Personalized Assisted Living, Alzheimer's and Dementia care and Skilled/intermediate Nursing Care.
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom style plans to suit every taste
  • Our full-service dining program offers three meals a day, with a variety of menu options prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
  • There's always something fun and exciting to do here. Our diverse programs, outings and events offer something for everyone.
  • Our staff is available around the clock for your peace of mind.

Beaverdale Estates

Des Moines Iowa Independent Senior living

  •  4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning,” everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

Illahee Hills

Urbandale Independent Senior Living

  •  8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning,” everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Golf
Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Pools
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

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