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12 55 Plus Living Communities in the Bridgewater Area

Laurel Circle

Your Life Embraced

  •  100 Monroe St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Laurel Circle is a LifePlan Community
  • Pet friendly
  • Private dining room available
  • Scheduled activities and events
  • A variety of floorplans available

Fellowship Village

Live your best life in retirement

  •  8000 Fellowship Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • 5-star dining venues: Wilson’s Tapas Bar & Lounge, Terrace View Dining Room, Village Bistro & Marketplace
  • Fitness center, indoor heated pool
  • 256-seat state-of-the-art Sieminski Theater
  • General store, professional art studio, woodshop, year-round greenhouse
  • Putting green, bocce, shuffleboard, pickleball court, walking trails, dog park

The Chelsea at Warren - NJ

Welcome to The Chelsea at Warren

  •  274 King George Road, Warren, NJ 07059
  • 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with modern kitchens and granite countertops,
  • Exercise room, movie/game room and large common area with fireplace and bistro
  • Video intercom to see who's at the door,
  • Free underground parking.
  • No buy-in required

Lantern Hill Senior Living

Welcome to Lantern Hill Senior Living in Union County, New Jersey

  •  535 Mountain Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974 $$

Entrance Fees Required

  • Concierge, full-time maintenance staff
  • Complimentary transportation to local shopping areas
  • Resident gardens
  • 24/7 security team located on site
  • On-site medical center staffed by health care professionals who specialize in senior care

Stonebridge at Montgomery

The Art of Living

  •  100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman, NJ 08558
  • A variety of picturesque apartments or cottages
  • Unique experiences, including travel, cultural events, and special performances
  • Every day brings a host of new opportunities, with more free time to enjoy them like never before
  • Our ever-expanding library has more than 8,000 volumes, including a whole shelf devoted to Stonebridge authors
  • Take a dip in our heated indoor pool or choose from a large number of exercise classes at our fitness center

Heath Village Retirement Community

A Unique Retirement Community

  •  430 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • One-story, maintenance-free living
  • Multiple dining venues including the Village Cafe, The Heritage Room and Paddy's Pub
  • Well-equipped woodworking shop, craft Room, auditorium, gift shoppe
  • Outdoor, heated swimming pool, tennis court, bocce ball court, golf course (3-hole pitch 'n putt), extensive community garden
  • Transportation around campus, to shopping trips, churches, medical offices

Winchester Gardens - NJ

Not Your Garden-Variety Retirement

  •  333 Elmwood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • Our Apartments and Villas offer superior retirement living
  • Three meals served daily with varied menu options and professional wait staff
  • Access to numerous amenities on a 37 acre campus including the Great Hall, library, movie theater, art studio, auditorium
  • A full activities calendar of spiritual and cultural events
  • Scheduled transportation for professional service appointment, dining, shopping and special events

The Villas of Holmdel

Life is for living - live it to the fullest, at The Villas

  •  200 Commons Way, Holmdel, NJ 07733
  • Gourmet dining that tantalizes your taste buds
  • An indoor heated pool for relaxation and recreation
  • Social spots for fostering meaningful connections
  • Dedicated concierge services to cater to your every need
  • 24/7 Licensed Nursing Services, Industry-Leading Personalized Care

Applewood

An Engaged Living Community

  •  1 Applewood Dr, Freehold Township, NJ 07728 $$
  • Fitness center offering group classes and a full-time fitness coordinator | Glass-enclosed, heated, Junior Olympic-sized indoor pool and spa
  • Performing Arts Center | Arts Studio and Music Studio | Fully-stocked woodshop | General store
  • Daily Engaged Living™ lifestyle programs and activities
  • Fine dining at The Applewood Restaurant and casual fare at The Bistro
  • Day excursions and overnight trips with transportation provided by Applewood-owned private coaches

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.