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4 55 Plus Living Communities in the Honolulu Area

One Kalakaua Senior Living

Honolulu's premier, fee simple, full service retirement community.

  •  1314 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826 $$$$
  • 1 Bed./1 Bath, 2 Bed./1 Bath & 2 Bed. /2 Bath fee simple condos
  • Fully equipped General Electric kitchen
  • Floors are generally carpeted, while most kitchens and bathrooms floors have ceramic tile
  • 17 guest parking stalls located on the main entry level
  • You can rent, reverse mortgage or re-sell your unit anytime.

The Ivy at Hawaii Kai

Retirement & Assisted Senior Living for All Seasons

  •  428 Kawaihae Street, Honolulu, HI 96825 $$
  • Your own private suite with multiple floor plans and options to choose from
  • Three nutritious, chef-prepared meals a day
  • A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Pets warmly welcomed

Wilson Senior Living

More Than Assisted Living...

  •  96 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kailua, HI 96734 $$$
  • Fully-furnished bedrooms with Private Bathrooms and Tempur-Pedic Beds
  • This beautifully appointed state-of-the-art care home welcomes individuals in need of care around the clock, centered around their individual needs.
  • Spa room with soaking tub and salon
  • Elevator for easy access from garage to each floor
  • Open concept kitchen/living/dining areas for social interaction with residents

'Ilima at Leihano

Living Well at 'Ilima at Leihano

  •  891 Kama`aha Ave, Suite 101, Kapolei, HI 96707 $$$
  • Three fresh, healthy meals per day plus snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping (includes linen service)
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and aquasize pool
  • Signature Art of Living Well® programs delivered by dedicated wellness staff
  • A full complement of daily activities and community outings to choose from

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.