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17 55 Plus Living Communities in the Milwaukee Area

Saint John's On The Lake

Enriched Retirement Living

  •  1840 North Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Taylor's fine dining restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan
  • Bistro with casual dining and vibrant cityscapes and cozy fireplace and gathering space
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, including warm water pool and whirlpool
  • Cultural Arts Center featuring lectures, concerts, movies, and performances
  • Well-stocked library-books, books on tape/CD, periodicals, DVD's, games, music and magazines

Milwaukee Catholic Home

Convenience, Camaraderie & Community

  •  2462 N Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • A fully equipped therapy department in the Health Center is available to residents for outpatient use.
  • The Residence offers a chauffeur service. Residents may schedule round trip transportation for a nominal fee.
  • Residents enjoy great food and have wonderful conversations with their friends
  • Activities such as current events, book club, bridge and crafts are opportunities to connect and make new friends
  • The Ballroom hosts a variety of activities such as evening performances, holiday parties and art shows

Wilson Commons

Full Amenities and Scenic Views in Milwaukee

  •  1500 W. Sonata Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53221 $
  • Independent Living and Assisted Living apartments and services
  • Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NBPI) system: Installed in all shared common spaces throughout our campus. NBPI is proven to eliminate 99.4% of airborne bacteria, molds, allergens, and viruses.
  • Lifestyle Enrichment staff to plan activities, outings, gatherings and more, all based on resident interest
  • Close to shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores; free scheduled transportation
  • Spacious, open-concept apartments, most with a scenic view of Wilson Park

Sycamore Place

Welcome to Sycamore Place!

  •  7300 West Dean Road, Milwaukee, WI 53223
  • We offer Adult Enrichment Classes and Trips
  • Independent Living
  • Out Patient Rehabilitation
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing - Ventilator Care and Hospice

Hart Park Square

A Friendly Place to Call Home

  •  6600 W River Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 $
  • 24-hour staffing for emergency response, scheduled transportation, recreational programming and the use of all of Hart Part Square facilities are available at no additional charge.
  • Homestyle meals that are freshly prepared are served daily in our dining room. Service is provided restaurant style by our friendly waitstaff.
  • Recreational programming and the use of all Hart Park Square's facilities are included in the monthly rent at no additional charge.
  • Heated garage parking is available, and scheduled transportation to pre-planned events, outings and shopping is provided.
  • Housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged as desired. Some apartments have a washer and dryer within, and there are laundry facilities conveniently located throughout the building on each floor.

The Landmark of West Allis

Quality of Living by Design

  •  1441 South 68th Street, West Allis, WI 53214
  • A variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes
  • Some apartments include a balcony or patio, dining room, fireplace or washer/dryer connections
  • Optional heated, underground parking
  • No enrollment or endowment fees
  • 24-hour emergency communication system

Library Square

A Community Based on Family

  •  1820 S 75th St, West Allis, WI 53214 $
  • Independent - The choices range from elegant studios to large two-bedroom apartments all with a full kitchen and private bath, some with balconies.
  • Assisted Living - Our studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature a complete kitchen and private bath.
  • 24-hour staffing for emergency response, scheduled transportation, recreational programming and the use of all Library Square facilities are part of the affordable monthly fees.
  • Housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged as desired, and washers and dryers are conveniently located throughout the community.
  • Heated underground parking is also available.

Laurel Oaks

A Community Based on Family

  •  1700 W Bender Road, Glendale, WI 53209
  • Coffee bar/snacks available 24 hours day
  • Leisure activities 7 days a week
  • Full-service beauty salon
  • All utilities other than phone
  • Companion Living available

VMP

Healthcare & Community Living

  •  3023 S 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53227
  • Restaurant-Style Dining Rooms & Bistro Café
  • Restaurant-Style Dining Rooms & Bistro Café
  • Ceramics/Craft Studios, Woodworking Shops, Weaving Room
  • Fitness Room, Libraries, Convenience Store, Hair Salons, Game Rooms, Beautiful Chapel
  • Bank, Courtyards, Transportation

Layton Terrace

A Community Based on Family

  •  9200 W Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53228
  • Coffee bar/snacks available 24 hours day
  • Leisure activities 7 days a week
  • Full-service beauty salon
  • All utilities other than phone
  • Companion Living available

Franciscan Villa

At Franciscan Villa, we are dedicated to providing seniors a lifestyle they can call their own with a variety of residential options and onsite amenities tailored to their individual needs.

  •  3601 S. Chicago Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI 531723708
  • Franciscan Villa - our skilled nursing facility.
  • Franciscan Courts - a 39-unit assisted living apartment complex for the mostly-independent seniors.
  • Franciscan Gardens - a 48-unit assisted living apartment complex dedicated to the care of the frail elderly and residents with early memory loss.
  • Francis House - a 64-unit memory care assisted living facility.

The Gables of Germantown

enjoy life!

  •  N109 W17075 Ava Cir, Germantown, WI 53022 $

Avg Price: $3000 monthly

  • Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services
  • Maintenance-free living, secured entrance, heated underground parking
  • Transportation provided to organized activities and events
  • Chapel, library, hair salon, general store, and on-site physical and occupational therapy rooms
  • Activities and outings based on resident interest

Village Pointe Commons

Enjoy Life!

  •  101 Walnut Circle, Grafton, WI 53024 $

AVG: $1500 monthly

  • Electricity, water, cable, telephone, and internet included in rent
  • Pet friendly
  • Flexible, individualized care plans and discreet assistance with daily living activities
  • Lap pool, fitness suite, and full-service beauty salon
  • Full-time lifestyle staff to plan activities and outings based on resident interest

Oak Hill Terrace

A Community Based on Family

  •  1805 Kensington Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Independent - The choices range from cozy studio apartments, with a full kitchen and private bath, to large two-bedroom apartments.
  • Assisted Living - Apartment choices range from studios to two-bedroom apartments all featuring a complete kitchen and private bath.
  • Three delicious home-style meals are offered daily and served in a restaurant-style setting for pleasurable dining experiences.
  • 24-hour staffing for emergency response, scheduled transportation to pre-planned outings, and the use of Oak Hill Terrace's complete facilities (country store, bank, chapel, hair salon, wellness center, and more) are also included.
  • Housekeeping and laundry services can also be arranged as desired.

Summit Woods

Enjoy Life!

  •  2501 Summit Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188 $$
  • The Woodlands Dining Room serving three meals each day
  • Wooded grounds with walking paths, a creek, and a duck pond
  • Lively, comfortable common area available for resident events or private get-togethers
  • Chapel, library, salon, and general store
  • Full-time lifestyle staff to plan activities and outings based on resident interest

Killarney Kourt

Enjoy Life!

  •  8800 Shannon Ln, Sturtevant, WI 53177
  • Independent living and assisted living services
  • Close to shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores; private walking path to Milaegar’s Garden Center
  • Full-time lifestyle staff to plan activities and outings based on resident interest
  • On-site fitness center, general store, and full-service hair salon
  • Heated, underground parking available

Cedar Community

Live More™

  •  5595 County Road Z, West Bend, WI 53095
  • Natural settings on beautiful campuses with lake-living amenities, life-enhancing programs and opportunities
  • Vibrant senior independent living options featuring ranch homes and apartments
  • Assisted living communities that provide personal care and peace of mind
  • Long-term nursing households with five-star care and engaging activities
  • Award-winning memory care within calm, inviting cottage neighborhoods

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.