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5 55 Plus Living Communities in the Orchard Park Area

Elison Independent Living of Orchard Glen

Where your vibrant new lifestyle awaits

  •  6055 Armor Duells Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Underground heated garage
  • Full kitchen in every apartment/home
  • 24-hour front desk assistance
  • Arts and crafts classes

The Amberleigh

Award-Winning Senior Living

  •  2330 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Located on twenty-three beautifully landscaped acres
  • Spacious apartment homes
  • Comfortable lounges
  • Billiard rooms, arts and crafts studio and library
  • Restaurant-style dining at its finest

Canterbury Woods Williamsville

You’re Going to Love It Here

  •  705 Renaissance Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221
  • Our community offers luxurious retirement living in 40 Lexington Village patio homes and 203 spacious apartments.
  • Interior maintenance of your home and appliances
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Fine and casual dining in your choice of on-campus venues
  • Heated, indoor swimming pool with spa

Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  6363 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
  • A variety of floorplans available, from studios to cottages
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Pet friendly
  • Utilities included
  • Scheduled local transportation

Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

We'd Love To Show You Around

  •  100 Crestwood Court, Wheatfield, NY 14304
  • Rent month-to-month, with no upfront investment, association fees or lease requirements
  • Beautiful, spacious one- and two-bedroom patio homes and apartments – available for active, independent people over 55
  • Family members welcome for overnight and extended stays
  • Part of Elderwood’s community of care – if needed, assisted living, skilled nursing and short-term rehab are on the same campus
  • Full-time lifestyle associate provides concierge-style resident support

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:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
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.