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11 55 Plus Living Communities in the Penfield Area

Legacy at Willow Pond

Where boutique-style accommodations meet carefree living near Rochester.

  •  40 Willow Pond Way, Penfield, NY 14526
  • 24/7 Associate Support
  • Dynamic Community Life Calendar
  • Delicious, Healthy Meals
  • Complete Building, Residence, and Grounds Maintenance
  • Move-In Coordination Service

Linden Knoll

Independent Senior Apartments

  •  81 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14610 $
  • 24-hour security, locked entry, intercom accessible
  • Small convenience store, on-site laundry facilities, on-site full-service hair salon for men and women, plus manicures/pedicures
  • Transportation to nearby shopping and off-campus activities
  • Weekly on-site physician visits and lab services provided by the University of Rochester Medicine Geriatrics Group
  • On-site laundry facilities

Legacy at Clover Blossom

Extraordinary Senior Living

  •  100 McAuley Dr, Rochester, NY 14610
  • 24/7 Associate Support
  • Bistro & Cafe, Media Room, Chapel, Craft Room, Piano Lounge
  • Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Shuffleboard Courts, Bocce Ball Court,
  • Dynamic Community Life Calendar
  • Complete Building, Residence, and Grounds Maintenance

Castle Pointe at Baywinde

Welcome to Baywinde - Senior Living in Webster

  •  200 Kidd Castle Way, Webster, NY 14580
  • Housekeeping
  • 24-Hour Emergency Response
  • 24-Hour Professional Staff Available
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center, Art Center and Greenhouse

Solstice Senior Living at Fairport

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  55 Ayrault Road, Fairport, NY 14450
  • A variety of floorplans available, from studios to cottages
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Pet friendly
  • Utilities included
  • Scheduled local transportation


Active Retirement Living

  •  1 Sinclair Dr, Pittsford, NY 14534
  • 41 acres of meadows and woodlands, woodland nature trails
  • Multiple dining options, including a café and coffee shop
  • The Shoppe at Cloverwood, business center, woodworking shop, creative arts studio
  • Annual heavy cleaning and twice-monthly housekeeping
  • Preferred consideration for admission to Glenmere Assisted Living and the Friendly Home

St. Ann's Community

Caring for the most important people on earth!

  •  1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621 $$
  • Assisted Living Care - The extra help seniors need with the tasks of everyday life.
  • Independent & Retirement Living - Great options for a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle.
  • Memory Care Services - Special care for seniors who are suffering from dementia.
  • Skilled Nursing Care - An exceptional level of skill and compassion from some of the area's top nurses.
  • Rehabilitation Services - Advanced care to help seniors recover quickly.

The Gables at Brighton

Independent Senior Living That Makes Life Easy!

  •  2001 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
  • All utilities including heating, air conditioning, electric, and water
  • Delicious restaurant-style dining including hot breakfast and dinner. Lunch available a la carte
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation to personal appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping

Brickstone by St. John’s

A Modern Senior Community Made for Living

  •  1325 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
  • A variety of dining options (including delivery) available both on-site at the Village Square and at St. John’s Meadows
  • Housekeeping services
  • Transportation for medical and personal appointments
  • Shuttle service for grocery shopping, RPO, and Geva
  • An abundance of paths, trails, and walks, and a fishing pond

Quail Summit - NY

Senior Living in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

  •  5102 Parrish Street Extension, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Offering IMPACT (Improving Mobility thru Prevention, Assessment, Conditioning & Tai Chi)
  • Proud member of Second Wind Dreams, non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seniors
  • One meal a day served in our dining room in Independent Living. All day dining available otherwise
  • Newly renovated lobby and sitting areas, private dining room, walking trails, putting green, weekly housekeeping and transportation to shopping and healthcare appointments
  • The Village Program (Individualized Memory Care Program designed to engage and enrich lives)

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.