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15 Independent Living Communities in the Annapolis Area

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Elance' at Old Town

Luxury Living in Northern Virginia

  •  400 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314 $$$
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  • Progressive wellness programs and access to on-site medical services, including attending physicians and outpatient rehabilitation services on the premises
  • Three meals served daily in our warmly decorated dining room
  • On-site beauty, barber, manicure, and pedicure services
  • Social, recreational, and educational Life Enrichment Program
  • Housekeeping, including daily bed making

Celebration Villa of Manresa

Independent and Assisted Living in Annapolis, MD

  •  85 Manresa Road, Annapolis, MD 21409
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Sunrise of Severna Park

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  43 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Brookdale Woodward Estates

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  14997 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716
  • 360-sq.-foot studios, 520-sq.-foot one bedrooms and 780-sq.-foot to 900-sq.-foot two bedrooms, two baths; some furnished
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
  • Completely maintenance free, inside and out
  • Off-site excursions, including community outings to the theatre, shows and casinos
  • 3 meals a day, served restaurant-style

Residences at Vantage Point

Experience Residences at Vantage Point - Columbia's leader in senior living.

  •  5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044 $$
  • Business center offering personal computers, printers and high-speed Internet access
  • Beauty salon and barber shop, making it easy to look your best
  • Convenience store and gift shop, offering quick and easy shopping
  • Fresh, ever-changing and delicious . that's the idea behind the exceptional menu and dining options at Vantage House.

HeartLands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City

Ideal Senior Living in Howard County

  •  3004 North Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Picturesque 48-acre community with lit outdoor walkways
  • Indoor year-round heated pool & spa
  • Warm and pleasant living areas
  • Choice of suite layouts
  • Full-service library and computers with internet access

The Residences at Thomas Circle

Live a Lifestyle You’ll Love!

  •  1330 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005 $$$
  • Spacious apartments with multiple floor plans and dramatic views
  • Full kitchens with maple cabinetry and ceramic floors
  • Rooftop pool and patio
  • On-site wellness center
  • To meet the dietary needs of our residents, Thomas Circle is pleased to offer a variety of specialty meals, including diabetic, no added salt, and vegetarian.

Charter Senior Living of Towson

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  6451 North Charles Street, Towson, MD 21212
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • A variety of apartments all on three floors
  • Here our residents,“ in many cases, with their pets,“ enjoy retirement living
  • We also offer complete assisted living services, tailor-made to your needs
  • With its family-friendly atmosphere, Emeritus at Towson feels like home the moment you walk through the doors

Aspenwood Senior Living Community

Premier Senior Living in Silver Spring

  •  14400 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • 24-hour on-site nursing staff assistance
  • Private dining room w/optional function catering
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
  • Comfortable common areas with furnishings and artwork

Bedford Court

The Life You Want. The Care You Need. The Joy of Every Day.

  •  3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Blakehurst

You Deserve the Best Towson Retirement Community.

  •  1055 West Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21204
  • With your own private apartment home, you can choose from a variety of styles and sizes
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor casual dining
  • Putting green

Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1840 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
  • With its family-friendly atmosphere, Emeritus at Pikesville feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
  • Set on acres of beautifully landscaped courtyards
  • Wide range of activities each month, including resident clubs, spiritual faith programs, trips and outings, physical fitness programs, musical programs, and family get-togethers
  • Conveniently located in an urban area, near the Woodholme Country Club, Kingdom Center Mall, Village Shopping Center, Mondawmin Mall, PNC Bank and Silver Creek Park

North Oaks

Connecting You To The Best In Life...

  •  725 Mount Wilson Lane, Baltimore, MD 21208
  • Three meals served per day; one per day is included in the monthly fee, other meals available at a nominal charge. Residents are free to choose one or all.
  • Wilson Hall auditorium
  • The Marketplace store
  • Weekly light housekeeping and linen service
  • 24-hour security and an emergency response system

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.