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Castle Vista

  2300 Cascade Dr.
Atwater, CA 95301

Pacifica Senior Living Merced

  3420 R Street
Merced, CA 95348

The Hampshire

  3460 R Street
Merced, CA 95348

3 Independent Living Communities in the Atwater Area

Castle Vista

Stretch your Retirement Savings at Castle Vista Senior Duplex Community!

  •  2300 Cascade Dr., Atwater, CA 95301
  • 3, or 4 bedroom homes with full kitchens, laundry hook-ups, covered car ports, and tons of storage space
  • Junior-sized Olympic swimming pool and patio area
  • Bi-weekly transportation to shopping, medical facilities and doctor's visits
  • Nearby golf course, along with many beautiful areas to go for a hike and explore the outdoors
  • Active Senior Community is just six miles northwest of Merced in Central California and an only an hour from Yosemite National Park

Pacifica Senior Living Merced

Welcome to Merced Senior Living - Pacifica Senior Living Merced

  •  3420 R Street, Merced, CA 95348
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with an outdoor courtyard
  • We offer over 80 studios, one and two bedroom apartments on two floors
  • With its family-friendly atmosphere, Emeritus at Merced feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
  • Wide range of activities each month, including exercise classes, arts and crafts, and community outings
  • Emeritus at Merced is located within a mile of the Merced Mall, Applegate Park, and an array of stores, shops and banks

The Hampshire

Merced California Independent Senior Living

  •  3460 R Street, Merced, CA 95348
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning,” everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

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.