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12 Independent Living Communities in the Canandaigua Area

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)

Elderwood Village at Fairport

Our Family is Committed to Yours...

  •  7 Chardonnay Drive, Fairport, NY 14450
  • 71-room community offering assistance with daily living
  • Comfortable private rooms and one bedroom apartments with bath, walk-in showers, individualized climate control and call system
  • Wellness programs, daily activities and regular outings
  • Round-the-clock nursing supervision
  • Restaurant-style dining experience at every meal

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

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

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

St. John’s Meadows

A Senior Community Built on Choice

  •  1 Johnsarbor Dr W, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Concierge service seven days a week, 24/7 security
  • An array of social, educational, and entertainment programs
  • Market Café and Briarwood Dining Room
  • Indoor heated pool with weekly swim classes, fitness room and exercise classes, massage therapy
  • On-site geriatricians and medical lab

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

Legacy at Cranberry Landing

Where delightful living and leisure meet a vibrant city spirit.

  •  300 Cranberry Landing Dr, Rochester, NY 14609, Rochester, NY 14609
  • 24/7 Associate Support
  • Dynamic Community Life Calendar
  • Delicious, Healthy Meals
  • Complete Building, Residence, and Grounds Maintenance
  • Short-Term Respite Stays

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.