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6 Independent Living Communities in the Canton Area

Canton Regency

Because Quality of Life is Important.

  •  4515 22nd Street NW, Canton, OH 44708
  • Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator, disposal, range and oven or microwave
  • Private bathroom with tub/shower combination or walk-in shower
  • Fully stocked library
  • Full-service beauty/barber shop
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Liberty Residence

Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle Needs

  •  250 Smokerise Dr, Wadsworth, OH 44281
  • Chef-prepared meals with snacks
  • Exercise & planned wellness programs & activities
  • Personal care program, assistance with daily tasks and local transportation
  • Personal Alert System
  • Learn about benefits for Veterans

Concordia at Sumner

Celebrating the Past, Grounded in the Present, Committed to the Future

  •  970 Sumner Parkway, Copley, OH 44321
  • We offer multiple dining choices
  • Weekly laundry, linen service and housekeeping
  • Full schedule of Life Enrichment programs
  • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool
  • Scheduled Transportation

Brookdale Montrose

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  100 Brookmont Road, Akron, OH 44333
  • Residences ranging in size from cozy single studios to roomy two-bedroom apartments.
  • Our full-service dining program offers three meals a day, prepared fresh and served by our friendly, well-trained wait staff.
  • Daily check-in systems for memory care residents and trained care team on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Door-to-door transportation services to shopping, restaurants and your personal appointments (pre-arranged).
  • With a variety of programs, outings and/or events daily, there's always something fun and exciting to do.

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.