Cities with Independent Living Communities in Connecticut

Connect55+ Manchester

  140 Spencer St
Manchester, CT 06040


Connect55+ East Windsor

  20 North Rd
East Windsor, CT 06088


Connect55+ Bristol

  99 Mitchell St
Bristol, CT 06010

The Residence at Ferry Park

  60 Cold Springs Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

The Linden at Woodbridge

  330 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Brookdale South Windsor

  1715 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074


  186 Jerry Browne Road
Mystic, CT 06355

Pomperaug Woods

  80 Heritage Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Meadow Ridge

  100 Redding Road
Redding, CT 06896


Essex Meadows

  30 Bokum Road
Essex, CT 06426

Atria Larson Place

  1450 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Atria Greenridge Place

  One Elizabeth Court
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Peregrine Senior Living at Hamilton Heights

  1 Hamilton Heights Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06119

Atria Crossroads Place

  One Beechwood Drive
Waterford, CT 06385

Spring Village at Stratford

  6911 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614

The Residence at Brookside

  117 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001

The Residence at South Windsor Farms

  200 Deming Street
South Windsor, CT 06074

Atria Stamford

  77 Third Street
Stamford, CT 06905

Atria Darien

  50 Ledge Road
Darien, CT 06820

Brookdale Gables Farmington

  20 Devonwood Drive
Farmington, CT 06032

The Village at Mariner's Point

  111 South Shore Drive
East Haven, CT 06512

Solstice Senior Living at Groton

  425 Drozdyk Drive
Groton, CT 06340

White Oaks

  230 Deming Street
Manchester, CT 06042

Village Gate of Farmington

  88 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

  201 Granite Road
Guilford, CT 06437

Lodge at Cold Spring

  50 Cold Spring Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Cedar Woods

  80 Cedar Street
Branford, CT 06405

Spring Meadows Trumbull

  6949 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611

Brookdale Chatfield

  One Chatfield Drive
West Hartford, CT 06110

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.