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9 Independent Living Communities in the Fort Wayne Area

Five Star Residences of Fort Wayne

Welcome home.

  •  2601 Covington Commons Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 $
  • Maintenance of home, buildings and grounds, weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Lifestyle360 activities, group trips and clubs
  • Five Star dining
  • On-site Ageility speech, physical and occupational therapy
  • 24/7 Front desk concierge and nursing staff

Coventry Meadows Assisted Living

Garden Homes • Assisted Living Apartments • Memory Care Apartments • Respite Care • Outpatient Therapy • New Energy Wellness

  •  7833 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining and meal delivery available
  • Life enhancing activities through our THRIVE Wellness Program
  • Pet-friendly community
  • Beauty/Barber Shop, professionally staffed fitness center
  • Respite (short-term leases) available

Arbor Glen

Fort Wayne, Indiana, Independent and Assisted Senior Living

  •  5202 Saint Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 $
  • Individualized care plans
  • 3 levels of care in Assisted Living
  • 3 meals a day
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • All utilities included

The Towne House Retirement Community

Welcome to The Towne House, where you’ll experience the very best in senior living.

  •  2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 $$

Buy-in and rental options

  • The privacy of an apartment and the companionship of community life
  • A wide range of helpful services such as housekeeping, transportation, and home maintenance
  • A variety of amenities such as a fitness center, library, inter-denominational chapel, and dining venues
  • A full calendar of engaging activities, including social, recreational, spiritual and educational opportunities
  • A continuum of on-site health care that often includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services

Georgetowne Place

Georgetowne Place is a Premier Retirement Community

  •  1717 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815 $$
  • A relaxed, friendly atmosphere of warmth and care
  • Tastefully decorated common lounge areas and dining rooms
  • Nutritious meals served restaurant style
  • One- or two-bedroom apartments with kitchens
  • Social and recreational programs and activities

Golden Years Homestead

More than a community, this is family.

  •  3136 Goeglein Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815 $$

Buy-in or lease option

  • Delicious home-cooked meals
  • Daily games and activities
  • Fitness classes, educational programs
  • Beauty and barber services
  • Theatre, Bistro, Billiards & Game Room, Library, Resident Gardens

Park Place Senior Living

A Senior Community focusing on Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

  •  4411 Park Place Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46845 $$
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Executive Chef, restaurant-style dining, 24/7 snacks
  • Housekeeping services, laundry facilities & services
  • Beauty salon, Chapel, Fitness center, Theater room
  • Scheduled social events, scheduled transportation

StoryPoint Fort Wayne North

Exceptional Senior Living In Fort Wayne, Indiana

  •  3715 Union Chapel Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46845 $$
  • Multiple apartment floor plans
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Activities and fitness programs
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), mobility assistance, medication reminders

Smith Farms Manor

Active Senior Living in Auburn, Indiana

  •  406 Smith Drive, Auburn, IN 46706 $
  • Choice of suite layouts, all with full kitchens
  • Warm and pleasant living areas, creating a neighborhood feel
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu choices
  • Social, recreational, and spiritual activities
  • Scheduled weekly housekeeping

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.

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