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7 Independent Living Communities in the Green Valley Area

Premium Community

Atria Valley Manor

Find an Arizona Retirement Community with Senior Independent Living at Atria Valley Manor!

  •  5549 East Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85712 $
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
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The Forum at Tucson

Luxurious retirement living in Tucson

  •  2500 North Rosemont Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Snacks available throughout day
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
  • Maintenance of building and grounds

Silver Springs - AZ

Independent and Assisted Living - The Best in Retirement Living Comes to Green Valley

  •  500 West Camino Encanto, Green Valley, AZ 85614 $$$
  • Enjoy a bright and beautiful studio, one, or two-bedroom home with individual climate controls, walk-in closet, and a private, covered patio.
  • Savor the many dining options in our elegant atrium-style restaurant. It's open 12-hours daily for delicious meals served when you want them. For special events and guests, two private dining rooms are also available.
  • Relax in our cozy living room and common areas, featuring original handcrafted furniture and artwork by Arizona artists and artisans.
  • Get moving with your Green Valley Recreation membership, with everything from classes, fitness, and sports activities to events and trips at a dozen recreation centers throughout Green Valley.
  • And, should your needs change, you can take comfort in knowing that you can receive a comprehensive menu of licensed assisted living care services without moving from the comfort of your residence.

The Peaks at Santa Rita

Welcome to a community where caring hearts and friendly smiles await you.

  •  661 W. Calle Torres Blancas, Green Valley, AZ 85614 $
  • One and two bedrooms and casitas with full kitchens
  • Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Countertops
  • Planned activities, events and day trips
  • Theatre Room/Swimming Pool/Hot Tub/Complete Fitness Center
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day

Villa Hermosa

Discover retirement living as it was meant to be in Tucson, Arizona

  •  6300 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710 $$$
  • Villa Hermosa offers a variety of floor plans from which to choose
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle
  • The Sonoran Restaurant, open 12 hours daily
  • Belle Starr Lounge and Pub
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Spa

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.