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16 Independent Living Communities in the Guilford Area

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Holiday Lodge at Cold Spring

A friendly senior living community in Rocky Hill, CT, 3 miles from natural scenery at Dividend Pond

  •  50 Cold Spring Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 $$
  • Three Homestyle Meals Prepared Daily
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Most Utilities Included
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Atria Greenridge Place

Explore Exemplary Senior and Assisted Living in Rocky Hill, CT, at Atria Greenridge Place!

  •  One Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 $$
  • 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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Atria Crossroads Place

Vibrant Senior Living in Waterford, CT

  •  One Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT 06385 $$$
  • 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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Holiday Farmington

Award-winning independent senior living in Farmington, CT, minutes from the waterfront at Batterson Park

  •  88 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032 $
  • Three Homestyle Meals Prepared Daily
  • Community Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Most Utilities Included

Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

Guilford Connecticut Independent Senior living

  •  201 Granite Road, Guilford, CT 06437 $$
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning - everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

Essex Meadows

Savor The Active Lifestyle.

  •  30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT 06426 $$$$
  • Daily meal in our elegant dining room, pub or casual sun room
  • Planned social, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Emergency call systems in each apartment and cottage
  • Executive-length golf course and putting green
  • Cocktail lounge and coffee shop

The Linden at Woodbridge

Providing excellent independent living, assisted living services and dementia care in Woodbridge, Connecticut!

  •  330 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 $$
  • A choice of attractive 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom and studio apartments
  • Completely maintenance free, inside and out
  • Clubs (Bridge, Men's Club, Poker, Current Events, Jewlery Making, Painting, Crafts, Cooking and Bingo)
  • Off-site excursions (lunch, movies, theater, museums, scenic drives, shopping)
  • 3 meals a day, served restaurant-style

Brookdale Chatfield

Connecticut Senior Living at its Finest

  •  One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110 $$$
  • Sixteen distinctive floor plans to choose from
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom style plans to suit every taste
  • In-unit washer and dryer available
  • Walk-in shower or tub/shower combination
  • Therapy room

Brookdale Gables Farmington

Connecticut Senior Living at its Finest

  •  20 Devonwood Drive, Farmington, CT 06032 $$
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom style plans to suit every taste
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Our restaurant-style dining program offers expanded continental breakfast with cold and hot items, and dinner daily. Each meal is prepared fresh and served by our friendly, well-trained wait staff.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation staff provides door to door services to shopping, restaurants, and your personal appointments (pre-arranged).
  • Our Personally Yours Program is customized to our residents' individual needs.

Spring Meadows Trumbull

Experience Limitless Opportunity

  •  6949 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 $$$
  • Spacious studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans
  • The Meadows Community Room
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Country Kitchen
  • Beauty and Barber Salon

Pomperaug Woods

Unique among Connecticut Lifecare Retirement Communities

  •  80 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488 $$$$
  • Heritage Village Country Club membership privileges to golf course
  • Extensive cultural, recreational & educational calendar
  • Scheduled transportation for the times you don't feel like driving
  • Creative Arts Studio with professional art instructor
  • Wilson Hall performing arts center

AVIVA West Hartford

Happy Days

  •  1 Hamilton Heights Dr., West Hartford, CT 06119 $$
  • Delightful apartments, a tight-knit community, and a location that keeps you closer to the activities you love.
  • Homemade, restaurant-style meals – created and prepared by an actual chef
  • Discreet, compassionate assistance in whatever form you require
  • Full range of enriching and engaging social activities
  • Respite/short-term 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.