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Hunters Pointe

  2801 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601

Big Sky Senior Living on Waterford Way

  3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave
Butte, MT 59701

Bozeman Lodge

  1547 North Hunters Way
Bozeman, MT 59718

The Iris Senior Living

  1104 6th Ave N
Great Falls, MT 59401

The Rainbow Senior Living

  20 3rd Street North
Great Falls, MT 59401

1 Featured Independent Living Communities in the Helena Area

Bozeman Lodge

Live Radiantly

  •  1547 North Hunters Way, Bozeman, MT 59718
  • 100 private apartments and 24 two bedroom cottages
  • Each apartment has a full kitchen and washer/dryer
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Close to medical services, shopping and restaurants

4 Independent Living Communities in the Helena Area

Hunters Pointe

Award-Winning Senior Living

  •  2801 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
  • 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.

Big Sky Senior Living on Waterford Way

Easily Transition to Your Next Stage of Life

  •  3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave, Butte, MT 59701
  • 3 delicious meals served daily
  • 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
  • Engaging activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

The Iris Senior Living

Guided by Goodness, Loyalty, Faith and Fun

  •  1104 6th Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401
  • Delicious Meals Served Daily
  • Specially-trained On-site Staff
  • Engaging Activities
  • Household Maintenance
  • Housekeeping Service

The Rainbow Senior Living

Retirement and Assisted Living

  •  20 3rd Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401
  • Freshly prepared meals daily
  • Social and recreational events
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Apartments with kitchenettes and individual climate control

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.

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