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13 Independent Living Communities in the Highlands Ranch Area

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Holiday Quincy Place

Friendly independent senior living in the heart of Denver, CO

  •  7200 E Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80237 $
  • Three Homestyle Meals Prepared Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Most Utilities Included

Vi at Highlands Ranch

Redefining Senior Living

  •  2850 Classic Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 $$$$
  • At Vi at Highlands Ranch, best-in-class living environments, well-appointed amenities and unexpected levels of service will make it feel like you retired to a luxury resort.
  • 24-hour valet parking services in our underground garage for your vehicle
  • Alpine Mist Salon with full spa menu of services including cut and color, styling, manicure and pedicure
  • Foods prepared by chefs who have received customized training provided by the Culinary Institute of America on nutrition, healthy cooking and baking techniques, flavor dynamics, and food and wine pairing
  • Pet-friendly community with dog treats often available at the concierge desk, and resident-organized pet play dates

Lakeview Senior Living

This Feels Like Home.

  •  7390 W. Eastman Pl, Lakewood, CO 80227 $
  • Lakeview offers independent retirement living services in Lakewood, just 15 minutes from Denver, Colorado with easy access to mountain communities
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • State-of-the-art fitness and physical therapy center
  • Theater with surround sound for ongoing resident entertainment
  • Full service beauty salon and day spa

Brookdale Meridian Lakewood

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1805 S. Balsam St., Lakewood, CO 80232 $$
  • Spacious One & Two Bedroom Apartments
  • Kitchen with Full-Sized Appliances
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Putting Green
  • Theater/Game Room/Billiards Room/Craft Room

Brookdale Meridian Englewood

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  3455 S. Corona St., Englewood, CO 80113 $$
  • Spacious One & Two Bedroom Apartments
  • Kitchen with Full-Sized Appliances
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Putting Green
  • Woodworking Shop & Craft Room

Lincoln Meadows

This Feels Like Home.

  •  10001 S. Oswego St., Parker, CO 80134 $$$
  • Lincoln Meadows offers a continuum of care with retirement living, assisted living and memory care services in Parker.
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • Coffee shop that serves coffee/tea/hot chocolate and cookies/fruit
  • State-of-the-art fitness and physical therapy center
  • Cozy lounges with fireplaces

Brookdale Meridian Westland

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 $$
  • Spacious One- & Two-Bedroom Apartments
  • Kitchen with Full-Sized Appliances
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Putting Green
  • Theater/Game Room/Billiards Room/Craft Room

Brookdale Greenwood Village

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  6450 South Boston Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 $$
  • Dynamic mountain view
  • Controlled access
  • Meticulously maintained grounds and landscaping
  • Convenient location
  • Beauty/barber shop

Brookdale University Park - CO

Senior Living in Denver

  •  2020 South Monroe Street, Denver, CO 80210 $$$
  • Several floor plans, including apartments with private balconies and full kitchens
  • Concierge service
  • Staff is available 24/7 to be alerted to an emergency
  • Therapy room
  • Putting green/Outdoor sports activities

Brookdale Parkplace

Colorado Senior Living at its Finest

  •  111 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218 $$$
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Step-in showers
  • Real wood trim, including wood windows and a wood encased glass balcony access door in your apartment
  • Plush wall-to-wall carpeting in your apartment
  • Sheer draperies

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.