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14 Independent Living Communities in the Hockessin Area

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Shipley Living

Loving Care, At the Heart of it All

  •  2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 $$$
  • Choice of apartment floor plans, with kitchens and kitchenettes
  • Emergency call response system in each suite
  • Comfortable common areas, tastefully decorated
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
Premium Community

Forwood Manor

Your Senior Living Oasis Awaits!

  •  1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 $$$
  • Choice of apartment floor plans, with kitchens and kitchenettes
  • Comfortable common areas, tastefully decorated
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • On-site physical, occupational or speech therapy
  • Beauty/barber shop

Millcroft Living

Feel the Spirit of Loving Care

  •  255 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711 $$$
  • Choice of apartment floor plans, with full baths & wall to wall carpeting
  • Washers and dryers for individual use
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
  • Care plan meetings with resident and family

Paramount Senior Living at Newark

Premier Senior Living Facility in the Newark Delaware Area!

  •  200 East Village Road, Newark, DE 19713 $$$$
  • 100 senior apartments with unique room variations not typical of most communities
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • Engaging Activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Foulk Living

Love Where You are, Who Surrounds You and What You’re Doing!

  •  1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 $$$
  • Choice of spacious apartments, cottages and studios
  • Spacious screened-in patio
  • A variety of floor plans with kitchens
  • Restaurant-style dining with a variety of menu options
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service

The Watermark at Bellingham

Exceptional and Carefree Retirement Living in the Heart of West Chester

  •  1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
  • Chef-inspired cuisine served restaurant style in historic dining room
  • Casual Cafe serving ala carte lunches
  • Variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment choices
  • Country store/Woodworking shop/Billiard room/Piano lounge
  • Pet program

Freedom Village at Brandywine


  •  15 Freedom Boulevard, Coatesville, PA 19320 $
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
  • 6 elegant dining rooms
  • Indoor pool/fitness area
  • Outdoor recreational facilities
  • Daily cultural, social and/or educational programs, outings or events

Chestnut Ridge Wallingford

Senior Living with a View in Wallingford

  •  2700 Chestnut Rd, Chester, PA 19013
  • Support from a wide range of specialists such as podiatrists and psychiatric staff
  • Wellness center for on-site health care
  • Transportation to appointments, shopping trips, & excursions
  • Find comfort knowing that physical, medical, emotional, and social needs are prioritized each day.
  • Join in on enriching group activities or enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces including a gazebo, walking paths or a homey front porch.

Heatherwood Retirement Community

Tradition, Service, Excellence

  •  3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344 $
  • Month-to-month leases
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Billiards room, cafe, library, beauty salon and barbershop
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds, including a pond and gazebos
  • Transportation services

The Quadrangle


  •  3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

Woodbury Mews

Senior Living Made for You

  •  122-124 Green Ave, Woodbury, NJ 08096
  • 24/7 Associate Support
  • Concierge Services
  • Delicious, Healthy Meals, Dynamic Community Life Calendar
  • Library, Billiards, Lounge Area, Salon & Barber Services, Community Wi-Fi, Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
  • On-Site Wellness Services, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy

Hayes Manor Retirement Residence


  •  2210 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Individually controlled heating/air conditioning
  • 24-hour security with closed circuit TV system
  • 3 daily appetizing and nutritious meals served in our sunny Terrace Dining Room, morning and evening snacks
  • 24-hour care provided by staff
  • Weekly shopping trips

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.