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6 Independent Living Communities in the Jackson Area

Vista Grande Villa

More than Ordinary. Extraordinary.

  •  2251 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202
  • One meal per day in either the Magnolia Room (buffet-style) or the Rose Room (restaurant-style)
  • Scheduled local transportation and special event excursions
  • Grande Room auditorium with customized sound system for the hearing impaired
  • Full schedule of social, cultural and recreational activities
  • Full-time housekeeping and maintenance staff

Chelsea Retirement Community

A Great Place to Call Home

  •  805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Beautiful 58 -acre campus is situated in the historic City of Chelsea,“ just minutes from Ann Arbor
  • As a resident you can choose from a wide variety of programs, classes and events
  • When you become a resident of Chelsea Retirement Community, we pledge to provide services to you for the remainder of your life.
  • If longevity or care needs should deplete your financial resources, we will continue to provide excellent care no matter where you are living within our campus walls.
  • Our award-winning and professional chefs, dieticians and kitchen staff love their work... and it shows in every meal we serve.

The Pines

Affordable Aprtments in a Serene Setting

  •  325 Wilkinson Street, Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Beautiful Grounds and Environment
  • Balconies or Patios
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Reasonable Rates for Specialized Services
  • Pets Welcome

Silver Maples of Chelsea

Vibrant Retirement Living Near Ann Arbor

  •  100 Silver Maples Drive, Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Three types of residential accommodations for you to personalize
  • Independent and residential style living and licensed assisted living accommodations
  • All residential accommodations are maintenance-free inside and out and include all utilities,“ except for phone and cable television.
  • Residents and their guests may choose from restaurant-style formal dining, or choose to eat in our Bistro 100 or Courtyard Cafe for a more contemporary setting.
  • Salon, spa & barbering

The Cedars of Dexter

Come enjoy all that life has to offer...

  •  411 Cedars Lane, Dexter, MI 48130
  • Granite Countertops, Ceramic Tile Flooring & Berber Carpet
  • Gas Fireplaces
  • Pool, Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Beautiful Dining Room & Cafe
  • Fitness Center & Life Learning Studio

Brookdale Adrian

Exceptional Senior Living in Adrian, Michigan!

  •  1200 Corporate Drive, Adrian, MI 49221
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom style plans to suit every taste
  • Emergency response system for added peace of mind
  • Patio for private outdoor living space
  • Walk-in shower or tub/shower combination
  • Small pets allowed

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.