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7 Independent Living Communities in the Kailua Area

Wilson Senior Living

More Than Assisted Living...

  •  96 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kailua, HI 96734 $$$
  • Fully-furnished bedrooms with Private Bathrooms and Tempur-Pedic Beds
  • This beautifully appointed state-of-the-art care home welcomes individuals in need of care around the clock, centered around their individual needs.
  • Spa room with soaking tub and salon
  • Elevator for easy access from garage to each floor
  • Open concept kitchen/living/dining areas for social interaction with residents

The Ivy at Hawaii Kai

Retirement & Assisted Senior Living for All Seasons

  •  428 Kawaihae Street, Honolulu, HI 96825 $$
  • Your own private suite with multiple floor plans and options to choose from
  • Three nutritious, chef-prepared meals a day
  • A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Pets warmly welcomed

One Kalakaua Senior Living

Honolulu's premier, fee simple, full service retirement community.

  •  1314 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826 $$$$
  • 1 Bed./1 Bath, 2 Bed./1 Bath & 2 Bed. /2 Bath fee simple condos
  • Fully equipped General Electric kitchen
  • Floors are generally carpeted, while most kitchens and bathrooms floors have ceramic tile
  • 17 guest parking stalls located on the main entry level
  • You can rent, reverse mortgage or re-sell your unit anytime.

The Plaza at Punchbowl

SENIOR LIVING IN THE HEART OF HONOLULU

  •  918 Lunalilo St, Honolulu, HI 96822 $$$
  • An attractive semi-private, studio, one-bedroom suite, or two-bedroom apartment equipped with an emergency nurse call system.
  • Three delicious meals a day served restaurant style
  • Access to the nursing staff 24 hours per day
  • Weekly housecleaning and linen services
  • Daily activities and exercise programs

The Plaza at Moanalua

THE GOOD LIFE THAT COMES WITH A VIEW

  •  1280 Moanalualani Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819 $$$$
  • An attractive private or semi-private apartment equipped with an emergency nurse call system
  • Three delicious meals a day served restaurant style
  • Access to the nursing staff 24 hours per day
  • Weekly housecleaning and linen services
  • Basic utilities and cable television

The Plaza at Mililani

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  •  95-1050 Ukuwai St, Mililani, HI 96789 $$$$
  • An attractive private or semi-private apartment equipped with an emergency nurse call system
  • Three delicious meals a day served restaurant style
  • Scheduled transportation on the Plaza Shuttle
  • Weekly housecleaning and linen services
  • Basic utilities and cable television

'Ilima at Leihano

Living Well at 'Ilima at Leihano

  •  891 Kama`aha Ave, Suite 101, Kapolei, HI 96707 $$$
  • Three fresh, healthy meals per day plus snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping (includes linen service)
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and aquasize pool
  • Signature Art of Living Well® programs delivered by dedicated wellness staff
  • A full complement of daily activities and community outings to choose from

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.