Cities with Independent Living Communities in Kansas

Connect55+ Wichita

  2430 N 127th St. East
Wichita, KS 66726


Connect55+ Topeka

  2700 SW 3rd St
Topeka, KS 66606


Connect55+ Olathe

  13350 S Greenwood St
Olathe, KS 66062


Connect 55+ Shawnee

  7200 Silverheel St
Shawnee, KS 66226


Brandon Woods at Alvamar

  1501 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

The Forum at Overland Park

  3501 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66206

Celebration Villa of Hearthstone West

  3515 S.W. 6th Street
Topeka, KS 66606

Atria Hearthstone East

  3415 S.W. 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606

Sedgwick Plaza

  2455 North Woodlawn
Wichita, KS 67220

Park Meadows Senior Living

  5901 W 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207

Greenwood Terrace

  11150 Greenwood Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

Brookdale Overland Park 119th

  6101 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66209

Grasslands Estates

  10665 W 13Th Street N
Wichita, KS 67212

The Welstone at Mission Crossing

  6050 Broadmoor St
Mission, KS 66202


Shawnee Hills Senior Living

  6335 Maurer Rd
Shawnee, KS 66217

Arbor Court Retirement Community at Alvamar

  1510 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Thornton Place

  2901 SW Armstrong
Topeka, KS 66614

Town Village Leawood

  4400 West 115th Street
Leawood, KS 66211

Meadowlark Estates

  4430 Bauer Farm Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park Place

  6555 West 75th Street
Overland Park, KS 66204

Legend of Hutchinson

  2416 Brentwood
Hutchinson, KS 67502

Homestead of Augusta

  1611 Fairway Drive
Augusta, KS 67010

Country Place Living

  15707 Pinehurst Drive
Basehor, KS 66007

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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