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Lake Morton Plaza

  400 South FL Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Osprey Manor

  810 E Bella Vista Street
Lakeland, FL 33805

Holiday Azalea Park

  1325 Grasslands Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Lake Gibson Village

  771 Carpenters Way
Lakeland, FL 33809


The Estates at Carpenters

  1001 Carpenters Way
Lakeland, FL 33809

Spring Haven

  1225 Havendale Blvd NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Lake Howard Heights

  650 N. Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Episcopal Catholic Apts

  500 Avenue L, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace

  4602 Marigold Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34758

3 Featured Independent Living Communities in the Lakeland Area

Lake Gibson Village

Make the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life.

  •  771 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809
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  • Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Choice of floor plans: Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available with housekeeping services included
  • Chef-prepared meals served in a stately dining room overlooking the historic theater
  • Gated property with personal building entry codes and 24-hour staff
  • A variety of activities and amenities, including heated swimming pool, dog park and pontoon boat cruises on Lake Gibson
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehab Facility under construction - opening Fall 2020

Lake Howard Heights

Premier Independent Living and Assisted Living in Winter Haven, FL

  •  650 N. Lake Howard Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33881
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  • Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Short Term Short Term
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Three chef-inspired meals with flexible options from the Freedom Dining program
  • Plentiful activities and events including The Academy programming
  • Catch the latest movie in our theater room
  • Scenic walking paths surrounding the community
  • Pamper yourself in our beauty and barber salon

Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch

Discover the New Community That's Right in Your Neighborhood

  •  30070 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
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  • 67 Assisted Living apartments and 33 Private Memory Care Residences
  • Maintenance-Free Community Living
  • Health &Wellness Programs
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Extended Congregate Care (ECC) License

8 Independent Living Communities in the Lakeland Area

Hawthorne Village Retirement Community of Brandon

Providing Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation at Hawthorne Village

  •  851 West Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511
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    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care

Starting From : $75 per day

  • Now providing message therapy in our newly expanded Rehabilitation building!
  • Elegant, intimate community for those 55 or better continuing through all levels of care.
  • Providing an alternative lifestyle to nursing home care. Live independently and still have assisted care day or night.
  • On site rehabilitation to rebuild lives after being hospitalized for a major illness or severe trauma.
  • We strive to keep and maintain the highest standards in quality care and safety.

Lake Morton Plaza

Experience Comfortable, Caring Senior Living in our Central Florida Community

  •  400 South FL Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Happy Hours, Social Events and Movie Nights Featuring Resident Favorites
  • Art, Music and Enrichment Classes
  • Exercise and Physical Activities
  • Parking Garage

Osprey Manor

Active Senior Living in Vibrant Lakeland, Florida

  •  810 E Bella Vista Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Affordable month-to-month pricing
  • 3 full meals served daily
  • Complimentary transportation (scheduled to physicians and outings)
  • Weekly Housekeeping and Linen service Trash pick-up
  • Activity Center with planned activities, billiards and game room

Holiday Azalea Park

Gated independent living community minutes from downtown Lakeland, FL

  •  1325 Grasslands Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
  • Weekly Housekeeping and Light Linen Service
  • WiFi in Common Areas

The Estates at Carpenters

Discover our Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lakeland, FL

  •  1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809
  • Refresh in the heated swimming pool and spa
  • Indulge in delicious, chef-prepared cuisine
  • Check on your health in the Wellness Clinic
  • Immerse yourself in two on-site libraries complete with large print and audio books Attend a show in the community auditorium
  • Attend a show in the community auditorium

Spring Haven

A Comfortable, Caring Senior Community in Florida

  •  1225 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
  • Country Store
  • Ice Cream/Coffee Shop
  • Lake Front Property With Fishing Dock
  • Walking Trail
  • Arts and Craft Room

Episcopal Catholic Apts

Experience affordable, friendly, maintenance-free living...

Starting at $385+ a month

  • Friendly and knowledgeable office team with reliable maintenance
  • Close to shopping, public transportation and medical facilities
  • Electric, water, and sewer utilities included
  • Beautiful lake views and private balconies
  • Pets welcome and pet walking area on site

Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace


  •  4602 Marigold Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34758
  • Fresh and healthy meals prepared by our culinary team
  • A dedicated Active Living Director who oversees a full activities calendar
  • State-of-the-art wellness center with fitness programs
  • Luxurious on site salon and spa
  • Pet-friendly

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.