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10 Independent Living Communities in the LaPorte Area

Brentwood at LaPorte

Right at Home

  •  2002 Andrew Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350 $$
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

Oak Woods Manor

Independent Living in La Porte, IN

  •  1211 Longwood Drive, La Porte, IN 46350 $$
  • Choice of suite layouts, all with full kitchens, individual temperature control, ample closet space, and wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu choices
  • Scheduled weekly housekeeping & flat linen laundry service
  • Private apartment entrance from an interior hallway
  • Social, recreational, and spiritual activities

Residences at Coffee Creek

Chesterton, Indiana's Preferred Senior Living

  •  2300 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304 $$
  • Never move again! Aging-in-place concept that provides senior living apartments with assistance, memory care, therapy & more.
  • All-day restaurant dining featuring gourmet, nutritious snacks and meals prepared by our international Executive Chef (happily accommodating specialty diets)
  • Engaging activities and events that inspire involvement in community
  • Emergency response system with 24/7 nursing care available on-site
  • Utilities, cable TV and internet included, housekeeping and linen services offered once a week

The Wyndmoor of Portage

An Independent and Assisted Living Facility

  •  3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN 46368-4980 $$
  • Choice of floor plan for private or companion suites. Decorate with your own personal furnishings.
  • Our personalized assessment evaluates your individual needs and preferences. Then we customize a service plan to meet those needs and preferences. Your personalized plan is based upon the amount of time it takes to provide quality services. Therefore, you only pay for what you need and want.
  • We provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All of the meals we offer are selected by a registered dietician to ensure optimal nutritional value.
  • We offer a comprehensive continence management program, from reminders to scheduling to assistance.
  • Our programs and outings are specially designed with residents' individual interests and capability levels in mind, from wellness programs to outings to fitness and educational programs to cultural and social events, there is something for everyone.

Southfield Village

Welcome to Southfield Village

  •  6450 Miami Cir, South Bend, IN 46614 $$

Entrance fees apply for Independent Living

  • Fitness center with classes like yoga and Tai Chi
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Library, resident gardens, playground, forest preserve
  • Tours of local attractions
  • Full-time resident services coordinator

Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame

EXPLORE LIFE to the Fullest - Age with Grace in a Spiritual Community

  •  54515 SR 933 N, Notre Dame, IN 46556 $$

Entrance fees apply

  • Beautifully Landscaped 40-Acre Campus
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • 24-Hour Emergency Response System
  • 24/7 Staff Assistance
  • All Utilities Included (excluding telephone and internet)

St. Paul's Life Plan Community

Building strong relationships for seniors...and so much more!

  •  3602 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614 $$$
  • For independent living residents, daily, continental breakfast at the Bistro and choice of restaurant-style lunch or dinner
  • Laundry services, bi-weekly housekeeping services
  • Full calendar of activities, outings and clubs
  • Daily Mass and Chapel for all denominations
  • Paid electric, heating/cooling and water

Crown Point Christian Village

Responsive, compassionate care that puts you first.

  •  6685 E 117th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307 $$

Entrance fees apply

  • Garden villa townhomes feature two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and up to 1,614 sq. ft.
  • Twice monthly light housekeeping, paid utilities including Wi-Fi and basic cable
  • Social and wellness activities including discounted membership and scheduled transportation to YMCA
  • Onsite dining program, clubhouse access, faith-led programming including all-faiths chapel services, onsite pastor, Bible studies, personalized spiritual support and more
  • Priority access to assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term healthcare and memory support on campus.

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.