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12 Independent Living Communities in the Ludlow Area

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Holiday White Oaks

Welcoming independent senior living in Manchester, CT, a mile from Shoppes at Buckland Hills

  •  230 Deming Street, Manchester, CT 06042 $$
  • Three Homestyle Meals Prepared Daily
  • Community Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Most Utilities Included

Keystone Commons

An Uncommon Value for Exceptional Senior Living

  •  460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056 $$$
  • Unique two-bedroom and two-bath apartments
  • Full kitchen with a full size refrigerator, 4- burner stove with oven, microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, sink and cabinets; a large living room/dining area; spacious bedroom(s); individual temperature controls; ample closet space; and a stackable washer/dryer.
  • Attractive, spacious lobby/living room areas
  • Fireplace and sitting areas
  • Beauty/barber shop

The Wellington at Springfield

Welcome to The Wellington at Springfield!

  •  942 Grayson Drive, Springfield, MA 01119
  • A total lifestyle exerience to be enjoyed by our residents
  • Independent residents may choose from nine beautifully designed floor plans, including several handicapped-accessible units
  • Residents can unwind in our comfortable in-house theater, which boasts a 61
  • Enjoy the convenience of elegant restaurant-style dining, a beauty/barber shop and wellness office

Armbrook Village

Welcome to Armbrook Village

  •  551 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085
  • Spacious Independent Living apartments with concierge services
  • Service-Enriched Assisted Living
  • A state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®, affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center, featuring research-based treatment for those with memory loss
  • Fine dining in The Grill Room featuring award-winning brain healthy cuisine prepared daily by an on-site executive chef
  • Salon and spa services including hairdressing, manicures and pedicures

The Residence at South Windsor Farms

At The Residence at South Windsor Farms, it all adds up to extraordinary living!

  •  200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074 $$$$
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system in each one
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Computer rooms for email, personal work, and video chatting with friends and family
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Outdoor patio for seasonal dining

AVIVA West Hartford

Happy Days

  •  1 Hamilton Heights Dr., West Hartford, CT 06119 $$
  • Delightful apartments, a tight-knit community, and a location that keeps you closer to the activities you love.
  • Homemade, restaurant-style meals – created and prepared by an actual chef
  • Discreet, compassionate assistance in whatever form you require
  • Full range of enriching and engaging social activities
  • Respite/short-term stays

The Residence at Brookside

Experience true relaxation and care at Avon's finest senior community!

  •  117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT 06001 $$$$
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system in each one
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • Scheduled local transportation
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • On-site barber and beauty salon

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.