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9 Independent Living Communities in the Mechanicsville Area

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The Barrington at Hioaks

If You Can Dream It...The Barrington at Hioaks Can Make It Happen.

  •  350 Hioaks Road, Richmond, VA 23225
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Life Enrichment Program and Wellness Program
  • LUXE Unlimited Salon with Pedicure/Manicure Services and Hair Stylists
  • Activities Room with Big Screen TV
  • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds with Individual Garden Areas, a Gazebo, and Breezeway with Benches
  • Delicious, Nutritious Meals Prepared by Our Executive Chef with Service in a Restaurant-Like Setting
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Elancé at Tuckahoe

Welcome to Elancé at Tuckahoe - Luxury Living in Henrico

  •  567 N. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229 $$
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Gracious private suites with a variety of senior-friendly floor plans
  • Gourmet meals prepared by in-house chefs and supervised by a registered dietitian
  • Daily social, cultural and recreational activities with Concierge Service
  • Escorts to and from meals and events, and transportation for appointments and outings
  • Gracious private suites with a variety of senior-friendly floor plans
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The Westmont at Short Pump

Enjoy a Carefree Lifestyle with Maintenance-Free Living in a Beautiful Setting

  •  14399 N Gayton Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 $$$
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
  • Revolutionary Air Purification Technology
  • Executive Chef Prepared Meals Daily with Tableside Beer and Wine Service
  • Life Enrichment Programs and Personalized Care Plans
  • A Variety of Social, Educational, and Cultural Opportunities are Available to All of Our Residents
  • We Are Not a Buy-in Community and All Utilities Are Included

Guardian Place Retirement Community

You're Right at Home

  •  1620 N. Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230 $

$1,057Per Month

  • All Utilities Included except phone and cable
  • Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 2 bath apartments with no entry fees
  • Planned activities. Courtesy transportation to grocery store, shopping and entertainment
  • Featuring a variety of affordable senior apartment floor plans with walk-in showers or tub
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens

Beth Sholom Gardens

Excellence in Senior Living

  •  2007 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23238 $$
  • Private Lifestyle with Convenient Services
  • State-Of-The-Art Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Busy Activities Schedule
  • Campus Transportation System
  • We Practice the "I'm Still Here" Approach to Living

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.