Cities with Independent Living Communities in Michigan

American House Spring Lake

  18100 174th Ave
Spring Lake, MI 49456


American House Lakeshore

  28801 Jefferson Ave
St Clair, MI 48081


American House Westland Joy

  39201 Joy Rd.
Westland, MI 48185


Royal Oak House

  1900 N. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Baldwin House Lakeside

  15731 19 Mile Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038

American House Sterling Woods

  36430 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI 48312


American House Sterling Meadows

  33433 Schoenherr
Sterling Heights, MI 48312


American House Southgate

  16333 Allen Rd
Southgate, MI 48195


Baldwin House Lloyd’s Bayou

  17046 Lloyds Bayou Dr
Spring Lake, MI 49456

American House Petoskey

  2000 E Mitchell Rd
Petoskey, MI 49770


American House Jenison

  8001 Cottonwood Dr
Jenison, MI 49428


American House Holland

  11911 James St
Holland, MI 49424


American House Grosse Pointe

  161 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


Baldwin House Grand Rapids

  2619 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

American House Livonia Senior Living

  11525 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150


Park House Southfield

  27577 Lahser Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034

Baldwin House Hazel Park

  777 E. Woodward Heights
Hazel Park, MI 48030

American House East II

  18760 13 Mile Rd
Roseville, MI 48066


American House East

  17255 Common Rd.
Roseville, MI 48066


Waltonwood Lakeside

  14750 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Waltonwood Twelve Oaks

  27475 Huron Circle
Novi, MI 48377

Waltonwood Cherry Hill

  42600 Cherry Hill
Canton, MI 48187

Brookdale Brighton

  833 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116

Brentwood at Niles

  1147 South Third Street
Niles, MI 49120

Waltonwood University

  3250 Walton Boulevard
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Chelsea Retirement Community

  805 West Middle Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

Vista Grande Villa

  2251 Springport Road
Jackson, MI 49202

Allegria Village

  15101 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48126


Beacon Hill at Eastgate

  1845 Boston Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Friendship Village

  1400 North Drake Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Freedom Village

  145 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423


  5601 Hatchery Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329

NorthPointe Woods

  700 North Avenue.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Burcham Hills

  2700 Burcham Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

American House Park Place

  29250 Heritage Pkwy
Warren, MI 48092


Commonwealth Senior Living at New Baltimore

  33503 23 Mile Road
Chesterfield Township, MI 48047

Commonwealth Senior Living at East Paris

  3956 Whispering Way
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Addington Place of Lakeside Vista

  340 W 40th St
Holland, MI 49423

Atria Kinghaven

  14800 King Road
Riverview, MI 48192

Shorehaven Senior Living

  14560 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

American House Charlevoix

  615 Petoskey Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Abbey Park at Mill River

  28413 Abbey Lane
New Hudson, MI 48165

Abbey Park - Grand Blanc

  3221 East Baldwin Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

American House Troy

  2300 Grand Haven Dr.
Troy, MI 48083


American House West Bloomfield

  5859 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322


American House Village

  3617 South Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


Baldwin House Oakland

  1915 Baldwin Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48340

American House Milford

  700 Napa Valley Drive
Milford, MI 48381


American House Grand Blanc

  12640 Holly Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439


Lockwood of Genesee

  3375 N. Linden
Flint, MI 48504


Waltonwood Carriage Park

  2000 N Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48187

Brookdale Adrian

  1200 Corporate Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Brookdale Southfield

  25800 W. Eleven Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Brookdale Farmington Hills

  36550 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Boardman Lake Glens

  1400 Brigadoon Court
Traverse City, MI 49686

The Inn at Cass Lake

  900 N Cass Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328

Genesee Gardens

  4495 Calkins Road
Flint Township, MI 48532

Blue Water Lodge

  2840 Keewahdin Road
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Sterling Place

  22800 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48034

Ashford Court - Westland

  37501 Joy Road
Westland, MI 48185

Baldwin House Brownstown

  21400 Dix Toledo Hwy
Brownstown Twp, MI 48183

Baldwin House Birmingham

  200 Chester
Birmingham, MI 48009

Clark East Tower

  1550 East Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

The Pines

  325 Wilkinson Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

The Cedars of Dexter

  411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI 48130

Maple Heights

  4600 Allen Rd
Allen Park, MI 48101

Pine Ridge of Hayes

  43707 Hayes Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Pine Ridge of Plumbrook

  8350 Plumbrook Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby

  4200 W. Utica Road
Shelby Township, MI 48317

Pine Ridge of Garfield

  36333 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48035

Evangelical Manor

  6720 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235

Eden Manor

  18040 Coyle Avenue
Detroit, MI 48235

Mill Pond Manor

  460 Russell Street
Saline, MI 48176

Brookdale Novi

  45182 W. Park Drive
Novi, MI 48377

Waldon Woods

  2600 Waldon Dr SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

The Village at Park Terrace

  1350 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441

Waverly Meadows

  755 E. 16th Street
Holland, MI 49423

The Village at Appledorn

  630 Hastings Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

The Marquette

  5968 Park Lake Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Lincoln Square

  3121 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Aurora Pond

  2380 Aurora Pond Drive SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Independence Village of East Lansing

  2530 Marfitt Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

The Village at Bay Ridge

  3850 Scenic Ridge
Traverse City, MI 49684


  4141 McCarty Road
Saginaw, MI 48603

Glen Eagle

  3950 Sumac Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Brecon Village

  200 Brecon Drive
Saline, MI 48176

Silver Maples of Chelsea

  100 Silver Maples Drive
Chelsea, MI 48118

American House Village at Bloomfield

  1957 S Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


The Parkdale

  44315 N Gratiot Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48036


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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