6 Independent Living Communities in the Murfreesboro Area
Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care
- 211 Fortress Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
- Large 1 & 2 Bedroom Floor Plans
- Chef-Prepared Meals & Flexible Dining Options
- Concierge Service & Emergency Call System
- Full Calendar of Activities, Cultural Events & Celebrations
- Convenient Location Near Parks, Shopping, Dining & Art
Assisted Living, Independent Living and Dementia Care in Shelbyville, TN
- 311 Colloredo Blvd, Shelbyville, TN 37160
- Private and Shared Suite Options in Various Sizes
- Nutritious Meals & Snacks with Alternative Options
- Monthly Activity & Social Calendar with Events/Outings to Engage Mind, Body & Soul
- No Length of Stay Commitment and Short-Term Respite Care Options
- All-Inclusive Rates (Without Add-On Fees)
Exceptional Senior Living
- 910 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064
- Delicious Meals Served Daily
- Specially-trained On-site Staff
- Engaging Activities
- Household Maintenance
- Scheduled Transportation
Warm, close-knit senior living community in Franklin, TN, 30 minutes from Nashville
- 314 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067
- Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
- Pets Welcome
Welcome to a brand-new day.
- 900 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
- A choice of 17 different floor plans including apartment-style residences, spacious garden, duplex and single-family villas, all with high quality interior finishes.
- Preferred Choice Dining™ is designed so residents have choices in where and when they dine at The Heritage.
- Social, cultural and educational activities planned around resident preferences.
- Weekly housekeeping services provided around resident preferences.
- Resident committees provide input into the programs and offerings at the community, which help to shape the lifestyle offered at The Heritage.
Your New Retirement Home
- 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
- Month-to-Month Rental (no buy-ins or large upfront fees)
- All-day dining
- Daily activities, entertainment & trips
- In-home housekeeping & maintenance
- 24-hour staff on site
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
• 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
• 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.