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11 Independent Living Communities in the Niles Area

Brentwood at Niles

New Friends, New Beginnings

  •  1147 South Third Street, Niles, MI 49120 $$
  • 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 and linen service

The Village at Arborwood

A Lifestyle You Deserve, an Apartment You Can Afford

  •  820 East Cleveland Road, Granger, IN 46530 $
  • Spacious, yet cozy one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom cottages offering fully equipped kitchen with full-sized frost-free refrigerator, disposal and electric range
  • Bathroom with step-in shower or tub
  • Main lounge with cozy fireplace
  • Private dining area for special events
  • Delicious homemade dinners served daily in our elegant dining room with meal packages available

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)

Tanglewood Trace Senior Living

Independent Living | Assisted Living

  •  530 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46545 $
  • Community Areas for Socializing
  • Concierge Services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Around-the-Clock Support
  • Pet Friendly

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

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

Gardenview Senior Apartments

WELCOME HOME

  •  1119 N Main St, Elkhart, IN 46514 $
  • Historic Building, Clubhouse, Elevator, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet
  • Air Conditioner, Efficient Appliances, Washer/Dryer
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Garage, Off Street Parking
  • On-Site Maintenance, On-Site Management

Hubbard Hill Retirement Community

A Better Way

  •  28070 County Rd 24, Elkhart, IN 46517 $$

Entrance fees apply

  • Social events at the Sailor Community Center, located in the heart of the Village
  • The Community Center includes two complete kitchens, an exercise room, indoor shuffleboard, a woodworking shop, and a library
  • Meals served restaurant-style in two beautiful dining venues
  • 150-seat chapel and auditorium
  • Courtyard with veranda, spectacular wooded views, catch-and-release fishing ponds

Brentwood at Elkhart

Welcome Home to Brentwood at Elkhart Assisted Living

  •  3109 E. Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Brentwood at Elkhart Independent Living

New Friends, New Beginnings

  •  3600 East Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514 $
  • 88 bright and spacious apartments
  • 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

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.