Cities with Independent Living Communities in Ohio

Wexner Heritage Village

  1151 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights

  15435 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

The GRAND of Dublin

  4500 John Shields Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

Meadows of Scioto

  433 Obetz Road
Columbus, OH 43207

The Forum at Knightsbridge

  4590 Knightsbridge Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43214

Brookdale Westlake Village

  28550 Westlake Village Drive
Westlake, OH 44145

Maple Knoll Village

  11100 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246

The Seasons

  7300 Dearwester Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Judson Manor

  1890 E. 107th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

Judson Park

  2181 Ambleside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Concordia at Sumner

  970 Sumner Parkway
Copley, OH 44321

Springfield Masonic Community

  7 Masonic Dr
Springfield, OH 45504

Twin Lakes

  9840 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Friendship Village of Dublin

  6000 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017


  5800 Forest Hills Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43231

Canton Regency

  4515 22nd Street NW
Canton, OH 44708

Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community

  20311 Pemberville Road
Pemberville, OH 43450

Twin Towers

  5343 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community

  11230 State Route 364
St. Marys, OH 45885

Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community

  585 N. State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036

Brookdale Montrose

  100 Brookmont Road
Akron, OH 44333

Springwood Place

  865 Maxtown Road
Westerville, OH 43082

The Wellington at North Bend Crossing

  5156 North Bend Crossing
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Brookdale Kettering

  280 Walden Way
Dayton, OH 45440

The Village (Westerville)

  215 Huber Village Blvd
Westerville, OH 43081

The AbbeWood

  1210 South Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Generations Senior Living of Strongsville

  18960 Falling Water Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44136


The Winfield at Richmond Heights

  261 Richmond Rd.
Richmond Heights, OH 44143

The Waterford at Levis Commons

  7100 S. Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Brookdale Trillium Crossing

  3500 Trillium Crossing
Columbus, OH 43235

The Wellington at Dayton

  2656 W. Alex Bell Pike Rd
Dayton, OH 45459

Holiday Pearl Crossing

  19205 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

Holiday Alexis Gardens

  4560 W Alexis Road
Toledo, OH 43623

Spring Leaf Place

  2920 Snouffer Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Holiday New England Club

  8135 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Holiday Copley Place

  528 Rothrock Road
Copley, OH 44321

Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community

  9400 North Shore Blvd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440

Indian Hills Senior Community

  1541 East 191st Street
Euclid, OH 44117

Stone Oak Retirement

  4160 Trueman Boulevard
Hilliard, OH 43026


Rittenhouse Village Gahanna

  1201 Riva Ridge Court
Gahanna, OH 43230

The Waterford at Fairfield

  1460 Corydale Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community

  100 Red Oak Drive
Cridersville, OH 45806

Parker Place

  7960 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060

Maple Ridge

  35300 Kaiser Court
Willoughby, OH 44094

Heritage Senior Living of Marysville

  1565 London Ave
Marysville, OH 43040

The Ridge at Lancaster

  241 Whittier Drive South
Lancaster, OH 43130

Ohio Living Mount Pleasant

  225 Britton Lane
Monroe, OH 45050

Paramount Senior Living at Westerville

  690 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Chestnut Hill Senior Living

  5055 Thompson Road
Columbus, OH 43230

Fox Run Senior Living

  7800 Dayton Springfield Road
Fairborn, OH 45324

Eliza Bryant Village

  7201 Wade Park Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103


Evergreen Retirement Community

  230 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215

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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