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13 Independent Living Communities in the Ooltewah Area

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Holiday Creekside at Shallowford

Warm and welcoming senior living community in Chattanooga, TN.

  •  7511 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 $
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Most Utilities Included
  • Pets Welcome

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove

A Master Planned Retirement Community

  •  4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363
  • Choice of restaurant-style meals served daily or casual bistro dining
  • Fitness and wellness center
  • Personal laundry and linen services
  • Billiards room & putting green
  • Indoor pool

Hickory Valley Retirement

A Place to Call Home

  •  6705 Ballard Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Five apartment floor plans to choose from
  • Delicious restaurant-style dining planned by a registered dietician
  • Comfortable lounge areas, exercise room, library, beauty salon and barber shop, coin-free laundry facility
  • Social, recreational, educational programs, and cultural events
  • Housekeeping and linen service, transportation throughout the week

Red Stone Estates

Upscale Senior Living, Without the Upscale Cost

  •  6653 Palms Ct, Chattanooga, TN 37421 $
  • Chef-inspired and created dining service at lunch and the evening meal • Indoor and Outdoor dining
  • Key-entry only Exterior Doors • Emergency Response System with outside monitoring
  • Transportation to medical appointments, offsite activities, and grocery store
  • Maintenance Service • Weekly housekeeping
  • Pets welcome • Doggy Park

Everlan of Hixson

SENIOR LIVING SERVICE MEETS LUXURY IN THE VOLUNTEER STATE

  •  2760 Northpoint Blvd, Hixson, TN 37343
  • Fine and casual dining venues
  • Spa and salon, game room, state-of-the-art fitness center
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Scheduled transportation
  • On-site dog park

East Ridge Residence

Welcome to Premier and Affordable Independent Living

  •  1417 N Mack Smith Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412
  • Two chef-inspired meals per day, lunch and dinner with full salad bar every evening (one daily meal included in your monthly rent)
  • Crafts, games, technology programming and more to spark your creativity
  • Socials and regularly scheduled community-wide events, fitness and wellness activities
  • Large courtyard with outdoor pool & gazebo
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Parkwood Retirement Apartments

Where Relationships Matter

  •  2700-A Parkwood Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Community and privacy
  • Fully-equipped kitchens and easy-to-reach cabinets
  • Outdoor patio and beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Complimentary laundry room or laundry service available at an additional charge
  • Licensed nurse on call

Garden Plaza at Cleveland

A Premier Senior Living Community

  •  3500 Keith Street NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Fitness center, indoor pool and spa
  • Putting green
  • Scheduled transportation
  • 24-hour emergency response system

Southern Heritage Assisted Living

We offer Southern hospitality with a personalized touch.

  •  5310 Clemons Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412
  • Spacious & Beautiful Dining Area (2 meals per day for Independent Living Residents, 3 meals per day for Assisted Living Residents)
  • Barber/Beauty Salon
  • Laundry Facility
  • Well-Landscaped Courtyard and Grounds
  • Exercise Opportunities & Walking Trails

Summit View

A Higher Vision for What Senior Living Can Be

  •  825 Runyan Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Three nutritious meals per day
  • Wellness-focused education about ways to maintain independence
  • A computer e-mail center
  • Weekly housekeeping service which includes weekly laundering of towels and twice monthly laundering of sheets
  • All utilities except telephone, cable and WIFI

Signal Mountain Senior Living

Best Senior Living Community in Chattanooga, TN

  •  1005 Mountain Creek Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • We offer social activities designed to foster fulfilling friendships. From music events and art classes to social hours and book clubs, your loved one can participate in countless activities.
  • At our community, your loved one can enjoy restaurant-dining, an on-site salon and barber, peaceful outdoor settings and on-site rehabilitation.
  • Transportation throughout the greater community is also offered for necessary appointments like doctor’s office visits as well as group outings.
  • 24-hour support, assistance with daily tasks, medication management and administration
  • Weekly apartment housekeeping, weekly linen and laundry services

Alexian Village Tennessee

Retirement Living on Signal Mountain, TN

  •  437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
  • Biweekly light housekeeping
  • Transportation to local stores, pharmacies and more
  • Flexible Dining Program
  • Free laundry facilities on each floor
  • All utilities paid except phone

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.