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13 Independent Living Communities in the Oro Valley Area

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Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living

Welcome to a community where caring hearts and friendly smiles await you.

  •  30 West Lambert Lane, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 $
  • Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/ kitchenettes
  • 3 Chef prepared meals daily
  • Pool/Grand Theatre/Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Bed Linens and bath towels provided and laundered weekly
  • Weekly housekeeping, including dusting, vacuuming, and sanitation of counters and cabinets
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Amber Lights

Welcome to Amber Lights Senior Living Community offering Independent and Assisted Living

  •  6231 North Montebella Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 $$$
  • Enjoy your own space with a bright and beautiful one or two-bedroom home. You'll find large windows throughout, a walk-in closet, individual climate controls, and a private covered patio with extra storage.
  • Our elegant restaurant, featuring more than 30 menu items from which to choose, is open 12 hours daily for delicious meals served at your convenience.
  • Spend the afternoon at local art galleries or go exploring in Tucson's many historic sites and nature preserves.
  • Your well-being is our top priority. Our on-site staff and health services are available to you 24-hours a day should you need them.
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The Forum at Tucson

Luxurious retirement living in Tucson

  •  2500 North Rosemont Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Snacks available throughout day
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Social, recreational, spiritual and educational activities
  • Maintenance of building and grounds
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Atria Valley Manor

Find an Arizona Retirement Community with Senior Independent Living at Atria Valley Manor!

  •  5549 East Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85712 $
  • 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
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Atria Bell Court Gardens

Exploring Assisted Living Communities in Tucson, AZ?

  •  6653 E. Carondelet Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710 $$
  • 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

Mountain View Retirement Village

Mountain View Retirement Village is for you!

  •  7900 North La Canada Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704 $$$
  • Mountain View Retirement Village is conveniently located just minutes from the Foothills Mall, Tucson Mall, the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson
  • Our lobby offers a stunning view of the Catalina Mountains
  • Our park-like grounds, perfect for walking, are beautifully maintained and offer many quiet spaces for conversation or reflection

Brookdale Santa Catalina

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  7500 N Calle Sin Envidia, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$$
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Patio/balcony
  • Step-In showers
  • Wheelchair access
  • Emergency call system

The Fountains at La Cholla

The Best in Tucson Senior Living

  •  2001 West Rudasill Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 $$
  • Beautiful views of the Santa Catalina mountains
  • Clubhouse and pool for entertaining
  • Diverse wellness programming, wellness screenings, educational seminars and health fairs
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watermark University classes
  • From spacious apartments to luxurious Casitas, you'll find a space that's just right to call your own

Atria Campana del Rio

Find Fantastic Senior and Assisted Living in Tucson, AZ, at Atria Campana de Rio!

  •  1550 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$
  • 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

The Hacienda at The River

A New Concept in Senior Living

  •   2720 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 $$$
  • 24/7 Associate Support and Concierge Services
  • Delicious, Healthy Meals
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Services
  • Preventive Health Screenings and Education
  • In the Presence of Horses™ Equine Programming

Villa Hermosa

Discover retirement living as it was meant to be in Tucson, Arizona

  •  6300 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710 $$$
  • Villa Hermosa offers a variety of floor plans from which to choose
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle
  • The Sonoran Restaurant, open 12 hours daily
  • Belle Starr Lounge and Pub
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Spa

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.