1 Featured Independent Living Communities in the Reading Area
Compassionate Care. Enriched Lifestyle.
- 24-Hour Access to Personal Care Services
- Community Activities Scheduled by Our Life Enrichment Director
- Transportation to Scheduled Community Activities
- Memory Care- Secure, Safe Environment
- Emergency Call System Located in All Residents Rooms and Baths.
6 Independent Living Communities in the Reading Area
There's Always Time for a Little Magic!
- Personal Care, Independent Living and Memory Care
- Compassionate Holistic Care, Community Centered Events and Activities
- Cognitive Based Activities, Cuisine and Nutrition
- Cardiovascular and Physical Health
- Private, Companion and Independent Living Suites
A senior live-it-up community.
- 200 Tranquility Lane, Reading, PA 19607
- Flexible monthly dining plan - dine when you want at your choice of on-campus dining venues
- Utilities and basic cable TV (except telephone, premium cable television and Internet service)
- Housekeeping services twice each month
- Poolside lounge, fireside lounge and bar
- Heated, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
A warm, welcoming independent senior living community in Boyertown, PA
- 35 N Walnut, Boyertown, PA 19512
- Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
- Barber/Beauty Salon, Gym, Library, Chapel, Large Screen TV Lounge, Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Computer Room with Internet Access and Country Store
- Wheelchair Accessible, Garden and Paths
Tradition, Service, Excellence
- 3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344
- Month-to-month leases
- Restaurant-style dining
- Billiards room, cafe, library, beauty salon and barbershop
- Beautifully landscaped grounds, including a pond and gazebos
- Transportation services
YOUR LIFE, YOUR WAY, EVERY DAY
- 15 Freedom Boulevard, Coatesville, PA 19320
- Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
- 6 elegant dining rooms
- Indoor pool/fitness area
- Outdoor recreational facilities
- Daily cultural, social and/or educational programs, outings or events
Home Is Right Around the Corner
- 1545 W Greenleaf Street, Allentown, PA 18102
- Our residents are assigned a pendant to wear when they move in. This pendant can be pressed to request assistance from the staff, and is linked to the resident’s room number.
- A variety of living options, from single rooms to apartment suites.
- Weekly laundry and routine housekeeping
- An array of activities each day
- Respite care
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.