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8 Independent Living Communities in the Ridgeland Area

Premium Community

TidePointe, A Vi Community

A Gracious Lifestyle

  •  700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 $
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Casual, bistro-style, and fine dining restaurants with table service
  • Heated 25-meter indoor pool for lap swimming, instructor-led aqua fitness classes, and relaxation
  • Therapeutic whirlpool
  • Sunset Lounge, a fully stocked bar with top shelf liquors and fine wine
  • Dog-friendly park overlooking Broad Creek
Premium Community

The Seabrook of Hilton Head

We strive to provide you with a worry-free and fulfilling lifestyle.

  •  300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 $
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Housekeeping Housekeeping
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Restaurant Style Dining Restaurant Style Dining
    Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
    Woodworking Workshops Woodworking Workshops

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Our retirement community offers an exceptional lifestyle where every day is brimming with opportunities for growth, friendship, and joyful experiences.
  • A Haven of Comfort, Connection, and Care.
  • Our community offers a diverse range of activities designed to make your retirement years truly enjoyable.
  • The Seabrook House and community grounds offer a range of amenities designed to enhance your living experience.
  • Enjoy the heated swimming pool, woodworking shop, shuffleboard court, putting green, covered gazebos overlooking lagoons with fountains, and covered walkways connecting the resident's building to the Seabrook House.

Canterfield of Bluffton

A Retirement Community Rich in Lifestyle

  •  567 North Okatie Highway, Ridgeland, SC 29936 $

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Full, Upscale Kitchen Appliances and Oversized Garages Attached to Villas
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Washer/Dryer in Every Unit
  • Theatre, Library and Salon
  • Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Available

Bloom at Belfair

Discover your best self

  •  60 Oak Forest Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 $$$
  • 24-hour support staff and security
  • 3-meals served daily, with anytime snacks & beverages
  • Activities of daily living assistance
  • Activity center, game room, general store, fitness center, indoor infinity walking paths
  • Outdoor spaces (land, courtyard, gardens, patio, porches, walking paths) and outdoor games (putting green, shuffleboard, bocci ball)

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

Luxurious Independent and Assisted Living on the Waterfront

  •  421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 $$
  • 24-hour staffing with call system
  • Exceptional dining including freshly prepared meals daily
  • Community boat for stunning sunset cruises and outdoor, heated swimming pool with bay views
  • Social events, group outings and scheduled transportation including a town car for private trips
  • The top floor Bayview Club providing spectacular views of the water. Also included is a covered outdoor seating area, game room for billiards and cards, piano, and a virtual golf simulator.

The Island Cove at Hilton Head

Imagine a Better Life at The Island Cove at Hilton Head

  •  15 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 $$
  • Whether you're spending your day inside or out, you will appreciate upscale features like our elegant landscaping, the bright light of our oversized windows, and easy access to nearby walking trails
  • Restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared meals
  • Our community is designed to appeal to humans and animals alike, complete with walking trails and a nearby dog park great for friends of the furry variety
  • Residents can welcome guests in a spacious, comfortable family room or meet up with neighbors for a coffee
  • Full-service beauty salon and barbershop on-site

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.