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Brookdale Salinas

  290 Regency Circle
Salinas, CA 93906

Merrill Gardens at Monterey

  200 Iris Canyon Road
Monterey, CA 93940

The Park Lane

  200 Glenwood Circle
Monterey, CA 93940

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

  7600 Isabella Way
Gilroy, CA 95020 Podcast Banner

4 Independent Living Communities in the Salinas Area

Brookdale Salinas

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  290 Regency Circle, Salinas, CA 93906
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and lovely gardens
  • Considered one of the Salinas Valley's premier assisted living and Alzheimer's communities
  • 69 apartments on two floors featuring a modern open floor plan and many community gathering areas
  • Our community gathering areas,” including our lovely dining room, TV room, library and activities center,” give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another

Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Senior Living in Monterey!

  •  200 Iris Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940
  • 110 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments and cottages
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

The Park Lane

Distinctive Monterey, California senior living–designed to complement your lifestyle and enrich your life.

  •  200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Restaurant open 12-hours daily
  • Vista Lounge with panoramic views of Monterey Bay
  • Full equipped Fitness Center and Whirlpool
  • Multipurpose Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Walking paths along lushly landscaped gardens

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

Gilroy Independent, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

  •  7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
  • State-of-the-art resident call system in every apartment
  • Library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

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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