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Thornton Place

  2901 SW Armstrong
Topeka, KS 66614

Atria Hearthstone West

  3515 S.W. 6th Street
Topeka, KS 66606

Atria Hearthstone East

  3415 S.W. 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606

Connect55+ Topeka

  2700 SW 3rd St
Topeka, KS 66606

785-266-3030

Brandon Woods at Alvamar

  1501 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Meadowlark Estates

  4430 Bauer Farm Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049

Arbor Court Retirement Community at Alvamar

  1510 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

1 Featured Independent Living Communities in the Topeka Area

Connect55+ Topeka

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  • Convenient community and in-home features make our senior living communities feel like home.
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  • Envision every day spent the way you want, able to focus on your hobbies and interests. Without the stress of home repairs, you can share everyday pleasures with friends, enjoy new experiences, and create lasting memories.
  • Our amenities range from movie theatres, gyms, craft rooms and so much more!
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6 Independent Living Communities in the Topeka Area

Thornton Place

Topeka Kansas Independent Senior Living

  •  2901 SW Armstrong, Topeka, KS 66614
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning,” everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

Atria Hearthstone West

Assisted Living and Memory Care in Topeka, Kansas

  •  3515 S.W. 6th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
  • 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

Atria Hearthstone East

Expect Exemplary Senior and Assisted Living in Topeka, KS at Atria Hearthstone East!

  •  3415 S.W. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
  • 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

Brandon Woods at Alvamar

The Brandon Woods at Alvamar Lifestyle: Happy, Healthy, Engaged in Life

  •  1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047
  • Private apartment homes are available in a variety of floor plans and locations
  • Our ranch-style (equity-owned) townhouses are also available offering spacious floor plans with fireplaces, private patios, full kitchens, and two–car garages.
  • partment home arrangements also include all the Brandon Woods conveniences and amenities including housekeeping services and an appetizing selection of nutritious and delicious meals served in our Woodlands Restaurant

Meadowlark Estates

Senior Living in Lawrence, KS

  •  4430 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049
  • Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/ kitchenettes
  • 3 Chef prepared meals daily
  • Weekly housekeeping, including dusting, vacuuming, and sanitation of counters and cabinets
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Grand Theatre

Arbor Court Retirement Community at Alvamar

Independent Living & Retirement Community at Alvamar in Lawrence, KS

  •  1510 St. Andrews Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047
  • All of our apartments feature a full kitchen, sprinklers and smoke detectors, a walk-in shower with a bench, housekeeping services, and much more.
  • Home-cooked lunch, made from scratch and served with a smile!
  • Scheduled transportation to physician's appointments, church, entertainment, and shopping
  • Emergency pendants with a response time of less than one minute!
  • Regular entertainment, social programs, and Sunday services

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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