Cities with Retirement Communities in Alaska


Sitka Pioneer Home

  120 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK 99835

Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center

  22424 N Birchwood Loop
Chugiak, AK 99567

Wasilla Primrose Community

  889 N. Elkhorn Drive
Wasilla, AK 99654

Chester Park Senior Housing

  2020 Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK 99504

Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage

  9100 Centennial Circle
Anchorage, AK 99504

Juneau Pioneer Home

  4675 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801

Fairbanks Pioneer Home

  2221 Eagan Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Providence Horizon House

  4140 Folker Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Haines Assisted Living Center

  219 Union Street
Haines, AK 99827

Ketchikan Pioneer Home

  141 Bryant Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Mama's Assisted Living Home 4

  9270 Aphrodite Drive
Anchorage, AK 99515

Mama's Assisted Living Home 3

  2529 Curlew Circle
Anchorage, AK 99502

Mama's Assisted Living Home 2

  2531 Curlew Circle
Anchorage, AK 99502

Mama's Assisted Living Home 1

  9630 Albatross Drive
Anchorage, AK 99502

Friendship Terrace

  250 Herndon Dr
Homer, AK 99603

Tranquility Manor

  1205 N Tranquility Ln
Palmer, AK 99645

Anchor House

  1058 W 27th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99503


Wesleyan Assisted Living

  2683 Wesleyan Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home

  250 East Fireweed Avenue
Palmer, AK 99645


Anchorage Pioneer Home

  923 West 11th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Marlow Manor Assisted Living

  2030 Muldoon Rd
Anchorage, AK 99504


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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