Cities with Retirement Communities in Hawaii


One Kalakaua Senior Living

  1314 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826

Regency at Puakea

  2130 Kaneka Street
Lihue, HI 96766

Regency at Hualalai

  75-181 Hualalai Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Kulana Hale

  1551 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

Kalama Heights

  101 Kanani Road
Kihei, HI 96753

'Ilima at Leihano

  891 Kama`aha Ave, Suite 101
Kapolei, HI 96707

Hawaii Kai

  428 Kawaihae Street
Honolulu, HI 96825

Kauai Care Center

  9611 Waena Road
Waimea, HI 96796

Hale Ola Kino

  1314 Kalakaua Avenu
Honolulu, HI 96826

The Care Center of Honolulu

  1900 Bachelot St
Honolulu, HI 96817

Avalon Care Center-Honolulu

  1930 Kamehameha IV Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

  1677 Pensacola Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Pearl City Nursing Home

  919 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, HI 96782

Oahu Care Facility

  1808 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

The Plaza at Moanalua

  1280 Moanalualani Pl
Honolulu, HI 96819

The Plaza at Mililani

  95-1050 Ukuwai St
Mililani, HI 96789

Roselani Place

  88 South Papa Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732

The Plaza at Punchbowl

  918 Lunalilo St
Honolulu, HI 96822

Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre

  45-545 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home

  1180 Waianuenue
Hilo, HI 96720

Leahi Adult Day Health Center

  3675 Kilauea Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816

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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