Cities with Retirement Communities in Ohio

Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights

  15435 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

The Landing of Canton

  4550 Hills And Dales Road Northwest
Canton, OH 44708


Meadows of Scioto

  433 Obetz Road
Columbus, OH 43207

The Forum at Knightsbridge

  4590 Knightsbridge Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43214


Westlake Village

  28550 Westlake Village Drive
Westlake, OH 44145


Maple Knoll Village

  11100 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246


Seasons and Courtyard at Seasons

  7300 Dearwester Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Judson Manor

  1890 E. 107th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106


Judson Park

  2181 Ambleside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106


Concordia at Sumner

  970 Sumner Parkway
Copley, OH 44321


Springfield Masonic Community

  Four Masonic Drive
Springfield, OH 45504


Twin Lakes Senior Living Community

  9840 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Friendship Village of Dublin

  6000 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017


  5800 Forest Hills Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43231

Canton Regency

  4515 22nd Street NW
Canton, OH 44708


Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community

  20311 Pemberville Road
Pemberville, OH 43450

North Shore Retirement Living Community

  9400 North Shore Blvd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440


Twin Towers

  5343 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224


Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community

  11230 State Route 364
St. Marys, OH 45885

Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community

  585 N. State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036

Brookdale Montrose

  100 Brookmont Road
Akron, OH 44333

The Wellington at North Bend Crossing

  5156 North Bend Crossing
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Grand Court Dayton

  280 Walden Way
Dayton, OH 45440


Springfield Assisted Living

  2981 Vester Ave.
Springfield, OH 45503

The Village At Westerville Retirement Center

  215 Huber Village Blvd
Westerville, OH 43081


Generations Senior Living of Strongsville

  18960 Falling Water Rd.
Strongsville, OH 44136


The Waterford at Richmond Heights

  261 Richmond Rd.
Richmond Heights, OH 44143


The Waterford at Levis Commons

  7100 S. Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551


Lamplight Inn of Maple Heights

  5500 Northfield Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137


Brookdale Trillium Crossing

  3500 Trillium Crossing
Columbus, OH 43235

The Wellington at Dayton

  2656 W. Alex Bell Pike Rd
Dayton, OH 45459


Holiday Alexis Gardens

  4560 W Alexis Road
Toledo, OH 43623

Copley Place

  528 Rothrock Road
Copley, OH 44321


Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community

  9400 North Shore Blvd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440

Indian Hills Senior Community

  1541 East 191st Street
Euclid, OH 44117


The Waterford at Mansfield

  1296 SouthTrimble Road
Mansfield, OH 44906


Stone Oak Retirement

  4160 Trueman Boulevard
Hilliard, OH 43026


Rittenhouse Village Gahanna

  1201 Riva Ridge Court
Gahanna, OH 43230

The Waterford at Fairfield

  1460 Corydale Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community

  100 Red Oak Drive
Cridersville, OH 45806

Parker Place

  7960 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060


Maple Ridge

  35300 Kaiser Court
Willoughby, OH 44094

Heritage Senior Living of Marysville

  1565 London Ave
Marysville, OH 43040

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village

  225 Britton Lane

Monroe, OH 45050


Paramount Senior Living at Westerville

  690 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Chestnut Hill Senior Living

  5055 Thompson Road
Columbus, OH 43230

Fox Run Senior Living

  7800 Dayton Springfield Road
Fairborn, OH 45324

Eliza Bryant Village

  7201 Wade Park Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103

Evergreen & Wellspring

  230 West Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215


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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