Independent Living/Retirement Communities

Apartment-style living for seniors designed for individuals who are able to care for themselves, and who may be looking to downsize or reconnect with peers. Many settings have age criteria.

Overview: There are a variety of independent living arrangements for seniors. Each setting is different and may offer amenities such as:

  • Optional or included meal plans
  • On-site laundry
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Local transportation
  • Wellness programs
  • Entertainment and outings

Note: Assistance with personal care is not provided by community. Care services can be arranged through an in-home care agency or private source.

Costs:

  • Independent Living with Amenities¬†
    Studio: $1200+/month (other sized units available)
  • Affordable Senior Apartments¬†
    Priced from 30% of monthly income or affordable market rate
  • Month-to-month rent
    One-time community fee and/or deposit may be required

Note: Most income-restricted apartments do not offer amenities and have long waiting lists.

How services are paid for:

  • Private pay
  • Subsidized housing rates (must qualify)
    Note: Some apartments have income restrictions.

Licensed by: No regulations except age and/or income in some cases.