Independent Retirement Communities
Independent Living refers to any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors in which the resident does not need daily assistance with medical or personal care.
This broad definition encompasses all kinds of planned retirement communities, from rural and suburban single family home developments, to urban and suburban condominium and apartment complexes, to mobile home parks and manufactured home communities, to subsidized municipal housing projects for low-income elderly.
Most of these communities provide one or two meals each day for residents and access to private or common kitchen facilities for other meals.
Virtually all facilities require any medical or personal care services to be provided by local visiting nurse or homecare agencies.
Because of the wide variations in design, facilities, services and costs of retirement communities and independent living facilities, you should plan to take longer to select this type of housing than you would for a CCRC, assisted living facility or nursing home. You should visit many facilities, learn the details of each one and choose carefully.New Canaan
New Canaan Inn
73 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
6454 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
35 Bridge Street
Westport, CT 06880
To learn more about Independent Living options select the following:
Senior Housing Selection Tool (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing)