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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
(203) 966-1272 



Oronoque Village Condominiums
600 North Trail
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 377-5313



Teresian Towers & Carmel Ridge
6454 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 261-2229



The Saugatuck (Co-op)
35 Bridge Street
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-1570

To learn more about Independent Living options select the following:

Senior Housing: What You Need to Know

Senior Housing Selection Tool (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing)