Socialize With Friends
Stay connected to your social circle with plenty of exciting opportunities right here on campus. Crafts classes, meet-ups with our book club, devotional services and chair yoga—our calendar changes every month, so you’ll have lots of options to choose from. Gather for live music, mix-and-mingle socials, sing-alongs or scenic drives. You can start your day with board games or bingo and then meet up with friends for movie night. Retirement should be whatever you want it to be, and we’re here to help you define it!

Explore New Passions
We have what you need to live well and age well. Your well-being is the foundation of everything we do. We call it Optimum Life®, which means we’ll meet you where you are in life’s journey with six dimensions of wellness so you’ll never stop growing. Everyone can live an Optimum Life, one where you remain empowered to make choices that bring meaning to your life. Not only will you have more time, but you’ll also have more inspiration.

Trade-In Home Maintenance
Skip mowing the lawn and cleaning out the gutters. And only garden if you want to—we have garden beds in our courtyard garden. You can skip the never-ending question of what to make for dinner, too. You have an awesome restaurant (our dining room!) on campus. Best of all, you’ll have fewer bills to worry about because basic utilities are included, along with services like landscaping and home repairs. We can take care of all of that for you.

Enjoy A Convenient Lifestyle
You’ll feel at home here with resort-style amenities and gracious living. Take a walk through our community, and you’ll find the same comfort, beauty and privacy you’d find in your own home. Our common areas, such as the fireside living room and covered porch are inviting places to socialize or to sit with a good book and cup of coffee. For your convenience, use our postal services, have your hair cut or styled in our salon or work out at our fitness center.

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Lifestyle at Our Independent Living Communities

Here at Brookdale Cedar Springs, you’re empowered to live the life you want. Whether that’s through connecting socially in a group, an individual purposeful pursuit, or meeting a new best friend—it's all about making connections. And remember, it’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities. Here, you’ll have more time for what matters most—like pursuing your passions, rediscovering an old hobby or focusing on personal wellness.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library
  • Concierge Service
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Courtyard and Garden
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Porch
  • Private Dining Room
  • Walking Paths
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Business Centers/Computers
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Postal Services
  • Fishing Pond
  • Personal Solutions

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Common Questions About Independent Living

Independent living communities are good for seniors who want to downsize their home or spend more time with people in their same season of life. Because these communities provide residents with a home-like environment, fun-filled activities, quality dining and an engaging social calendar, it’s a great place for those who want to stay active and healthy without the hassle of things like household chores.

 

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who need a little extra help with activities like managing medication, bathing and dressing. Residents usually have their own apartment that they can decorate as they wish and have access to community amenities like dining programs, social activities and more.

You may be a good candidate if you want a place to live that requires little or no home maintenance and yard work, you want to socialize with your peers and broaden your social network, you want to enjoy activities and meals in the company of others, and you wouldn’t mind having someone else take care of housekeeping and the laundry for you.

One of the best parts of being in an independent living community is having access to a wide variety of activities, events and excursions. You can enjoy everything from physical fitness classes and educational workshops to Wii bowling tournaments and resident happy hours. Here at Brookdale, residents enjoy all kinds of exciting programs like our signature B-Fit exercise program, which encompasses the latest research and guidelines to give you a fun, stimulating and social exercise experience.

Independent living communities offer all kinds of fun classes, activities and outings. It’s a wonderful place to meet people who share your interests and passions. And whether or not you want to participate is your choice. Join the activities you want to enjoy or focus on your own hobbies. It’s up to you.

We offer a variety of room sizes and floor plans so you can choose the one that’s right for you. The styles vary between communities, but floor plan options include studio apartments and one, two or three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment includes a private bathroom, and some feature a kitchen or kitchenette. Couples can usually live in the same apartment, but it’s wise to check with the community first.

Some of our independent living communities have different guidelines, but you are often welcome to bring personal belongings and furnishings to make your new space feel more like home. We always encourage our residents to personalize their apartment so it feels comfortable, inviting and relaxing.

While independent living communities can vary from location to location, our Brookdale communities provide residents and their guests with delicious meals that are healthy and nutritionally balanced. Residents enjoy great food and service with menus developed by the Culinary Arts Institute of Brookdale.

You are not required to have a car to live at one of our communities. We provide scheduled transportation services so you can run errands and make your appointments without dealing with the hassle of driving and parking. However, if you still want to drive, many of our communities allow residents to have cars.

Pets are an important part of the family, which is why most of our communities are pet-friendly. Be sure to check with your individual community before you arrive in case there are weight or breed restrictions.