Socialize With Friends
When you’re here, you’re home. Our community is full of vibrant, energetic individuals just like you who are living their best life and always looking to expand their social circles. You can join the Hobby Club or maybe you want to meet up with friends for game night. How does a Wii bowling tournament sound, a meet-up with the book club or a history lecture? There are plenty of fun things to do here and fun people to do them with.

Explore New Passions
Do you want to try a new creative pursuit like woodworking or creative writing? Or maybe you want to spend more time with your grandkids down by the pond fishing. Well, now you can. You get to define this new chapter in your life and we’re here to help. Whether it’s spending more time in the garden, focusing on fitness and wellness, or volunteering for your favorite cause, you deserve to enjoy a worry-free retirement filled with all the things you want to do.

Trade-In Home Maintenance
You’re not downsizing your home; you’re upsizing your possibilities. No more worrying about cleaning a big house, or costly home repairs. Say goodbye to shoveling snow, mowing lawns or cleaning gutters. We’ve got home maintenance covered in your basic service rate. Many of our apartment homes have a full-size kitchen if you feel like cooking, or you can head down to our dining room for delicious meals where someone else takes care of the dishes.

Enjoy A Convenient Lifestyle
Skip the drive to the gym and work out at our fitness center right here on campus. Only go to the grocery store if you want to. Otherwise, we’ve got meal planning and prep covered. Let us handle the chores so you can do what you want to do. Housekeeping? Check. Laundry? We can help you with that too. This is worry-free retirement at its best with the amenities you want and deserve, plus even more.

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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.