These broadly describe a lifestyle of living in an apartment home (without personal care services), 55+ townhome, condominium or cooperative building designed with the needs of adults 55 and older.
Benefits of this type of living would include a maintenance-free lifestyle, socialization with like-minded neighbors and peace of mind with turn-key living to name a few. Extra security, wider doorways and other adapted-design elements are part of the overall features of the buildings. These communities are designed to create a lifestyle of convenience – while offering interaction with other residents to help avoid isolation.
Independent Living communities may also have amenities such as underground parking, beautician/barber shops and gift stores. Typically if you need extra help, you can contract services such as housekeeping, personal care or wellness services.