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Independent Living

The freedom to do what you want. Enjoy the active retirement you deserve.

Stress-free living never gets old.

You’ve worked hard to reach your golden years. Now it’s time to make them shine. Get ready to redefine “senior moments” and make special memories. Because the next (and best) chapter of your life is about to begin.

Welcome to the good life.

Less stress, more smiles.
Say goodbye to mowing the lawn and fixing the dishwasher. You can join a community with a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Make way for fun. Connect with friends and neighbors over coffee in the club room or a themed event. The activities are endless, and they’re right outside your door.

Find peace of mind. There’s emergency call systems, 24-hour security, and staff available around the clock to ensure you’re safe and sound.

Convenience is key. You’ll find everything from housekeeping and transportation to beauty salons and fitness centers.

Active aging at its finest.

Independent living and retirement at Five Star connects you to activities and amenities that keep your mind sharp and body in motion. Our Lifestyle360 program is built around the five dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. So every activity helps you continue to become the best version of yourself.

When you join a Five Star active senior living community, there’s truly something to look forward to every day. Who knows? You may just discover a new talent you never knew you had.

Yes, life can be a breeze.

What are the benefits of independent living? Kick home maintenance to the curb and cast off cooking every meal. Our independent living communities offer everything you need, without all the hassle of errands and obligations. Since most services and amenities are provided, like landscaping, transportation, and fine dining, you can focus on doing your favorite things and living carefree. You’ll also be living in a safe, secure environment where medical care is available if you need it.

The best part? You’ll be living alongside like-minded older adults who might just become lifelong friends. With numerous activities to enjoy and plenty of social time, like group outings and resident-led clubs, there are ample opportunities to live independently — but never alone.

Step into a space you’ll love.

What is independent living housing like? It’s a common misconception that senior living accommodations are like college dorms, small and uncomfortable. The truth is, Five Star independent living >apartments come in a wide range of sizes — from beautifully designed studios to spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. All of which are well appointed with great amenities. Rest assured: You’ll be able to choose a space you’ll love, and make it feel like home.

Take a moment to browse floor plans and photos of Five Star accommodations near you.

Consider the value of stress-free living.

How much does independent living cost? It’s no secret that senior living communities have a reputation for being expensive. But pricier doesn’t always mean nicer. Independent living housing can be a very affordable option when you consider how it replaces everyday costs: home maintenance, car upkeep, grocery shopping, utilities etc. — and bundles everything together into one monthly bill.

Plus, Five Star provides solutions and support to work with your budget. So your nest egg stays feathered for as long as possible.

Download our free “Complete Guide to the Cost of Senior Living” eBook for more information. It explains the different living options, service offerings, and typical cost ranges. It also includes checklists that can help guide your conversations.

Stay where you feel at home.

How do you find the right independent living community? The easiest way to start your search is to just dive in. Browse websites, read testimonials, and take tours — either virtually or in person. Connect with staff members, ask questions, gather information, and talk to current residents. Get a feel for what life is like at each community you explore. While many look alike, with beautiful grounds and state-of-the-art facilities, they all have their own distinct personality. So find one that speaks to you and your interests. And choose one that makes you feel welcome, safe, and celebrated. A place where you can thrive, make new friends, and chase new adventures.

Take time to find the right fit.

Independent living or assisted living: Which one is right for you? Independent living is best for older adults who can still manage most things on their own and want to stay on the go. While assisted living offers more hands-on care and help with activities of daily living (ADLs). If you’re not sure how much support you really need, read our article about when to consider an assisted living community.