What is Independent Living?

A Carefree Lifestyle

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For those who want an active retirement and are able to live on their own, but also want a deep sense of community and high-level convenience, independent living offers the best of both worlds. 

Five Star Independent Living communities are all about hospitality and a carefree lifestyle. You’ll have services and amenities like housekeeping, dining, social activities, transportation, and security. Plus, you’ll also have support with medical care if you need it in the future. Not only will you have everything you need right at hand, but you’ll also have ample opportunities to explore new interests, make new friends, and enjoy every day, all while still having the comfort of being at home.

What you’ll find in every one of our independent living communities are people who embrace being active and expanding their intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual lives. Our communities offer:

  • Numerous options for activities and events
  • Social time that includes group outings, clubs, classes, and pursuits
  • Activities that expand your horizons when it comes to health and wellness
  • Elegant living areas, shared spaces, and well-maintained grounds
  • Housekeeping, transportation, and many on-site amenities 
  • Short-term or long-term care if you need it

At Five Star, we believe that independent living is far more than just having a lovely apartment, excellent dining, and on-site services — although those are certainly wonderful to have! Our focus on health and wellness helps residents stay active, engaged, and independent longer.

When you join an independent living community, a new world opens up. Engaging cultural events, a greatly expanded social circle, physical activities, and intellectual challenges that keep you healthy and engaged. Independent living is about options, exploration, and freedom to do what you want during your retirement.

Evelyn Kaplan

Five Star Senior Living resident Evelyn Kaplan shares her story of art and painting, of family and friends, and of a new chapter in her life.

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Five Star offers options and excellence, with 260 senior living communities in 33 states.

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Five Star offers options and excellence, with 260 senior living communities in 33 states.