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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a maintenance-free lifestyle for active adults. Nearly every convenience is available within an independent living community, and you or your loved one doesn’t have to worry about taking care of a family house, handling snow removal, tackling maintenance tasks, or even planning and preparing three healthy meals a day.

Our Mission

At Cedarhurst, we create communities where each person feels loved, valued, supported, and able to live life to the fullest.

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Pair to Prepare

Moving to a senior living community is exciting, but it is still a big change. At Cedarhurst, our innovative signature program Pair to Prepare offers new residents the opportunity to have a family member stay with them at no cost during the first few days of their move.

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The Cedarhurst Promise

You'll love it here, and we want you to trust us. Our 60-day money-back guarantee gives you peace of mind as you settle into your community.

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Independent living apartments generally resemble a typical apartment with one- or two-bedroom options. The best independent living communities also offer on-site health and wellness amenities such as fitness centers, health classes, and more. 

Independent living communities provide plenty of opportunities for socialization and connection, whether it’s during a book club meeting, while on a stroll around the beautiful grounds, or in shared spaces such as dining rooms. Socialization is important as we age to prevent social isolation risks such as depression and cognitive decline, and independent living communities make social interaction a part of everyday life.

Independent living communities have helpful team members on hand to provide maintenance services, housekeeping services, and more when needed. However, caregivers are not available to assist with daily personal care tasks.

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Planning for Independent Living

Independent living costs vary depending on geographical location and amenities. Generally, the monthly cost includes rent, utilities, amenity use, a dining plan, and other services. 

Here's the good news: These costs are often comparable to the cost of maintaining your current place of residence. Typical bills include groceries, utilities, mortgage or rent, cable or streaming services, internet, transportation, services such as yard maintenance and snow removal, property taxes, and home maintenance. All of these costs are included in independent living costs. Additionally, at an independent living community, your loved one enjoys a stress-free, maintenance-free lifestyle so they can focus on activities that they want to do.

To ensure you or your loved one has the maintenance-free lifestyle they deserve, it’s important to financially plan for senior living. Start by consulting a financial advisor to see how senior living fits into the budget. Additional ways to pay for senior living include using funds from a house sale and cashing out a retirement plan. 

Learn what to expect for independent living costs.

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Our Mission

You’ll see the difference when you walk through the doors: Neighbors are catching up, residents are dancing, live concerts are happening, and beautifully landscaped grounds are just outside. At Cedarhurst, we strive to create communities where each resident feels supported, valued, and loved—and they’re able to live life to its fullest.

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What Makes Cedarhurst Different

Every resident is unique, and we’ve built communities that are as unique as the people who live here. We cater to a wide variety of needs and preferences by getting to know our residents and what they enjoy. 

This starts with a new resident survey followed by additional surveys four times a year to find out what kinds of programs our residents would like to participate in. We believe in creating intentional programming, not just programming to keep residents busy. We encourage our team members to look for opportunities to tailor the senior living experience to each resident, empowering residents to engage with others and feel excited about life. 

Find out what sets Cedarhurst apart.

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Is Independent Living Right for Your Loved One?

Many stereotypes about senior living communities exist, which can deter families and their loved ones from choosing a senior living. However, these stereotypes are just that: untrue generalizations and preconceived notions. 

In reality, today’s senior living communities are vibrant, active communities where seniors stay social and make new connections, participate in plenty of activities and events, and have access to trained staff in case a medical need arises. 

As exciting as senior living sounds, it’s still a significant transition from life at home, so how do you know when it’s the right time to move? Take our quick, free assessment to find out if it's the right time for senior living.

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Ready to Learn More About the Independent Living Lifestyle?

Cedarhurst provides independent living communities where residents thrive and build a life of their choosing. We’re happy to answer any questions about independent living and provide additional information so you make the best decision for your family and loved one.

Contact us with any independent living questions.

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