What is Independent Living?

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Independent living is an attractive option for people who want to maintain their independence and private lives while also  having options for social interactions with others that share similar interests.  Another benefit of independent living is that housekeeping, landscaping, snow removal and some meals are all taken care of.

With luxurious common areas, a variety of dining experiences, an abundance of amenities and plenty of opportunities to explore personal passions, independent living residents thrive at Benchmark communities.

Q: How is independent living different from other types of senior living?
A: With independent living, you get the privacy you desire and an active community life when you want it. Spacious apartment homes serve as your own private retreat, complete with fully equipped kitchens, ample closet space and modern bathrooms, while a vibrant community life is ready to be explored. We take care of the weekly housekeeping, trash service and transportation scheduling so you can focus on your own passions and interests. Independent living residents do not receive health care services from our associates, but from their own providers when they need it.

Q: What kind of programs and amenities are offered with independent living? 
A: Independent living provides a vast array of social engagements. From classes and club meetings to happy hours in our meticulous common areas, there are so many options for organized trips, lifelong learning and volunteering – all of which help our residents make meaningful connections.

Q: What types of dining are available to an independent living resident?
A: We e offer all-day dining with two chef-prepared meals a day, which can be served restaurant-style or at the venue of your choice*.

Q: What kind of fitness activities do you offer?
A: Stay on track with your health goals with fitness classes, workout equipment, swimming pools and walking trails to stay fit and be well.

*Additional charges may apply depending on venue selected.