Connecticut is one of the hidden jewels of the U.S. Its four vibrant seasons, classic eastern scenery, idyllic coast and historic status make Connecticut a wonderful place to both live and retire. If you want to spend time strolling through picturesque autumn foliage or a coastline free from tourists, you may want to consider retiring to Connecticut. And, to save time, here are the top ten assisted living facilities you will find in the state.
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1. Shady Oaks Assisted Living
344 Stevens St.
Bristol, CT 06010
Shady Oaks is a small group of senior care facilities in Connecticut. Each offers a wife variety or programs for their residents including behavioral management, rehabilitation therapy, life skills, psychological wellness counseling, and special dietary management. Regardless of the necessary level of care, the Shady Oaks 24 hour staff is ready and waiting to make your retirement easy.
2. Middlewoods of Farmington
509 Middle Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Middlewoods of Farmington is a great place to keep busy. Volunteer opportunities through the facility are a wonderful way to keep residents feeling useful while the many enrichment activities keep things fun. Art classes, book clubs, game nights, gardening, and exercise classes are just a few of the things a Middlewoods resident has access to. The group is nonprofit and run by the United Methodist Church.
3. The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart Street
Southington, CT 06489
One of the things that sets The Orchards apart is their GoodLife Fitness Program. A certified trainer observes, assisted and lays out individualized wellness plans for each resident, keeping everyone healthy, fit, and happy. There are options for both assisted and independent living, each with a 24 hour staff and daily meals. There is even a pub to cap off a good day.
4. The Saybrook at Haddam
1556 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438
The Saybrook at Haddam is known for its homey and inviting facility. The large Country Kitchen is available all day and the dining room serves Chef-prepared meals. A large library complete with fireplace and extensive craft room both make every corner of this facility relaxing and comforting. Best of all, each resident is provided a personalized plan so that they pay only for what they need.
5. Creamery Brook Retirement Village
44 Canterbury Rd.
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Creamery Brook is more than just an assisted living facility. It is a full village for seniors of all care levels to live together and is set on 29 acres of beautiful Connecticut property. For the assisted living portion of the village, the amenities include three full meals each day, an all-day coffee nook with snacks, an activities director, weekly housekeeping, transportation, and even community gardens. The management group, PierceCare, is a nonprofit run by the the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut.
6. The Watermark at East Hill
611 East Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
The Watermark states that its goal is to make residents forget that they are at an assisted living facility. Given the responses from their guests, it seems they have been successful. Not only do residents have the option to prepare their own foods and customize their living space, but the facility also offers college courses, fostering a campus feel while benefiting the mental health of their residents. The well-trained staff does not wear scrubs, there are no intercoms, and care is given on your schedule.
7. Geer Village
77 South Canaan Road
Canaan, CT 06018
In a word, Geer Village is comprised of amenities. Everything from an adjoining YMCA to a pub and garden room is accessible to Geer Village residents. The landscaping utilizes Connecticut’s natural beauty and blends the comforts of home and a resort lodge to get the relaxing atmosphere they have achieved.
8. Hoffman SummerWood Community
160 Simsbury Road
West Hartford, CT 06117
If it exists, you can probably find it at Hoffman SummerWood Community. Amenities from museum exhibits, various exercise classes, cultural events, live music, theater trips, video game tournaments, and more are what await you at this award-winning facility. The selection of floor plans guarantees that you will find the perfect place to call home.
9. The Village at East Farms
180 Scott Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
The Village at East Farms is a place of comfort and amenities. Their grounds are complete with a nine hole putting green, and ice cream parlor, a snack bar, an authentic English pub, and speech, physical, and occupational therapists. This facility offers not only comfort, but also the care you need. Housekeeping, laundry, and assistance with daily activities are all readily available.
10. Academy Point at Mystic
20 Academy Lane
Mystic, CT 06355
Not only is this stunning facility located near the shores of the Mystic River, but it is also minutes away from historic Downtown Mystic. If you’r in the market for stunning waterways and historic architecture, look no further. Academy Point offers a full activity calendar, transportation, and several levels of care.
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