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  • The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (9)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, a Health Care Center with assisted living,...

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  • Sunrise of Fairfield (Now Open)

    Sunrise of Fairfield (Now Open)

    1571 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
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    Nestled in a residential neighborhood of charming Fairfield County, Connecticut, Sunrise of Fairfield provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our ideal location just 50 miles from New York is easily...

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  • MiddleBrook Farms at Trumbull

    MiddleBrook Farms at Trumbull

    2750 Reservoir Ave, Trumbull, CT 06611
    (25)
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    Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood within the charming town of Trumbull. We are convenient to shops and amenities and just a short distance from the theater as well as Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities. Our superb location complements the quality of...

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  • Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

    Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

    448 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
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    A first in Fairfield, Sturges Ridge is proud to bring senior living experiences to the neighborhood. Enjoy the company of good friends, take in the beautiful surroundings, pursue your passions, and explore opportunities to inspire you and further enrich your life. Benchmark Senior Living at Sturges...

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  • Maplewood at Southport

    Maplewood at Southport

    917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
    (2)
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    Leasing Gallery Now Open. Visit us at 1720 Post Road (next to Starbucks), Fairfield. Now accepting reservations. Maplewood at Southport is a luxury senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is situated on 27-acres of beautifully landscaped...

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  • Spring Village at Stratford

    Spring Village at Stratford

    6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614
    (33)
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    At Spring Village, you'll find a dedicated staff who understand the importance of balancing individual care with your independence. Whether you enjoy watching a movie in our theater, reading a novel in our library, or taking an excursion to nearby local shops, we are dedicated to helping you live...

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  • Carriage Green at Milford

    Carriage Green at Milford

    77 Plains Road, Milford, CT 06460
    (17)
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    Carriage Green at Milford is nestled in a residential neighborhood in the quaint New England town of Milford, CT. Our superb location complements the quality of life found within our community, where residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life and carefree lifestyle that is secure and comfortable....

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock

    Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock

    708 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
    (8)
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    Set at the heart of it all, Benchmark at Split Rock welcomes you to connect — with friends, with nature, with your passions and your talents. Our brand new, state-of-the-art community will be a place where innovation and tradition meet. Nestled among the shops and restaurants at Split Rock, we are...

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  • Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    6949 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611
    (20)
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    Discover a community truly in bloom at Spring Meadows Trumbull, where residents spend their days in a warm and friendly environment. Our community offers privacy and the freedom to live the way residents choose in comfortable surroundings. At the same time, it offers companionship. Say goodbye to...

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  • Maplewood at Orange

    Maplewood at Orange

    245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477
    (13)
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    Maplewood at Orange has carefully blended a comfortable yet elegant decor, an enthusiastic staff, engaging social enrichment and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients to create a unqiely special memory care and assisted living community. Just in the heart of the shopping and...

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  • Brookdale Wilton

    Brookdale Wilton

    96 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
    (15)
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    Brookdale Wilton is now open for visits, Please call us today to schedule a visit.

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  • Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855
    (20)
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    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the sparkling new assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood close to the Norwalk-Westport line, just minutes to major highways and trains. We are part of an innovative, locally based company and not part of a large...

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  • The Greens At Cannondale

    The Greens At Cannondale

    435 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
    (24)
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    At The Greens At Cannondale, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

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  • Sunrise of Wilton

    Sunrise of Wilton

    211 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
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    Located in western Connecticut’s beautiful Norwalk River Valley, just 55 miles from New York City, Sunrise of Wilton provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our ideal location in Fairfield County off Route...

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  • Coachman Square at Woodbridge

    Coachman Square at Woodbridge

    21 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
    (11)
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    Coachman Square at Woodbridge is nestled in the quaint town of Woodbridge, CT where a convenient location offers the best of two worlds. Enjoy the tranquility of our charming town, as well as the nearby cultural attractions of New Haven, including the Shubert Theater, art galleries, the Peabody...

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  • Linden at Woodbridge

    Linden at Woodbridge

    330 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
    (31)
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    Brookdale Woodbridge is an assisted living and memory care community in the upscale community of Woodbridge, Connecticut. Woodbridge is a historic city with a strong sense of heritage and is home to many of the faculty at nearby Yale University. As one of the wealthiest towns in the country,...

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  • Maplewood at Darien

    Maplewood at Darien

    599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (10)
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    Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living and memory care residents for the most discerning seniors. Exquisite interior desgin, an enthusiastic and experienced staff of associates, engaging social and cultural enrichments opportunities, and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients...

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  • Church Hill Village

    Church Hill Village

    2 The Blvd, Newtown, CT 06470
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    Newtown seniors and their families can discover a vibrant, refreshing option for upscale senior living in Church Hill Village. This community is built with modern seniors in mind, creating the active, social atmosphere they need to thrive. Our community offers Assisted Living and Memory Care to...

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  • The Village at Mariners Point

    The Village at Mariners Point

    111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, CT 06512
    (19)
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    Majestic ocean views from a breathtaking seaside hilltop greet residents daily at The Village at Mariner's Point. Lavish gardens provide a setting for leisure, art, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace beautifully manicured gardens, while the 68-seat movie theater, Mariner...

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  • Atria Darien

    Atria Darien

    50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (2)
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    Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.

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  • Sunrise of East Setauket

    Sunrise of East Setauket

    1 Sunrise Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733
    (23)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    (38)
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    Residents of Ridgefield Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided for by a caring...

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  • Atria Ridgefield NOW OPEN

    Atria Ridgefield NOW OPEN

    55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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    Now open in Fairfield County, Atria Ridgefield is a vibrant community thoughtfully designed to help older people fully enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. With all-inclusive amenities, creative dining experiences and thoughtfully curated events, Atria...

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  • Atria Larson Place

    Atria Larson Place

    1450 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
    (24)
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    Atria Larson Place is a warm, welcoming community with all the comforts of home. Socialize in our bright, large common areas and enjoy diverse activities that allow you to pursue your interests and discover new ones. Located directly across from beautiful Lake Whitney, Atria Larson Place is close to...

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  • Maplewood at Newtown

    Maplewood at Newtown

    166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470
    (17)
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    Maplewood at Newtown has much to offer residents and families -- from the sunlit lobby and resort-style couryard to the helpful concierge service and family-friendly country store. Thoughtfully laid-out apartments, designed specifically for older adults, are beautifully appointed and feature modern...

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  • The Hearth at Gardenside

    The Hearth at Gardenside

    173 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405
    (8)
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    The Hearth is proud to offer Viking Pure Solutions’ electrochemically activated cleaning and disinfecting systems for our residents in each of our communities! This revolutionary safe and effective cleaner provides protection for our residents, teams, and families providing state of the art cleaning...

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  • Sunrise of Stamford

    Sunrise of Stamford

    251 Turn of River Road, Stamford, CT 06905
    (19)
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    Sunrise of Stamford is a Victorian-style home in a park like setting with a walking path around the community. It’s walking distance to restaurants, shopping and mass transit. Our team is committed to providing dignified care to each of our residents and carry out the Sunrise mission to champion...

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  • Maplewood at Stony Hill

    Maplewood at Stony Hill

    46 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801
    (14)
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    Maplewood at Stony Hill in Bethel is the only assisted living community in Northern Fairfield County that is fully dedicated to those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Memory care is our singular focus. Maplewood at Stony Hill is an innovative, purposefully built assisted living and memory care...

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  • The Hearth at Southbury

    The Hearth at Southbury

    655 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
    (33)
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    The Hearth is proud to offer Viking Pure Solutions’ electrochemically activated cleaning and disinfecting systems for our residents in each of our communities! This revolutionary safe and effective cleaner provides protection for our residents, teams, and families providing state of the art cleaning...

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  • Atria Stamford

    Atria Stamford

    77 3rd Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (21)
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    Atria Stamford has served the families of Fairfield County since 2007. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...

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  • The Residence at Summer Street

    The Residence at Summer Street

    14 Second Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (1)
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    Welcome The Residence at Summer Street is a premier Luxury Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, in the downtown area of Stamford, CT. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the comfort of...

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  • Atria South Setauket

    Atria South Setauket

    4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY 11720
    (35)
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    At Atria South Setauket, we take care of all the work while you socialize and try new activities. Relax on the patio, swim in our outdoor pool or take a cooking class with friends. Enjoy the hotel-like amenities in the convenient Long Island community you love, right near plenty of shopping and...

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  • Maplewood at Danbury

    Maplewood at Danbury

    22 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
    (41)
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    Maplewood at Danbury has the unique feeling of a country inn, carefully blending a comfortable yet elegant decor, an enthusiastic staff, engaging social enrichment and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients to create a unqiely special memory care and assisted living community. ...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Stamford

    Brighton Gardens of Stamford

    59 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902
    (29)
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    Brighton Gardens of Stamford is a Sunrise Senior Living community located just minutes from downtown Stamford. Our community is nestled in a beautiful, rural, ten-acre setting surrounded by trees and lovely courtyards. We pride ourselves in our caring, compassionate and experienced support staff,...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

    Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

    35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT 06518
    (15)
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    Maple Woods at Hamden is located south of Sleeping Giant State Park on a hilltop overlooking the town center of Hamden, CT. This community boasts skyline views of New Haven and picturesque views of Long Island Sound. We are convenient to shops, cultural, and business attractions. Our superb location...

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  • Spring Village at Danbury

    Spring Village at Danbury

    8 Glen Hill Road, Danbury, CT 06811
    (36)
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    Thank you for your interest in Spring Village at Danbury. We strive to enhance the quality of life for all seniors we serve within our community. Upon admission, our nursing team along with our caregivers develop a comprehensive care plan to meet your individual needs. Spring Village at Danbury is a...

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  • The Watermark at East Hill

    The Watermark at East Hill

    611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488
    (27)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, fantastic events and assisted living, memory...

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  • Edgehill, a CCRC

    Edgehill, a CCRC

    122 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
    (1)
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    Edgehill, a lifecare community by Benchmark Senior Living is conveniently located on the border of Stamford and Greenwich. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and...

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  • The Village at Brookfield Common

    The Village at Brookfield Common

    246A Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
    (29)
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    The Village at Brookfield Common is a haven of tradition and elegance nestled within a community of shops, services, and amenities available to meet your every need, with exceptional convenience. The hillside setting affords a panoramic view from the cathedral-ceilinged dining room, English tea...

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  • Atria East Northport

    Atria East Northport

    10 Cheshire Place, East Northport, NY 11731
    (31)
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    As one of the most trusted senior living providers on Long Island, Atria East Northport has served families like yours for more than 25 years. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed a full-scale renovation to enhance the beauty and functionality of the community — and...

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  • Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    423 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport, NY 11731
    (55)
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    Birchwood Suites is a a fully enhanced assisted living community nestled on five acres of beautiful property in East Northport, NY. Our community offers a variety of luxury suites when life becomes too difficult or unsafe to live alone. Our Enhanced License, appointed by the New York State...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Coram (Opening Fall 2020)

    All American Assisted Living at Coram (Opening Fall 2020)

    463 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY 11727
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    Welcome to All American Assisted Living at Coram. Our newly constructed residential community has been designed to create a homey, neighborhood feel. The All American difference is that we are committed to promote participation, inclusion and socialization. Our goal is to help residents to be as...

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  • Sunrise of Smithtown

    Sunrise of Smithtown

    30 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
    (21)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sylvie's Cove

    Sylvie's Cove

    1 Roseanne Court, Nesconset, NY 11767
    (2)
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    Almonor FTHA Almonor FTHA is a residential home located in Long Island, New York in Suffolk County. Caleb Smith State Park, Smith Landing Golf Course, and Blydenburgh County Park border our vibrant community. Long Island is a great place to live and visit. The neighborhoods are clean and residents...

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  • Maryville Enhanced Assisted Living Residence

    Maryville Enhanced Assisted Living Residence

    70 Greenlawn Road, Huntington, NY 11743
    (18)
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    In the hub of central Long Island, beautiful and peaceful residential areas surround a thriving business community. Here, in this convenient, accessible and attractive location, lies Maryville, a family-owned and operated adult home where quality of care has been the tradition for decades. It is...

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  • Fontaine Family Type Home

    Fontaine Family Type Home

    10 Ethan Lane, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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    Licence # 700Q193 Adult Day Services, Residential care home Alzheimer's memory care. Fontaine Family type for adults is located in a warm street and safe residential setting in Suffolk County NY. Our home is certified by New York State office of Children and family Services, through its bureau of...

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  • Lake Shore Assisted Living Residence

    Lake Shore Assisted Living Residence

    211 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    (35)
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    Lake Shore Assisted Living Community is located near beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. Fishermen and nature lovers know this area as the home of Long Island's largest lake and beautiful sunsets. Whether you love watching the sunset over a breathtaking landscaped scene, or you like reeling in that...

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  • Caroline Manor

    37 Clark Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512
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    Caroline Manor is a residential care home located in the active community of East Haven, Connecticut in New Haven County. Located just 41 miles south of Hartford, the city of East Haven is set on the southern coastline of Connecticut and is just across the Bay from New Haven. The city has many...

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  • Fairlawn Adult Home

    301 8th Ave, East Northport, NY 11731
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    Fairlawn Adult Home has been owned and operated by the Spielman family for over 30 years. We go the extra mile to assure your utmost comfort. The family like setting helps your loved one feel 'at home'.

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  • Family Home for Adults

    31 Ridge Road, Coram, NY 11727
    (2)
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    Family Home for Adults is a senior care home located in the charming hamlet of Coram, NY in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. Located 50 miles from Manhattan, Brookhaven has a shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound. There's lots to do in town with a newly upgraded nature...

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Assisted Living in Bridgeport, CT

In Bridgeport, assisted living communities provide supervision, community style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL). These communities are designed to promote independence and social interaction among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Bridgeport is $5,150 for the city proper and $6,200 for the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Connecticut is $5,300. When it comes to assisted living, Bridgeport is a great choice for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Bridgeport, CT

The cost-of-living index in Bridgeport is rated 15 points higher than the national average. The grocery index is rated four points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
115 104 $1,666 27.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $169,205 $44,841 The top estate tax rate is 12% with a cap at $15 million. There is an exemption threshold of $5.1 million.

Local Medical Providers

The top hospitals in Bridgeport include:

  • Bridgeport Hospital - This 387-bed short term acute care facility is one of the primary emergency service providers in the metropolitan area. They also specialize in geriatric care offering a number of services including palliative care, psychiatric care, and home visits.
  • St. Vincent Medical Center - This 473-bed tertiary care facility is operated by the Catholic church. They offer extended cancer care and the largest angioplasty program in the region.
  • Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC) - This 62-bed state run psychiatric hospital offers a number of services including crisis intervention.

Climate and Weather

Bridgeport has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city has hot, humid summers and brief but snowy winters. The city receives a high amount of precipitation during the transition seasons of spring and fall. On average, the humidity level for Bridgeport is roughly 67%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
74°F 85°F (July) 60°F (July) 34°F 46°F (December) 23°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
48 (Good) 76 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 5” (December) 30”

Demographics and Values

Like many other East Coast cities, Bridgeport leans liberal in most elections.

2016 Presidential Election for Fairfield County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
57.30% 38.47% 4.23%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
938,406 146,579 3,523 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.35%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22% 9% 4% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
32% 18% 7%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
3.5% 35.3% 40% 0.5% <1% 20.3% 4.7%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
4,731 23 9

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
14% 68% 13% 21% 6% 4%

Bridgeport is considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may potentially face bigotry or discrimination from members of the public. However each neighborhood is different and this may not be true across the whole city.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The East Coast seatown of Bridgeport is located right on the Atlantic seaboard. The city is known for its majestic shoreline, its fascinating museums, and its dedication to the performing arts. The town's website lists a number of attractions and events that highlight the best aspects of living in Bridgeport. The Jefferson Ferry provides the best view of the city from the middle of the Long Island Sound. The Beardsley Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city boasting five enclosures including a predator enclosure, a South American Rainforest biome, and alligator alley. The top museums in the city include the P.T. Barnum museum which commemorates the one-time mayor and local legend. Located downtown in Barnum’s terra cotta mansion, the museum has a number of artifacts that serve as reminders to the dark and storied history of the American circus. The Discovery Museum is dedicated to science and learning and is a great place for the whole family to learn more about the natural world.

The city of Bridgeport prides itself on its dedication to the arts. The Housatonic Museum of Art has a wide collection of pieces from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. They also feature pieces made by students at the nearby Housatonic College. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a historical building and one of the premiere performing arts venues in the city. The 1,500-seat Klein Memorial Auditorium is home to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the New England Ballet Company, and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there is Seaside Park. The park is 325 acres large and has over three miles of coastline that is dotted with beaches. The park was designed by the same person who designed Central Park in New York City and includes a wildlife preserve and a lighthouse. Fairchild Wheeler is the city's municipal golf course and offers two 18-hole courses that are open to the public.

Transportation

There are not many public transportation options available within the city and a car may be necessary to get around. The Metro-North commuter line offers daily service to New York City, and regional service to the surrounding areas. Bridgeport also has a stop along Amtrak’s regional East Coast train line.

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