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Senior housing types near Athens, AL

  • Traditions of Athens

    22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL 35613
    (3)
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  • Merrill Gardens at Madison

    Merrill Gardens at Madison

    121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758
    (15)
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    Merrill Gardens at Madison is situated between Athens and Huntsville in Madison county. Enjoy being near shopping, outdoor recreation areas, hospitals and high-quality medical practices. Merrill Gardens at Madison is classically designed and offer a wellness center, well-appointed library and lots...

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  • Riverside Senior Living

    Riverside Senior Living

    1009 Line St NE, Decatur, AL 35601
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    Home Sweet Home! Steven has been a resident of Decatur since 1974 and June is a native of Decatur. Steven and June Hall purchased Riverside Senior Living in May 2008. Steven’s background is health care. His undergraduate degree is from the University of South Alabama in Health Sciences, his masters,...

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  • City Center Village

    City Center Village

    807 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601
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    City Center Village is a new concept in Senior Living. Located in the heart of Decatur, AL's Historic District, City Center Village offers residents more services and amenities, all for one affordable monthly fee. Gated and secure, we strive to give our residents a carefree lifestyle and the peace...

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  • Brookdale Cedar Springs

    Brookdale Cedar Springs

    2505 Spring Avenue Southwest, Decatur, AL 35601
    (25)
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    At our premier Decatur, Ala., retirement community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, we’re here to help you seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and yard maintenance for time...

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  • The Lodge at Johns Road

    The Lodge at Johns Road

    451 Johns Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
    (3)
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    The Lodge at Johns Road, is Huntsville's newest '55 and better apartment home community! The Lodge at Johns Road offers Studio, 1-, 2- and 3- bedroom apartment homes ranging from 673 to 1,262 square feet. The community is brand new and has a fully secure entry, a library, gathering room, salon,...

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  • The Terrace at Priceville

    The Terrace at Priceville

    200 Terrace Lane, Decatur, AL 35603
    (6)
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    Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville Senior Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care in Priceville, Alabama Welcome to The Terrace at Priceville! Our beautiful senior living retirement community offers Independent Living for active seniors, Assisted Living with the levels of care, and...

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  • The Commons

    The Commons

    4300 Chris Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (5)
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    The Commons is Huntsville's first 55+ Active Adult Community and is very different from other apartments or retirement living options in our area. A 55+ Active Adult Community, like The Commons, is an age restricted community. That means we are required by the 1995 Housing for Older Persons Act to...

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  • Brookdale Jones Farm

    Brookdale Jones Farm

    2815 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35802
    (12)
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    At our luxurious, private retirement community in Huntsville, Ala., offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, you’re in the right place to seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

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  • Redstone Village a CCRC

    12000 Turnmeyer Drive SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
    (15)
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    Huntsville Alabama's Premier Life Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living, Licensed Assisted Living, Licensed Specialty Care Assisted Living, and Licensed Skilled Nursing on a beautiful mountain top with scenic views.

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  • Keestone at Hewitt House Assisted Living

    Keestone at Hewitt House Assisted Living

    322 E Washington St, Pulaski, TN 38478
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        Historical, Assisted Living at it's best!  The Hewitt House where all your dreams of a relaxing, comfortable retirement lifestyle can come true.  Built in 1830 the Hewitt House has been home to many people through the years.       Since 1983 we have...

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  • Keestone Senior Community

    Keestone Senior Community

    322 Kennedy Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    (4)
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    Keestone Senior Community is an assisted living community located in Lawrenceburg, TN. Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County located on the banks of Shoal Creek and home to over 14,000 residents. Located near Nashville, Lawrenceburg has a handful of stores, shops, restaurants and fairs where...

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  • HarborChase of Jasper

    HarborChase of Jasper

    2100 Viking Dr, Jasper, AL 35501
    (5)
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    Jasper is located in the Northwest part of Alabama. It is a community with beautiful nature, and a rich historical heritage. Here you'll find the home you've been looking for...HarborChase of Jasper Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Our community is unique in that we...

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  • Cherry Creek Village

    Cherry Creek Village

    507 Cherry Street NE, Attalla, AL 35954
    (5)
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    Cherry Creek Village, a unique, gated, Independent Living Community located between the historic cities of Gadsden and Attalla offering all-inclusive senior living. Cherry Creek Village is a place where our residents become family and your loved one's security is our purpose. When you become a part...

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  • Harmony at Victory Station

    Harmony at Victory Station

    211 Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
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    Nestled in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Harmony at Victory Station provides accommodations for residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well landscaped campus. The community in Murfreesboro, is located...

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  • Brookdale Franklin (Independent Living)

    Brookdale Franklin (Independent Living)

    910 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064
    (22)
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    Spectacular Senior Living in a Spectacular Small Town Senior living doesn’t get too much better than this. Our residents get to live a life of leisure in a community full of luxury. We are an upscale senior living community located in the prestigious city of Franklin, Tennessee. Located just 20...

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  • Regency Pointe

    Regency Pointe

    510 E Grand Avenue, Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (3)
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    The Premier Senior Living Community in the South! Discover the comfort and classic southern charm that is Regency Pointe senior living. Located near the banks of the Coosa River in Rainbow City, Alabama, our picturesque community is nestled among rolling hills, scenic forests and natural wild...

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  • Somerby Franklin

    Somerby Franklin

    870 Oak Meadow Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
    (11)
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    Close to the glitz and glamour of Nashville, Somerby Franklin is tucked away in idyllic Franklin. This quaint, historic town is a cozy and convenient place to settle and is frequently ranked as one of the best places to retire in the U.S. Somerby Franklin simply sparkles with the best of what...

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  • The Manor at Steeplechase

    The Manor at Steeplechase

    314 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067
    (31)
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    The Manor at Steeplechase provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated within beautiful grounds in the peaceful community of Franklin, you'll love the tasteful elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby town. We're just minutes from...

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  • The Hearth at Franklin

    The Hearth at Franklin

    1035 Fulton Greer Ln, Franklin, TN 37064
    (20)
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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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  • Magnolia Village

    424 Dean Ln, Gardendale, AL 35071
    (3)
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    Magnolia Village is an independent living community in the family friendly town of Gardendale, AL near Birmingham. At Magnolia Village, our goal is to provide residents and their families with a caring community where they can thrive while maintaining their independence. We strive to make our...

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  • Canterfield of Franklin

    Canterfield of Franklin

    7015 Moores Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (1)
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    Canterfield of Franklin is very proud to be a part of a growing service community in Williamson County, Tennessee, meeting the needs of senior adults. We are family owned and operated, with a business model deeply rooted in both the hospitality and restaurant industries. This family tradition...

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  • Harmony at Brentwood

    Harmony at Brentwood

    9045 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027
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    The Crossings at Brentwood will provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care services in the exclusive Brentwood submarket of the Nashville, TN metro area. A new 191 unit senior living facility with 84 units of independent living, 69 units of assisted living and 38 secured units of...

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  • Peachtree Senior Living

    Peachtree Senior Living

    3740 Eagle Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
    (15)
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    Peachtree Senior Living is an assisted and independent living community offering personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in an intimate, professionally managed setting. We are proud to celebrate our 100% DEFICIENCY FREE state survey!!! Peachtree's Assisted Living is...

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  • Clarendale at Bellevue Place

    Clarendale at Bellevue Place

    7632 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221
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    Clarendale at Bellevue Place is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food...

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  • Kirkwood by the River

    Kirkwood by the River

    3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
    (2)
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    Kirkwood by the River was founded as a nonprofit in 1980 by Independent Presbyterian Church to offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Medicare Rehabilitation. Set on 120 acres on the Cahaba River, Kirkwood by the River feels miles away from the...

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  • St. Martins in the Pines

    St. Martins in the Pines

    4941 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210
    (2)
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    St. Martin's in the Pines is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with five distinct levels of care. Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short term rehabilitation and our revolutionary "Green House" approach to skilled/long term nursing, St. Martin's is more than a...

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  • Blakeford at Green Hills

    Blakeford at Green Hills

    11 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215
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    Blakeford is a local, established, nonprofit, Life Plan Community (CCRC) offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, skilled nursing and physical and occupational rehabilitation. It is the only senior living retirement community in the Nashville area to receive CARF-CCAC accreditation. Beautifully...

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  • Windlands South

    Windlands South

    3800 Sam Boney Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
    (56)
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    Windlands South provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Nashville, you'll love all the hospitality and friendliness Windlands South offers. Enjoy our warm summers, mild winters and all the colors of the seasons just...

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  • Pleasant Villa Retirement Home

    Pleasant Villa Retirement Home

    3380 Pleasant Villa Drive, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
    (8)
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    A family-owned facility with 32 apartments, Pleasant Villa offers you a great value in Independent Living. All rents include 3 meals daily, all utilities including cable TV, weekly housekeeping services, activities twice a day, transportation coordination, weekly shopping services, use of our chapel...

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  • Thrive at Brow Wood

    Thrive at Brow Wood

    37 Brock Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
    (7)
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    Welcome to Thrive and a fresh perspective on senior living. Over a decade ago Thrive Senior Living took a hard look at traditional senior living. We quickly knew we would not want to visit most of these places, let alone live there; so, we created communities where Elders would not only love to live...

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  • Brookdale University Park

    Brookdale University Park

    400 University Park Drive, Homewood, AL 35209
    (27)
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    Come see if our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is the right fit for you and your family. Here you’ll have independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. So if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you want and the...

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  • Sycamores Terrace Senior Apartments

    Sycamores Terrace Senior Apartments

    1427 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
    (36)
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    The Sycamores Terrace Retirement Community has provided exceptional care and service to Nashville seniors for more than 40 years. Now under new ownership and a new name, Sycamores Terrace Senior Apartments will continue to offer extraordinary service while providing a unique affordable housing...

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  • Chateau Vestavia Retirement

    Chateau Vestavia Retirement

    2435 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    (9)
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    From the moment you walk through the door, you will experience the difference that is Chateau Vestavia. Family owned and locally operated, we are a part of the beautiful Vestavia Hills community. Our caring professional staff is committed to making this the most worry-free time of your life. We take...

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  • The Terrace at Mountain Creek

    The Terrace at Mountain Creek

    1005 Mountain Creek Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405
    (42)
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    From the moment you enter The Terrace at Mountain Creek you can see and feel the difference. Tastefully appointed, the grand lobby is home to our friendly concierge, and seating is arranged for easy conversation. Your meals will be prepared fresh daily and served restaurant style by our...

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  • Cahaba Ridge

    Cahaba Ridge

    3090 Healthy Way, Birmingham, AL 35243
    (6)
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    Cahaba Ridge Retirement Community is a part of Resort Lifestyle Communities. The company prides itself on providing a 'resort lifestyle' in its independent retirement communities. Cahaba Ridge will offer an all-inclusive experience where one price takes care of all residents' daily needs, including...

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  • Town Village Vestavia Hills

    Town Village Vestavia Hills

    2385 Dolly Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
    (21)
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    Town Village is much more than senior living —it's a way of life. We strive to provide a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships, life enrichment activities and attention to every detail. Come sit by the stone fireplace, catch up over a cup of coffee, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool....

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  • Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    200 One Nineteen Blvd, Hoover, AL 35242
    (3)
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    Nestled in an attractively landscaped and wooded pocket of Birmingham, AL, Somerby St. Vincent's One Nineteen provides all that seniors desire from Independent living, Assisted living and specialized Somerside Memory Care options. Somerby offers a comfortable, convenient and rewarding senior living...

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  • Danberry at Inverness

    235 Inverness Center Dr, Hoover, AL 35242
    (35)
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    Danberry at Inverness reflects a complete break from the conventions of ordinary senior living communities by embracing a distinctive philosophy focused on celebrating life with style. Here, you will find every convenience and amenity imaginable for active adults over 55, including a full complement...

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  • Charter Senior Living of Hermitage

    Charter Senior Living of Hermitage

    4131 Andrew Jackson Parkway, Hermitage, TN 37076
    (21)
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    Whether it is the Independent Living Villas; the roomy Assisted Living apartments; or the specialized Memory Care Neighborhood, Charter Senior Living of Hermitage provides a sense of community, of home. The beautiful Independent Living Villas provide all the comforts of home in a carefree atmosphere...

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  • Rocky Ridge Retirement Community

    Rocky Ridge Retirement Community

    3517 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216
    (35)
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    Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on picturesque grounds in the scenic, quiet community of Hoover, you'll love the inviting elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of our nearby community. We're just minutes from...

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  • Rutland Place

    Rutland Place

    435 NW Rutland Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
    (23)
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    Welcome to Rutland Place Senior Community in Mount Juliet, Tennessee! Imagine a community created around you... a place where every amenity seems as if it were custom designed for you. Enjoy the privacy of your own home within a community of pleasure and comfort. Rutland Place is a lifestyle based...

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  • Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    Galleria Woods - a CCRC

    3850 Galleria Woods Dr, Birmingham, AL 35244
    (8)
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    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities.  Located on 20 wooded acres in Birmingham’s prestigious Riverchase area, our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) gives you a maintenance-free lifestyle with the retirement you deserve. Our community has a full continuum of care...

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  • Keestone of Florence Senior Community

    201 North Cedar Street, Florence, AL 35630
    (3)
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    Keestone Senior Community is an assisted living residence located in Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama. There are many local community events to enjoy ranging from the summer Renaissance fair to many historic landmarks. Our amazing weather encourages an active lifestyle, or at...

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  • The Bridge at Hickory Woods

    4220 Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch, TN 37013
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    The Bridge at Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, is the ideal assisted living option for active seniors looking for a resort-style community to call home. Located just outside Nashville, Antioch offers hometown friendliness with the attractions of a large city just minutes away. Residents of The...

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  • McKendree Village

    4347 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, TN 37076
    (51)
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    McKendree Village in Hermitage, Davidson County, Tennessee is the place for active seniors to enjoy their time in life. Our assisted living community is located conveniently off Highway 70 and just minutes from downtown Nashville. We are only ten minutes from the international airport. Whether you...

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  • Residences at Wellpoint (OPENING FALL OF 2020)

    Residences at Wellpoint (OPENING FALL OF 2020)

    2940 Mill Run Road South, Huntsville, AL 35763
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  • Skyline Village at Red Mountain

    Skyline Village at Red Mountain

    260 Goodwin Crest Dr, Homewood, AL 35209
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  • The Bluffs of Greystone (Opening Fall 2020)

    The Bluffs of Greystone (Opening Fall 2020)

    6328 Farley Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242
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  • Keestone Resort at Village Pointe (Opening Early 2020)

    150 Clubhouse Dr, Loretto, TN 38469
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Athens, Alabama

Independent Living

For seniors who desire to live primarily without assistance but would like the benefit of having chores and housekeeping handled by professionalls, an Independent Living Community could be the perfect option. Frequent needs such as housekeeping and meal planning are accounted for, which provides residents more free time to live their lives as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Typically consisting of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies vary between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to utilize the services of private medical providers, they may always do so. There are a variety of benefits and expenditures to consider when selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in the care plan: move-in fee, meals, field trips, transportation, Waiting list deposit, parking, utilities, and initial assessment fee. The benefits and amenities associated with independent living include golf course, community activities, game/TV room, healthcare center, laundry service, fitness center & swimming pool, restaurant-style dining hall, and private rental hall.

Demographics and Values

In Athens, 15.8% have some form of disability, 12.7% do not have health insurance, 9.2% are widows, and 58.6% participate in the labor force. Racially, the population of Athens is 16.4% black, 8.0% Hispanic, 76.4% white, 1.7% other or not specified, 1.3% Native American, 2.4% mixed race, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 1.6% Asian. Of the population of Athens 27.4% have a high-school diploma, 7.8% have a graduate degree, and 27.0% have a college degree. Out of the total city population, 51.7% are female and 48.3% are male. The median age of Athens is 40 years old. In Athens, 9.2% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Athens has a population density of 248 people per square mile.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be the major factor in choosing which care choice works best. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Athens is $785 and the median price for a home for Athens costs around $143,275. The rent burden for Athens is around 13.8% of the average monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Alabama

There are 101 general hospitals and 164 health centers that provide care for 4,900,655 Alabama residents. Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Alabama citizen is ranked 49th nation-wide. Additionally, Alabama is ranked 46th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Alabama is ranked 35th in the nation. In terms of resources, Alabama has a cost of living index of 89.5, a grocery index rating of 97.4, and a housing index rating of 71.5. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Alabama ranks 31st in the nation. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 51% of Alabama's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 10,514 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for Alabama is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 8.15 inches. On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Alabama has an air quality index rating of around 38.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.4 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 66F during the month of February. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 62F in the month of June. While residents of Alabama mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alabama can include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Alabama

The state of Alabama has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of many varieties of azalea, oak-leaf hydrangea, downy serviceberry, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the ring-tailed cat, the jaguarundi, the the California sea lion, or the feral swine. The state animal of Alabama is the black bear.