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  • Atria Shaker

    Atria Shaker

    345 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12204
    (31)
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    For more than 20 years, Atria Shaker has proudly served the families of Albany. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance beauty and functionality, and better serve those with memory impairment. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host...

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  • Atria Crossgate

    Atria Crossgate

    140 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203
    (19)
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    At Atria Crossgate, you'll experience luxurious country living with the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. Whether you're sitting by the community pond with friends and family or enjoying a delicious meal in our restaurant-style dining area, our caring and dedicated staff strives to meet...

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  • Avila Independent Retirement Community

    Avila Independent Retirement Community

    100 White Pine Drive, Albany, NY 12203
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    Avila is the Capital Region's premier retirement community for seniors seeking an active, independent lifestyle. Surrounded by the beauty of the Pine Bush, Avila provides a safe, scenic, and unique place to call home. And, because Avila was designed with active seniors in mind, it's easily...

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  • Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

    30 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
    (6)
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    Eddy Hawthorne Ridge Senior living campus offers residents a full Continuum of Care, all on one beautiful campus in East Greenbush, NY. This means peace of mind that comes with maintaining the life you love with access to the care and services of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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  • Glenmont Abbey Village

    Glenmont Abbey Village

    7 Thomas Cole Dr, Glenmont, NY 12077
    (4)
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    Fill your days with things you want to do, not things you have to do. Nestled in a wooded area in Glenmont, New York, Glenmont Abbey Village is where you can stay at home and feel as if you're on a retreat. Whether you prefer a walk in the gardens or socializing with friends, you'll find what you...

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  • Atria Delmar Place

    Atria Delmar Place

    467 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
    (9)
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    With a beautiful location on more than six acres in the Town of Bethlehem, Atria Delmar Place has been thoughtfully designed to serve active, discerning older adults in the Albany, NY area. Our vibrant senior living community is just six miles south of the New York capital, convenient to shopping,...

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  • Hearthstone Village

    Hearthstone Village

    4000 Florence Dr, Latham, NY 12110
    (2)
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    We are located in Latham New York, in the heart of the Capitol Region, in a country like setting minutes from the Northway (I87), Wolf Road, Route 9, and the Airport. Close to an abundance of restaurants, and shopping. We offer exceptional retirement living without a buy in fee. We have 144 spacious...

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  • Diamond Rock Terrace

    Diamond Rock Terrace

    11 Gurley Ave, Troy, NY 12182
    (4)
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    Diamond Rock Terrace is convenient to the Capital District's major highways, and it's just a short drive to your favorite shopping centers, drugstores, restaurants and entertainment of all kinds. HOME: Diamond Rock Terrace's apartment homes provide comfort, style, and taste, offering an affordable...

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  • Diamond Ridge Retirement Community

    Diamond Ridge Retirement Community

    59 Harris Road, Troy, NY 12182
    (34)
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    Diamond Ridge provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on 13 acres of charmingly landscaped woods, Diamond Ridge is just outside of Troy, a town where history, culture and friendly faces await you. The original hometown of Samuel Wilson — or Uncle Sam...

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  • Coburg Village

    Coburg Village

    1 Coburg Village Way, Rexford, NY 12148
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    Coburg Village independent living retirement community, blends a lovely balance of originality, with an eye towards the changing future and needs. Our Independent Living Community opened in Rexford, NY in September 1999, however our roots provide us a rich 135-year history of providing services for...

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  • Glen Eddy

    Glen Eddy

    1 Glen Eddy Dr., Niskayuna, NY 12309
    (8)
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    There is a difference in assisted living. It's called The Terrace. Living independently is one of the keys to living a healthy, happy life. However, for many, there comes a time when a little help with everyday activities can make a big difference. That's when you can feel secure knowing you can...

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  • Summit at Glenwyck

    Summit at Glenwyck

    150 Dutch Meadows Lane, Glenville, NY 12302
    (8)
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    The Meadows at Glenwyck is a 55 and older senior housing community located in scenic Glenville, Schenectady County, New York. Glenville is a small town outside of Schenectady with close access to Albany and major highways I-90 and I-87 in central New York State. Glenville's motto is 'a town of good...

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  • Holiday at the Atrium

    Holiday at the Atrium

    2 Tryon Avenue, Glenville, NY 12302
    (21)
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    Holiday at the Atrium provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers: - Private apartment suites - Daily chef-prepared meals from scratch - A variety of enriching activities - Maintenance-free living - Weekly housekeeping and...

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  • Carlton Hollow Apartments

    Carlton Hollow Apartments

    2000 Carlton Way, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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    ENJOY LIFE … with less responsibility in Saratoga County! Carlton Hollow Apartments, a 55+ active adult community, combines upscale apartment living with amenities and programs that offer fun, wellness, and fitness year-round. At Carlton, our community offers plenty of opportunities for wellness and...

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  • Sweetwood of Williamstown

    Sweetwood of Williamstown

    1611 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267
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    Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community is an independent living community that also provides nursing support in our flexible aging in place model. Sweetwood is a vibrant community of engaged residents, many of whom have ties to Williams College, have an affinity for the cultural...

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  • Devonshire Estates

    Devonshire Estates

    329 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, MA 01240
    (7)
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    Devonshire Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the picturesque Berkshire Mountains and situated on elegantly landscaped grounds, you'll love the peaceful serenity of Devonshire Estates while enjoying all the amenities of the nearby community....

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  • Brookdale Fillmore Pond

    Brookdale Fillmore Pond

    300 Village Lane, Bennington, VT 05201
    (16)
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    Are you ready for fewer chores and more adventures? At our senior living community set in the foothills of the Green Mountains, you can trade home maintenance for time for what you want to do. With three levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living and memory care,...

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  • Kimball Farms

    Kimball Farms

    235 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240
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    Kimball Farms, a not-for-profit retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of The Berkshires of Western MA. Kimball Farms is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering a continuum of care with a variety of housing options. Our approach to retirement and health care is as...

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  • Equinox Village

    49 Maple Street, Manchester, VT 05255
    (1)
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    Equinox Village is a vibrant independent living community situated on eleven pristine acres in the heart of Southern Vermont's rich cultural and recreational opportunities. The community includes 56 spacious apartments. It was founded in 2006 by brothers Dr. Jim Russell and John Russell. They lead a...

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  • Heritage Pointe Apartments

    Heritage Pointe Apartments

    6 Anderson School Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
    (2)
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    82 Unit Affordable Senior Housing Community Beautifully situated near the Hudson River in one of New York's most historic regions, Heritage Pointe is Hyde Park's premier senior rental community. Heritage Pointe combines the beauty of its natural landscaping with the convenience of access to nearby...

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  • Little Falls Garden Apts.

    759 E Monroe St, Little Falls, NY 13365
    (1)
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    Little Falls Garden Apartments is located in the beautiful Mohawk Valley Region of New York State. The complex consists of fifty (50) one-bedroom units designated for seniors 62 or over and/or persons with disabilities. The properties grounds and common areas are very well maintained and tranquility...

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  • The Fountains at Millbrook

    The Fountains at Millbrook

    79 Flint Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545
    (28)
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    The Fountains at Millbrook, located in Millbrook, NY is set on 200 beautiful acres in the Hudson Valley. We offer Independent Living with Cottages with garages and one and two bedroom apartments in our main building that is hotel like. All apartments and cottages have full kitchens. We have 27...

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  • Day Brook Village

    Day Brook Village

    298 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
    (2)
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    Day Brook Village Senior Living is proud to be the first continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts, offering a range of housing and healthcare options to meet our residents’ changing needs. At Day Brook Village, our residents enjoy a supportive retirement lifestyle with personal care...

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  • Atria Litchfield Hills

    Atria Litchfield Hills

    376 Goshen Rd, Torrington, CT 06790
    (10)
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    Located between downtown Torrington and Goshen, Atria Litchfield Hills is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with...

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  • The Manor at Woodside

    The Manor at Woodside

    168 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    (38)
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    The Manor at Woodside provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. By choosing to call The Manor at Woodside home, residents will experience a warm and distinct senior living lifestyle in the historic Hudson Valley. From the lush green landscaped entrance to the patio...

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  • Landmark At Monastery Height

    Landmark At Monastery Height

    110 Monastery Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089
    (23)
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    Built in 1923 and prominently overlooking the city of West Springfield, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery was renovated in 1999 to become Landmark at Monastery Heights, Senior Living Community. The beautiful building overlooks 18 spectacular acres of lawns, walking paths, and gardens and house 105...

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  • Quail Run Estates

    Quail Run Estates

    50 Cardinal Drive, Agawam, MA 01001
    (24)
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    Quail Run Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Springfield, you'll love the comfortable facilities, our friendly staff and the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from...

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  • Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead

    Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead

    163 Heritage Circle, Oneonta, NY 13820
    (5)
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    We are currently updating our information about this care provider. To find out more information, or to schedule a tour, please fill out the form above.

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  • McLean a CCRC

    McLean a CCRC

    75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
    (1)
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    McLean is a not-for-profit continuum of care campus and so much more. It is located on a beautiful 120 acre campus is Simsbury adjacent to Hop Meadow Country Club. All Village residents are social members of the club. The campus has extensive, safe walking trails and gardens. The Village at McLean...

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  • Keystone Commons

    Keystone Commons

    460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
    (14)
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    Keystone Commons provides Independent, Assisted, Alzheimer's and Memory Care residential living in Ludlow, MA.  Keystone Commons is a rental community that offers people over the age of 55 years a delightful way to live.  Independent Living (44 apartments) provides 31 meals per month,...

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  • Boulder Ridge

    Boulder Ridge

    400 Commerce Drive, Canton, CT 06019
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    If you're 55 or over with an eye toward quality, in search of a senior living community, you'll find what you want, at the price you want at Boulder Ridge in Canton, Connecticut. Conveniently located on the Canton-Avon line, this age-restricted Metro Prime senior living community is just a short...

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  • The Wellington at Springfield

    The Wellington at Springfield

    942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119
    (24)
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    Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA Sixteen Acres/East Longmeadow/Wilbraham line, enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is...

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  • Suffield Commons, LLC

    Suffield Commons, LLC

    82 N Main Street, Suffield, CT 06078
    (3)
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    Suffield Commons is located in downtown historic Suffield, Connecticut. With a great location, everything you need is in walking distance; the shops, church, and even the library. Enjoy local festivals and events? You won't miss the action here! Our apartments feature: wall to wall carpeting, a full...

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  • Suffield by the River

    Suffield by the River

    7 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT 06078
    (3)
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    Suffield by the River offers everything you could possibly want in senior residential living: - Independent living in beautifully appointed, spacious apartments with a full array of services and amenities. - Assisted living services offering as little or as much assistance as needed. - River's watch...

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  • The Residence at Brookside

    The Residence at Brookside

    117 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT 06001
    (7)
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    Located minutes from historic downtown Avon, our brand new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. Our dining room offers "Anytime Dining" from 7am-7pm, a...

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  • Bluebird Estates

    Bluebird Estates

    1 Apple Blossom Lane (720 Parker Street), East Longmeadow, MA 01028
    (12)
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    Bluebird Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in Old Bluebird Acres, our grounds were once a thriving apple orchard and Bluebird Estates' scenic landscaping reflects the picturesque beauty of bygone days. You'll love the quiet serenity of our...

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  • Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks

    550 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    (11)
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    Now doing in person tours! Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care Stonebrook Village at Windsor Locks is a residential senior living campus dedicated to providing independence, social interaction, and leisure activities for seniors looking for exceptional services and top notch...

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  • American House Keene

    197 Water St, Keene, NH 03431
    (3)
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    American House Keene is everything you are looking for in an all-inclusive senior living community. Located within walking distance to downtown Keene with its many shops and restaurants, this beautifully designed senior living community offers an active lifestyle supported by a nurturing attentive...

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  • Brookdale Gables Farmington

    Brookdale Gables Farmington

    20 Devonwood Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
    (23)
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    Quality Care and Peace of Mind If you want to exchange the humdrum senior living experience for one that offers you personalized care plans, a warm and welcoming atmosphere with resort-like amenities and endless opportunities to engage in activities, programs and events, look no further. Our...

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  • Hoffman Summerwood Community

    Hoffman Summerwood Community

    160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (8)
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    Hoffman SummerWood Community is a national award-winning senior living rental community located in the quiet northeast corner of West Hartford. Our members enjoy their own beautiful apartment, featuring a fully applianced kitchen, living room, bedroom, and handicap accessible bathroom. We provide...

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  • Village Gate of Farmington

    Village Gate of Farmington

    88 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
    (31)
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    Village Gate of Farmington provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within beautiful, scenic grounds just outside of Hartford, you'll love the elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby town. We're just minutes from shopping,...

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  • Middlewoods of Farmington

    509 Middle Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
    (11)
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    You can feel it the minute you walk through the front door, something is different at Middlewoods of Farmington! Perhaps it is the smell of home-made cookies baked by residents wafting from the Country Kitchen. Or maybe it is the warm greeting from the Receptionist. Or could it be the friendly...

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  • Schuyler Commons

    Schuyler Commons

    1776 Independence Square, Utica, NY 13502
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    Luxury Apartment Homes for Active Adults 55+...Maintenance Free...Come experience the lifestyle at Schuyler Commons. Our property is conveniently located at the intersection of Trenton Road and Meadow Drive. Units include the following great amenities: high end features such as granite counter tops,...

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  • The Holiday Retirement

    The Holiday Retirement

    39 Highland Street, West Hartford, CT 06119
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    Peace of mind. At The Holiday we feel that everyone should be able to have this comfort regarding their parent. We know that you don't want to be worrying about whether your parents are eating well, are secure in their homes, or feel alone and isolated. Not only will your minds be eased from the...

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  • The Court of Saint James

    The Court of Saint James

    144 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
    (1)
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    Welcome Home The Court of Saint James is a unique retirement community with amenities for living a good life. The location is less than one mile from the Center of West Hartford, Connecticut which boasts exceptional shopping and delightful dining. The Court of Saint James is an affordable,...

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  • Brookdale Chatfield

    Brookdale Chatfield

    One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110
    (16)
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    From the moment you walk through the door of our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care community in West Hartford, you will feel peace and comfort. To be honest, you might even feel a little bit giddy. It may have something to do with the beautiful common areas, private accommodations...

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  • The Plaza at Clover Lake

    The Plaza at Clover Lake

    838 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512
    (18)
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    Plaza at Clover Lake is an assisted living community located in Carmel, NY. The city of Carmel is located in Putnam County and home to just over 34,000 people. Carmel is a small waterfront community with a golf course, library, shops and restaurants, where residents can go out for lunch, go shopping...

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  • Evergreen Crossings Retirement Resort (Opening Summer 2020)

    Evergreen Crossings Retirement Resort (Opening Summer 2020)

    900 Hemlock Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074
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    Evergreen Crossings, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Hemlock Avenue in South Windsor. We look forward to opening brand new during the Summer of 2020! Evergreen Crossings will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you...

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  • The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    The Residence at South Windsor Farms

    200 Deming Street, South Windsor, CT 06074
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    Located minutes from historic downtown South Windsor, our brand-new community is nestled on beautiful farmland, boasting easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, Wapping Park, I-84 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 86...

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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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Independent Living in Albany, NY

Independent living communities, also known in Albany as retirement communities, offer a wide range of services to seniors who desire to live independently among their peers. The median monthly cost of independent living in Albany is about $3,743 in the city proper and $2,450 within the metropolitan area. When it comes to senior living, Albany, NY is a great option for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Albany, NY

The cost of living in Albany is considerably lower than the national average. The cost-of-living index is rated 17 points below the average and the grocery index is rated 5 points lower. 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
83 95 $1,190 18.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $171,947 $43,790 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $5.749 million

Local Medical Providers

There are at least 6 general hospitals that provide emergency services to the city. The highest-rated hospitals in Albany include:

  • Albany Medical Center - A 793-bed acute care community with a comprehensive heart center and an intensive care unit.
  • Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - This government medical center provides primary care to veterans and their families. They also offer a number of other services including cardiac rehabilitation, hospice/palliative care, adult day health care, a full-service memory clinic, geriatric assessment, nursing home care, and respite care.
  • Saint Peter's Hospital - This hospital is a 482-bed short-term acute care community. They specialize in surgery and offer a number of inpatient procedures, including bariatric, cardiac, and neurological surgeries.

    Climate and Weather

    Albany has a warm-summer/humid continental type of climate. This means that the summers tend to be muggy and sunny, while the winters are often cold and extremely snowy. On average, the humidity level for Albany is about 71%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of December at around 76%.

    Seasonal Temperatures

    Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
    70°F 84°F (July) 56°F (July) 29°F 40°F (December) 17°F (February)

    Air Quality

    Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
    41 (Good) 54 in the month of December (Moderate)

    Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

    Precipitation

    Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
    3” 5” (July) 77”

    Demographics and Values

    2016 Presidential Election for Albany County

    Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
    54.2% 39.3% 6.5%

    Population Statistics

    Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
    597,270 98,251 1,772 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.10%

    Age

    Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
    31 22% 9% 5% 4%

    Highest Level of Education

    High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
    26% 38% 18%

    Race & Ethnicity

    Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
    7.0% 29.9% 10.2% 0.3% <1% 49.9% 5.4%

    Crime

    Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
    9,829 38 9

    Miscellaneous

    Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
    7% 62% 12% 25% 6% 4%

    Albany is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination.

    Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

    As the capital of the state of New York, Albany has arts and cultural amenities that rival any other major East Coast city. The center of the art world in Albany is The Egg, a large and uniquely shaped performance art center whose shape resembles its name. The Egg is located in the sprawling Empire State Plaza which has a reflecting pool and an underground shopping concourse filled with public art installations. Located right next to the plaza is the New York State Capitol building, which was built in the 1800s. Also located nearby are the New York State Museum, which focuses on natural and cultural history, and the Albany Institute of History and Art, which is famous for its Hudson River School paintings.

    For those who are interested in learning more about the past, there are a number of fascinating historical sights in the city that are worth a visit. The USS Slater is a World War II cannon-class destroyer escort that has been converted into a museum and docked on the banks of the Hudson River. The Slater is now designated a museum ship and is the only ship of its kind still afloat in the United States. For those interested in the city’s colonial history, the Schuyler Mansion is a historic landmark. Built in 1765, the house now serves as a museum documenting the life of its owner, Philip Schuyler, who was a general in the continental army and an early U.S. senator.

    For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are a number of great places for walks and visits in Albany. One popular destination is the historic Lark Street, which has tons of independently-owned shops and classic architecture. The largest park in the city is Washington Park, the origin of which can be traced back to the 1686 city charter. The park has served many roles throughout history, including a gunpowder storage area, a cemetery, and a parade ground for military demonstrations. Now the 82-acre park is primarily used as a nice place to enjoy the nice afternoon sun.

    Transportation

    The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) provides bus transportation throughout the city and the surrounding area. The CDTA offers over 50 bus routes, 29 of which run through downtown. Fares can be purchased as single rides or all-day passes, which can be obtained on the bus.