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Active seniors will enjoy independent living retirement communities in Buffalo, New York, the city that is considered the heart of Erie County, New York. The Metro Bus system can make it easy to get downtown and explore Canalside, which is better known as the revitalization of Buffalo's waterfront, or out to the suburbs to explore the various shopping malls and center, while stopping for a bite to eat at one of the great local restaurants. Sports fans know that Buffalo is home to the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, and the Buffalo Bisons.

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Senior housing types near Buffalo, NY

  • Bristolwood Senior Living Community

    Bristolwood Senior Living Community

    433 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our English garden-style apartments located in a quiet neighborhood in Buffalo New York. We are conveniently located near Buffalo's finest historical sights and in the theatre district for those who enjoy arts and entertainment. The structure and lay out of the apartments are designed for...

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  • Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga

    Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga

    151 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
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    Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga, a unique, conveniently located independent living patio home community near Buffalo in Cheektowaga, NY, is designed for seniors age 62 and older who want to enjoy retirement living without the commitment of home ownership. Enjoy the view from the private front...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

    111 Ensminger Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    While we may be new to the Elderwood family, our facility has been located in Tonawanda for over 20 years. Formally Tonawanda Manor, Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda prides itself on the staff that have worked here for decades. Our administrator, Ann Marie, has been a part of our community for...

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  • Fayebrooke

    Fayebrooke

    1805 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome Home to FayeBrooke Senior Apartments where Lifestyle, Luxury & Location are key! We are Amherst' s premier Retirement Community, offering all the amenities and comforts you desire.. You have a new place to call 'HOME' Choose from our spacious one or two bedroom floor plans.

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  • Weinberg Campus

    Weinberg Campus

    2700 North Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068
    (2)
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    Enjoy the inviting warmth and comfort of Weinberg Campus , where services are tailored to suit your lifestyle. Our 70-acre, park-like community is located in Amherst, minutes from restaurants, shopping and the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. Choose from spacious one- or two-bedroom apartments...

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  • The Fairways at Lancaster

    The Fairways at Lancaster

    5352 Genesee Street, Bowmansville, NY 14026
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    BRAND NEW 55+ ACTIVE ADULT PATIO HOME RENTALS. No HOA fees. One floor living, fully accessible. The Fairways at Lancaster is a pet-friendly, luxury patio home community. All units feature 2 BR/2 FULL baths with an attached one or two car garage. You'll also enjoy a gas fireplace, granite counter...

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  • StoneGate of Clarence

    StoneGate of Clarence

    4100 Stonegate Ln, Williamsville, NY 14221
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    StoneGate Apartment Homes is a unique 55 and over community. We are luxury senior apartments in the Williamsville, New York area. Our residents enjoy the privacy of having their own home as well as the enjoyment of daily community activities. StoneGate has both one and two bedroom apartments as well...

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  • Embark at Orchard Glen

    Embark at Orchard Glen

    6055 Armor Duells Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lease by November 15 and lock in your rate! Enjoy no increases to your base rent until 2021.*See our Sales Director for details. Embark at Orchard Glen offers an independent living community in Orchard Park, NY for discerning adults who want to live life to the fullest. Here, retirement living is...

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  • The Amberleigh

    The Amberleigh

    2330 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (52)
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    Explore new interests at The Amberleigh, where our blend of desired amenities and convenient services offers residents a vibrant lifestyle that encourages health and independence through innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Williamsville, New York, Independent...

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  • Creek Bend Heights

    Creek Bend Heights

    25 Buffalo Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
    (5)
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    Creek Bend Heights has been serving the community of Hamburg, New York since 1975. Located in the heart of the Village of Hamburg, we offer easy access to local stores, pharmacy and restaurants, all within walking distance. Van transportation provided by the Town of Hamburg is also available for...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst

    Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst

    6363 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in Amherst, just northeast of Buffalo, we're situated on beautiful grounds that offer meandering walkways lined with spruce and pine leading to a lily pond. Not only will you enjoy...

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  • Vinecroft Retirement Community

    Vinecroft Retirement Community

    5945 Vinecroft Drive, Clarence Center, NY 14032
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled in beautiful Clarence Center, NY, Vinecroft Retirement Community offers apartment and duplex-style patio homes and is sponsored by Western NY Mennonite Retirement Community, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. Assisted living is also available on the Vinecroft campus. Distinguished from other...

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  • Fox Creek Estates

    Fox Creek Estates

    9500 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Fox Creek Estates, Villas & Shoppes give you everything you want, in the location you desire! For those 55+ we offer traditional one and two-bedroom apartments and patio home villas with all the amenities you're looking for-shuttle service to grocery shopping, planned activities and and active...

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  • Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

    Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

    100 Crestwood Court, Wheatfield, NY 14304
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elderwood Residence at Wheatfield is a unique patio home and apartment community designed for independent seniors who want to enjoy retirement living, but avoid the commitments of home ownership.

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  • River Road Retirement Residence

    River Road Retirement Residence

    4067 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    River Road Retirement Residence is an assisted living community located in beautiful Niagara Falls, ON. Our warm, welcoming community overlooks the stunning Niagara River Gorge, next to paved walking trails and lush, flower-filled parks. Niagara Falls is a compact, friendly city with modern...

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  • Stamford Estates

    Stamford Estates

    3900 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 4L8
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the historic district of Stamford — in the heart of Niagara Falls — you'll love the warmth and elegance of Stamford Estates. You'll also appreciate the convenience of being so close to shopping, health care, restaurants, casinos, golf and other attractions, including many local wineries....

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  • St. Charles Village

    St. Charles Village

    30 Nova Crescent, Welland, ON L3C 6P8
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome Home to St. Charles Village - The Way Retirement Should Be! A friendly, vibrate retirement community where the day-to-day chores are taken care of, leaving you more time to enjoy friends and family. We take care of the Cooking, Housekeeping including daily bed making, and our monthly fee...

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  • Loyalist Retirement Residence

    Loyalist Retirement Residence

    190 King Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J7
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Loyalist is located in down town St. Catharines, Ontario, the largest city in the Niagara Peninsula. In 1986, The Loyalist Retirement Residence was erected and now stands tall on the foundation of history that came before it. It was bought by Mundi Holdings Ltd. who own and manage 300 retirement...

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  • Anchor Pointe

    Anchor Pointe

    540 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N 7S2
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated in the beautiful community of St. Catharines — in the heart of Ontario's wine country — Anchor Pointe combines tasteful elegance with exceptional convenience. Our community is just minutes from shopping, dining, health care and local attractions like Chateau des Charmes, Strewn Winery, St....

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  • The Manor House Independent and Enriched Care

    The Manor House Independent and Enriched Care

    427 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the heart of Batavia, NY, The Manor House provides apartment style living for seniors who are Independent or need an assisted level of Enriched Care. The Manor House was built in 1997, with 2 additions in 2009. We are licensed and regulated by NYS Department of Health. Our privately owned...

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  • Kibler Senior Apartments

    284 Main Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Kibler Senior Apartments is a senior housing community situated in Tonawanda, New York which is found in the Erie County. The property was once a school from 1925 to 1983 before it was renovated to a senior housing community. It houses 74 units and is designed for seniors. The senior housing...

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  • Urban Park Towers

    77 Main St, Lockport, NY 14094
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    If you love living in a community with an historic presence, you will love residing with Urban Park Towers located Lockport, Niagara County, New York. Lockport is an historic canal town, just minutes from beautiful and scenic Niagara Falls, New York, the honeymoon capital of the Northeast. Whether...

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  • Shorthills Villa Retirement Community

    1532 Pelham Street N, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E3
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Shorthills Villa Retirement Community is a senior living community located in the beautiful town of Fonthill, Ontario. As a small, welcoming community within a short drive to area restaurants and shops, our location is the ideal choice for anyone that wants privacy, relaxation and comfort....

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  • Redstacks Retirement Home

    303 Niagara Blvd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 3H1
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  • Wellness Suites Condominiums (Opening Spring 2019

    5698 Main St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Z3
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  • Lakeside Terrace

    36 Rosemount Avenue, Port Colborne, ON L3K 5P7
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  • Chetwood Hills

    118 Chetwood Street, St. Catharines, ON L2S 2P3
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Buffalo, New York

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community provides residents the opportunity to live active lives while assuring their care requirements have been fulfilled. Seniors may use their free time as they see fit while their food is prepared by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Typically comprised of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and more time can be spent with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of private health care professionals, they may always do so. There are an assortment of advantages and expenditures to keep in mind when choosing an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in your service plan: Waiting list deposit, field trips, meals, housekeeping, utilities, internet access, move-in fee, and initial assessment fee. The benefits and amenities that pertain to independent living include golf course, community activities, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, transportation, game/TV room, security guards, and private rental hall.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major influence when choosing which location meets the needs of your family. Buffalo has a sales tax of 4.00%. In Buffalo, the cost of living index is around 82.0 based on the national average of 100, where any amount below 100 is cheaper than the average amount. Buffalo has a grocery index of about 95.0.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, especially those with chronic diseases or those needing continuing care, access to hospitals may be a significant component when selecting which senior care facility is best. The top hospitals that service Buffalo include Sisters Of Charity Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, and Kaleida Health. In total, there are 6 hospitals located in Buffalo which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Demographics and Values

In Buffalo, 6.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Buffalo is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Demographically, Buffalo is 5.2% Asian, 11.3% Hispanic, 5.8% other or not specified, 47.6% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.8% mixed race, 0.4% Native American, and 37.1% black. In Buffalo, 6.3% do not have health insurance, 16.2% have some form of disability, 59.4% participate in the labor force, and 6.3% are widowed. In terms of crime, Buffalo has 39.8 property crimes per 1000 residents and 10.2 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 11.0% have a graduate degree, 25.9% have a college degree, and 27.4% have a high-school diploma. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Buffalo, out of the total population 0.9% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.8% practice Islam. In Buffalo, 42.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Buffalo 38.8% practice Catholicism, 3.3% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 2.9% are Baptists. In the previous presidential election, 50.9% voted Democrat, 44.5% voted Republican, and 4.7% voted for a third party candidate in Erie county. Buffalo has a population density of 2,472 people per square mile. The current population of Buffalo is shrinking at a rate of 0.000%. Based on gender, 52.3% are female and 47.7% are male. The median age of Buffalo is 33 years old. In Buffalo, 24.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.6% are over the age of 60, 4.8% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

According to many seniors, climate and weather are a significant factor in selecting a care destination. The average air quality index rating in Buffalo is about 43.4. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its peak during the month of December at about 60.5. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summer, the average temperature in Buffalo is around 70°F. The summer high temperature peaks at about 82°F in July. The low summer temperature falls to roughly 57°F during June. In the wintertime, the average temperature dips to approximately 28°F. The peak winter temperature is roughly 39°F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature is roughly 17 °F during the month of February. On average, Buffalo has a humidity rating of around 70%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in January at around 76%. Buffalo has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. Monthly, Buffalo receives about 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in October with an average of 5 inches in a month. Buffalo gets an average of 84.80 inches of snow in a year.

State Information

An overview of New York

The quality of life enjoyed by the average New York citizen is ranked 25th nation-wide. Additionally, New York is ranked 13th by standards of healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, New York has a cost of living index rating of 136, a grocery index rating of 115, and a housing index rating of 204. Residents of New York enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 24th in the United States. There are 205 general hospitals and 496 health centers that provide care for 19,493,819 New York residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in New York are Hospital For Special Surgery, Albany Memorial Hospital, and And Northern Duchess Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

The state of New York ranks 5th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 37% voted for the Republican candidate while 59% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 29% of New York residents attend religious services among the 14,110 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-10%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-7%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New York there are 72 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for New York is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 77%. On average, the state receives 3.54 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in October with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68°F. The average high summer temperature is around 86°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 48°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in New York drops to around 25°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 25°F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2°F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in New York is 34.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.5 AQI. While residents of New York mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New York can include floods, hurricanes, tornados, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in New York

The state of New York has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bluets, northern blueflag, canada anemone, and sneezeweed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the gray fox, the mink, the red fox, or the eurasian boar. The state animal of New York is the beaver.