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Calgary independent living communities liberate seniors from the many mundane aspects of home ownership, remaining in your family home, or living alone. Many communities include amenities that make this phase of your life a wonderful new experience. You’ll also find a group of new friends who are always there. Review communities listed below to find your next home!

 

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Independent living in Calgary

The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park  

22 Shawnee Hill S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 0P8

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Manor Villages StayWell Manor  

174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6M2

Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence  

222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 3E9

Enjoy an exceptional retirement lifestyle centred on convenience, culture and the comfort of family.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Garrison Green by United Active Living  

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9

At Garrison Green by United Active Living, we offer memory care, independent, and assisted living. Enjoy spacious suites, in-suite laundry, fitness studio, art studio, flexible dining, underground parking and much more!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Lake Bonavista Village - Verve Senior Living  

11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8

Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence is the perfect place for seniors to retire. You can choose from a variety of suite sizes in the main building or one of our unique cottages.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Trinity Lodge - Verve Senior Living  

1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4C9

Trinity Lodge Retirement Residence combines the elegance & style of a fine traditional hotel, with the security & warmth associated with senior living. Homecare staff is available 24/7 to give you support when needed.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Trico LivingWell  

7670 4A St SW #100, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4S3

Trico LivingWell is designed to empower older adults to live their best lives by facilitating inclusivity and togetherness through a holistic health, empathetic and personalized approach to aging.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Boardwalk Retirement Community  

3520 31 St. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 2A5

Welcome to the BRC, a beautiful assisted living facility located in the heart of Calgary's NW. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are safe and cared for with our friendly and passionate staff.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

528 25 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, V2S 0L5

Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Evanston Summit  

150 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3P 0N4

A Catholic non-profit residence focusing on providing a lifestyle for independent seniors who appreciate the opportunity to live stress-free, with like-minded, active older adults.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

The Lodge at Valley Ridge - Verve Senior Living  

11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5

At The Lodge at Valley Ridge, you'll enjoy spacious suites, impressive cuisine, and exceptional services. We have recently renovated. We welcome the opportunity to show you our great community.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Four reasons to move to independent living

1. An updated, full-featured environment

Many seniors live in a family home purchased many years before. Keeping things up-to-date has become more difficult over time. When you move into an independent living retirement home, you’ll be surprised at how nice it is to have up-to-date features throughout your living space. Perhaps some things seem superfluous (e.g. exercise rooms), but people come to love amenities like that. Communities with easily accessible swimming pools or golf greens, etc. make exercise fun again. Living in community with people with whom you can enjoy all the amenities (like movie theatres, inhouse pubs, etc.) makes all these luxuries better.  

2. Security and safety

Calgary retirement homes give seniors and families peace of mind, knowing that there is always someone else around, and the building is always safe and secure. Unfortunately, seniors living on their own are some of the most vulnerable people in our population. In an independent living retirement community run by professionals who care for you daily, this vulnerability is largely a thing of the past.

Communities are designed with optimal accessibility throughout, adding to safety. Widened hallways, well-lit spaces, bathrooms with grab bars and other accessibility features are all part of the environment. Your safety is paramount here.

3. Communal living is the best

The advantages of communal living might be the best held secret of retirement communities. This is something that is missing from many people’s lives, even younger suburban families. Isolation is proven to be unhealthy, and there's something essentially human about living in a group of people, eating communally and simply living together.

That’s just a brief list. Check out our complete look at the advantages of independent living.

4. Be proactive

Many independent seniors like the idea of controlling their destiny. It’s empowering to own the decision rather than delay the move into a seniors’ community until family tells you it’s time to move. Many Calgary independent living communities have a continuum of care that includes senior assisted living. Moving into independent living, you can anticipate future changes in care needs, where you might require assistance with some activities of daily living.

What is the cost of independent living in Calgary?

Here’s a quick overview of rental prices for independent living suites across Calgary retirement homes. Remember that this fee is an umbrella price, covering all your living costs — everything from your grocery bill to property taxes to home maintenance and everything in between. Of course (as noted above), there are many features of these communities that might not currently be a part of your life but which you will come to appreciate.

This table give a range of prices across the city — in survey only. Not all suite sizes are included per area of the city. Check listings above for many more details about rates charged by each community by suite size.

City/neighbourhood

Suite type

Size

Cost/mo (starting)

Valley Ridge

studio

370 sq. feet

$3,060

Marlborough

1 bedroom

525 sq. feet

$4,100

Glamorgan

1 bedroom

460 sq. feet

$3,850

Lake Bonavista

studio

404 sq feet

$3,450








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