Independent Living London

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Independent senior living in London provides seniors with a maintenance-free lifestyle designed for active seniors who want to spend more time with people their own age, doing things they enjoy. In independent living, you leave daily mundane tasks like cooking, housework, lawn mowing and other home maintenance to others, while you are free to enjoy your late retirement with daily activities like outings and more. In the list below, find a great place to live with people your own age, and join the many seniors who wish they had moved sooner.

Independent living in London

The Village of Glendale Crossing  

3030 Singleton Avenue, London, Ontario, N6L 0B6

A true retirement hub featuring independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and LTC.

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

Oakcrossing Retirement Living  

1238 Oakcrossing Road, London, Ontario, N6H 0K2

Welcome to Oakcrossing Retirement Living, where we have a fresh perspective on senior living. Offering a large variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with both retirement and assisted living services available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sifton - Longworth  

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9

Voted London's Best Retirement Residence seven years running! We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sifton - Riverstone  

1961 Shore Rd., London, Ontario, N6K 0K5

Riverstone supports an independent retirement lifestyle in a brand-new community built for you. Choose from retiree apartments, one-floor villa townhomes and retirement suites coming Fall 2023!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Sifton - Richmond Woods  

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1

A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, including 130 suites with extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living. Proud winners of the "Best of London in Retirement Living 2020!"

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The benefits of moving into a retirement home

Lots of friendly fun

This is the best kept secret of London’s independent living retirement homes. You may think you are paying for a beautiful suite, or someone to wash your bedding, and you may even need some care. Those are there, but the biggest benefit of life in a retirement home is that there are friends just down the hall, outside the door, and around every corner. It’s often very pleasant to simply pass your day in the community. However, there's so much to do together! Communities listed above offer a full slate of daily activities. You can pick and choose things you want (or don’t want) to take part in, and there’s always a group involved. You can be as social as you want to be. You're never wondering what there is to do.  

Read more about the vibrant social life of retirement homes.

Personal passions and interests 

Pass the housework and cooking to someone else, and open up more time for yourself. What do you do with that? London retirement homes, like those listed above, offer many internal clubs or groups, and because the people are so vibrant, these are a lot of fun. After moving, some people take up painting. Others join the poetry club. There's also pickle ball, bocce, and dozens of other group activities to take part in. 

Read more about independent seniors taking a deep dive into personal passions


Take back full control of your life and your time. When you live on your own you have to cut the grass, tend the garden, landscape, shovel snow, etc. You may not even be aware of all the pesky annoyances that take up your time. It’s not just that those are a thing of the past. When you move, you move into something special: a community of people all your own age, who’ve been through many of the same things, and with whom you have so much in common. You’ll be surprised to find out that that hilarious jokester across the table from you actually lived only three streets over from you. You’ll be amazed at how many good people you meet and live in the same building with. And the fact is that you will fill your day with many more moments of contentment and simple joy. 

Read stories of people recapturing joy in retirement homes (includes examples from London). 

A caring environment

Your family will feel assured, knowing that there are always people around, including professional nurses and care staff. They may not tell you this (or they might) but family always worries about seniors on their own. Those worries evaporate when you move into a retirement community. Many communities also offer assistance, right in the same building, so if your care needs change, you won’t need to move. View the select list of London retirement homes with assisted living

Read our much fuller look at all you need to know about moving into independent living. There's still more on our site: take a full look at why you want to move into a retirement home.

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