Popular Independent Living Communities in Suffolk County

Independent Living is designed for more active seniors – those who want to give up the hassles of homemaking, shopping, most cooking, and all the chores of living on one’s own. Independent communities offer private, comfortable apartments, a wide range of activities, most meals, and the complete freedom to come and go. Most importantly, Independent Living offers a remedy to the isolation felt by many seniors. Group activities, common meals, and the casual, easy socialization of living in a community is just what many seniors need to get a new lease on life.

Independent Living apartments have full kitchens and come in various sizes and configurations. They typically do not have nurses or home health aides who work for the community, but most communities have planned for residents and aides to connect and work together directly.

Independent Living is a great solution for seniors who want to stay active, give up all the work involved in keeping up a home, and socialize with like-minded people.

Brightview independent living, sayville.

Brightview Independent Living

445 Broadway Ave
Sayville, NY 11782

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The very respected regional company Brightview Senior Living has built a new Independent Living community in the active South Shore town of Sayville. The modern design of the common spaces – activity rooms, gym, restaurant, and the beautiful lobby will make you proud to bring family and friends alike for visits. The apartments have various configurations featuring one and two bedrooms. The finishes in the apartments are first class, and each features a full modern kitchen with a washer/dryer combo also tucked away in the apartment. This Independent community is very active socially, with a well-attended Happy Hour for residents each day. The community organizes frequent trips, has a variety of daily activities, and allows pets. And if you need a little help with personal care activities, there are home health aides known and trusted by the community that can come into your apartment and provide care and support.

Lastly, this community is in a building that also includes Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments, which are all separate from the independent portion of the building and its activities. If a senior needs additional levels of care in the future, though, that care is available within the building, without the hassle of moving. Just switch apartments and age in place.

Chelsea Senior Living at Brookhaven, exterior shot of main entrance.

Chelsea Senior Living at Brookhaven

1 Meadows Ln
Yaphank, NY 11980

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This is a beautiful new community – just opened in 2021. The site of this community is one of its greatest assets – it is built as part of an exceptionally large development which includes standard apartments and condominiums, stores, recreation facilities, restaurants, shops – this is truly a miniature town! This concept in senior living is new and incredibly positive – residences for seniors built in the middle of the action.

The Independent Living apartments at Chelsea are good sized and include modern efficient kitchens and a washer/dryer. A variety of activities happen right in the building, and the many attractions in the surrounding development are available to enjoy. And if more care than can be readily supplied by home health aides is needed, Chelsea’s Assisted Living and Memory Care community is in the adjacent building.

Brandywine Independent Living, luxury dining area

Brandywine Independent Living

70 Pinelawn Rd
Melville, NY 11747

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The Brandywine company is a respected provider of senior living in the Mid-Atlantic states, and their Melville location boasts Assisted Living and Memory Care buildings – in addition to a popular Independent Living community. This community’s independent apartments are spacious and sunny and include full kitchens. The community sponsors a variety of daily activities within the building, and seniors regularly go out on sponsored trips to area attractions – or just drive themselves and each other to restaurants, shops, and events.

Atria Hertlin Place. main entrance with patio

Atria Hertlin Place

675 Portion Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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This modern community is set on fourteen tranquil acres. Enjoy morning walks with your pet around the grounds – there are walking paths throughout. The community serves restaurant style meals in their dining room, and the apartments are furnished with modern kitchens, too. This community offers a concierge to help with arrangements of all sorts, and an in-house car service is available for many types of trips. And close by is lovely Lake Ronkonkoma, where Long Islanders have enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities for over one hundred years. Enjoy the local shops and restaurants, too – this community can be your new home.

Main entrance of Atria South Setauket

Atria South Setauket

4089 Nesconset Highway
South Setauket, NY 11720

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This community offers Independent Living in a building separate from Assisted Living. Although the two types of accommodations share many aspects, the Independent residents have their own activities, dining, and building. This separation helps residents at Atria South Setauket’s Independent Living build their friendships with more active people – which are the seniors who are attracted to Independent Living. The central feature of this community is a lovely outdoor pool and garden – perhaps for making friends and entertaining guests three seasons of the year. The Independent Living building boasts various room sizes and layouts, meals are served in a common dining room, and a full slate of activities are scheduled each day. Some pets are allowed in this community, as are motorized wheelchairs.

Dominican Village Independent Living, front desk and entrance lobby

Dominican Village Independent Living

565 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY 11701

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This community offers residents a choice of programs and services that fosters independence and promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health while maximizing opportunities for socialization. The 13-acre grounds of the community are an oasis of green for the area, with multiple walking paths set throughout the campus. The apartments are spacious and feature full kitchens. The community also provides two meals each day in a comfortable dining room. Area transportation is provided, as are access to physicians and multiple events each day. Although this community is sponsored by the Dominican order of Catholic nuns, the community is nonsectarian and open to all. For those residents who eventually need additional care, there is a fully staffed Assisted Living community in the same complex.

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