Senior Apartments

Author: Amanda Woodward

| Published on: January,12 | Viewed: 2586 times


What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments are an independent living option for adults aged 55 and older. Independent living communities offer some services such as housekeeping, maintenance, and planned social events for older adults who don’t need intensive personal care (like help dressing or bathing), but are ready to give up the responsibilities of home ownership and have easy access to a community of peers. Unlike a mixed age apartment community, senior apartments have staff on hand to help you in a variety of ways when needed.

Some senior apartments stand alone. Others may be part of a continuing care retirement community where independent living, assisted living, and nursing care are available in the same location.

Beyond these factors, there are a range of options to consider. Here are some of the variations you might find in your search.

  • A small senior apartment community located in a quiet neighborhood where multiple languages are spoken and residents socialize with one another often.

  • A community located in the heart of the city with fully furnished private suites or a shared room if you prefer it.

  • A larger senior community with one- or two-bedroom apartments that you furnish yourself. There are a variety of services on sight such as a library, restaurant, fitness center, and computer center.

  • Senior apartments in a vibrant downtown neighborhood, but also located within a continuing care community that can provide more care in the future if you need it.

How do I find them?’s search engine will help you find a place that is right for you in terms of location, budget, size, services, languages, and pet policies. You can also talk to Seniorly staff by phone at (415) 570-4370 or by email at Seniorly can help you connect with communities you’re interested in, arrange a tour, and offer you a free consultation with on-staff gerontologists.

The Seniorly resource center also offers tons of helpful information about things to consider when deciding whether a move is right for you, how to know what type of senior community is right for you, and things to look for in a senior community.


Visit and start exploring your senior apartment options today!

About Amanda Woodward

Amanda Toler Woodward, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. She does research on services and supports for older adults including racial and ethnic disparities in access to services and international comparisons of service systems. She writes about a wide range of topics related to aging research, social work, academia, and whatever else catches her fancy at

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