Independent Living in a Benedictine Living Community
The freedom to live the way you choose.
Independent living is about freedom to choose the things you want to do, while leaving chores and home maintenance behind. At Benedictine Living Communities, home choices may include one-bedroom, two-bedroom or studio apartments.
In addition to Catholic senior housing, you’ll find an active, engaging lifestyle and a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy living independently, yet also recognize the value of having health care available should they ever need it.
Our faith-based senior living communities offer a lifestyle grounded in our values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice. Each Benedictine Living Community includes a mix of services and amenities designed to help you maintain health in body, mind and spirit — and to help ensure that your senior independent living lifestyle is everything you want it to be. From restaurant-style dining venues, libraries, gardens and game rooms to abundant social opportunities, spiritual support, shopping trips and cultural outings, Benedictine Living Communities are truly places where you can live fully and live well.
Why would I choose independent living if I can stay in my home instead?
Living alone in a house that was once full of family can be isolating and lonely. Independent living communities offer an array of opportunities to socialize, learn something new, enjoy cultural events and more. And when you choose an independent living community, you can leave chores like cooking, cleaning, home maintenance and lawn care behind. If your family members worry about your safety living alone, they’ll gain valuable peace of mind knowing you live in a community with staff on site 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, read our blog post, When is Independent Living Needed?
How do I choose a senior living community?
How much will independent living cost?
The cost of independent living will vary depending on the community and the type of residence you choose. Contact the community you’re interested in for detailed information.
Can my grandchildren, family and friends visit?
Your guests are always welcome in your home, and they’re more than welcome to enjoy our common living areas, dining venues, amenities and activities with you while visiting. Some of our communities also offer guest rooms that can be reserved and rented for visiting family members and friends.
Are pets allowed?
Yes. They’re family, too! Many of our communities are pet-friendly and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program. Be sure to ask about the pet policy, approval process, and the pet-friendly areas of the community when you visit. All our communities accept service dogs and certified companion animals.
May I bring my car?
Many people do bring their cars, but with all the transportation options provided by our communities, a car isn’t a necessity. Many couples find they prefer one car instead of two, but that’s totally up to you.