Senior Living Options

Senior Living includes all of the senior options: Senior Apartments, Active Adult Communities, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Life Plan Communities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), University-based Retirement Communities (UBRC), etc.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Maricopa, Arizona ( Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Maricopa area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

There are a number of tools and organizations available to assist in the selection of an assisted living facility. This one is from Check their methodology and recommendations.

American Orchards

American Orchards Assisted Living Community in Arizona

American Orchards is a premier assisted living and memory care community in Gilbert, Arizona. We strive to provide our residents with unparalleled care and attention in a setting that is truly unique. We welcome residents from all walks of life and are privileged to care for their individual needs and provide a place for them to call home.

Assisted Living

At American Orchards, we offer various levels of assistance to meet the unique and often changing needs our assisted living residents with a focus on maintaining independence whenever possible. Our compassionate team members are highly trained to provide assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management and other activities of daily living. Enjoying life to its fullest, while receiving the quality care and assistance needed, is our goal for each assisted living resident at American Orchards.

Memory Care

At American Orchards, our exclusive Pathways of Promise dementia care program has been carefully designed to focus on cognitive function, social awareness, spiritual well-being and physical health. Our highly trained care team helps residents cope with the unique and individual challenges of memory loss while continuing to enjoy a great quality of life in a safe and comfortable environment.

Check out their website for more information.

765 North Lindsay Road Gilbert, AZ 85234

Office Hours: 8am - 6pm M-F


Get started with Medicare

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Follow these steps on this site to learn about Medicare, how to sign up, and your coverage options. Learn about it at your own pace.

Trilogy® at Verde River™

"Trilogy at Verde River is a new resort community located in Rio Verde, Arizona. This gated neighborhood will feature an elegant clubhouse with plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities that will keep residents busy all year long. Shea Homes offers a wide selection of modern single-family home designs within three luxurious collections. Residents living in Trilogy at Verde River will have everything they want or need in this new golf resort community.

Located east of North Scottsdale, residents living in Trilogy at Verde River will have easy access to shopping and everyday conveniences. They will also have a variety of outdoor recreation as well as attractions from nearby Phoenix.

Update: In addition to in person tours, prospective residents can now tour Trilogy at Verde River virtually if they're not able to travel to tour it physically. This community now also offers Virtual Livestream Events. These events include cooking classes, wine and spirits demos, fitness and wellness events, and much more."

For more information please check the website.

Trilogy at Vistancia®

"Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona is an age-restricted active adult enclave in the award-winning Vistancia master-planned community. It caters to buyers with refined tastes for upscale active living in a luxurious resort-style setting. An exquisite level of detail and craftsmanship was built into every aspect of Trilogy.

In 2005, Vistancia was awarded the best master-planned community in the country by the National Association of Home Builders. One drive through the community and it is easy to understand why. Stunning views, towering palm trees, and lush landscaping make Vistancia seem more like a resort than a neighborhood.

The 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan is designed to be an all-encompassing community complete with schools, shopping, and recreation. In addition to the age-restricted Trilogy neighborhood, Vistancia is comprised of the family-friendly Vistancia Village and exclusive Blackstone Country Club. Ideally situated north of the 303 transit corridor, residents of Vistancia find the perfect blend of new construction amenities and uncongested roadways combined with easy access to the Phoenix valley's many attractions.

Update: This community now offers Virtual Livestream Events. These events include cooking classes, wine and spirits demos, fitness and wellness events, and much more. Prospective residents can even tour Trilogy at Vistancia virtually if they're not able to travel to tour it physically."

For more information check the website.


NOTE: Trilogy at Vistancia is SOLD OUT for new build opportunities.

Oakwood Creative Care Day Clubs

Nonprofit Adult Day Clubs & Dementia Support

Discover the Difference
Community Can Make!

"Innovative Support for Members & Their Families

At Oakwood Creative Care, you’ll find a supportive community providing so much more than just “adult day centers” or “day care for seniors”.

In our day clubs located throughout east valley Arizona, you’ll discover experts who are passionate about helping those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or stroke. Through enjoyable engagement activities and exploration, our members find new talents and hobbies every day.

Our Dementia Hub cultivates a community of care partners through various family support services. We offer Memory Cafés, support groups, and dementia coaching sessions with our experts who are passionate to ease the burden on care partners, so their loved one can remain living at home.

In short, we believe in “treatment beyond a pill” and will support your loved one to retain their sense of independence and ensure they feel respected and dignified."


A care model that sparks JOY for older adults

"The care model for seniors in our clubs offers a new paradigm of thinking for home and community-based services. We’re committed to creating a fun, supportive, and engaging space which inspires moments of JOY. Our senior care model honors personhood, aim to enhance self-esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, and ignite purpose.

When visiting OCC clubs, you won’t find “locked facilities”. We believe that when people are locked up and restrained, it increases agitation and aggression. Further, you won’t find our instructors and team members wearing scrubs. Members won’t be playing bingo, or sitting around watching tv — and stuffed babies or coloring sheets will be nowhere in sight!

A big part of what makes our clubs so unique is the innovative engagement “curriculum” we’ve created. This curriculum includes classes and programs designed to reflect your loved one’s strengths and interests, while encouraging independence and self-esteem; improving communication and creativity; reducing anxiety/depression; improving quality of life; and fostering lifelong learning.

Thanks to the resources we provide, you and others within your family will find many benefits, as well. You’ll be able to remain at work, reduce risk of hospitalization and falls, increase your own quality of life, and decrease family stress and caregiver burnout."


The Perfect Place Engagement Club in Sun Lakes is the nearest location:

23914 S Alma School Rd
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
(Behind Risen Savior Lutheran Church, far west end. Follow the signs for The Perfect Place!)


Current club hours:
Monday — Friday
10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mirabella at ASU (Arizona State University)

A state-of-the-art Life Plan Community on Arizona State University’s campus, Mirabella at ASU is the result of an exciting new partnership between Pacific Retirement Services and Arizona State University.

Mirabella at ASU expands ASU’s intellectual identity, creating a broader community of people who are energized by learning and who are eager to stay engaged. As a university-based retirement community, Mirabella at ASU joins the growing trend of university-brand retirement communities who have a proven track record of success, with over 100 communities already thriving in the U.S. today.

Experienced Management

As a Pacific Retirement Services community, Mirabella at ASU also benefits from a long history of management excellence. As a national not-for-profit leader in the senior living industry, PRS is at the forefront of the retirement revolution, transcending age to provide an actively involved lifestyle for the seniors of today and tomorrow. Serving, in total, more than 5,500 residents every day, PRS develops, operates, and manages more than 50 organizations, including affiliated Life Plan Communities, affordable senior housing centers, and charitable foundations serving older adults.

The Mirabella Advantage

The Mirabella brand represents PRS’ new thinking in senior-living design— larger residences, better community spaces, amenities on par with those in the finest resorts. The first Mirabella opened in Seattle in 2008; the Portland community welcomed its first residents in 2010. By choosing to live in a Mirabella, you are benefiting from years of hard work at honing the retirement experience to pure excellence.

Open now, Mirabella at ASU offers walkable, urban, university-based living, and a retirement experience sure to be unlike any other.

Check out the website to learn more about Mirabella.

Sun City Oro Valley

"Sun City Oro Valley is a beautiful 2,400-home community 20 miles north of downtown Tucson, AZ. It spans over 1,000 acres and was built by Del Webb between the late 1980s to mid 90s. The community is well known for its magnificent views of the adjacent Santa Catalina Mountains, outstanding golf, reasonable home prices and a vibrant social calendar.

Del Webb combined several decades of active adult construction experience when designing this community. It boasts an exciting lineup of amenities uniquely crafted for active adults who want to enjoy a physical and socially active lifestyle."

Check the website for more information.

What Are the Differences Between Independent and Senior Living?

Discover the nuances of independent and senior living, exploring their features, services and lifestyles. Uncover the perfect fit for your golden years.

"For older adults, living independently – remaining in their own homes and taking care of themselves – for as long as possible is typically the goal.

But for many seniors, there comes a time when they need help with various tasks of daily living or would prefer to have more company. That's when "living independently" can shift to "independent living," a distinction that indicates a move to a senior living community."

This July 2023 article from U.S. News and World Report helps to bring some clarity to the transition from living independently to independent living.

Not all senior living communities are the same – and the term "senior living" itself is broad.

"Senior living is kind of an umbrella, more of an overarching term that incorporates the aspects of independent living, assisted living and memory care primarily," says Kevin Bowman, former executive vice president of community operations at Brookdale Senior Living, the largest senior living provider in the U.S.

Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long Term Services and Supports

From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

This official government (CMS) booklet explains: ■ How to find and compare nursing homes and other long-term services and supports ■ How to pay for nursing home care ■ Your rights as a nursing home resident ■ Alternatives to nursing home care.

Use the checklist on pages 31-39 to compare nursing homes.

Sonora at Rancho Sahuarita

"Sonora at Rancho Sahuarita is an intimate Del Webb community with 428 homes located between Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona. As part of the Rancho Sahuarita master-planned community, Sonora residents enjoy the dual benefit of exclusive access to a private age-restricted clubhouse in addition to the amenities in Rancho Sahuarita. Rancho Sahuarita is a mixed generation master-planned community with two age-restricted neighborhoods for active adults."

For more information check the website.

Use online tools provided by the State of Arizona to search for deficiencies in nursing homes.

This research makes it easier for older adults and their families to avoid last-minute searches by getting to know facilities in their own area in advance.

Cadence Living in Chandler

"Cadence Chandler’s Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services are in tune with all your wants and needs for the ultimate modern aging experience. With ample amenities, social opportunities and a location surrounded by shopping, dining and easy access to the Loop 202, we make it easy to take on an active, enriching lifestyle. Here, you can find a vibrant rhythm of life as you explore new adventures alongside a community that’s just as lively and dynamic as you."

Service Offerings

"We offer a variety of flexible living arrangements based on your unique needs. Cadence Chandler’s caregivers put your health and comfort first while developing genuine relationships with you and your family. Our compassionate team prioritizes kindness, respect and accountability to ensure high-quality healthcare and peace of mind among residents and their loved ones."

"See for yourself what makes Cadence Chandler the crescendo of modern aging in the Phoenix Valley. From our contemporary, yet cozy apartments to our expansive community rich with natural beauty, you can start virtually exploring your future today!"

For more information check the website:

Verena at Gilbert - A True Connection Community

Independent Senior Living

"Experience the best of senior living at Verena at Gilbert! Our 55+ all-inclusive independent senior living community offers social activities, fitness programs, and a close-knit community, starting at a monthly price of $2850. Enjoy daily chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, and many utilities included in your monthly rates. Enjoy your day on gorgeous, manicured grounds and endless social spaces, or indulge in local retail shops, restaurants, and hiking trails nearby. With convenient access to Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Verena at Gilbert is the perfect place to enjoy your retirement in Arizona. You might come for the amenities, but you’ll stay for the great connections and unparalleled service we provide! Contact us today for more information about Verena at Gilbert senior living."

"Welcome to Gilbert – the charming town that we’re proud to call home at Verena at Gilbert. Gilbert is one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S, with easy access to neighboring cities like Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix. Enjoy a vibrant dining scene, a diverse mix of retail shops, and nature trails to help you stay active and engaged, all just a stone’s throw away from our community."

Check out the website for additional information.

Saddlebrooke Ranch

"SaddleBrooke Ranch is Robson's newest active adult community near Tucson, AZ. It is situated in high Sonoran desert terrain near the towering Santa Catalina Mountains. This highly sought-after community offers finely crafted homes, world-class amenities and a vibrant lifestyle.

Robson Communities has built some of the finest active adult communities across Arizona for decades. SaddleBrooke Ranch is a follow-up to the award-winning SaddleBrooke community located four miles south. SaddleBrooke is an established community with thoughtfully designed amenities and homes.

Active adult homebuyers looking for homes for sale near Tucson, AZ should consider everything SaddleBrooke Ranch has to offer."

Check the website for more information.

Pennington Gardens in Chandler

Pennington Gardens in Chandler

"Embrace life at a peaceful desert retreat at Pennington Gardens. Whether you or your loved one is searching for Assisted Living, Memory Care, or short-term Respite Care for seniors in Chandler, Arizona, you will find the right kind of support you need to enjoy the lifestyle you want. Live richly in an inviting homestyle environment with friendly, compassionate care in a community designed to accommodate the unique needs of adults with varying levels of abilities. From beautiful, desert-inspired interiors to a secured environment for those living with memory loss, our charming community provides the perfect backdrop for the aging adult in your life."

"At Pennington Gardens, we provide a diverse range of care options so our residents can remain in the community as their needs and abilities change over time. From help with the tasks of daily living to support for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as end-of-life care, we help you or your loved one age comfortably and in place. These care options include:

Let us help you or your loved one age in place in a warm, home-like community with vacation-style amenities and activities."

For more information about Pennington Gardens check the link.

Caliche Senior Living


Curated wellness and carefree living in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Explore an Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Short-Term Stay lifestyle designed with you in mind. 

Everything you need to make life great.

"Life is better when you have modern conveniences at your fingertips. From housekeeping and maintenance to salon appointments and transportation into town, everything you need is only a phone call away. Curated convenience is our specialty."

AARP - Navigating a Broken System - A Guide for Researching Senior Living Options in Arizona

"Arizona’s long-term care system is fragmented, expensive, and inequitable. Over the last several years, countless news stories have exposed horrific instances of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults due to systemic failures. Families have repeatedly conveyed that they need help navigating the complex system and ensuring that their loved ones receive proper care.

In response, AARP Arizona and the Arizona Republic partnered to create the following resource guide to help families better understand Arizona’s long-term care system and to protect their loved ones from harm. The guide delves into such topics as comparing types of facilities, signs that someone may need additional support, and questions to ask when choosing a facility. It also exposes where the system has failed and provides some recommendations for improvement."

Check this link for valuable information on Arizona's long-term care system: Navigating a Broken System (

Springfield in Chandler

"Springfield in Chandler is a 55+ community in Chandler, Arizona. It is the ideal active adult community for homebuyers who want the benefits of living in a low-maintenance neighborhood in a smaller, more intimate setting. The neighborhood retains a small-town feel with close-knit neighbors and good friends.

Springfield's clubhouse is open exclusively to its residents. This facility is the social hub of the community that hosts parties, games, and activities that cater to the interests and needs of today's active adults."

For more information check the website.

How to Grow Your Home in New Ways

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and other add-ons are booming.

"Housing options are flourishing for older Americans, with the rise of ADUs and other shared living spaces. Whether it’s a converted garage, a roommate situation or a standalone mini-casa, creative add-ons can make life sweeter at home. Here’s how six families adapted their surroundings to welcome new additions."

An August 2023 article from AARP with some ideas on how to create alternative solution for senior living in a multigenerational environment.


"Solera in Chandler, Arizona is a Del Webb community 30 miles southeast of Phoenix. Set amidst the beautiful San Tan Mountains, homeowners in Solera enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. The community features luxurious single-family homes, world-class amenities and an 18-hole golf course.With just 1,149 homes, Solera is uniquely smaller than some of the larger Del Webb Sun City communities throughout the Phoenix valley. Solera was designed to provide residents with all the benefits of large-scale active adult living in a smaller, more intimate setting. Despite being smaller than the popular Sun City communities, Solera includes many of the sought after amenities demanded by today's active adult buyers."

For more information check the website.

Seasons Living at Copper Sky

This facility is proposed for residential construction at the Copper Sky Complex. It still remains on the City of Maricopa development project list as DRP20-05

See the developer's website for more information.

44400 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

About Seasons Living

"Seasons Living is built upon a foundation of core values that are ingrained in everything we do. We use these Culture Keys as touchstones to define and clarify our expertise. When a chef makes a special dinner for a resident who is coming back from a hospital stay, or a caregiver helps a resident hang a favorite family portrait, these Culture Keys help us do the right thing for our residents and each other every day.

Culture Keys help to reinforce the best way forward for the company - we move forward together by serving those around us, holding ourselves accountable for our actions, and always remembering to dream big for the future. If we can empower each employee to make the best decision possible in the moment, we can help each other grow into leaders of experience. By living by these keys, we create a culture of support, compassion, and integrity in all we do which forms the basis of our success as a company.

It is the mission of Seasons Living to make a positive influence on every person we meet!

Other Seasons Living options currently in Arizona include:

Seasons Living

560 1st St. Ste 104

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Seasons Living | Senior Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care

  • DRP 20-05 Seasons Living at Copper SkyPDF

How to Retire on a Cruise Ship.

Retirement on a cruise ship is a major lifestyle shift, so consider these factors before committing to life at sea.

"If you enjoyed cruises during your vacation time, it may be appealing to think about moving onboard permanently in retirement. Cruising has become increasingly accessible during the last decade and continues to provide a somewhat leisurely mode to explore the world. While the idea of setting sail and enjoying a plethora of amenities can be attractive, there are logistics to consider before signing up for long-term cruising.

To investigate retirement on a cruise ship, you’ll want to:

  • Understand what’s involved with the lifestyle.
  • Look at your finances and set a budget.
  • Review options for the services you need.
  • Consider how your social life will be impacted.
  • Outline your priorities and talk to family.

Use the following information as a starting point to help you decide if you should spend your retirement years on a cruise ship."

Check out this US News and World Report article from June 2022 to acquire some insight regarding the steps that should be considered before embarking on such an adventure!

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

State of Arizona specific regulations if you are interested in how the State evaluates and licenses health care facilities.

The Costs of Spending Retirement Living on a Cruise Ship - SmartAsset

"The first step in planning for retirement involves forming a clear vision of the lifestyle you want to enjoy. Often that means pulling up stakes and moving to another location in the United States or abroad – choosing your new home based on tax-friendliness, cost, livability, and other factors. But other retirees choose a very different lifestyle: traveling around the world permanently aboard a cruise ship. If you’re considering this option for retirement, there are some important financial implications to keep in mind. Before setting out you may want to discuss your full retirement plan with a financial advisor who can help you prepare."

What Is the Cost of Retiring on a Cruise Ship?

"Living on a cruise ship in retirement could be a cost-saving measure for seniors who may be working with a smaller financial nest egg.

“A cruise ship retirement has the potential to be more affordable than a standard retirement if you were comparing it to living in a retirement home or assisted living community,” says Tricia Tetreault, a financial analyst for Fit Small Business."

There are a number of important tips, including some that are totally unique to this type of adventure.

Check out this May 2023 article from SmartAsset that addresses the cost of retiring on a cruise ship.


"Sunbird in Chandler, Arizona is an age-restricted community that welcomes homebuyers aged 55 and better. This community was designed by Robson Communities as a smaller and less expensive option to their nearby Sun Lakes community. The 1,631 homes in Sunbird provide residents with a more intimate, close-knit feel than some of the larger active adult communities in the area. Homebuyers can choose from reasonably priced single-family and manufactured homes in this gated golf course community. With over a dozen clubs, activities, and interests groups the social scene is always buzzing at Sunbird."

For more information please check the website.

Cyprus Point at Casa Grande

Welcome To Cypress Point Retirement Community

"Welcome to Cypress Point in Casa Grande, Arizona. Cypress Point is for people 55+ who are seeking the comfort, ease, and social opportunity a retirement community can provide. Let us be the home base in your next chapter! Youll love our single-story one and two bedroom floor plans. With updated amenities, activities, scheduled transportation, and a dedicated staff, Cypress Point is what you are looking for in a higher standard of living. Find a plethora of medical facilities, shopping, and dining within a mile of us. If you are looking for a vibrant, active home to spend your retirement years, Cypress Point is the place for you. Come visit us and see how great living can be!"

For more information check the website.

Quail Creek

"Quail Creek is a gated 55+ community in Green Valley, Arizona. Developed by Robson Communities, Quail Creek offers an envious lineup of resort-style amenities for recreation and entertainment, including an athletic club and a technology center. Residents benefit from living in a private community that offers numerous clubs and activities, championship golf courses, and lifelong learning opportunities. Quail Creek features modern single-family homes that offer main-level living a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the homeowners' association (HOA). The Santa Rita Mountains lie just a few miles within the community, providing picturesque mountain views.

Active adults looking for homes for sale in Green Valley, AZ should consider the lifestyle that Quail Creek has to offer."

Check the website for more information.

Caring Transitions

Our Services:

Caring Transitions offers a streamlined support system to facilitate a stress-free process. Leave the details to us. Call today!

. Relocations
. Downsizing & Decluttering Services
. Estate Sales & Online Auctions
. Home Clean-outs

Check their website for additional information on their services.

Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living

"Independent living is ideal for those looking to make the most of their retirement experience but who can provide for their own needs, including activities of daily living. You can trade the worries of homeownership like basic utilities, maintenance and landscaping for the true comforts of home. Many of our communities are pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend. With your newfound freedom, you'll get to enjoy on-site activities, off-site excursions, amenities such as a salon, and so much more!"

The Terraces of Phoenix

Community Overview

In the heart of North Phoenix, The Terraces of Phoenix is one of the area’s most welcoming, established and reputable Life Plan Communities. The Terraces offers an upscale independent living lifestyle amid gorgeous garden homes and apartments and first-rate amenities

Our 22 acre campus is a relaxing, lush oasis with flower gardens, trees and walking paths. But what really distinguishes us is the culture of friendliness and small-town neighborliness.

As a nonprofit Life Plan Community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC), we offer the opportunity for you to live with freedom and independence—just as you always have—plus with the peace of mind that comes with knowing advanced care is available, should the need arise.

Check out their website.

Copper Springs Retirement Community - A Resort Lifestyle Community

Welcome Home to Worry-Free Living!

Gilbert's Independent Living Leader for Seniors

"Discover the benefits of all-inclusive independent retirement living. Call today to schedule a personal tour and be our guest for lunch. You'll see why we are the leader in senior living options!"

"Ranked one of the best places to live in America, Gilbert boasts sunny weather, safe neighborhoods, and an excellent school system. There's also a wide array of outdoor and cultural attractions. With its thriving downtown, plentiful shopping, and mouthwatering mix of local and national restaurants, Gilbert is the ideal location for Copper Springs.

Our all-inclusive, 55 plus independent senior living community is home to those who relish living a luxurious lifestyle, complete with 24/7 service, resort-style dining, and beautiful accommodations."

What "All-Inclusive" Means

"It means everything for one monthly rent with no buy-in fee or long-term lease. It means spending time doing the things you love, instead of doing chores like cooking, cleaning, or maintaining a home."

Interested in this luxury retirement community?

Clarendale of Chandler

"Clarendale of Chandler is a senior living community offering three lifestyle choices—independent living, assisted living and memory care—all under one roof in a residential neighborhood in Chandler, Arizona.

For only a simple monthly fee, this community provides gracious, comfortable surroundings that keep residents connected to the people, places and things they love most."

"Clarendale of Chandler is less than 30 miles from Phoenix via I-10 E in Chandler and convenient to neighboring East Valley communities of Mesa, Gilbert and Ahwatukee. Clarendale offers access to great neighborhood attractions. Boutique shops, eclectic art galleries, ImprovMANIA, Vision Gallery, Chandler Public Library, Chandler Museum and the world-class Chandler Center for the Arts are within eight miles. A weekly farmer’s market and award-winning local eateries are also popular stops. You can leave the driving to Clarendale and catch the van for an outing—or drive yourself. Plentiful FREE parking is available."

For more information check their website.

Parkland Memory Care

Chandler Assisted Living For Alzheimer’s And Dementia Patients

About us

Parkland Memory Care is a specially designed assisted living community for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. Parkland offers a comfortable, supportive, enriching lifestyle with beautiful accommodations and trained caregivers. We recognize your loved one is unique, and we offer tailored personalized services to meet their individual needs.

Parkland Memory Care is a specialized Chandler assisted living community that exclusively cares for those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other forms of memory loss. From intelligent design, to specially trained caregivers, our Chandler assisted living community provides a comfortable, familiar, and safe environment for our residents to feel loved, respected, and to maintain their individuality.

Check their website for more information.

3500 S Arizona Ave Chandler, AZ 85248

Copper Creek Inn - Memory Care Community, Hourly & Respite Care

Memory care is not an afterthought.
It’s our only thought.

"Reminiscence is a powerful way to connect with those living with a form of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or memory loss. Our specialized community environments and personalized care model reconnect your loved ones to their cherished memories—helping to create a deep sense of purpose for them. At Koelsch, your loved one’s uniqueness is honored as a lady or gentleman served by ladies and gentlemen."

Welcome to Distinctive Memory Care including hourly & Respite Care

Check this link for more information.

2200 W. Fairview St., Chandler, AZ 85224

In addition to residential Memory Care, Copper Creek Inn offers Hourly & Respite Care.

They offer Hourly and Respite Care Programs seven days a week. Your loved one may stay for just a few hours, or a full day as needed. We work around your schedule for your convenience.


12 Reasons to Retire in an RV

RV-loving retirees talk about the upsides of spending retirement in a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel or other type of recreational vehicle.

"Motoring toward retirement, dreams of wide-open blue highways might be stoking your passion to hit the road. With no job to tie you down, the kids grown and gone and maybe having kids of their own, why not sell the house, buy a recreational vehicle and see the country (or countries)?

You wouldn’t be alone. In the last 20 years, RV ownership in the U.S. has shot up 62%, according to a recent study by the RV Industry Association. RV ownership is at a record 11.2 million households, half of which are 55 and over. Another 9.6 million households plan to buy an RV in the next five years, the study found. Roughly 1 million Americans are living full-time in them."

Check out this article published in Kiplinger Persona Finance published in March 2021.

NOTE: I also recommend checking out another article from Kiplinger from October 2022 "15 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement." See the link below for this article.

Nursing Home vs. Assisted Living: The Differences Matter

This is a comprehensive report assembled by It was last updated in April 2021.

Provides useful information on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch

"Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch by Shea Homes and Dorn Homes is a resort community in Wickenburg, Arizona. Situated along an 18-hole championship golf course, Trilogy is a gated neighborhood within the master-planned community of Wickenburg Ranch. Homeowners enjoy a lineup of amenities and a lifestyle catered to their needs and wants. Thoughtfully designed single-family homes are offered in a scenic area with a beautiful backdrop. Though this community has a quiet, rural feel, it's also conveniently located between Prescott and Phoenix.

Homebuyers looking for single-family homes for sale in Wickenburg, AZ will enjoy all Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch has to offer."

For more information check the website.


"Solterra is a 55+ community located in Green Valley, Arizona. Dorn Homes and Fairfield Homes have joined forces to provide approximately 250 single-family homes ranging in size from 1,412 to 2,357 square feet, ideal for today s active adult homebuyer.

As a homeowner in Solterra, you are provided with a membership to Green Valley Recreation s (GVR) network of amenities. Solterra s Green Valley location provides residents the opportunity to lead a socially and physically active lifestyle with over 60 clubs and interest groups."

For more information check the website.

How to Choose a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care Facility

When an older person needs more help than a family member or friend can provide, it may be time to consider moving to a residential (live-in) facility, such as assisted living or a nursing home. Choosing a place to live for long-term care is a big decision. It can be hard to know where to start.

This article is from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging. (Content last reviewed October 12, 2023).

What’s Senior Home-Sharing? Pros, Cons + How It Works

"Senior home-sharing is a concept that is growing in popularity due to the growing number of older people and the desire for more flexible, cost-efficient choices. Not everyone wants to age in place, especially if they are alone, nor do they want the traditional assisted living model of care. Senior housing options continue to grow as older adults look for creative solutions to their living needs."

This 7/23/2021 article from Cake describes the concept of home-sharing.

Sun Lakes

"Sun Lakes Arizona by Robson Communities is a magnificent 6,683-home community. It is comprised of five country club style neighborhoods that each have their own golf course and amenity center. A generous assortment of world-class amenities and social activities cater to the non-golfers who reside in this age-restricted community. Sun Lakes Arizona is in a great location on the south side of Chandler just 24 miles from downtown Phoenix. The community is conveniently located in Sun Lakes, AZ, within minutes of I-10 and the 202 loop. Gilbert, Mesa and many popular shopping outlets in Chandler are a short drive from the community."

Check the website for more information.

American Groves


"Featuring 89 luxury residences, a full-service health and wellness center, resort-style swimming pool, multiple dining options, spacious common areas and more, American Groves will be a senior living destination unlike any other."


Stroll through our refined property and discover unexpected luxuries around every corner. American Groves provides the fine details that residents deserve: stunningly maintained grounds and gardens, indoor and outdoor community spaces, private high-end residences to support your way of life, and resident-centered services and programs.

Check the website for additional information.

Trilogy at Power Ranch

"Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona is an ideal 55+ community for adults who want to live an active lifestyle in a luxurious setting. This gated community boasts a unique lineup of world-class amenities as well as a number of interest groups and activities for those looking to stay socially and physically active. Trilogy at Power Ranch offers six distinct collections of single-family homes, and is conveniently located near a variety of attractions.

Active adult homebuyers looking for single-family homes for sale in Gilbert, AZ will enjoy all that Trilogy at Power Ranch has to offer."

Check the website for more information.

Mission Royale

"Mission Royale is a 55+ community located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This golf course community features single-family homes with certain maintenance services provided by the homeowners' association (HOA). The community also has plenty of amenities, including a clubhouse and the Mission Royale golf course. Residents enjoy easy access to daily necessities, health care, and local attractions, as well. Furthermore, the community is conveniently located in the middle of the Phoenix-Tucson corridor, providing even more options to explore."

For more information check the website.

What is Independent Living and How Much Should it Cost?

When older adults picture their retirement years, many desire a relaxed pace of life enjoying hobbies and cherishing time with friends and family. However, continual responsibilities like household upkeep and cooking can get too burdensome for those seeking a leisurely lifestyle.

As the name suggests, independent living is a great solution. Designed for active seniors, these communities allow them to keep their independence and privacy, while also enjoying services and amenities to make their lives easier.

In this guide, we will explain what makes independent living different from other senior living options, review important factors like services and cost, and provide answers to frequently asked questions to help you decide if independent living is the right choice for you or your loved one.


NOTE: This is interesting information provided by a senior placement service provider.

Top Reasons Why Seniors Should Consider Senior Living Facilities

"Senior living is an assisted living residence that provides seniors with personal care services such as dressing and transportation, meals, bathing, dressing and medication management. Senior living is all about living a great life. There are two categories of older persons who are hosted in senior living facilities; independent living and assisted living seniors. Senior living facilities range from posh luxury hotels or cruise ships to home like facilities. This means that there is something for everyone.

Today, senior living facilities are not institutional. As a result, most people who have moved to independent or assisted living communities report a better life and prefer it to the boring, lonely life at home. Although most people heading to their retirement years think that they will be comfortable in their homes, some end up opting for senior living facilities. This article will detail all information about senior living."

This article from Senior Living Ways helps to address many of the questions about the move from one's home to a senior living facility.

"The National Center for Assisted Living approximates that 87 percent of seniors require assistance in food preparation and help in medication management. As outlined by Assisted Living Federation of America, senior care should encompass quality life, dignity, accessibility, personal choices and personal choices. The National Center for Assisted Living has created guidelines for senior living, which states that staff should strive to meet cultural, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of the seniors. With that said, the question why choose senior living facilities can easily be answered."

Notes is a free service that provides individuals with senior-related info. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only.

Atria Chandler Villas

Independent Senior Living in Chandler, AZ

"Located near downtown Phoenix on eight lush acres, Atria Chandler Villas is a vibrant independent living community. Enjoy an active lifestyle in a thoughtfully designed senior community."

All-inclusive amenities contribute to an active, engaging lifestyle

"Our vibrant community is a destination in itself. Free from the burdens of home maintenance, you can spend your days how you choose. Take an aqua aerobics class in the outdoor heated pool, practice your short game on the putting green or simply unwind in your private apartment."

What Sets Atria Chandler Villas Apart?

A variety of outdoor amenities including a heated swimming pool, hot tub, putting green and dining space.

Located on eight lush acres featuring koi ponds, pavilions and walking paths.

Multiple dining venues, a fitness center, game room, library and salon and spa.

Check out their website for more information.

Robson Ranch Arizona

"Robson Ranch Arizona is a 55+ golf community located in Eloy, Arizona. With construction beginning in 2005, this community is expected to feature approximately 4,600 attached and single-family homes available on both a new and resale basis. Residents have access to all the benefits of active adult living, including unique amenities, such as a creative arts center, and a low-maintenance lifestyle provided by a homeowners' association (HOA). Members of the community can also easily meet with neighbors or discover new hobbies thanks to the wide selection of clubs and events that dot the social calendar. Homeowners benefit from a convenient location as well, with necessities, health care, and both Phoenix and Tucson easily accessible.

Active adult homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Eloy, AZ should consider Robson Ranch Arizona in their search."

Check the website for more information.

Assisted Living vs. Long-Term Care: Exploring Your Options

"Seniors have quite many options in regards to how and where they will spend their post-retirement years. That’s a great thing in that the elderly get to choose the environment where they will be most comfortable and have their needs met in a professional and friendly manner.

When choosing the ideal long-term care option, there are several factors that one must consider. The elements to consider in such cases include but are not limited to the level of care, location, accommodation spaces, budget, amenities, activities and diet.

Among the most popular options are assisted living and long-term care. Let us look at similarities and differences of both assisted living and long-term care in general to see what senior living option is best for you or your loved one."

This article from will help you explore the differences between these two options.

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch

"Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is a 55+ community in Florence, Arizona. This active adult community is situated southeast of the San Tan Mountains and about an hour from Phoenix. Residents of the Sun City age-restricted neighborhood enjoy exclusive use of a private clubhouse plus access to the Merrill Ranch master-planned amenities. The grounds of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are dotted with open spaces, scenic views, and miles of walking and biking trails. Homebuyers are attracted to Anthem at Merrill Ranch's single-family homes and carefree lifestyle. Owning a low-maintenance home allows for more time to get to know your new neighbors. Several clubs, classes, and activities are offered throughout the year, providing many ways to keep busy both socially and physically.

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Florence, AZ have plenty of options to choose from at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch."

For more information check the website.

Angel Adult Day Care Center

Bringing Cheer, Comfort, Compassion, and Care to each Participant

"Angel Adult Day Center acts as an alternative or supplement to home care, and an alternative to moving to assisted living or a nursing home to receive care. Our center enables continued community-based living for individuals with physical and cognitive limitations and provides respite for their caregivers. We also offer exercise classes and activities for those active seniors that just want a place to socialize and stay active with their mind and bodies. Our program and activities are designed to include all skill levels that will enrich the mind and body. At Angel Adult Day Center we believe that no two individuals are the same, therefore our staff takes the time to get to know all of our members as we assist them in doing what they love.

For more information check the website.

Mera - Chandler, Arizona

Opening in late Fall 2023!

Sparrow Living - Mera Chandler

"Mera is a resort-style, 55+ active adult community in Chandler, AZ. This brand new community brings a maintenance- free lifestyle opportunity for those who are ready to live actively and without the everyday stresses of owning a home. Every corner of Mera, from the luxurious apartment home interiors to the vibrant community event spaces, was designed to foster comfort, convenience, and connection for every resident. Attend daily social events, reinvigorate in stylish surroundings, or discover shopping and entertainment near Mera Chandler and the larger Phoenix area. No matter what you love, Mera empowers you to pursue it- while we worry about the rest."

Mera Chandler isn’t your average apartment community. Within our beautiful architecture and landscaped courtyards, we create opportunities for shared experiences and meaningful connections among our residents. If you’re ready to take part in a vibrant community of other active adults with daily social events, weekly fitness classes, and many other shared amenities and programming focused on bringing people together, then you’re going to love living at Mera.

Many people wonder what they will do every day when they move to Mera. The answer is: whatever you want! Moving to Mera means you get to keep doing everything you already love in life, plus you have the opportunity to try out new activities and say goodbye to the hassles of homeownership. Just imagine never again will you be stuck at home waiting for the plumber to show up.

Brand new Senior Apartment Living in Chandler! Check out their website!

The Park at Copper Creek - a Koelsch Community

"Each of our communities is purpose-built with one goal in mind—to provide the finest living experiences for our ladies and gentlemen.

Our senior independent living communities offer all the comfort of home without the concern of housekeeping, cooking, yard upkeep, or home repairs–designed for independent seniors who crave exquisite styling and luxurious amenities. At the Park, we provide abundant choices to accommodate senior living for each of our ladies and gentlemen."

For more information about the Park or other Koelsch communities, check the website.

901 S. 94th St., Chandler, AZ 85224

NOTE: Koelsch has multiple communities across the valley. They have two memory communities in the East Valley: Copper Creek Inn and Silver Creek Inn.

They also have an assisted living facility in Surprise.

Check the website for more information.

Assisted Living Facilities Near the City of Maricopa

Assisted Living in Maricopa, Arizona

Located in the Gila River Valley in the Phoenix metro area, Maricopa is a vibrant city with a range of cultural amenities and world-class medical facilities. This growing city has nearly 60,000 residents, about 7,600 of whom are aged 65 and over. A warm climate and 296 sunny days annually make it a great option for those who enjoy outdoor activities, and low crime rates provide peace of mind for those moving to local senior living facilities. While there are no major medical facilities in Maricopa proper, residents have easy access to leading hospitals in Phoenix, including Mayo Clinic Hospital and Banner Boswell Medical Center, both of which are nationally ranked in adult specialties.

Seniors in Maricopa have 21 assisted living facilities to choose from, including one within the city limit and the rest in nearby cities such as Casa Grande, Chandler and Phoenix. On average, older adults pay approximately $3,700 per month for this type of care, making it among the most affordable options in the state."

Encanterra®, a Trilogy® Resort Community

"Encanterra® in Queen Creek, Arizona is a 55+ neighborhood located within the master-planned community of Encanterra® Country Club. Encanterra® began as an age-targeted community with no age-restriction that targeted active adults and Baby Boomers. In 2011, Shea Homes introduced Encanterra®, the 55+ age-restricted enclave within ncanterra®.

Encanterra® is located east of the beautiful San Tan Mountains and just 45 miles southeast of Phoenix. The community appropriately calls itself "city-close but country-quiet." The description is fitting based on the rural location in close proximity to the 202 loop and the Superstition Freeway (60) making a drive into Phoenix and other nearby suburbs like Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert easily manageable. Also, the new Interstate 24 makes reaching the community and other destinations even easier."

For more information check the website.

The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana

"The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona is nestled in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains 25 miles northwest of Tucson. It is an intimate gated community favored by homebuyers who want all the benefits of a full-scale active adult community, without the crowds.

Active adult residents of The Highlands at Dove Mountain enjoy private amenities and dozens of clubs. Residents of The Highlands in Marana enjoy their low-maintenance homes and vibrant lifestyle among friends and neighbors who share the same interests."

For more information check the website.


"PebbleCreek is a Robson active adult community in Goodyear, Arizona. This community is ideally situated between the White Tank Mountains, Estrella Mountain Park, and Downtown Phoenix. The planned 6,100 homes of PebbleCreek in Goodyear offer a myriad of enviable amenities and a lifestyle that keeps residents engaged. PebbleCreek is home to its very own golf course as well as a variety of additional amenities that make staying active easy at PebbleCreek."

For more information check the website.

55 And Older Communities Rules and Regulation Guide: What Is a 55+ Community?

"Active adult or 55+ communities continue to grow across the United States. The communities are an attractive option for adults seeking to live with others in the same age group while enjoying an active lifestyle. The 55+ community provides independent seniors an active environment, is often wellness-centric, and has age restrictions. Keep reading to learn the rules and requirements of living in a 55+ Community."

"In 1995, an amendment was added to the Fair Housing Act. Known as HOPA, the Housing for Older Persons Act is an exemption to the original discrimination rules focusing on age restrictions for potential home buyers and persons who may desire to live within an age-restricted community."

This January 2022 article describes the concept and regulations behind age-restricted communities.


"Province is a 55+ community in Maricopa, Arizona composed of new and resale homes. This expansive community has designated over 30 percent of the land as parks and open space. There are 50 acres of scenic lakes and waterways, providing homeowners with ample opportunity to explore the outdoors. The community is also home to an extensive list of resort-style amenities. Interested homebuyers will be able to choose from multiple home collections and floor plans."

Check the website for more information.

Sunrise Senior Living

Savor Today with Active Independent Living

"The next chapter of your life should be filled with meaning. Whether you’re an artist, gardener, foodie, or yogi, you’ll find an active, engaged lifestyle in our independent living communities. Free of day-to-day chores, you can focus on enjoying our gracious amenities, beautiful grounds, and fresh cuisine. And with an events calendar packed with a wide variety of activities, you’ll be empowered to live fully and take on your next great adventure."

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