Independent Living Options
Say hello to the possibilities
Explore our available independent living options and find one that feels like home. At the Good Samaritan Society, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling, maintenance-free lifestyle where you can connect with others in a caring community.
Once you join our community, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. Relax and enjoy life – we’ll take care of the rest.
Get more out of independent living
In our independent living communities, your space is yours to decorate and furnish as you wish. You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home without the stress of handling your own repairs and maintenance.
Our communities feature:
- Common areas to connect with fellow residents
- Help with housekeeping and maintenance
- Meal program options and transportation
- Spiritual, recreational, entertainment and wellness programs
Schedule a tour today at a location near you.
Independent Living FAQ
What is independent living?
Independent living is much more than apartments. It includes everything an older adult needs to live a healthy lifestyle in an environment that allows more time for the enjoyable things in life.
Residents experience convenient, maintenance-free living that includes a variety of floorplans, services and amenities.
Independent living allows residents to relax and lead a fulfilling life in a friendly community.
How much does independent living cost?
Costs vary depending on the community and area of the country, with the national average being around $2,925 per month.
One factor to take into consideration is that residents don’t pay extra for maintenance. It’s a benefit that’s included in the housing cost.
Most communities bill on a monthly basis. The monthly fee includes utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, housekeeping, transportation and more.
Many independent living communities are affordable enough that retirees can fit the associated fees into their budget.
How do I choose an independent living location?
Plan to tour several locations. These visits will help you decide where you want to spend your retirement years.
Find out whether the location offers maintenance-free living, along with other services like light housekeeping, meal programs and transportation.
Besides delivering the best service possible, the community should help you continue living out your personal beliefs. Find out what the organization’s values are and decide whether they align with your own. It’s important to find a community in which you feel welcomed, loved, appreciated and treated with dignity.
Read more about choosing a senior living community.
How do I make the move to independent living?
It’s important to explore your options early. Place your name on waiting lists and then begin the task of downsizing.
As you downsize items in your home, do it gradually. By giving yourself time, you’ll be able to narrow down your possessions to the truly practical and meaningful items.
Throughout the process, it’s important to embrace change. Your new home can be a place that still reflects your heritage, family memories and day-to-day activities.
Once you’re ready to move to your new home, make sure you have a floor plan of your space so that you can visualize what furniture will work best there.
Read more in our article about moving tips.