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.

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Get more out of independent living

In our independent living communities, your space is yours to decorate and furnish. 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

Do you have more questions regarding independent living at the Good Samaritan Society?

Learn more about the frequently asked questions people have about independent living.

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Our services

A variety of services are available in our independent living communities that may be included in the monthly fee, such as:

  • Assistance with general housekeeping
  • Indoor and outdoor maintenance
  • Optional meal programs
  • Scheduled activities
  • Transportation services
  • Wellness programs

Additional benefits include:

  • Social interaction with close friends and neighbors
  • The peace of mind that comes with knowing staff is nearby

Not sure if you are ready to schedule a tour? We've put together some tips on getting the most out of your senior living tour.

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Independent Living FAQ

  • What is independent living?

    Independent living is a community and includes everything older adults need to live a healthy lifestyle in an environment that feels like home and allows for time to explore hobbies.

    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.

    Learn more about independent living.

  • How much does independent living cost?

    Costs vary depending on the community and area of the country.

    A factor to take into consideration is that residents don’t pay extra for maintenance. It’s a benefit that’s including in the housing cost.

    Most communities bill monthly. That monthly fee includes utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, housekeeping, transportation and more.

    Many independent living communities are affordable enough that retirees can fit the fees into their budget.

    Learn more about the costs.

  • 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.

  • What are the benefits of independent living?

    With independent living, residents can enjoy all the comforts of home without the stress of maintenance.

    Learn more about what to look for in a senior living community.

  • What is the difference between assisted living and independent living?

    Assisted living is for individuals who need help with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and taking medication. Independent living is for individuals who are looking for maintenance-free living so they can relax and lead a fulfilling life.

    Learn more about the differences.