Independent Living is designed for active seniors who want the privacy of an apartment home with the added benefit of meals, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, social and recreational activities, group outings, fitness programs, health and wellness opportunities, educational seminars and optional support services should the need arise.
Enhanced Living is designed for seniors who need a little extra support. It includes all the benefits of Independent Living plus the extra peace of mind that comes with affordable Custom Care Packages that can be tailored to individual needs. Services include assistance with medication reminders, mobility, grooming, activities of daily living and much more.
Assisted Living is designed to promote the greatest independence for seniors by providing assistance with everyday activities in a secured, licensed and home-like setting. Residents enjoy all the benefits of Independent Living while trained professionals provide medical administration and coordinate with outside healthcare providers as needed.
Memory Care is designed for seniors living with dementia and other cognitive disorders. Medical assistance is provided in a secured, licensed, specifically designed environment. Staff is specially trained in handling behavior associated with memory impairments and specialized activities ensure comfort while promoting the greatest dignity, independence and success.
Last year, on the worst snowstorm of the season, Kyle, our Sous Chef, walked into work whistling at 5am to cook breakfast for his residents. He acted like it was just another day doing what he loved, but it wasn’t; Kyle’s car wouldn’t start that morning so he walked one mile to work that day […]Learn more
Marianne, our transportation specialist, has been with us at Independence Village of Aurora in Ohio for over 4 years. She goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents. Marianne will call a resident’s doctor to set up an appointment or pick up groceries or medication if he or she is not feeling […]Learn more
Karen, one of our many shining stars, is our receptionist at Independence Village of Petoskey in Michigan. She is definitely an employee with a heart. Karen is quick to help residents and guests with any number of needs – from assisting with a jacket to locating a phone number or address. She has a great […]Learn more
Grace is our Executive Director at Independence Village of Waterstone in Oxford, Michigan. She often visits with potential residents at the request of their children. Ray’s daughter asked Grace to meet with him when he was in the hospital. Ray needed additional assistance but was resisting. He didn’t want to leave his home. He was […]Learn more
Sean is our Resident Assistant at Independence Village of Brighton Valley in Michigan. He was recently featured on a special Veteran edition of Detroit Performs, the Detroit Public Television series, for his inspiring mission to honor veterans. Sean, a former truck driver, came to us 5 years ago in response to a calling; he wanted […]Learn more
Charlotte, a retired music teacher, is our Choir Director at Independence Village of Plymouth. She came to us in search of a place that would be good enough for her parents and ended up working with us. Well versed in the art of Music Therapy and its benefits, Charlotte gathered a small group of residents […]Learn more
Laura is our Life Enrichment Coordinator at Independence Village of Waterstone. She’s passionate about decorating, especially for Christmas. A couple years ago, she set out to create a new woodland themed tree, complete with red ornaments, white lights, cardinals of all sizes and other forest delights. Her favorite find was a tree topper – a […]Learn more
My husband George and I have lived at Independence Village of Waterstone for six and a half years. We searched other facilities but chose this particular one for many reasons. It is surrounded by beautiful homes, a small lake, black top walking paths and a golf course nearby. The dining room is elegant with linen cloths and Chef prepared meals. Our apartment is lovely, spacious and comfortable. Our friends and family are always welcomed to visit and join in the fun. The staff loves and cares for all of us who live here and if help is needed they are right there to assist you. We love our home and our community.
I’m very happy to be here. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is wonderful. They make sure to go out of their way to establish relationships with the residents and meet their needs.
I was immediately drawn to the building itself. The lobby was gorgeous and held a strong home-like atmosphere. I also love the food and the staff.
I do not know how you cannot like it here, and I cannot imagine being anywhere else but here. There is nothing like this place!
You are worn out at the end of the month by the time you complete all of the monthly activities.
I visit often and always enjoy the surroundings and people. The staff is excellent!
Julie, Thank you very much for the quick response and the info. I will be looking through the information you provided more tomorrow. Pretty exhausted from lots of phone calls and arrangements today. You were amazingly helpful and informative and knowledgeable about your facility and were very positive to talk to. Not everyone I talked to was as upbeat as you. In fact you were the most upbeat and the most knowledgeable and helpful and it was greatly appreciated.
Reagan, I want to thank you for helping to make this move affordable for my parents. They are relieved to know that they are able to move to a place where they already have friends. My father had been particularly resistant to the idea of moving from a home he loves. I think now he may even be a little excited. It’s hard to realize that you can longer do it alone. Through your help, this whole process has been easier. For that, I am eternally grateful.
It’s hard to say what we like the best about living here. It could be the meals, housekeeping, activities, trips or just having people at our beck and call. All we can say to someone considering Independence Village for their next home is, ‘Go for it, you won’t find anything better!’
We are forever grateful for moving our Dad into Independence Village three years ago. I knew it right away when we walked in, and it was the best decision we ever made because of how well all the staff treated and looked after our dad, so thank you.
Thanks for taking such good care of me.
I may be older, but I can still move. We were examined for our sense of balance last week and the nurse said, ‘Evelyn, you could still run a marathon.’ I love it at Independence Village. I keep busy. I volunteer to sell sandwiches in our coffee shop. I set up for Bingo, collect money and pay those who win. I extend a helping hand when I see the need. I attend Reminisce, Trivia, Exercise with Mark, and the many other programs with which we are entertained. Life is good and enjoyable. I remember the words of a former pastor. Every Sunday she said, “God is good.” She added, “All the time.” Indeed it is true.
Dear Debbie, You made me feel so loved and protected the morning of Dick’s passing. I will never forget your arm tight around me and your reminder of God’s love for me and Dick. Dick thought you were a wonderful young woman and was so happy you became our director. I have been surrounded by my “angel” daughters who can’t do enough for me and I am realistic enough to know in a few days I will be myself. I know that if I need to talk you will be there. Love, Mary
Dear Debbie, My Mom loved being involved and helping others. She loved life and people. I still can’t believe she is really gone. I can’t imagine my life without her. I know memories will one day bring smiles to replace the tears. Thank you for your compassion, love and caring personality. You are the reason I wanted mom to move to Independence Village. I truly wish she could have enjoyed living there longer. All the best always, Love, Melody
Dear Debbie, There you go again! Making me HAPPY! I never dreamed that at this stage of my life I would meet someone that I felt that I have known forever. I love your sense of humor, your empathy, your spirit, and your loving heart. Thank you for being my friend and for being in my life. I love you (so does Don).
The best thing about Independence Village is the camaraderie. Every person is looking out for the other. I also love the independence of being able to choose what we want to do out of all the many options that are offered. I don’t miss my car at all! We also have many opportunities to venture out on the bus. Now when I attend a concert I don’t have to spend the whole time worrying about the drive home. I know I will be taken care of. The availability of medical care is also a benefit for me. Services from the podiatrist and lab technician offered in the building mean a lot. I have lab work every month right here. I appreciate that my spiritual needs are also met with onsite services and Bible study.
If anyone told me a month ago I would like retirement living, I would have told them they were nuts…We view it now as a kind of vacation and are enjoying it. What more could we ask!? There has been a constant flow of visitors ever since we took up residence at Independence Village and how sweet it is. Without friends life can be pretty dull. It’s been a little over a month since we have been here and it’s where we belong.
I found Independence Village not only with a great staff and friendly residents, but a community of “family away from family”. There have been opportunities for caring, sharing, participating, and interacting at whatever level of preference one desires.
You have made me feel so special. This place was meant for me at this time of my life. I enjoy it so much; fun, fun times!