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Senior Independent Living


A retirement or independent living community is a housing complex or development that is designed for older adults who are no longer working and may be looking to live in a community with other retirees. They typically focus on providing older adults with a high degree of autonomy and self-sufficiency while still providing enjoyable amenities.

Each community generally has the following:

  • An emergency communication system (pull cord and/or pendants)

  • Meal plans can include 2-3 meals a day and snacks, depending on resident preferences

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Weekly laundry of linens, washer, and dryer, sometimes in unit

  • Fully accessible bathroom and grab bars, easy-to-use shower

  • Basic cable, internet, and all utilities (except personal phone)

  • Each community has some amenities and activities specific to that location

  • Transportation to medical appointments

  • Weekly shopping trips and excursions


There is base rent for each apartment which typically includes the items noted



The average base rent in the Portland Metro area can run:


  • $2,900 a month for a studio

  • $3,900 a month for a one-bedroom

  • $5,000 a month for a two-bedroom

  • Plus, a one-time Community Fee. ($2,500- $10,000)


Residents and their families typically furnish the rooms or apartments. Your

placement advisor and/or move-in coordinator can assist you with any questions you may have.

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