Senior Living Housing Basic Definitions


June 19, 2017

At first look, Senior Housing Options can be a bit overwhelming. As with any new subject, knowing some basic definitions or the “lingo” will help you navigate the information more easily.

For Active, Healthy Seniors:

Senior Apartments/55+ Apartments

AKA-Age restricted apartments, senior condos, 55+ condos, cottages and adult communities. This option is great for older adults that prefer living near people from their own generation.

Independent Living/Retirement Communities

These communities could be single family houses built in an age restricted community like the Del Webb, Sun City subdivisions. Or the community could be set up as an apartment, condo or