Independent Living

Maintain your independence as you age with comfortable, spacious senior communities.

When you’ve decided that you need a home you can call your own, without the worry and hassle of things like yard work, driving, or general maintenance, an inclusive, affordable apartment at an independent senior living community might be the right option for you.

At Heritage Senior Communities, we have six different independent senior living communities with apartments and cottages available around Michigan. Each of our communities offer the choice of spacious one or two-bedroom apartments, or quaint two-bedroom cottages. No matter what option you choose, you’re guaranteed a full kitchen and a balcony or patio, in addition to our wonderful common areas, rec rooms, and the amenities offered to all of our residents.

Heritage Independent Senior Living Communities offer you the opportunity to maintain your independence as you age, by providing you with a comfortable, spacious home, without any of the work. In addition to a home you can call your own, your monthly fee at any of our Village properties included the following amenities and services:

  • Daily events and social activities
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Transportation services and outings to places like the grocery store, mall, and various other excursions as requested by residents

For an additional fee at our Village communities, you can add on any of our optional services:

  • Dining – With daily chef specials, you won’t be bored with our changing menu that offers a wide variety of dishes to suit just about any palette.
  • Housekeeping – Have our housekeepers clean and tidy up your home on a bi-weekly or weekly schedule, or on a schedule that suits your lifestyle.
  • Laundry services – Choose from full service laundry, or just have us take care of your linens. It’s up to you!
  • Additional care – If you or a loved one wishes to maintain the independence of their own apartment, but need help with a few things around the house, we can put you in contact with health service professionals who can help you out, while keeping that independence you deserve.

Not sure you want a year-round home in Michigan? We understand, and we offer different programs for snowbirds, as well as those who wish to return to the Mitten for just a few months out of the summer. Make sure to get in contact with one of our community administrators for more information on an independent senior living community option that works best for you.

The Heritage Independent Senior Living Communities are the perfect way for you to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve, at a price you can afford. In your later years, you don’t want to trouble yourself with all the extra work and worry, making an independent senior community a very attractive choice. Get in touch with the community of your choice to talk about our availability and your options!

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Independent Living Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there age requirements for living at one of your independent senior living communities?
For most of our independent senior living communities, the head of household must be 55 years of age or older, and other members of the household must be at least 50 years of age, but each community has different criteria. For more details, feel free to contact the Community Manager of the independent senior living community of your choice.

 

Is there an extra cost for a second person living in the same apartment?
No. Your rent is the same whether there are one or two people living in the apartment.

What is included in the rent?
Your rent at most Heritage Independent Living Communities includes cable or satellite television with expanded basic service, water, sewer, trash removal, scheduled activities and social events, scheduled bus service, and 24-hour emergency on-call service.

Can we put pictures on the walls?
Of course! This is your home; we hope you’ll feel comfortable making it your own. Should you need assistance, we offer a handyperson service for a small fee.

Do you offer a meal program?

Yes, at most of our Independent Living Communities we offer an optional meal program. You may purchase dinner at any time you’d like, or you can fix your own meals in your apartment’s kitchen. You get to choose what is best for you by signing up at the front desk on a weekly basis.

 

 

Can Meals on Wheels still deliver to me?
Yes, but you may still want to check out what our chef is preparing and compare it to what you receive from Meals on Wheels.

 

Can I continue to use my own housekeeper?
Yes, of course! If at any time your housekeeper is not available, you can still feel free to hire our housekeeper as well.

What about laundry?
Each building has conveniently located coin-free laundry rooms available for resident use. We also offer full laundry service, or “just your linens” for an additional fee.

Are there community activities planned?
Yes! There’s always something happening at our independent living facilities. Activities are scheduled throughout the day and evening. Residents are always welcome in the game room or other community rooms to join an existing program, or to start a new activity. We have all sorts of different activities, and we’re sure you’ll find something that interests you.

Is there a fee to use the community's bus for trips to the grocery store?
Nope, bus trips to the grocery store are a free service to all residents. We only ask that you sign up at the front desk if you wish to participate in any of our scheduled outings, as space is limited. A fee may apply for special day or evening trips.

Do you have extra storage available?
Yes. We offer extra storage for your seasonal items for a low monthly fee.

I'm not sure that I'm prepared in the event of an emergency. What do you recommend I do to be sure I am prepared?
One thing we suggest is that you have all of your vital information and list of medications readily available to hand to medical responders.

We are proud to offer the Vial of Life decals and forms for our residents at no charge. We feel that Vial of Life is a most important program that works to protect seniors.

As for Medical Alert Systems, there are many good companies out there. The American Senior Safety Agency is the medical alert company that sponsors and provides free Vial of Life kits, so we place them high on our list of recommendations.

We still like to get away from the snow a few months each winter. Do you offer any special snow bird programs?
Yes! In fact, we have both snow bird and sun bird options. Whether you’d like to skip out on Michigan weather for the winter, or you’d like to return to MI for just a few months in the summer, we have a few options for you. For more details, feel free to contact the Community Manager of the independent senior living community of your choice.

Are parking spaces assigned?
We have several parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Garage and carport parking is also available at many of our communities for a modest monthly feeensuring you get a convenient, covered parking space.

My family lives out of town, but I would like them to come visit me for a long weekend. Can you offer them overnight accomodations?
Most of our independent living communities has at least one guest suite that is furnished like a luxurious hotel room. You can reserve the suite through the office for a modest nightly fee.

It is so hard for me to take my husband to doctor’s appointments. Do you have a doctor on-site?
Although we do not have a “house” doctor, there are agencies or physician groups who do make house calls. We also partner with podiatrists and therapy groups who provide their services on-site.

Isn't an independent senior apartment community expensive?

Our independent senior living communities have a variety of rate structures. Many of our communities have apartments where tenants can qualify for reduced rental fees based on meeting certain income qualifications. Please contact the Community Manager at the property of your choice for further information.

 

If you are a veteran, or the spouse or dependent of a veteran, you may qualify for certain financial supports through the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Life Settlements offer a unique opportunity to supplement your resources through the sale of a life insurance policy that may no longer be needed.