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Independent Living

Expect more from your retirement lifestyle.

Retirement is supposed to be a time to enjoy life once you’ve stopped working. And many seniors plan to savor this time while they still have good health and energy to pursue long-awaited plans. Right? 

Well, yes. But for many retirees, the realization that the responsibilities of home maintenance, yardwork and other commitments do not end (and may take a bit longer than they used to) may be a bit frustrating. 

It can also be challenging when friends and family move away and their social circle gets smaller.

Expect more from Heritage Communities.

At Heritage Communities, we believe retirement living really should bring more to your life. 

More fun. 

More freedom. 

More flexibility. 

More choices. 

We offer seniors in Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, and Iowa retirement living communities that offer what you want today – an independent living lifestyle – and what you may need tomorrow – assisted living, memory care and more. 

Expect more fun.

If you’ve started to research retirement options, you’ll no doubt see there are endless ways – and places – to enjoy your retirement. 

At Heritage Communities, we work hard to tailor your experience to your expectations. We know that what suits one person may not be right for another. 

Maybe you’re a private person. Maybe you’re a social butterfly. Or maybe you’re a little of both. At Heritage Communities, you can enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own apartment and the bustling community around you.

Everything you need for a maintenance-free, fulfilling lifestyle is at your doorstep, including restaurant-style dining, activities, classes, clubs and friendships. But it’s up to you to decide when, where and what you want to enjoy. After all, isn’t having fun all about doing exactly what you want to do? We think so! Every day, our Independent Living residents at Heritage Communities find numerous ways to enjoy life, from pursuing their own hobbies and interests to joining one of many on-campus or off-campus activities.

Here are some of the many activities you’ll find at our Independent Living communities.

Meet friends for coffee at our cafe. Enjoy one of our fitness classes – and be sure to learn about our walking groups. Invite friends or family to join you for a meal. With a little advance planning, we can reserve a private dining room for your gathering.

Show off your musical talents. Join our pet lovers group. Explore our library. And remember to check out our Events Calendar. We update it regularly with plenty of social, educational and spiritual offerings. 

Do you have a passion you’d like to share? Some of our most well-loved activities were recommended by our residents. Our life-enrichment directors welcome ideas, so bring on those suggestions.

Expect more freedom.

Independent Living is defined as a type of senior living that is designed for retirees who can still live independently but who would benefit from a maintenance-free lifestyle that provides more time to be active, social, and enjoy their passions. 

Maintenance-free means exactly that.

No home repairs.

No yardwork.

No housekeeping.

Cooking only when you want to.

Enjoying your private residence but with room to entertain.

Being free to stay home or hit the road with no worries.

Many studies today report that seniors who move to active retirement communities are happier than those living alone. To learn more about how living in an Independent Living retirement community can benefit your overall health and well-being, check out our blog 5 Benefits of Independent Living.

Expect more flexibility.

Living independently in a community setting provides you with flexibility on a daily basis. You quickly realize that Independent Living really does give you the best of both worlds. 

Do I want to go shopping in town with friends, or do I want to invite them here for lunch?

 Do I want to make my lunch or join friends in the dining room?

 Do I want to host my children for Sunday dinner or reserve a private dining room here and let others do the cooking?

 Do I want to plan a happy hour with my men’s group or welcome them to the pub here on campus?

Do I want to drive to my church for Sunday services or enjoy on-site services here?

No matter what your hobbies, passions or interests are, we offer you the time, space and opportunity to pursue them here, with fewer limitations.  

To learn more about why community living is often a wonderful choice for today’s independent seniors, enjoy our blog 8 Key Reasons Why Community Living for Seniors Is the Right Option.

Expect more choices.

Heritage Communities is committed to giving you choices that exceed your expectations. That starts with offering 15 unique retirement communities across Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, and Iowa. 

Then, we offer you several choices in the size and layout of your residence, from studios to one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and bedroom-plus-den apartments.

Next, we appoint your apartment home with features and appliances that make life easier and enjoyable.

Why You’ll Enjoy Independent Living at Heritage Communities

At Heritage Communities, bringing more to your independent lifestyle is at the heart of who we are. 

Each day, our leadership and community managers actively embody our core values – compassion, trust, respect and fun – while earning the affection of our residents and family members alike. 

We are dedicated to providing value and unbeatable service to you.

 But we go further.

We are also committed to providing thoughtful amenities and extra touches that create joy and make your life a little easier.

Your apartment home will include will include:

  • Kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, and full-size fridge-freezer
  • Washer and dryer
  • Cable television with 71 channels
  • Wireless high-speed internet
  • Utilities (gas, electric, water)
  • Television, telephone and internet hookups in the living room and bedrooms
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units
  • Window treatments to manage daylight 
  • Designated covered and underground parking

Amenities at Heritage Communities include:

  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces
  • Walking paths
  • Electronic daily check-in system for your peace of mind
  • Small pets welcome
  • Salon and barbershop
  • Exercise facilities and classes
  • On-site physical therapy as needed
  • Visiting physicians as needed
  • On-site vaccinations as required
  • Art classes and book clubs
  • Pet therapy 
  • Crafts and hobby classes
  • Onsite religious and spiritual functions
  • A vibrant and ever-changing Events Calendar
  • Community spaces such as a library, pub and movie theater

Find your community.

Do you have questions? We’re here to help!