Independent Living for Seniors Rochester NY

Understanding Your Options for Independent Living for Seniors in Rochester NY

As we age, we are often faced with the decision of modifying our living arrangements. While moving to a community that offers independent living for seniors is an adjustment, at The Highlands at Pittsford we regularly hear our residents say they wish they had done it sooner.  When the responsibilities of upkeep and home maintenance are lifted, there is so much more time to Enjoy Life!  And, The Highlands at Pittsford is the perfect place to do it!

What is Independent Living?

Independent Living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to freestanding homes.  The nice thing is that Independent Living houses are designed specifically for seniors, often being more compact with easier navigation and assistance with yard maintenance. You may also hear the terms retirement communities, retirement homes, senior housing, senior apartments, and 55+ communities applied to Independent Living.

Types of Independent Living for Seniors at The Highlands at Pittsford

There are two Independent Living options for seniors at The Highlands at Pittsford.

Cottage Homes

The Cottages are freestanding homes on The Highlands at Pittsford campus.  They are quaint homes with a design that was inspired by the architecture of the historic village of Pittsford.  To learn more about the Cottage homes, click here.


Independent Living Apartments at Hahnemann Square

The second option for Independent Living for seniors at The Highlands at Pittsford are the Hahnemann Square Apartments.  There are eleven floor plans from which to choose ranging in size from 600 to 1,300 square feet.  To learn more about the Hahnemann Square Apartments, click here



The Highlands at Pittsford is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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