Fairfield’s myriad senior living communities

For seniors in need of care. Fairfield County’s offerings are as diverse as the county itself.

Senior living housing in Fairfield County is as diverse as the county itself, running the gamut from luxurious residential communities to affordable residences for lower-income elders. Some seniors have no problems with independent accommodations while others require varying levels of assistance.

Here is a list of 20 senior living communities across Fairfield County. Some are part of regional or national chains, while others are locally owned and operated. Combined, they address the health, income and lifestyle needs of the county’s older population.

Atria Ridgefield  

55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield

203-403-0990  |  atriaseniorliving.com

Atria operates a group of senior residential communities that offers assisted living, independent living and memory care. In addition to Ridgefield, Atria’s Fairfield County presence includes communities in Darien and Stamford.

Bridgeport Elderly Apartments

2400 North Ave., Bridgeport

203-338-0573  |  bridgeportelderlybc.com

Bridgeport Elderly Apartments is comprised of 85 one-bedroom apartments for those who are age 62 or older and/or disabled. Residents have year-round access to a community room and to a courtyard in the warmer months. A full-time resident services coordinator is available to assist residents. 

Brookdale Wilton

96 Danbury Road, Wilton

203-761-8999  |  brookdale.com

The Brookdale communities provide assisted living as well as memory care services for seniors with forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The company has eight Connecticut locations, with the Wilton community its sole presence in Fairfield County.

The Cascades Assisted Living Community

13 Parklawn Drive, Bethel

203-830-7390  |  cascadesassistedliving.com

Located adjacent to Bethel Health Care, this 42-unit complex — an affiliate of National Health Care Associates — offers assisted living and independent living opportunities. Residents can select from studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, each of which has a kitchenette and a handicap-accessible bathroom. A dining room, fitness center and outdoor patio areas are available.  

Danbury Commons

51 Main St., Danbury

203-743-4757  |  ownersaffordable.com

Danbury Commons provides one- and two-bedroom apartments for the elderly (age 62-plus). This is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized property, with the rent and deposit based on income. 


122 Palmer Hill Road, Stamford

203-204-8449  |  edgehillcommunity.com

Edgehill is a luxury retirement community for those 62 and over, specializing in independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitative services.

Gladhaven Club

10 Bishop Drive S., Greenwich

914-939-5842  |  gladhavenclub.org

Located on the Westchester County-Connecticut border, this family-run, senior independent living residence provides personal care for those who need “just a little more.” Gladhaven Club is based in a Victorian mansion with authentic period furnishings collected by the owner, Susan Roche. There are nine single and three double rooms with shared or private walk-in baths or showers.

Kingsway Senior Housing 

152 Westport Ave., Norwalk

203-847-7027  |  kingswayseniorhousing.org

Kingsway Senior Housing offers safe, affordable housing to low-income elders age 62 and up. The facility has efficiency-style (smaller than a studio) and one-bedroom apartments, with 22 newly renovated apartments designed and constructed to the most modern standards in handicap accessibility. According to Kingsway’s management, “We are a faith-based community that encourages all residents to live and to age with purpose, dignity and meaning.”

The Linden at Brookfield

291 Federal Road, Brookfield

203-742-1547  |  leisurecare.com/our-communities/linden-brookfield/

Fairfield County’s newest senior living community, The Linden at Brookfield is scheduled to open in January. This location will be the first Fairfield County location in the Leisure Care Retirement Communities group and will offer personalized independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

Maplewood at Southport

917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport

203-418-2202  |  maplewoodseniorliving.com

This community provides assisted living, independent living and memory care. Maplewood’s Fairfield County communities can also be found in Bethel, Danbury, Darien, East Norwalk and Newtown.

Meadow Ridge

100 Redding Road, Redding

203-544-7777  |  meadowridge.com

This development is part of the Benchmark Senior Living group, offering residents experiences that include active assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and respite. In addition to the Redding community, Benchmark has Fairfield County locations in Fairfield, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford and Trumbull.

The Residence at Summer Street

14 Second St., Stamford

203-883-1510  |  lcbseniorliving.com

This community offers assisted living, independent living and memory care. Te Stamford development is part of the LCB Senior Living group, which also has a Fairfield County presence in Darien and Westport.

River Valley Retirement Community 

101 Oakview Drive, Trumbull

203-816-0280  |  rlcommunities.com/connecticut/river-valley-retirement/

This retirement community for those age 55-plus is promoted as being “home to those who relish living a luxurious lifestyle, complete with 24/7 service, resort-style dining, and lavish accommodations.” The development is the sole Fairfield County location within the Resort Lifestyle Communities group of independent living complexes.

Simeon Village

28 Simeon Road, Bethel

203-743-2508  |  rms-companies.com/property/simeon-village/

Owned and operated by the RMS Cos., this 8-acre development offers independent, affordable living for families and individuals over 55. Off-street parking, laundry facilities and 24-hour maintenance are provided. 

Spring Village at Stratford

6911 Main St., Stratford

203-380-0006  |  springvillagestratford.com

Spring Village at Stratford is an assisted living community that offers memory and medical care. It is part of the Woodbine Senior Living group of assisted living developments, which also includes a community in Danbury.

Sullivan McKinney Elder Housing

224 Meadowbrook Road, Fairfield

203-259-1991  |  ehm.newsam.org/sullivan-mckinney-elder-housing-ehm/

Sullivan McKinney is a 40-unit affordable housing community designed to serve elderly households as defined by the HUD Section 202/8 definitions. All of the units include an electric stove and refrigerator, a full bathroom with tub and shower, individual thermostat controls and cable TV outlets. It is owned and operated by the New Samaritan Corp., a nonprofit provider of affordable senior housing services.

Sunrise of Stamford

251 Turn of River Road, Stamford

203-968-8393  |  sunriseseniorliving.com

This is one of two Sunrise communities in the Stamford area offering a variety of care, including assisted living, short-term stays and care for dementia patients.

Sunshine Senior Residence

43 Old Logging Road, Stamford

203-517-0440  |  sunshineseniorresidence.com

The Sunshine Senior Residence group operates five assisted living communities in lower Fairfield County, including this location. The communities are on the smaller side to enable more personalized care, which includes assistance in bathing, personal hygiene, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and daily interaction with engaging activities. 

The Watermark at 3030 Park

3030 Park Ave, Bridgeport

203-374-5611  |  3030park.watermarkcommunities.com

The Watermark at 3030 Park is a Continuing Care Retirement Community on a 14-acre campus. It offers independent living and a new state-of-the-art health center featuring private assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing suites. 


3 Farm Road, New Canaan

203-594-5200  |  waveny.org

The Waveny group offers a selection of eldercare choices, ranging from residential options and outpatient programs to community-based services, all customized to meet the varied needs and
preferences of older adults and their families.

For a more comprehensive, complementary list, visit https://www.wagmag.com/senior-living-in-westchester-and-fairfield-counties/

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