Incorporated in 1838, the coastal town of Clinton, Connecticut, is located in Middlesex County. Its low rates of violent crime and access to some of the nation's leading healthcare facilities mean that seniors can live a safe and healthy retirement.
Located along the shores of the Long Island Sound, Clinton offers a variety of activities for seniors to enjoy both on land and at sea. Seniors can visit the marina and enjoy an afternoon of fishing, or simply enjoy time at Clinton Town Beach. The downtown area is full of local restaurants, shops and arts and culture opportunities for seniors. They can take in a performance by the Opera Theater of Connecticut at the Andrew Memorial Theater, browse the current collections at the Clinton Arts Gallery or hunt for treasures at one of the town's many antique stores. Rich in history, the town is home to a number of interesting attractions, including the Clinton Historical Society's museum and John Stanton House, which was the original site of Yale's first classroom.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey 2019, assisted living in the Clinton area costs an average of $3,750 per month. This cost is lower than both the national average of $4,051 per month and the Connecticut state median of $4,880 per month, making Clinton an attractive option for budget-conscious seniors.
Note: Information for Clinton was not available, so data from the nearest town, New Haven, was used.
Here's our list of the top 9 assisted living facilities in Clinton.
The Village at Mariner's Point
111 South Shore Drive
East Haven, CT 06512
Set on a hilltop overlooking the Long Island Sound, The Village at Mariner's Point provides a positive, supportive environment for seniors who are looking to stay physically and socially active. The campus is dotted with private walking paths, gazebos and manicured gardens, and features a number of unique amenities, including a 68-seat movie theatre, Mariner's Pub, health spa and heated indoor swimming pool. It's signature Live Now, Live Well program offers activities such as exercise classes, book discussions, a gardening club, art workshops and group outings. We included it in our list for the wide range of care services it provides, allowing residents to comfortably age in place as their needs change.
The Village of South Farms
645 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Seniors looking to enjoy a relaxing, carefree retirement can do so at The Village at South Farms. Expansive lawns, a panoramic valley view and southern-style veranda give the community a cozy country estate feeling. Residents are treated to three daily meals, which they can eat on the outdoor patio in the warmer seasons. While independence is encouraged, caring staff are available on-site to assist with tasks such as medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation to doctor's appointments. We included it in this list for its robust offering of signature programs and experiences that allow residents to stay engaged and connected to the things they love most.
The Hearth at Gardenside
173 Alps Road
Branford, CT 06405
The Hearth at Gardenside is known for comprehensive care in a warm, inviting environment. Set on 19 wooded acres in a quiet, suburban neighborhood, it's recognized for its convenient location, just minutes from downtown Branford, giving seniors access to beaches, shops, gourmet restaurants and local attractions such as the historic Blackstone Memorial Library. Transportation services make it easy for residents to run errands, attend appointments and explore all the area has to offer. Seniors can live an active and fulfilling lifestyle with housekeeping, maintenance and daily meals provided, leaving more time to participate in activities, programs and local outings.
The Hearth at Tuxis Pond
100 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Hearth at Tuxis Pond offers a full spectrum of care services in the picturesque, shore town community of Madison. Active residents can take advantage of its close proximity to the downtown area, which features shops, bookstores, cafes, a movie theater and local attractions, and it's easily accessible by footpaths. At the facility, residents can relax without having to worry about chores such as housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. This carefree lifestyle allows seniors the opportunity to enjoy the facility's many amenities and participate in activities, including bingo, trivia, food demos, wine tastings and off-site outings.
The Saybrook at Haddam
1556 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438
The Saybrook at Haddam provides seniors with individualized care in a luxurious environment. The colonial-style manor is elegantly decorated with oversized windows, crown molding and lush carpeting, and features state-of-the-art amenities. Residents can enjoy the front parlor's baby grand piano, curl up with a book next to the fireplace in the library, get pampered at the beauty salon or enjoy a stroll through the landscaped courtyards. We included it in this list because of its spacious, well-appointed apartments that are available in a variety of floor plans so seniors can choose the setting that best suits their needs. Options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, each of which include a modern kitchen and oversized bath, and companion suites are also available.
Crescent Point at Niantic
417 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
When seniors enter Crescent Point at Niantic, they'll immediately feel like they're at home. Open and inviting, it's recognized for its efforts to create a home-like environment where staff build meaningful connections with residents. The facility offers a diverse calendar of activities to promote positive engagement and socialization, including exercise classes, art workshops, book discussions, group outings and volunteer opportunities. Located on Main Street, seniors have access to numerous shops, restaurants and attractions, and are just across the street from the beach.
Montowese Health & Rehab Center
163 Quinnipiac Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
Montowese Health & Rehab Center has built a reputation for delivering dignified, compassionate and respectful care to seniors in Connecticut. Staff are available 24-hours a day to provide residents with health care, support and assistance in any way needed, including bathing, dressing and medication management. This facility features spacious apartments, comfortable lounge areas and a landscaped outdoor terrace. Residents are treated to nutritious daily meals in the facility's well-appointed dining area, and have plenty of opportunities to participate in social programs and recreational activities.
1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY 11944
We included Peconic Landing in this list because of its award-winning programs and initiatives that are designed around the unique needs and interests of its residents, including shared educational experiences, art classes, fitness activities and social gatherings. Residents can enjoy daily chef-prepared lunches and dinners in one of the five water view dining rooms, or more casual fares at the bistro. Spread across a 144-acre campus, the community offers a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities for its residents to enjoy, including a pool, art studio, wellness center and auditorium, as well as tennis courts, a sculpture garden, walking trails and a half-mile stretch of private beach.
Carriage Green at Milford
77 Plains Road
Milford, CT 06461
Seniors can enjoy carefree living at Carriage Green at Milford in an environment that feels secure and comfortable. Nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the facility is close to many restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, as well as a number of world-class healthcare facilities. Residents receive assistance with daily tasks, such as medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation to appointments, without having to sacrifice their independence. The facility offers a full calendar of diverse programming, including educational classes, volunteer projects, community-wide social events and wellness activities, to help seniors lead an active and engaged lifestyle