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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 4, 2024

Dunkirk is a quaint lakeside city located on the shores of Lake Erie with just under 13,000 residents, 17.9% of whom are older than 65. Summers in Dunkirk are warm and humid, while winters are cold with significant amounts of snow. The city’s air quality is quite good, a bonus for residents who suffer from asthma or respiratory illnesses. 

Seniors wishing to retire in Dunkirk can rely on the support of the Dunkirk Senior Center and the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging.low cost of living and senior-friendly state tax laws help stretch retirement dollars, while the Brooks Memorial Hospital takes care of medical emergencies and offers a wide range of hospital services.

The average cost of assisted living in Dunkirk is $4,585 per month, almost on par with the New York State average of $4,580 and $85 more than the national average of $4,500. This puts Dunkirk somewhere in the middle between the most affordable and most expensive cities for assisted living in the country, making it a relatively good option from a cost point of view.

Note: Data for Dunkirk was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Erie, PA, was used instead.

Peruse our list of top-ranked assisted living communities in the Dunkirk region to see what’s available.

Tanglewood Manor

Located on a beautiful four-acre park in Jamestown, about 30 miles south of Dunkirk, Tanglewood Manor is an exceptional senior community rated as one of the top 2% of providers for assisted living and memory care in the country. The community is situated within walking distance of shopping centers, banks, restaurants and churches, though scheduled transportation is also available for residents’ convenience. A vibrant social community and over 100 hours of weekly scheduled activities and events stimulate both body and mind, helping seniors thrive. Full housekeeping services, which include laundry and dry cleaning pick-up and delivery, allow residents more time to relax, participate in daily activities, or spend time with family and friends.

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Orchard Grove - Assisted Living by Heritage Ministries

Orchard Grove is located on the western side of Jamestown, about 30 miles south of Dunkirk. It’s the first assisted living community in Chautauqua county to adopt the small house model of assisted living. Residents are housed in smaller residential units, each with several private suites that surround a common living room, dining room, kitchen, and outdoor patio. The suites are all equipped with large, fully accessible bathrooms, and the spacious central common areas ensure that residents can socialize and participate in activities without having to walk very far. Dedicated staff provide 24-hour support, and care plans are personalized to meet individual needs. Pharmacy services and transportation to local appointments are available.

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Hultquist Place

Hultquist Place is located on the Lutheran campus in Jamestown, about 30 miles south of Dunkirk. Seniors reside in spacious individually temperature-controlled units that come equipped with emergency call systems and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Staff is supervised by a registered nurse, and certified home health aides are available 24/7 to assist residents with activities of daily living. Personalized care plans ensure that individual needs are met. The community has a library and computer center, a private dining area for eating with family members, a games area and activity rooms on every floor.

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Frewsburg Rest Home

Frewsburg Rest Home is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and churches in Frewsburg, about 35 miles south of Dunkirk. This top-rated community is among the region’s best for luxury living, providing Victorian elegance with a bed-and-breakfast-like feel and manicured grounds with walking paths and spacious outdoor living areas. The fully air-conditioned facility also offers furnished rooms with private bathrooms and showers, a beauty salon and spa, a fitness center and a private dining room for special occasions. Dedicated, caring staff are available at all hours to provide health and personal care assistance.

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  • Spacious outdoor areas and walking paths
  • Vibrant and active social community

Brookdale Lakewood

Brookdale Senior Living is renowned nationwide for its excellence, earning it top accolades for customer satisfaction. Brookdale Lakewood, an Enriched Housing Program senior community, is conveniently located near shops and restaurants in Lakewood, about 30 miles south of Dunkirk. Seniors reside in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom pet-friendly apartments, each equipped with a private bathroom, kitchenette, emergency alert system and wireless internet access. Kind, compassionate caregivers are available to help with daily personal needs, including dressing, hygiene and medication management, allowing residents to maintain their independence and approach each day with confidence. The community takes a holistic approach to wellness, with activities such as the B-Fit exercise program and Flex Your Brain classes, nourishing the body and mind.

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Randolph Manor: A Willow Ridge Senior Living Community

Randolph Manor is an assisted living community situated near shops and restaurants in Randolph, about 35 miles southeast of Dunkirk. This 50-bed community offers a variety of services and amenities designed to preserve independence and enhance residents’ quality of life. Personal care services are provided by dedicated caregivers who follow personalized care plans based on the needs, goals and interests of each resident. Outdoor seating, an activity room, common areas for socializing and on-site activities ensure that residents have ample space and opportunity to connect with each other and stave off boredom and loneliness. Residents can enjoy three delicious restaurant-style meals a day prepared by chefs well-versed in senior nutrition. Menus for specialized diets can be arranged.

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Suites At Rouse

Suites at Rouse is an assisted living community situated on large grounds in a quiet rural area near Youngsville, PA, almost 50 miles south of Dunkirk. An outstanding selection of amenities and services make it one of the area's top personal care homes. Residents may choose from nine pet-friendly apartment styles that are all equipped with kitchenettes, private bathrooms, heating and air-conditioning, smoke alarm systems and emergency response systems. Community areas include a licensed bar and cafe, various activity rooms, lounges, picnic areas and a fishing pond. Three nutritious meals are served daily in the dining room, and a 24-hour juice- and coffee bar provides around-the-clock refreshments. An on-site nurse practitioner is available by appointment.

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Cambridge Warren Senior Living

Cambridge Warren Senior Living is located in Warren, PA, about 50 miles south of Dunkirk and within walking distance of the Warren General Hospital, the Warren library, and various shops and churches. The facility prides itself on the quality of care it provides, and costs are all-inclusive with no hidden fees, meaning that all residents are entitled to round-the-clock support, housekeeping services, utilities, meals and more. Friendly, professional staff assist with personal care and activities of daily living while building personal connections with residents and keeping them safe, comfortable and happy. Pets are allowed to visit, provided their shot records are up to date.

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  • On-site X-ray, lab, podiatry and therapy services
  • In-house doctor visitation room

Parkside North East

Parkside North East, an assisted living community located opposite Gibson Park in the heart of the historic town of North East, PA, is about 35 miles southwest of Dunkirk. The community, which is situated within walking distance of the post office, the McCord public library, various banks and churches and a variety of shops and restaurants, also offers independent living with optional personal care and meal services. Residents are housed in 51 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each resident holds a LifeWorks Erie membership, which provides on-site and off-site activities. Residents are also encouraged to use community rooms and activity areas for outside interests such as clubs, hobby groups and family gatherings.

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Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg

Elderwood Assisted Living is in the heart of Hamburg, about 35 miles northeast of Dunkirk, where it’s located next to the Hamburg Public Library and within walking distance of numerous shops, restaurants and churches. It’s one of the best assisted living communities in the region for specialty programs. The community supports aging in place by offering enhanced assisted living services, while the Right Moves wellness program helps to reduce the risk of falls and injuries and maintain better wellness by increasing muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and balance. Staff are on duty 24/7 to take care of residents’ needs, and an on-site physician, therapy services and basic lab services are available.

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