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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 21, 2022

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Manahawkin is a quaint community located within Stafford Township along New Jersey’s southern coast. It’s home to around 2,400 people, and over 24% of these residents are seniors aged 65 and older. The town offers a peaceful, relaxing environment where retirees can benefit from affordable living costs, low crime rates, a mild year-round climate and beautiful outdoor green spaces.

The town serves as a gateway to Long Beach Island, providing seniors with easy access to beaches and seaside attractions along the Jersey Shore. There are also plenty of museums and historical landmarks to visit in and around the community. The Manahawkin area is served by world-class health care facilities, including the AtlantiCare Health Park at Manahawkin and Hackensack Meridian Health’s Southern Ocean Medical Center.

Seniors in the Manahawkin area pay around $5,807 per month for assisted living, which is over $1,300 higher than the national average of $4,500. However, it’s a more affordable option than many other cities in New Jersey, where the average cost of assisted living is nearly $700 higher at $6,495 per month.

Note: Information for Manahawkin was not available, so data from the nearest city, Atlantic City, was used.

The following list highlights the top 10 assisted living facilities in Manahawkin and the surrounding communities.

The Residence at Stafford

Located right off the Garden State Parkway, The Residence at Stafford offers convenient access to local shopping, recreation and Oceanside attractions. It earns a spot in this list for its expertly trained caregivers, top-quality services and upscale amenities. Residents receive personalized support with daily tasks, including medication management and administration and oxygen assistance. All team members are certified to provide memory care for seniors with dementia. Residents are free to enjoy the community's common living rooms, library, bistro, theater and fitness room. They can also participate in a full calendar of engaging social, educational, recreational and cultural activities.

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Brandywine Living at Toms River

Brandywine Living at Toms River made our list of the area's top assisted living communities for its outstanding location, vibrant lifestyle and commitment to quality care. Residents are just minutes from charming resort towns and beautiful beaches, although there's plenty to enjoy at home. The campus is thoughtfully designed with spacious common areas, landscaped courtyards and an on-site beauty salon. Care plans are personalized to meet residents' individual needs, and licensed nurses are on-site 24 hours a day for peace of mind. Residents can enjoy the comfort of private suites, with housekeeping services, such as basic towel and bed linen services, provided on a weekly basis.

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The Chelsea at Toms River

The Chelsea at Toms River offers a comfortable, relaxing environment where seniors can enjoy an active, independent lifestyle. The community's comprehensive wellness program offers a range of activities that address the needs of the mind, body and spirit, including exercise classes, educational lectures and weekly live entertainment. There are also plenty of opportunities for socialization, with daily cocktail hours and scheduled outings to local destinations. The community provides residents with an elevated dining experience, serving nutritious daily meals in the restaurant-style dining room. A private dining room is available for family gatherings and special events.

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  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • 24-hour emergency response system

Spring Oak Independent & Assisted Living of Toms River

At Spring Oak Independent & Assisted Living of Toms River, seniors have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor common areas, along with services and programs that support carefree retirement living. We've featured it on our list due to its individualized approach to care, which encourages independence while ensuring residents get the level of support they need. Residents can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, and companion suites are also available. Each room features a kitchenette, full bath, individual climate controls and a state-of-the-art emergency response system. Housekeeping and laundry services are performed on a weekly basis.

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Magnolia Gardens

Magnolia Gardens is known for its friendly atmosphere and well-appointed surroundings. Designed to feel like home, the community features cozy living spaces, elegant dining rooms, a library and a theater. Residents can choose between three types of accommodations to suit their individual needs and preferences. The community takes a holistic approach to care, offering services and programming that focus on seniors' social, psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. Three nutritional meals are served every day, with menu items created under the supervision of a licensed dietitian. A full calendar of recreational activities is available, including arts and crafts, games, exercise classes and music programs.

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Brandywine Living at The Gables

We've included Brandywine Living at The Gables on our top 10 list for its unique signature programs that promote healthy, vibrant living. From all-day dining and weekly housekeeping services to scheduled transportation and a full-service beauty salon, residents have access to everything they need to enjoy a fulfilling retirement right on-site. Licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day, and each suite is equipped with safety and emergency response systems for peace of mind. Daily meals are served in the community's restaurant-style dining room, and residents can meet with friends for a drink in the on-site Tap Room pub.

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  • Coordination and scheduling of medical appointments
  • Landscaped outdoor courtyards

Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens

As its name suggests, Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens offers a full spectrum of care to serve seniors at every stage of their aging journey. Customized assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing are all available in one convenient location, as well as specialized services, such as orthopedic rehab, cardiac care, wound care and respiratory therapy. The community offers a host of amenities, including well-appointed private rooms, courtyard gardens, in-house religious services and full stylist services at the on-site beauty salon. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services help residents live with ease and enjoy each day to the fullest.

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  • Monthly wellness checks
  • Activities include arts and crafts, cooking classes, movie nights and bingo

Leisure Park

We included Leisure Park on our list of the best assisted living communities in the area for its efforts to create a fun and comfortable, homelike environment. Residents have access to the personalized care and support they need, along with amenities, such as a state-of-the-art gym. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are available on-site. From painting classes and exercises to cocktail nights and live entertainment, seniors have no shortage of activities and events to fill their schedules. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation and chef-prepared daily meals are all included in the community's monthly rates.

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Bella Terra by Monarch

Bella Terra by Monarch is a full-service senior living community that's dedicated to creating an upscale environment where seniors have access to bespoke services and amenities. Staff members are highly trained and committed to establishing personal relationships with each resident to deliver customized care services. Social engagement is an integral part of these care plans, so meaningful activities are developed to suit residents' individual interests and abilities. Daily programs may include music groups, exercise classes, puzzles and reminiscence therapy. Residents can enjoy active lifestyles, with amenities such as a heated indoor pool, landscaped outdoor walkways and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The campus also features a well-appointed library, a fireside living room and a pub.

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Sunrise of Jackson

Sunrise of Jackson is an ideal community for seniors looking to enjoy an active and social lifestyle. The community offers maintenance-free living, with chores, such as housekeeping, laundry and trash removal, taken care of. Nutritious daily meals are crafted by the in-house culinary team and served in the restaurant-style dining room. A wide range of activities and programs are offered to help enrich the mind, body and spirit of each resident, including fitness classes, games, craft projects and happy hours. The community is equipped to serve seniors of varying levels of need, making it easy for residents to transition between care levels as needed.

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  • CareConnect electronic health record system
  • Social and educational programs for families