Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is a historic seaside town set right next to the Long Island Sound. Seniors who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate that the town is nestled near expansive green spaces, including the Ragged Rock Creek Marsh Wildlife Area and the Plum Bank Marsh Wildlife Area.
The weather in Old Saybrook is especially favorable to retirees with warm summers and temperate winters. However, seniors should expect an overall cost of living that is 36.2% higher than the national average and almost 18% higher than the state average.
Assisted living costs in Old Saybrook are higher than the national average, with an average monthly cost of $4,247. This price is significantly lower than the state average, which is priced at $4,880 per month.
We've compiled a list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Old Saybrook so you can find the one that is right for you.
Note: Information for Old Saybrook was not available, so data from the nearest city, Norwich Area, was used.
The Village at South Farms
645 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
The Village at South Farms is located within walking distance of the Middlesex Health Care Center just off Saybrook Road, near the Connecticut River. Seniors who like to spend time outdoors appreciate the airy veranda where they can sit comfortably to take in the sun, while the manicured grounds and gardens are a laid-back place for quiet walks. The studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are outfitted with in-room cable and Internet and residents can request to be connected to the emergency call system. A range of activities such as yoga and arts and crafts lets residents stay active, while the on-site TV room and spa provide a social environment.
The Saybrook at Haddam
1556 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438
The Saybrook at Haddam is set in a picturesque neighborhood a short distance from the Cockaponset State Park and the Connecticut River. The facility has a large library where residents can enjoy a classic book snuggled up next to the fireplace as well as a spacious craft room to help inspire residents to create art. The front parlor welcomes guests and seniors alike to make music on the grand piano, while the community's country-style kitchen is available throughout the day for cooking and baking. A high staff-to-resident ratio encourages dedicated care that includes skilled nursing, medication management and hospice care.
One MacDonough Place
1 Macdonough Place
Middletown, CT 06457
Residents of One MacDonough Place benefit from a central location right near Wesleyan University in an energetic neighborhood full of popular eateries and attractions. With fitness classes offered six days a week, residents can enjoy chair exercises, Tai Chi, yoga and relaxation techniques. The facility offers complimentary Reiki treatments on the weekends in addition to spa and salon services. Some of the facility's diverse activities include baking classes, book clubs and gardening workshops to keep seniors busy, while organized shopping trips and outings to cultural events help residents keep in touch with life outside assisted living.
Masonicare at Mystic
45 Clara Drive
Mystic, CT 06355
Masonicare at Mystic is close to the Mystic River and the Coogan Farm Nature and Heritage Center, a short drive from the Jewish War Veterans Memorial Highway. Residents of this independent living, assisted living and memory care facility enjoy a full activities schedule that includes time spent in the art studio, water aerobics in the pool and trivia nights at the pub. Fine dining options are served in a private dining room and seniors can snack on prepared food throughout the day at the on-site bistro. An emergency response system and 24-hour security help keep residents safe, while nearby walking trails are a tranquil place for seniors to stretch their legs.
97 Seaside Ave.
Westbrook, CT 06498
Seniors at Tidelawn Manor benefit from a convenient location nearby local attractions in a picturesque setting at the edge of the Long Island Sound body of water which has public beaches. The private or semi-private apartments can be furnished by the facility, and a central air-conditioning system keeps residents comfortable year-round. The facility takes safety very seriously with door alarms, a fire-extinguishing sprinkler system and in-room emergency call bells. Visiting nurses and on-call doctors and specialists help support seniors' medical needs, and Tidelawn Manor can organize transportation to health appointments outside of the community.
Crescent Point at Niantic
417 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
Located right at the edge of Rocky Neck State Park, Crescent Point at Niantic offers respite care, assisted living and memory care in a rural setting. Outings to local restaurants give seniors social events to look forward to, but they are also encouraged to spend time with each other in common areas where they can read newspapers in a group, participate in adult coloring book therapy or enjoy uplifting sing-alongs. Seniors can go online or check out books in the library and put their feet up on the outdoor patio.
Shoreline of Clinton
91 E Main St.
Clinton, CT 06143
The Shoreline of Clinton is not far from West Main Street and its abundant shops and eateries, within walking distance of Liberty Green Park. Residents of this residential-style community enjoy a number of activities like bingo and bridge to keep them entertained, and can stay physically fit with a walking club, Tai Chi and water aerobics. Housekeeping and laundry services reduce residents' domestic responsibilities, while the restaurant-style dining room offers them freshly-made food three times a day. Group transportation is available to bring seniors to special events and outings, and a private car service can be arranged for doctors' appointments and other errands.
Masonicare at Chester Village
17 W Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
Seniors staying at Masonicare at Chester Village benefit from a convenient location near pubs, restaurants and stores just off East Main Street. We included this community on our list of the 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities because it is a not-for-profit facility that offers a proprietary "Masonicare at Home" program. Security guards are on-site 24-hours per day, and registered nurses are available to help seniors manage their medications. The facility provides door-to-door transportation to help seniors attend appointments, while scheduled trips into the community provide engaging outings for seniors to enjoy.
Atria Crossroads Place
One Beechwood Drive
Waterford, CT 06385
Conveniently situated next to Highway 95 not far from a Walmart and Crystal Mall, Atria Crossroads Place offers assisted living services from staff who are available 24-hours per day. Poker tournaments, wreath-making classes and darts are some of the options on the extensive activity schedule which also includes crafts and crossword puzzle groups. The on-staff chef prepares residents' meals which are served in a common dining area that overlooks the grounds, while residents can also choose to cook for themselves in their kitchenettes. The studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are kept clean with housekeeping services and residents are invited to live with their pets.
The Linden at Woodbridge
330 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Seniors at the Linden at Woodbridge are close to both popular amenities and vast green spaces thanks to the facility's convenient location near the West Rock Ridge State Park and Amity Road. The independent living and assisted living community offers large studio and one-bedroom accommodations with kitchenettes in a secure facility that has 24-hour emergency communication system, a smoke and alarm system and a sprinkler system. Residents can control their apartment's heat and air conditioning to find the right temperature to keep them comfortable in any weather, and can access medication assistance, in addition to a range of other health services, from the community's staff.