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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 9, 2022

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A historic center of the automobile manufacturing industry, Pontiac, MI, is a suburban community about 20 miles northwest of Detroit. The city has a population of around 61,000 residents, of whom over 12% are seniors aged 65 and older. With its low living costs, vibrant downtown area and access to affordable health care, Pontiac is a great option for retiring seniors.

From its historic museums to its creative arts center, Pontiac offers many opportunities for seniors to experience arts and culture. The revitalized downtown is home to numerous restaurants and shops. There are also plenty of opportunities for seniors to enjoy the outdoors with 30 city parks and a municipal golf course, and in terms of its climate, Pontiac is one of the most comfortable cities in Michigan. Residents have access to some of the region’s top medical facilities, including Pontiac General Hospital, Trinity Health Oakland Hospital and McLaren Oakland Hospital.

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the Pontiac area pay an average of $4,215 per month for assisted living care, which is not only lower than the statewide median of $4,250 but nearly $300 lower than the U.S. national average of $4,500.

Note: Data for Pontiac was unavailable, so data from the nearest city, Detroit, was used instead.

The following list offers a look at the top 10 assisted living facilities in Pontiac.

The Avalon of Auburn Hills

The Avalon of Auburn Hills is considered to be one of the best assisted living options in the area for its state-of-the-art amenities, engaging programming and unique approach to care. The community's philosophy of Living Gracefully focuses on helping seniors enjoy a high quality of life at every stage of aging. Residents have access to homelike living spaces, a movie theater, a bistro and a landscaped courtyard with walking trails. Daily meals, housekeeping and laundry services are all provided to support a carefree lifestyle. The community offers a full calendar of daily activities to help seniors explore interests, grow spiritually and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Randall Residence of Auburn Hills

At Randall Residence of Auburn Hills, the focus is on ensuring seniors receive the personalized care and support they need to thrive. The community offers both assisted living and memory care. Caregivers and trained staff members are available 24/7 to provide assistance with daily tasks, from bathing and dressing to medication management. Additional services, such as physical, occupational and speech therapies, can also be arranged on-site. The community is designed to be comfortable and homelike, with spacious apartments, cozy dining rooms and an inviting courtyard area. A wide range of activities is available each day to help seniors stay active and engaged.

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Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills provides access to a full range of care options, including assisted living, memory care, short-term stays and coordination of hospice care. The community is conveniently located near shopping, theaters, restaurants and medical facilities. On-site, residents can enjoy spacious accommodations and numerous amenities, such as a full-service beauty salon, bistro, garden patio and recreation room. Maintenance and chore services are provided to take the stress out of daily living. Rooms receive weekly housekeeping and laundry services and trash removal daily. Meals are served in the community's dining room, with additional snacks and beverages available throughout the day.

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Canterbury on the Lake

Set along a scenic lake on over 40 acres of certified wildlife habitat, Canterbury on the Lake offers a peaceful, picturesque environment for seniors to enjoy their retirement years. As a continuing care retirement community, seniors can easily transition between care levels as their needs change without having to relocate to a new facility. It's included in this list for its holistic approach to care, which ensures each senior receives individualized support specific to their needs. From its restaurant-style dining room to its full-service salon and fully equipped fitness center, residents have access to all the amenities they need to thrive.

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  • On-campus health center
  • Wellness programs including exercise classes and educational seminars

Magnolia by the Lakes

Magnolia by the Lakes is listed as one of the top assisted living communities in the Pontiac area for its exceptional amenities and gourmet dining. Rooms are equipped with kitchenettes and spacious private bathrooms, and housekeeping services are provided daily. The environment is resort-like, with upscale amenities such as a theater, fitness studio, heated indoor pool and prayer room. Outdoors, residents have access to a spacious patio area and a 9-hole mini golf course. At mealtime, residents can choose to enjoy chef-prepared meals in one of the two formal dining rooms or opt for a lighter snack in the village square.

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Brookdale Troy

We've included Brookdale Troy in this list for its focus on providing exceptional care and services that help seniors maintain their dignity and independence. Trained staff members are on-site 24/7 to provide personalized support with daily tasks. The community is also equipped to provide memory care for individuals experiencing dementia. The building is fully secured and features well-appointed, homelike accommodations and shared community spaces. Residents can relax with friends on the screened lanai, curl up with a book from the library in the fireside living room or participate in daily activities, including selections from Brookdale's signature B-Fit program such as yoga classes, dancing and walking groups.

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Sunrise of Bloomfield

An award-winning senior living community, Sunrise of Bloomfield is known for providing compassionate care that recognizes each resident as an individual. Staff members work closely with individuals and their families to develop personalized care plans specific to their needs and preferences. The campus is designed to foster a sense of community among residents, with amenities such as a large wraparound porch, inviting patio areas, cinema room, bistro and living rooms. A variety of activities are available each day that are designed to enrich residents' minds, bodies and spirits. There's also a friendly community dog on-site to keep residents company.

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Sunrise of Rochester

Sunrise of Rochester is a full-service senior living community that offers a comprehensive range of care services to serve seniors of varying levels of need. In addition to assisted living, residents can benefit from memory care, respite care, hospice services and an on-site rehabilitation program. The community is located right in the heart of Rochester overlooking Paint Creek. It offers picturesque views and makes it easy for seniors to access nearby dining, shopping and entertainment options. On-site, residents can enjoy welcoming common areas, daily restaurant-style meals and a full slate of programs and activities, including exercises, crafts, games and outings.

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

Sunrise of Troy

Nestled in a quiet suburban community, Sunrise of Troy is committed to helping seniors reach their highest level of independence possible through every stage of aging. The community is widely known for its eight signature programs that are designed to promote physical fitness, creativity, socialization, learning and spiritual wellness. Daily meals and trash removal services, along with weekly housekeeping and laundry help seniors live worry-free. For residents' convenience, health care professionals such as dentists, doctors and podiatrists make regular in-house visits. A licensed on-staff nurse also makes monthly visits to the community.

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  • Activities include exercises, art projects, social hours and games
  • Private dining rooms for family gatherings

American House Village of Rochester Hills

Tucked away on a wooded campus in Rochester, American House Village of Rochester Hills earns a spot on this list for its robust offering of services and amenities. From its wide range of health and wellness programs to weekly spiritual services and daily happy hours, the community is committed to supporting seniors on every level. Residents can benefit from services such as chef-prepared meals, laundry, medication reminders and on-site physical therapy. The campus features neatly landscaped grounds with gardens and walking paths and common areas for relaxing and socializing. Residents also have access to a game room, ice cream parlor, fitness center and beauty salon.

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