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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 7, 2023
Winder is a Barrow County city 30 minutes west of Athens. Although small, it boasts a thriving community with a theater and a diverse range of restaurants and stores. Fort Yargo State Park is on the outskirts, and there are several more within the city, giving seniors many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Seniors comprise a below-average 12.3% of Winder’s almost 18,400 residents. The region’s climate is one of the state’s best, with relatively mild temperatures in winter and pleasantly warm summers. Rainfall is above the norm, which sometimes causes muggy days in summer, but it’s also responsible for the beautiful landscape and the above-average water quality. Winder’s health care is capably handled by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a 56-bed facility which specializes in many ailments common to seniors, such as heart disease and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Assisted living is another form of care capably handled in Winder. According to Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the median monthly fee is $3,893, which is costlier than Georgia’s average of $3,535, but more affordable than the country’s $4,500.
Note: Data for Winder was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Gainesville, was used instead
Check out our top 10 assisted living communities in and around Winder in this guide. You may find just what you need.
The Landing of Winder
The Landing of Winder sits in a relatively peaceful part of the town among landscaped grounds backed by woodland. It's a resort-style community where your loved one can reside in a private studio or one-bedroom apartment or share a two-bedroom apartment. All have private bathrooms with walk-in showers and other safety features, such as grab rails and 24/7 emergency response systems. The care team is on-site around-the-clock to help with activities of daily living and manage the extensive health, wellness and social programs. There are a wealth of amenities available, including a fitness room and theater.
Hamilton Mill Senior Care
Hamilton Mill Senior Care sits within landscaped grounds protected by mature trees. It offers a peaceful environment within easy reach of the area's restaurants, retail stores and houses of worship. We've featured Hamilton Mill Senior Care because it's an award-winning boutique community that may appeal if you're looking for a particularly homey environment for your loved one. It accepts less than 10 residents in their companion suites, which allows staff to provide more personalized 24/7 care to those needing help with daily living tasks. They also have private or shared rooms for an additional fee, plus handle household chores and laundry.
Manor Lake Hoschton
Manor Lake Hoschton is in a relatively peaceful area, but also within walking distance of retail stores, restaurants and a pharmacy, so residents are only minutes from many conveniences. The community focuses on developing the body, mind and spirit of each resident through various health and wellness programs. These include instructor-led exercises, church services and stimulating excursions to an array of nearby attractions, such as parks, live entertainment venues and cultural amenities. Within the community, residents can expect to find educational seminars, movie nights and arts and crafts to keep them entertained. Housing options include studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with companion suites and condo townhomes.
Gateway Gardens is in a peaceful area featuring many amenities within walking distance, such as dentists, restaurants and a cinema. We included it on our list because of how it focuses on four key factors for a greater quality of life: education, wellness, creativity and entertainment. The community has book and travel clubs, wood crafting and jewelry making, a deluxe spa, exercise programs, live music and movie nights. They offer companion suites, along with private and deluxe suites for an extra fee. Chef-prepared meals are served three times daily in the dining area, and a 24/7 on-site cafe ensures seniors needn't ever feel hungry. Staff is also on-site around-the-clock to help with activities of daily living.
The Phoenix at Braselton
The Phoenix of Braselton is conveniently located close to a country club, retail stores, churches and banks, so its seniors don't have far to travel for much of what they'll need. The community also provides transportation for attractions farther away, such as live concerts and theaters. There's much to do within the community too, such as swimming in the outdoor pool, choosing a book to read by the fireplace from the well-stocked library, relaxing in the spa and getting treatments in the beauty salon. Residents can select a studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment. Staff assists 24/7 with grooming, bathing and dressing, as well as managing residents' medications.
Mulberry Grove Senior Living
Mulberry Grove Senior Living is in a peaceful environment, detached from high-traffic areas, such as shopping centers. Within the community, seniors can book an appointment in its beauty salon/barbershop, develop their fitness and balance at the daily exercise classes and learn something new in one of the educational programs. There are also regular off-site trips to restaurants, parks and historic sites, should residents want to explore the surrounding area. Care staff helps residents with toileting, ambulating, dressing and bathing, as well as managing their medications and ensuring families are aware of their loved one's current state of health. They offer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites.
Oaks at Braselton
Oaks at Braselton joins our list because we like its location within landscaped grounds in a wooded area, yet only a few minutes from restaurants, banks, retail stores and a country club. We also like how it utilizes unique amenities to stimulate different senses. These include water features and raised garden beds on the grounds, along with diverse programs in the activities center and a children's playground where visiting grandkids can play and keep residents entertained. There are spiritual programs and a beauty salon to help residents not only look but feel better. Care partners monitor the 24-hour emergency response system and help with activities of daily living.
Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill
Arbor Terrace Hamilton Mill offers a range of conveniences within walking distance, including dentists, coffee shops, retail stores and banks. We've added it in our list because U.S. News and World Report has named it one of the best assisted living facilities of 2022-23. The community's outdoor charms include landscaped grounds and a shaded patio area, while there's a pool and fitness center indoors where residents can build strength and balance. Meals are chef-prepared and served three times per day in the dining room, and staff provides considerate assistance with daily living tasks, such as bathing and dressing. Living spaces include studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites.
Magnolia Estates of Winder
Magnolia Estates of Winder is a potentially ideal location for seniors who prefer to wake up to relative quiet and birdsong in a community surrounded by woodland only minutes from the city's conveniences. Its assisted living residents live in tastefully decorated one- and two-bedroom apartments, some private and others companion suites. The all-inclusive community's staff provides support appropriate to their needs so residents can retain as much independence as possible. There are regular exercise classes to help residents maintain their fitness levels and frequent outings to nearby attractions, such as historical sites and shopping centers.
Orchard at Athens
Orchard at Athens is conveniently close to the Atlanta Highway, making it more accessible for families, while also being sheltered by mature trees from the view and sound of the road. The all-inclusive community's residents have a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms. They're welcome to share their rooms with a small pet, such as a dog or cat. Staff assist with activities of daily living and manage numerous programs through their Relational-Responsive Approach to keep residents engaged, typically covering important needs, such as fitness, empowering education and entertainment. They emphasize developing meaningful relationships and fostering a trustworthy partnership with residents and their families.