Independent Living Near Fairfield, Connecticut

The freedom to enhance your already exceptional lifestyle.

Seniors playing bocce ball and yard games

Independent living at Meadow Ridge is designed to enhance the exceptional life you’re already living. Set high on a hilltop, amidst 136 acres of natural woodlands and open meadows in Redding, Connecticut, Meadow Ridge is so much more than senior housing. It’s a vibrant, active senior living community that appeals to those looking for all the best of Fairfield County, with easy access to cities such as New Haven and New York City and a quick drive to the local Danbury and Norwalk communities.

A broad array of cultural and recreational activities and events awaits you. Residents here are diverse, interesting people who have spent their lives achieving, exploring and traveling. At Meadow Ridge, you’ll continue to nurture connections to family and friends while also continuing to learn and grow through new pursuits and interesting challenges. Read why you should to move into senior living while you’re young and learn about the tax deductions you can take when moving into senior living.

Meadow Ridge is also a LifeCare community. Along with an active independent lifestyle in a thriving community, you’ll enjoy financial predictability and peace of mind with the promise of long-term care at Ridge Crest, our 5-Star-rated health center. It’s a guarantee that, even if your needs change, you’ll still be able to live in the community you’ve come to call home.

First-Class Hospitality, Services and Amenities

  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Fireplace in each apartment
  • Balcony or patio
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • One meal per day (lunch or dinner)
  • Takeout meal service
  • Weekly wellness clinics
  • Daily exercise classes
  • Country store
  • Utilities, including electricity, water, heat and air conditioning
  • Basic telephone
  • Internet
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour emergency call system monitored by licensed staff
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Apartment home maintenance and appliance repair
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Extensive schedule of activities
  • Wi-Fi in select areas

Additional Fee-Based Services

  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Guest meals
  • Guest suites for your out-of-town guests
  • Private duty aide
  • Transportation to personal appointments

Frequently Asked Questions

Independent living communities like Meadow Ridge are designed for adults age 62 and over who desire the conveniences of community life without the burdens of home maintenance. Some communities offer an enriched lifestyle with recreational, social and educational opportunities, while others provide only housing and a minimal amount of services and amenities.

Life Plan Community is a new name that replaces the older name “continuing care retirement community.” Life Plan Communities like Meadow Ridge focus on an active lifestyle and community engagement while also offering more than one level of care on a single campus. A Life Plan Community follows the definition of a CCRC set by NIC: Age-restricted properties that include a combination of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing services (or independent living and skilled nursing) available to residents all on one campus. Resident payment plans vary and include entrance fee, condo/coop and rental programs.

Meadow Ridge offers a comprehensive array of services and amenities, including restaurant-style fine dining, casual dining, a library, full-service salon and barber shop, auditorium, fitness center, indoor pool and more. Plus, our transportation team will take you wherever you need to go.

Yes. Meadow Ridge offers several different levels of refundability to address an individual’s financial and estate planning goals.

Yes. We turn the daunting prospect of moving into a stress-free experience. Our move-in coordinator will be your liaison and advocate through every step of your move. We work closely with real estate companies as well as Moving Station®, a nationally recognized relocation partner. Rest assured, your move will be handled professionally and efficiently.   Moving Station services that check all your to-do boxes: Home Sale Program With Moving Station’s Home Sale Program™, you’ll receive expert guidance throughout the process of selling your house. Your personal moving counselor will help evaluate real estate agents and schedule appointments — you don’t have to worry about anything. Quick Buy Program With the Quick Buy Program™, Moving Station will purchase your house “as is,” in as few as 30 days. You’ll have an expert to guide you through every step of the process — avoiding the uncertainty of selling your house on the market and relieving you of costly repairs or renovations.   National Associate of Senior Move Managers help us help you. In addition to our offerings from Moving Station, we’ll help you pack, move and unpack with a $5,000 moving allowance towards the use of a move manager or towards the moving fees themselves.   Meadow Ridge also offers a guest room the night before and after the move to ensure a comfortable and safe place to sleep while in transition.   To learn more, visit our blog to read the post about moving into a senior living community or contact us directly.

We encourage residents to participate in the community’s many resident committees and clubs — all focused on different aspects of community life. Residents are able to actively participate in decisions that affect programming, activities, outings and more. For more information, complete our contact form and a helpful staff member will get in touch with you right away.

Contact us to learn more about independent living at Meadow Ridge and request your free Senior Living Guide.