Independent Living in CT

The Meadow Ridge experience is the pinnacle of Independent Living.

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Independent Living means the freedom to do as you please.

Your vision for retirement is like no one else’s. That’s why we offer an abundance of choices—and it’s always up to you to pick the ones you want. You create your own adventure; we provide everything you need to make it happen.

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A lifestyle that has everything you hoped for and more than you imagined.

Home and yard maintenance will be a thing of the past, and you will be free to live a truly carefree life. Plus, you’ll enjoy the services and amenities of a world-class hotel with the comforts of home.

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Fitness Center
Sauna and Sun Deck
Bark Ridge Dog Park
Putting/Chipping Green and Mini Golf
Verdant Resident Gardens
Indoor Pool
Bocce Ball
Tennis, Pickleball and Croquet Courts
Well-Stocked Library
Senior women gardening
Resident playing Croquet
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Enjoy distinctive living in a comfortable and spacious apartment home.

We have some of the largest apartment homes found in any retirement community in the state. You’ll be at the height of luxury and ease in our maintenance-free homes that come standard with attractive finishes. Among them are walk-in closets, fireplaces, crown molding, stone countertops, high-end appliances and a fully monitored call system. You’ll always be comfortable and secure when at home.

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Find our your retirement personality!

Discover your ideal independent living experience by taking this short and engaging quiz to find out which retirement lifestyle suits you best.

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Engage in as many recreational, entertainment and social opportunities as you like.

Boredom? That word is not in our vocabulary. You will find many recreational and cultural options for meaningful and fulfilling activities, both on and off campus.

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Seniors biking
IL Residents Jane McCaffrey 211

Meet Jane McCaffrey.

“You don’t have to worry about pipes leaking, a tree branch falling, getting someone to mow your lawn, or getting the snow plowed. You don’t have to worry about anything.”

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Shrimp salad

Fresh, delectable, farm-to-table cuisine makes dinner a peak experience.

Our professional chef uses only the finest local ingredients—including produce from our resident garden and fruit from our community orchard. Our always-changing menu includes dishes that are as fresh and expertly prepared as at any fine restaurant.

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Meet our executive director.

Chris Barstein’s skills, developed during a long career in the hospitality industry, serve him well as our executive director. He says that caring for others is “a calling at the highest level.”

Professional Background

Chris worked at Edgehill, another Benchmark community, from 2013 until 2021 when he was named executive director of Meadow Ridge.

His Mission

“To be able to continue using the tools I’ve honed over the years with the added responsibility and joy of caring for seniors,” he says. “It makes for a job unlike any other.”

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Chris Barstein

Experience distinctive senior living that rises above the rest.

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