← Back to News & Blog

What Makes Us a Luxury Senior Living Community

A senior woman and senior man in a golf cart on a golf course

When you’re accustomed to a certain caliber of living, it only makes sense that you want to carry that lifestyle into retirement. However, finding a luxury senior living community that delivers a true high-end experience can be more challenging than you expect.

Broadening your search area could net some surprising results—including Winchester Gardens, a gem of a luxury senior living community located a short commute from New York City in the quaint town of Maplewood, New Jersey.

 

What Makes Us a Luxury Retirement Community

Exceptional Accommodations

Our independent living community offers an impressive selection of charming one- and two-bedroom apartment floor plans up to 1,790 square feet. If you crave a little extra privacy, our stunning villas provide ample space to spread out, including delightful covered porches where you can greet the day with a cup of coffee and garages that shield your vehicle from the elements. Each of our high-end senior living floor plans offers upgraded features like skylights and high-quality finishes throughout.

 

Stunning Surroundings

Winchester Gardens is well known for its historical charm. Some even say our luxury senior living community resembles a fairy garden when the blooms arrive each spring. That’s no accident; our original trustees sought the finest talent available to design our grounds—the Olmsted family, which lent its vision to create famed Central Park. Landscape aside, our architecture dates back a century, and that era’s exceptional craftsmanship is evident throughout the community, perhaps most notably in the majestic Great Hall, which is a focal point of the campus.

 

Award-Winning Wellness Programs

Eye-pleasing scenery and creature comforts aside, one of our greatest sources of pride as a luxury retirement community is our award-winning wellness program, LivWell, which promotes whole-person wellness with a custom approach that tailors programming to each resident’s personal interests and goals. The comprehensive program caters to seven dimensions of wellness, including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, and vocational needs.

 

Exclusive Social Gatherings

You’ll find no shortage of social opportunities at Winchester Gardens. Our residents are a social bunch, indeed. You’ll find groups of friendly seniors gathered during cocktail hour or heading into the city to catch the latest play. Neighbors also come together for Saturday night live musical performances, lectures from university professors and experts, and an extensive offering of fitness, learning, and special interest activities that provide more ways to meet new friends. There’s even a Beer & Wine Club that welcomes true connoisseurs and amateurs alike.

 

High-End Amenities

A resort-like retirement lifestyle requires resort-style amenities. Our onsite amenities add an exceptional dimension to your life with opportunities to explore your hobbies, enjoy some pampering at the salon, and much more. Other notable amenities like our onsite Wellness Clinic reinforce our commitment to your health and well-being; you can access a wide range of healthcare services on site, including accessing care from specialists in a variety of practices.

 

Sophisticated Culinary Selections

Three distinct culinary experiences add to the allure of resort-style senior living at Winchester Gardens. From a fine dining room with an action station to a new tapas bar and lounge to courtyard terrace dining, residents savor freshly prepared creations in the setting that suits them best.

 

Arts and Culture Appreciation

Many residents of our luxury senior living community appreciate our proximity to the vast array of cultural options available in nearby New York City. However, closer to home, you can find numerous opportunities to take in a gallery showing or theatrical performance. Our residents frequent The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, and Paper Mill Playhouse in Maplewood. Those who prefer to take a more active role in the arts enjoy visiting the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center for classes, workshops, exhibits, and more, and our well-stocked fine art studio and woodworking shop on campus provide more outlets for artistic expression.

 

Enhanced Security

As a gated community, Winchester Gardens offers residents an added level of protection and peace of mind. Visitors are monitored, and the pedestrian-friendly closed campus means less traffic noise and pollution. The added security is also an attractive feature for residents who enjoy traveling, sometimes for extended periods, while knowing their home and belongings are safe and secure.

 

Let Yourself in on the Secret

It’s no secret to us why seniors make Winchester Gardens their leading choice for luxury senior living. We’ll roll out the red carpet for you to visit the community and discover the elite lifestyle our residents enjoy every day.