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Independent Senior Living vs. Assisted Living

Finding a Lifestyle That’s Right for You

Located in Northern New Jersey, Cedar Crest is a continuing care retirement community with independent living, plus assisted living and other levels of care. Everything is located right here on our 130-acre campus in Pompton Plains, close to Route 23 and I-287.

Keep reading to learn more about difference between independent living and assisted living.


Independent Living

Living at Cedar Crest isn’t so different from living in your house. You can come and go as you please, invite friends and family to your home, and live your life with 100-percent independence. Here, however, you gain a few big benefits that you just don’t have in a house.

Our Northern New Jersey campus includes miles of walking paths, lush gardens, a horseshoe court, and even a dog run. Here’s the best part: Our grounds team takes care of shoveling the snow and mowing the lawn.

With more than 100 clubs, classes, and activities, you’ll never lack for fun things to do. Take a dance class, join your friends for happy hour, or treat your grandkids to a meal at any of the five on-site restaurants.

Just steps from your door, you’ll find an on-site medical center staffed by full-time doctors. Independent living residents can also benefit from in-home care through certified home health or a private duty nurse.

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Bob Crawford

If something happens to me and I no longer can live independently...there’s a place right across the campus where I can go for whatever needs that I have.

—Bob Crawford

Continuing Care

If the day comes when you require assisted living or more advanced care, you can move to the on-site continuing care neighborhood. You don’t have to be a Cedar Crest resident to come to the continuing care neighborhood—you just have to be a qualified senior age 62-plus.

Designed for comfort, the neighborhood features “living rooms” for socializing and several dining venues with a variety of nutritious meals.

Located on our Northern New Jersey campus, the continuing care neighborhood offers the following options:


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Want to learn more about independent living versus assisted living? Order a free brochure or schedule a visit to learn more.