Independent Living in Wallingford

Forge Your Path at Chestnut Ridge

Maintain independence

Build strong relationships

Enjoy comfort and support

Independet Living on Your Terms

Group of seniors having a good time, demonstrating independent living

Moves can be daunting, but the move to Independent Living at Chestnut Ridge will have you asking, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

At Chestnut Ridge, we are here to understand, respect, and support your way of living. Nestled inside a beautiful one-bedroom apartment, complete with full kitchen, you will stay in control of your day-to-day life like shopping, meals, activities, travel, visits, etc., but also get plugged into a lively social network of peers.

Be Yourself

Call Cliff House at Chestnut Ridge Home


Each apartment is available to seniors who meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Take the stress out of meal planning and prep! You have the option of purchasing a dining plan that takes advantage of our excellent on-site cuisine.


Members of our Independent Living community must all be at least 62 years or older, creating a delightful social group of like-minded seniors.

Seniors moving into new apartment

“Had the chance to tour Chestnut Ridge. Appreciate the liveliness of the community. Residents are happy sitting outside greeting visitors.”


What is Independent Living?

Independent Living gives you the freedom to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle in a senior community while maintaining your autonomy. At Chestnut Ridge, you’ll find a dynamic and lively atmosphere where you’ll build lasting friendships while opening this new chapter of your life.

Here’s how to qualify:


All members of the household must be 62 years or older.


The household gross income must be below the limit established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


You will need to provide landlord references, a credit report, and a criminal background check.

“I recently visited the community and was so impressed on many levels. The building is beautiful, the residents were happy, the staff was friendly and extremely helpful, and the place was hopping—so much so that I said at one point that I would like to live there. I heard one resident say that the soup he had for lunch was the best he’s ever had so he enjoyed a second bowl. I loved it there so much!”

– Andrea

A Place to Call Home

If you are looking for an affordable community where you can feel at home and have access to healthcare and support, Chestnut Ridge is waiting for you.

Included Services:

Secure front door entry system
Community room for resident-led activities

Optional Services:

On-site physician’s office and outpatient rehab*
Meal plans*
Home healthcare nurse, physical therapy with senior adult woman at home

Simplify Your Life:
Independent Living at Chestnut Ridge

Senior couple at home using digital tablet, demonstrating Independent Living

You deserve a great place to live with minimal maintenance. Go ahead and get rid of your lawnmower and stop by! Take a tour and see how independent living at Chestnut Ridge can make all the difference.


Dive into a world of possibilities! Discover our diverse lifestyle options, from personal care to independent living. Explore a tapestry of experiences that cater to every lifestyle. Elevate your lifestyle with us and embrace the extraordinary. Your next unforgettable journey awaits—explore now!