Retirement Villages in Buffalo NY

The City of Good Neighbors:
Retirement Villages in Buffalo NY Offer Culture and Comfort


retirement village living in buffalo

There’s never been a better time to retire in Buffalo, NY. The entire region is alive with a true sense of optimism and the renascence taking place here is astounding. Western New Yorkers are some of the warmest and welcoming people in the country and they take great care of each other – that’s why Buffalo’s nickname is the City of Good Neighbors.

A little bit about the weather

You may know Buffalo as a blustery winter destination, but that’s often times an unfair characterization of the region. Sure, it snows during the cold season, but winters are typically mild and the average number of bright sunny days is close to 200. When you choose a retirement village in the Buffalo Niagara region, you get the best of all four seasons, but there’s no need to shovel snow, salt sidewalks, rake leaves, or mow the lawn – it’s worry-free living. For retirees considering retirement villages in Buffalo, Western New York has some of the greatest neighborhoods in the entire state, including The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster, NY. Life is beautiful on a peaceful campus with a variety of amenities and opportunities to make new memories every day.

Choose relaxation or adventure

When you live in retirement villages in Buffalo, NY, the way you spend your retirement is entirely up to you. The freedom of independence is ever present at The GreenFields with courtesy transportation, housekeeping services, restaurant-style dining, and local staff whose purpose is to provide best-in-class service for your very best retirement. You can spend less time performing daily chores and more time pursuing the things you enjoy.

Buffalo and the surrounding area have no shortage of cultural and natural wonders. Art lovers enjoy performances and exhibits, like Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Niagara Falls’ Castellani Art Museum. World-class architecture is abounding with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House Complex and Greycliff Estates, Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building, and more. In addition, the Olmstead Park System offers quaint spaces, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens host nature’s bounty daily, and beautiful Letchworth State Park has been voted the best state park in the country. All worldly gems in Western New York, including the wonderment of mighty Niagara Falls just a few miles to the north.

Shuffle off to easy living

With so many amenities available at retirement villages in Buffalo, NY, the golden years have never looked so enjoyable. Offering worship services, art studios, fitness centers, libraries, beauty salons and barber shops, full-service cafés, walking paths, and beautiful outdoor spaces, The GreenFields are easy living defined. Having around-the-clock staff, you never need to worry about simple repairs around your home and emergency assistance is always available. For many, independent residential living in retirement villages is the perfect solution, but assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing/respite care are also available.

Furthermore, at retirement villages in Buffalo, you’re in good company. In the state of New York, 12% of the population is over the age of 65. That number is expected to grow over the next few years as more families choose Western New York for retirement.

All options, all in one place

During retirement, individual people have individual interests, needs, and wants. Choosing the right type of retirement village can sometimes be confusing with all the different terms available to describe communities. So, here’s a brief description of the types of available retirement villages in Buffalo NY.

55+ Communities

  • Sometimes called retirement communities or age-restricted communities, 55+ living is rich with amenities. All the offerings on this site are for individuals over age 55, unless noted.

Senior Apartments

  • Rental apartments for seniors or retirees with varying levels of amenities. There are options for market-rate or income-restrictive apartments in the community.

Active Adult

  • Retirement living for active adults with amenities desirable for a senior lifestyle, but not necessarily age-restricted.

Independent Living

  • Independent living offers an active lifestyle with included assistive services when needed, such as meal preparation and housekeeping included. This type option is part of the Continuing Care Communities listed on this site.

In short, the excitement is just beginning. Be a part of Buffalo Niagara’s renascence by spending the best years of your life in a community where friends feel like family – at the The GreenFields retirement villages in Buffalo NY. Contact The GreenFields at 716.684.8400 to learn more today.

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5959 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086

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