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Come home to the close-knit retirement community at Cedar Woods. Utmost comfort goes hand-in-hand with friendliness at this Branford senior living community. You’re under two miles from the stores at Branhaven Plaza and several restaurants, including Donvan’s Reef and Le Petit Cafe, two local favorites. Step outside to the invigorating scent of cedar trees and freshly cut grass. Enjoy the variety of living in a town with several historic neighborhoods, all with their own unique personalities, small shops, and dining.
Cedar Woods independent living community is minutes from New Haven, and the renowned Yale-New Haven Health System. Attend events at Shubert Theater and Yale University, or view exhibits at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. There’s always plenty to do around town.
Cedar Woods is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2019 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2018 Great Place to Work certification.
Keeping You Informed
Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. Cedar Woods operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19. If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
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If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Cedar Woods and in the surrounding Branford area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Cedar Woods enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Cedar Woods features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Country Store
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Pets Welcome
- Safety Rails
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Walking Paths
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Full Kitchen in Units
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Patio or Balcony
- Telephone Hookups
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
- Kitchenette in Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Most Utilities Included
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Cedar Woods' on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available. Outside visitors come for beauty appointments at Cedar Woods to see the popular stylist onsite.
Fitness Right at Home
Cedar Woods' residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
Residents' favorite fitness activities are group walks on the paved paths and Bar Fitness class run by Lifelong Therapeutics. Book an appointment with an onsite physical therapist or occupational therapist if needed.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Cedar Woods' dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Chef Larry makes a mean beef brisket and takes care to consider the likes and preferences of Cedar Woods residents. He holds roundtables twice a month to hear feedback on food and gather menu ideas. Selections are always based on ongoing resident input each week.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Branford area and Cedar Woods makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Complimentary transportation provides residents with easy access to a variety of local activities, events and attractions, including resident favorites like Thimble Island Cruises, scenic drives to the beach, and visits to Hammonasett State Park.
Life is Never Boring
Cedar Woods' comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Residents work with a local garden center to plant items in the community garden that chef Larry uses in cuisine. Sunday coffee and donuts after church is a relaxing time for residents to come together and socialize. Piano with Cathy in the lobby every Tuesday is also a popular activity.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Cedar Woods. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Rosie the Schnauzer is a favorite among residents and has been adopted by the community as their shared pet.
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
Cedar Woods is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout the building. You can use community desktop computers to stay up to date, or you can connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
Our assistant general manager is also our tech guru and helps residents with anything from smart phones and computers, to internet use and Skype.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Lend a Helping Hand
Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. Residents support Feed Branford Kids and run a Pennies for Pets program to support our local animal shelter. Around the community residents love to volunteer for anything from running our country store to gathering bottles to save for donations. The Girl Scouts are active with Cedar Woods and volunteer around campus for events and other happenings.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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