Senior Community Life in Essex, CT

It All Starts with You

Fuel your inner spark. Whatever feeds your passion — art, music, nature, fitness, friends — Essex Meadows gives you the freedom to do more of it. A maintenance-free lifestyle makes household upkeep a relic of the past. Amenities like an executive-length golf course, indoor saltwater swimming pool, art studio and woodworking shop inspire you to create fulfilling days. Within our senior community life, friends and neighbors join you as you explore new fitness classes, start a book club, become a mahjong player, or volunteer for worthy causes. While each apartment and cottage comes with a full kitchen, the dining experience at Essex Meadows is unparalleled. Enjoy delicious meals, in your choice of settings, with interesting friends.

And Grows

Essex Meadows’ 104 acres of beautiful natural grounds abut a 1,000-acre coastal forest and wildlife refuge called The Preserve. You can explore the trails as you connect with the land. One of the reasons the Connecticut River Valley area has always been so attractive to artists is because of its abundant natural beauty.

If you have a strong affinity for the water, our campus is minutes from the Connecticut River and the coastline. In fact, The Nature Conservancy has designated the Connecticut River Tidelands as one of its “Last Great Places.” With such a connection to nature, we want to do what we can to protect it. Our community is LEED Gold Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and we work closely with preservation groups like the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center.

Into a Strong Community Connection

In historic Essex Village, you’ll find shops, restaurants and The Griswold Inn — one of the oldest continuously operating inns in the country. Investigate the Connecticut River Museum or enjoy a scenic ride on the Essex Steam Train. Essex Meadows can help keep you as involved in the area as you choose to be. We support Musical Masterworks, the Essex Winter Series, and Ivoryton Playhouse so our residents can enjoy the best of what the Essex area has to offer.

The wider area — including New Haven, Hartford, Middletown, and New London — is home to world-class centers of learning, museums, theaters and art galleries. Our residents like to explore it all. We work with a broad array of community institutions, such as Wesleyan University, the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council, and Yale University, so you can dive into fascinating seminars.

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Regional Exploration

Essex Meadows is only a two-hour drive or train ride to Boston or New York City to help you keep that cosmopolitan connection right at your fingertips. Old Saybrook train station is just minutes from our community. You can take an easy daytrip or stay for a weekend.

And World Travels

If you like to travel, a senior living residence at Essex Meadows makes maintaining your home base simple. Hop a flight to parts unknown with the knowledge that your cottage or apartment will be looked after by trusted team members while you’re gone, and there will be a delicious meal and vibrant senior community life waiting for you when you return.