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Independent Living

It’s time to let go of the stresses of home ownership and enjoy a retirement free from the more mundane responsibilities in life. As an Independent Living resident at BRC, you have the opportunity to pursue your own personal passions. With a variety of activities and social events, you can make new friends, try new activities, and explore new interests. Our wide range of amenities and services make it easy for you to make the most of your retirement.

Live your purpose at BRC.

Purposeful living is a cornerstone of healthy aging. Whether it’s pursuing new hobbies or interests, volunteering, staying physically and mentally active, or simply enjoying time with friends and loved ones, BRC provides the opportunity and support for you to lead a meaningful life every day.

Strike some things off your to-do list—permanently.

We take care of the mundane so you have more time and energy to focus on the things you love, such as pursuing hobbies, socializing with friends, or traveling.




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Your retirement isn’t one-size-fits-all.

From luxury apartments with convenient access to campus amenities to charming cottages on winding neighborhood streets, at BRC you’ve got options to suit your lifestyle and budget. And no matter what you pick, you’ll have the opportunity to customize the home to suit your personal style.

Cottages and Duplexes

Cottage and Duplex Floor Plans

Situated on winding streets with mature landscaping, the cottages and duplexes in Bridgewater Village offer privacy and independence while still allowing you to benefit from being part of a larger community.

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Apartment Floor Plans

Enjoy the benefits of apartment life, with just-downstairs access to a fitness center, credit union, library, salon, dining venues, and more.

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Garden Apartments

Garden Apartment Floor Plans

The garden apartments in the Courts are BRC’s original independent living residences. Featuring charming and accessible layouts, they’ve been lovingly restored and offer our most affordable independent living option.

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Affordability Your dream retirement is more affordable than you might think.

Living in a Life Plan Community comes with security, peace of mind, and an abundance of amenities. So you may be wondering how much all those perks cost.

The truth may surprise you. While Life Plan Communities may seem like more expensive retirement options, we offer a wide range of entrance options—many of which compare very favorably with the cost of maintaining your own home.

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Dining Fresh, Healthy, Delicious Food

Food is one of the great joys of life. Whether you’re sitting down for table service at the Custer Room or grabbing a quick slice at the Junction, you’ll find nutritious and delicious options that feed your mind, body, and soul.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs address some of the most common questions we receive about our community, services, and amenities. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re always happy to help.

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What does the monthly fee cover? Are meals included?

Your monthly fee includes the cost of all interior and exterior maintenance of your residence, participation in wellness programs, planned community activities and entertainment, transportation to local medical appointments, access to campus amenities, and a meal allowance.

Depending on the residence you choose, housekeeping or some utilities may also be included.

Can I decorate my residence as I wish?

You’ve spent a lifetime developing your personal taste and style, and your home at BRC should be a reflection of you. Residents are welcome to decorate their homes to their liking and will even have the opportunity to make customizations during the move-in and renovation process.

Are pets welcome?

Absolutely! Well-behaved pets are welcome in independent living residences. The complete pet policy is detailed in the IL Resident Handbook.

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*The monthly fee includes housekeeping only in select residences. Housekeeping services are available in all other homes for an additional fee.


To remain eligible for the Home No Matter What Promise, residents must fulfill their obligations in turn as citizens of the BRC community and not give away the resources needed to meet financial obligations to BRC.