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Same Luxury Amenities, More Space

Nestled on our beautiful campus, our independent living cottages offer a bit more space and privacy but without sacrificing any of the amenities The Arbor is known for. Independent cottages feature more bedrooms, as well as beautiful kitchens, and an open concept floor plan that makes entertaining easy. You’ll love your spacious cottage, and you’ll still feel like you are a part of The Arbor family. 

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Mingle, Meet Friends, and Get Social

Aging research is clear: Social adults are healthier adults. When you live at The Arbor at BridgeMill cottages, you’ll enjoy a wealth of opportunities to get social and create connections with wonderful people. You are always just steps away from the next fun activity or community club to join. You’ll love finding common interests with your neighbors and becoming an integrated part of The Arbor at BridgeMill family.

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Direct Access to Wellness and Health

When you choose to live in The Arbor at BridgeMill cottages, you’ll enjoy the freedom of your own individual home while still having easy access to all of our wellness services and amenities right on our campus. Stay fit and agile by doing your morning laps in our indoor pool, receive personalized guidance and tips at our wellness center, and relish nutritious and delicious meals with your neighbors – freshly prepared on-site by our talented chefs. Welcome to a retirement lifestyle to savor!

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A Retirement Lifestyle Just for You in Canton

Have it all: the independence and privacy of your own private, spacious home without any of the household hassles and maintenance. Let our team spoil and pamper you by taking care of all the chores and tasks you don’t want to do. From laundry to cleaning and cooking to driving, The Arbor at BridgeMill lifestyle is designed to let you enjoy ample free time and interests as you desire.

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Engaged Lifestyle at The Arbor at BridgeMill

We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement. At The Arbor at BridgeMill, we strive for more. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for every resident. Our Engaged Lifestyle calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in the following areas:

Art Art and Eduction Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here— things they never thought possible on their own.
PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
Health Purposeful Living At The Arbor, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
Recreation (1) Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
Spiritual (1) Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.
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Delicious Meals in a Beautiful, Social Setting

Life happens around the table here at The Arbor. When you live in the cottages on campus, you can choose to host a gathering in your house or to join your friends or family for a delicious meal prepared by our team of chefs. You can also grab a coffee with a neighbor before heading to your book club meeting. Opportunities to connect over good mealtime conversation are limitless here, and you always have a choice.

Independent living apartment and cottages residents enjoy two meals per day in our dining room: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Invited friends or guests can also join you for meals (including our favorite, Sunday Brunch) by simply speaking to a staff member ahead of time.

There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at The Arbor at BridgeMill. Whether you host guests in your cottage, mingle with neighbors on our outdoor veranda, or observe the birds and flowers in our lush gardens, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying Canton Life

One of the best parts of living at The Arbor at BridgeMill is being located in the welcoming city of Canton. Our warm and inclusive neighborhood offers delicious dining spots and intriguing cultural experiences you’ll delight in. Invite your loved ones to visit the Canton Theatre with you, have a picnic at Etowah River Park, or take a ride up to explore nearby Atlanta on one of our convenient transportation shuttles! 

 

Independent Living Cottages Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

Frequently Asked Questions

What assisted living services are available at The Arbor at BridgeMill?

From restaurant-style dining to on-site therapy and rehab to concierge services, our services and amenities are designed to make life a little easier and a lot brighter. Assisted living at The Arbor at BridgeMill includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, weekly housekeeping and linen service, utilities, social and recreational programs, staff available 24 hours per day, scheduled transportation, use of all activity areas, and apartment maintenance. Visit our Services & Amenities page to learn more.

How do you know when it’s time for a move to an assisted living community?

Every senior is different and each situation is unique. However, there are a few signs that assisted living could be the best (and healthiest) next decision for you or your loved one.

Regularly feeling unstable or experiencing a recent fall, chronic pain or other conditions that are becoming harder to manage, feelings of loneliness or isolation—especially when you still want to be social: these are all characteristics of someone who would benefit from a move into an assisted living community. If you’re trying to determine if the time is right, give us a call; our team is here to help.

What is the difference between assisted living and memory care at The Arbor at BridgeMill?

Both memory care and assisted living offer supportive care to people with a range of health issues, including cognitive impairments. Memory care, however, caters specifically to those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia through dementia-friendly activities and staff trained in the psychological and physical effects of cognitive impairments. To understand the key differences, you may find this article from The Arbor Company Blog helpful.

If you have questions about these different types of senior living at The Arbor at BridgeMill, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

Are assisted living apartments furnished at The Arbor at BridgeMill?

Aside from kitchenette appliances, the assisted living apartments at The Arbor at BridgeMill do not come furnished. Our senior living community is designed to be reminiscent of home, and we encourage residents to bring their own belongings, including a bed and smaller pieces of furniture. For more information on what to bring—and what not to bring—when moving in, read this article from The Arbor Company Blog!

Are assisted living expenses tax deductible?

In most cases, only the medical costs of an assisted living community are deductible. Living costs like room and board are not. However, there are exceptions if the resident is in the assisted living facility primarily for medical care, in which case, part or all of assisted living costs may qualify for the medical expense tax deduction. We recommend consulting a tax advisor with questions regarding your specific circumstances.

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