Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

Offers Independent Living and Continuing Care Communities

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201 Granite Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

June 27, 2014

By Caring7211

I visited this facility

The Gables was just fine. The biggest objection that I have is that the fee is very high. It's kind of hard for seniors with low incomes. The staff has been very knowledgeable. They're very nice, with good food. The apartments are very nice. We had a nice time there.

April 01, 2014

By caring010328

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law loved The Gables at Guilford the first time she saw it. The architecture was beautiful. The amenities were nice. The apartment was spacious. The price was reasonable. She loves the food as well. They have movie nights, bus service to various local attractions, arts and crafts, a pool table, and a lot more. It's great. I'd actually enjoy living there. We were really lucky to have found the one we love.

May 31, 2013

By Nicholas2

I visited this facility

I visited the Gables for a day about a year ago. It's a very, very nice, clean and airy place. There's plenty of room and the apartments are big. The food was good. I loved it because I came from that town, it is a senior independent-living facility and the town is where I wanted to go back to.

December 20, 2011

By Private Care Manager

I visited this facility

I would not recommend the Gables at Guilford. Their website says "It's nestled in the woods" when in reality it's in the middle of nowhere. The physical layout is odd and spread out making it difficult for the residents to get around. The food was mediocre at best and options for alternative menu items were limited. The apartments are much smaller than depicted on the website and the housekeeping staff didn't do a very good job. The Gables is run by live-in management teams consisting of a husband and wife duo. The management turnover was frequent (7 teams in the two years my client lived there) making for a complete lack of consistency and a smoothly run operation.
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Questions about Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Current age range is 67 - 100 years young.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Theaters, parks, galleries, restaurants, shopping, hiking, nature, to name a few.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford has organized?

5/2, Van Wilgen's Garden Center and Ice Cream; 5/9, England Air Museum; 5/16, Mohegan Sun Casino; 5/23, Branford Kohl's and Lunch; 5/30, Pequot Museum and Lunch.

What transportation services does Solstice Senior Living at Guilford offer to independent living residents?

Kathy escorts our residents on our "Busy Buggy", new in 2018, a 13 passenger, wheelchair bus to local health care providers, retail stores, and other businesses. Once a week, it's used for group outings to dining and entertainment venues in the area.

What makes the chef or dining program at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our ELEVATE Dining Experience transforms the dining experience into a culinary celebration that inspires the engagement of our residents, families and friends. Three chef-prepared meals are provided every day of the week in our beautiful dining room, or delivered to your apartment. Breakfasts include a specialty breakfast item, your choice of hot and cold cereals, eggs, toast, and fruit. Seven entrees are available every lunch and supper.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Generous unreserved parking is available at both the front and back entrances to the community. The welcoming lobby and adjoining pool table/reading area offer comfortable seating. The high ceilinged dining room is rounded on two sides with wall to wall windows lookingt on landscaped courtyards, one leading to a large pond with gazebo. A sitting room with a rge screen TV shows movies, selected by residents, daily at 7:00 pm. Our library offers several regional and national daily newspapers. Our internet café has computers for those who don't or would rather not use our public WIFI. Our Exercise Room has several pieces of easy equipment to use. Our Game Room is our Bingo Parlor and the venue for larger activities. Each wing's three floors have a "link lounge" for sitting with friends, card playing, and putting together puzzles.

What safety features or security measures does Solstice Senior Living at Guilford offer to independent living residents?

We provide the Great Call pendant system to each resident; the cost is included in our all-inclusive monthly rent. A push of a button immediately connects the resident to a trained call enter operator who talks with the individual, determines the resident's need, and either contacts 911 or the communities on-duty manager. The resident may contact 911 directly by pressing and holding the button for at least 2 seconds. Associates monitor the community 7:30am-7:30pm daily. The community's doors are locked 7:30 pm -7:30 am daily.

If Solstice Senior Living at Guilford accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We welcome both cats and small dogs; there is a $25/month/pet fee. They are welcome to enjoy our outdoor courtyards, walk ways, and surrounding road.

Does Solstice Senior Living at Guilford work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

J.M. Homecare is our on-site, non-medical care home care organization which has served only our residents since 1992. The VNA of Southern CT is our primary home health agency partner. Other home care and home health agencies are also welcome to serve our residents.

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Services and Amenities of Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking


  • Minimum Age: 55


  • Independent Living Starting At: $2800/month

  • About Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

    Independent living is just that, you live independently enjoying the company of your friends and neighbors while we provide the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more. We believe you have earned the right to a care-free lifestyle. Let us do the daily chores so you can do the daily fun!

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