Hoffman SummerWood Community

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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160 Simsbury Road , West Hartford, CT 06117
Call (800) 385-2527
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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Hoffman SummerWood Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Hoffman SummerWood is home to many delightful seniors, with ages ranging from age 70 to over 100! SummerWood is an independently owned community, which allows for a "family-like", safe environment. Residents enjoy as much socializing as they prefer, or can spend the afternoon comfortable within their own apartment. The overall population thoroughly enjoys the array of activities offered; from afternoon wine and cheese socials, to yoga in the garden. Favorite things to do include socializing with a friendly neighbor outdoors on the patios; tending to the community vegetable and flower garden; taking a walk around the scenic and naturally aesthetic grounds; catching up with family and friends; and delighting in our Kosher fine dining and refreshments.

What programs or activities does Hoffman SummerWood Community offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Hoffman SummerWood is thrilled to offer activities and programs that continue to enrich the lives of our residents. Because of the extensive outdoor areas, the Life-Enrichment team at SummerWood is able to offer many activities outside in the fresh summer weather, including: outdoor yoga and wellness / fitness classes; afternoon wine and cheese socials on the patio; weekly outdoor fine-art and poetry workshops; current events and discussion groups; documentaries and light-hearted films; book clubs; live musical concerts and much more!

What places are near Hoffman SummerWood Community or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Hoffman SummerWood is conveniently located in very close proximity to Bloomfield; the center of West Hartford and Blue Back Square; and Hartford. This allows for ample outing opportunities to local museums; local farms; nearby parks; local entertainment and dining.

What transportation services does Hoffman SummerWood Community offer to assisted living residents?

Hoffman SummerWood provides complimentary transportation services to medical appointments and external recreational activities and outings. SummerWood features personal cars, as well as a 12-person van featuring a wheelchair accessible lift.

What makes the chef or dining program at Hoffman SummerWood Community exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

The dining with Hoffman SummerWood is exceptional due to the charismatic nature of SummerWoods' executive chef; and the SummerWood difference in that the dining is fully Kosher, with fine attention to Kosher customs and traditions. Residents look forward to the extensive four-course breakfast and dinner that is served. A sample dinner menu would feature a Beef & Barley soup; followed by a tossed garden salad with choice dressing; and resident choice of either Potato Crusted Salmon or the Prime Rib Au Ju; followed by choice dessert between Apple and Cherry crisp with ice cream or freshly cut and prepared fruit salad; and residents may delight in a cup of hot regular or decaf coffee and/ or tea.

What safety features or security measures does Hoffman SummerWood Community offer to assisted living residents?

Hoffman SummerWood is staffed with a front-desk associate 24 hours a day, and all residents are equipped with a LifeAlert Medical Alert system in the form of a neck pendant or bracelet. This LifeAlert system has an immediate response and communication system within the apartment.

How does Hoffman SummerWood Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Individuals that are living at SummerWood with Assisted Living nursing services are granted a case manager who will keep in direct communication with all doctors visits; medical professional interactions; physical and occupational therapists; any external agency service providers; family members and the resident to assure maximum communication and the best level of care. Every quarter, or 120 days, each resident with Assisted Living service's plan is re-evaluated and adjusted to fit the resident's changing needs.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Shuttle service provided to Mandell Jewish Community Center (which features an aquatic pool), West Hartford Senior Center.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Hoffman SummerWood Community has organized?

Day trips and excursions to casinos and other areas of interest including: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse on Park, Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House, museums, art exhibits, and galleries

What makes the chef or dining program at Hoffman SummerWood Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Hoffman SummerWood features fresh, chef-prepared Kosher dining for breakfast and dinner and a midday continental fare for residents. A full size lunch is available upon request. Our kitchen team meets with each resident to discuss their individual dining needs to ensure the utmost in healthy and nutritional meals. There is ample seating in our dining room and meal-delivery is available to those who would like to dine in their apartment.

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Services and Amenities of Hoffman SummerWood Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4100/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3000/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Housing Extra: Furnished Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Kosher


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 104
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: AL-0052
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About Hoffman SummerWood Community

Welcome to Hoffman SummerWood Community, the most comfortable, engaging, service-oriented senior living community in Connecticut. At our award-winning community, you will engage in a unique and enriching way of life. Just imagine the possibilities!

At SummerWood, every day is a celebration. Enjoy an active, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle as you delight in our fine kosher dining, benefit from our high-quality health services and participate in our exceptional social and cultural programs. Exquisitely designed and richly appointed, SummerWood is nestled in the quiet northeast corner of West Hartford. Our beautiful landscaped country setting, featuring lush gardens and inviting patios, exudes luxury and relaxation.

Complimentary Amenities

  • 24 Hour concierge
  • 24 Hour front desk staff, certified in Adult CPR and basic First-Aid
  • Fine kosher breakfast and dinner served daily
  • Morning newspaper delivery
  • Scheduled transportation for medical and shopping needs
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • 24 / 7 personal emergency response system
  • Membership and shuttle service to the nearby Mandell Jewish Community Center which has 3 swimming pools
  • Membership and shuttle service to the University of Hartford's President's College (1/2 mile away)
  • Membership and shuttle service to the West Hartford Senior Center
  • Priority access to Hebrew HealthCare’s full continuum of services
  • Daily in-house programs and events
  • Scheduled transportation to community programs and religious services
  • Expanded basic cable television
  • Daily on-site fitness classes led by professional fitness trainers
  • Media room with Internet and email access and additional Wi-Fi hotspots throughout building
  • Pharmacy delivery
  • Comprehensive transportation program involving fleet of 4 vehicles and full-time transportation staff
  • Door to Door transportation to medical appointments in the Greater Hartford Area
  • Membership and shuttle service to the nearby Mandell Jewish Community Center which has 3 swimming pools
  • Transportation to local and scheduled shopping, banking and other errands
  • Transportation to local religious services
  • Biannual deep carpet cleaning
  • Annual apartment window cleaning
  • On-Site generator and contracted backup generator services
  • On Call manager after business hours weekdays and on weekend and holidays
  • Daily In-House diverse offering of programs and events
  • While SummerWood observes Jewish customs and traditions, we welcome people of all faiths and ethnicities

Additional Services Available (prices available upon request):

  • Daily lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Personal laundry
  • Chore services
  • Room service
  • Beauty Salon / Barber Shop services including manicures.
  • Dry cleaning and tailor services
  • Guest suite
  • RN foot care services

While observing Jewish customs and traditions, Hoffman SummerWood Community is non-sectarian and welcomes individuals of all ethnicity and faiths. We are proud to have received almost 50 national and state awards for outstanding programs, services and staff since opening in 2001. We are a not for profit affiliate of Hebrew HealthCare and our staff members have demonstrated long-term commitments to the organization.

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