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What Makes Us One of the Best Retirement Communities in New Jersey

Multiracial senior women having fun together after sport workout outdoor

Tucked away on a beautiful 28-acre campus is Laurel Circle, a retirement community that’s been committed to changing the lives of older adults for 25 years and counting. Each day, we continue to provide a vibrant and welcoming environment designed for residents to pursue their interests and thrive.

Read these four reasons so many older adults call Laurel Circle home.

Why We’re One of the Best Retirement Communities in New Jersey


1. Residents thrive with award-winning management services

Laurel Circle is managed by Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company, and we’re proud to announce they’ve ranked highest in customer satisfaction among independent living communities by J.D. Power for the fourth consecutive year.

When you live at a senior living retirement community managed by Life Care Services like Laurel Circle, you can always expect the highest standards. While the average score for independent living satisfaction across the country is 734, Life Care Services® earned 100 points higher with a score of 841, which is 24 points more than the prior year.

What does it take to earn the top spot in customer satisfaction for J.D. Power? It requires high High scores in all six factors of independent living:

  • Resident satisfaction
  • Resident activities
  • Community team members
  • Price paid for services received
  • Resident apartments
  • Community dining, buildings and grounds

Learn more about Life Care Services and their exceptional approach to senior living management on their website.

2. Friendly residents create a warm, inviting community

The number one reason Laurel Circle is the best retirement community in New Jersey is because we’ve built our community on a foundation of creating abundant opportunities to create and nurture meaningful relationships.

Even before our inclusive community was finished, it was our top priority to make sure residents could get to know each other. Charlotte M. discovered our vibrant lifestyle and friendly residents at a pre-opening meet & greet for future neighbors.

She still thrives in our retirement community 25 years later. “I’ve known so many beautiful, wonderful people. The highlight of it all has been forming strong and lasting friendships,” says Charlotte.

Residents at Laurel Circle gather to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and just to spend quality time with each other.

Here are a few more ways you can meet new people and make lifelong friends at Laurel Circle:

  • Join the walking club
  • Create something fabulous in the knitting and crochet group
  • Share your opinion in the book club
  • Volunteer to help run the community gift shop
  • Attend a Happy Hour
  • Show off your green thumb in the resident gardens

3. Incredible maintenance-free living opens the door to a world of opportunity

When you live at Laurel Circle, retirement revolves around you, not the hassles of homeownership. Instead of worrying about weekend chores or budgeting for costs like property taxes and unexpected home repairs, you can spend more time pursuing your interests.

Combine maintenance-free living with life-enhancing services and amenities, beautifully appointed villas and apartments, and you have everything for a custom-fit retirement.

Take it from Laurel Circle resident Wilma M.:, “What I like about Laurel Circle is that I don’t have all the responsibilities that go with owning a house. I no longer have to worry about things going wrong and having to find someone to fix them. I don’t have to worry about getting the snow plowed after a storm, or paying monthly bills. All those things are taken care of for me.”

When it comes to pursuing your interests at our retirement community in New Jersey, Mary S. says, “The activities are so numerous that we’re never at a loss for what to do.”

These are a few of the many services and amenities residents like Wilma and Mary take advantage of every day:

  • All exterior and interior maintenance
  • All utilities included (except phone)
  • Community-wide Wi-Fi
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Postal services
  • Flexible dining program
  • Full calendar of programs and social events
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Salon/spa and barbershop
  • Library
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Arts and crafts studio

4. The surrounding community is invested in Laurel Circle residents

Another reason we’re the best retirement community in New Jersey is our connections with the people and places of Bridgewater. They love the friendly attitudes of residents at Laurel Circle and are ready to help enrich their lives and enhance their well-being.

For instance, Laurel Circle has a partnership with the nearby Jewish Community Center, where residents receive a free membership. They gain access to the pool, partake in group fitness classes, play indoor and outdoor pickleball, and more.

Professional artists from Arts by the People have worked with residents of Laurel Circle for many years. Artist Megan Fainsinger uses her passion for gardening and professional skills in floral design to create educational, creative, and enriching horticultural programs for residents in our community. Paul Rabinowitz, founder and executive director of Arts by the People, teaches creative writing and photography workshops.

These are some of the recent ways residents have expressed their creativity with Arts by the People:

  • Exploring the art of Kokedama, the Japanese art of ornamental planting
  • Creating rustic wreaths and custom seasonal-inspired floral arrangements
  • Using digital cameras and sharing their photos with family and friends via technology
  • Participating in classes and workshops on writing poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, and everything else in between


Find Your People at the Best Retirement Community in New Jersey

With 14 different apartment and villa floor plans and residency agreements to suit any budget, your dream retirement in our community is within reach. Contact our residency counselors online to learn more about Laurel Circle. We’re happy to schedule a tour or answer your questions!