Here’s a partial list of the region’s leading retirement communities, as well as other retirement services. Listed are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), including some with specialized dementia units, plus assisted living and nursing-only facilities, as well as select housing developments designed for over-55 residents. Listings marked (CCRC) have three levels of care—independent, assisted, and health-care units (nursing care). Information provided by those communities:

Key

IU - independent-living units

AU - assisted-living units

HCU - health-care units for more intensive medical care

Asbury Methodist Village (CCRC), 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-216-4100, 800-327-2879. IU: 736. Villas: 74. AU: 133. HCU: 275. Entry/monthly fees: Available on request, entry fee refundable up to 100 percent. Surrounded by rolling hills, gardens, and spring-fed ponds, Asbury’s 130-acre campus includes 74 villas and more than 700 apartments. Multiple garden spots, two ponds, shuffleboard, exercise equipment, woodworking, paint and refinishing rooms, art studio, computer room, crocquet. Putting green, swim clubs, theaters, other amenities within short distance from campus.

Asbury-Solomons Island Home (CCRC), 11100 Asbury Cir., Solomons, 800-953-8300, asburysolomons.org. IU: 300. AU: 24. HCU: 48. Entry fee: $102,000-485,000, 100-percent refunds available. Monthly fee: $1,393-2,093. Waterfront CCRC offers apartments and cottages, plus assisted living and health-care center, library, beauty shop, game rooms, bank, gift shop, woodworking, metalworking, electronics shop, computers, fitness room, gardening area, 300-foot wheelchair-accessible pier.

Atrium Village, 4730 Atrium Ct., Owings Mills, 410-363-0330, seniorlifestyle.com. IU: 188. AU/HCU: 76 including units for dementia patients. Entry fee: None. Monthly fee: $1,950-3,880 for independent living (2009 data). Assisted fees are $4,023-5,465 (2009 data). Private pay. Weekly housekeeping, two to three meals a day, transportation, several community areas from beauty salon to billiard room.

Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village (CCRC), 6811 Campfield Rd., 410-486-4573, augsburg.org. IU: 138. AU: 58. HCU: 123. Entry fee: $57,800-171,000. Monthly fee: $1,307-1,884. 80 percent refundable entrance fee. 52-acre site includes studio units, one- and two-bedroom units with patio/balcony, chapel, library, computer room, dining room, health center, near Sinai and Northwest hospitals.

Bay Creek Resort and Club, 3335 Stone Rd., Cape Charles, VA, 757-331-8742, bay-creek.com. A new residential golf and marina community being developed on the southwestern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, Bay Creek appeals to both primary and secondary homeowners, and features a 7,250-yard Arnold Palmer golf course, plus a Jack Nicklaus course, and a 224-slip deep-water-access marina, all located on a 1,729-acre waterfront tract. Lots are priced from $100,000 inland to $1.5 million on the water, and homes are priced from $250,000 for condos and $400,000 and up for single-family units.

BayWoods of Annapolis, 7101 Bay Front Dr., Annapolis, 410-263-7297, baywoodsofannapolis.com. IU: 147. AU: 45. Purchase price: $400,000-$1 million. Monthly fee: $2,673-6,627. Medicare accepted. Equity position through ownership. Health center, fitness center.

Blakehurst (CCRC), 1055 W. Joppa Rd., Towson, 410-296-2900. IU: 277. AU: 24. HCU: 44. Entry fee: Starts at $248,000. Monthly fee: $2,800-4,300. Medicare accepted. Balcony for each apartment, croquet course, putting green, daily meal, transportation, laundry/housekeeping service, planned activities, emergency call system, guest facilities, on-site health care. www.blakehurst.com

Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island, 21111 Arrington Dr., Selbyville, DE, 302-436-0808, and Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe, 36101 Seaside Blvd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, 302-226-8750,brandycare.com.Well-appointed suites on large landscaped grounds, nursing care and therapy, clubs, educational programs, and other amenities.

The Brethren Home Community—Cross Keys Village (CCRC), 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA, 888-624-8242, crosskeysvillage.org. IU: 400. AU: 95. HCU: 270. Subacute beds: 28. Secure dementia units: 40. Entry fee: $48,600-300,000. Monthly fee: $575-2,000. Christian CCRC is Medicare and Medicaid certified. Housekeeping, transportation, restaurant-style dining, 10-plus miles of walkways, bank, gardens, putting green, woodworking, cable TV, library services.

Brighton Gardens and Sunrise centers in Towson, Pikesville, and Columbia, 410-377-2100; 410-580-0892; 410-884-0773. The local Brighton centers, among the 435 AU and IU facilities operated nationally by Sunrise Senior Living, offer assisted-living units and special-care centers for patients with Alzheimer’s and other memory-related disorders. Entry fee: $1,500 and up ($5,175 for Towson). Monthly fee: varies depending on size of unit and care options. Brighton Gardens centers typically feature 65-70 assisted-living units and a 25-bed special-care center. Specially trained staff on secured premises, daily personal-care assistance, all meals/snacks, activity center, transportation, beauty/barber shops.

Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, 12261 Roundwood Rd., Timonium, 410-628-2100, brightviewmayschapelridge.com. One of eight such communities in Maryland operated by Brightview Senior Living of Baltimore. Offering full-service independent living and assisted-living residences, as well as Alzheimer’s care. Brightview communities are also in Bel Air, Catonsville, Edgewater, Nottingham/White Marsh, Towson, and Westminster. Entry Fee: $3,500. Monthly fee varies by apartment and assistance option. Hospitality services, relationship-based personal assistance, and social activities that include a movie theater, pub, spa, beauty/barber shop, and computer center.

Brightwood, 100 Brightwood Club Dr., Lutherville, 410-339-3200, brightwoodliving.org. Monthly fee: $3,200-3,700 for first resident. Located on 50 acres near Greenspring Station and the Johns Hopkins medical pavilion, Brightwood is a gated condominium community consisting of 80 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences. Monthly fee covers dining and special dietary services, emergency response system, full-time RN, maintenance, housekeeping, transportation and coordination of health services, library, fitness center with indoor pool, grille/lounge, salon/barber shop, woodworking, putting greens, flower/vegetable gardens, working fireplaces.

Brightwood Center, 515 Brightfield Rd., Lutherville, 410-296-1990. A skilled nursing and rehab center offering short and long-term care, including rehabilitation rherapy, a progression rehab unit, and transitional care units. Call for rates.

Broadmead (CCRC), 13801 York Rd., Cockeysville, 410-527-1900, broadmead.org. IU: 249. AU: 28. HCU: 70. Entry fee: $106,379-419,132. Monthly fee: $3,238-6,801. Medicare accepted. Caring Quaker tradition on 94-acre country campus with indoor pool, on-site health care, three meals daily, laundry/housekeeping, pet friendly. Type A extensive contract.

Buckingham’s Choice (CCRC), 3200 Baker Cir., Adamstown, 800-409-6111, buckinghamschoice.org. IU: 217. AU: 45. HCU: 41. Entry fee: Starts at $166,900. Monthly fee: Starts at $2,098. Not-for-profit community offers Type C contract (fee for service) with a 50-month declining refund, in addition to 90 percent and 100 percent refundable entrance fee plans. Views of Sugarloaf and Catoctin Mountains, six miles south of Frederick. Cottages, apartments, indoor pool, game room, library, fitness center, computer center, bar and grill, pets welcome.

Carroll Lutheran Village (CCRC), 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, 410-848-8922, 877-848-0095, carrolllutheranvillage.org. IU: 398. AU:50. HCU: 103, including dementia unit. Entry fees: $52,000-$400,000. Refundable in some cases. Monthly fees: $900-3,000.Accredited, wellness center with indoor pool and spa and fitness room, library, pharmacy, salon, convenience store, chapel, full-time chaplain, full-time physician, rehab therapy, 90 acres of grounds, activities/clubs, trips. Units range from apartments to cottages.

Charlestown (CCRC), 719 Maiden Choice Ln., Catonsville, 410-737-8830, ericksonliving.com. IU: 1,545; AU: 131; HCU: 210. Entry fee: $96,000-424,000. Monthly fee: $1,386-2,270. Medicare accepted. Daily meal, fully refundable deposit, cable TV, six restaurants, historic chapel, walking trails, computer lab, fitness center.

College Manor, 300 W. Seminary Ave. Lutherville, 410-252-0440, collegemanor.com. This 59-year-old family-owned campus offers 80 assisted living units in a homey, family-like atmosphere, and is housed in a historic former girls’ college in old Lutherville. Set on 11 acres, it offers three meals, dietary guidance,nursing capabilities, activities, trips, and physical training.

Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7920 Scotts Level Rd., Baltimore, 410-521-3600, lifebridgehealth.org. A LifeBridge Health Center and agency of the Associated, this 147-bed kosher nursing home provides medical care and rehabilitation services. Call for rates.

Edenwald (CCRC) and The Terraces at Edenwald, 800 Southerly Rd., Towson, 410-339-6000, edenwald.org. IU: 287. AU: 32. HCU: 68 including memory care. Entry fee: $89,000-843,000. Monthly fee: $2,255-4,715. 18-story high-rise next to Goucher College. Gourmet dining, transportation, laundry, housekeeping, multi-specialty health center.

The Evergreens at Columbia Town Center, 10101 Governor Warfield Pkwy, Columbia,410-992-5501, evergreenscolumbia.com. This elevator building offers apartments for the active, over-55 set, with units ranging from $1,270 to $2,180 per month. Twenty-six floor plans up to two-bedroom, two-bath with family room. Club room with billiards, lounge, library, fitness rooms with dressing area, heated pool and spa, putting green, garage parking, walking trails, across the street from Columbia Mall.

Fairhaven (CCRC), 7200 Third Ave., Sykesville, 410-795-8801. IU: 314. AU: 34. HCU: 77. Entry fee: $73,899-789,900. Monthly fee: $2,740-7,815. Medicare accepted. Type A contracts. 90 percent refundable fee, or 50-month declining refund plan. Walking trails, pool, putting green, library, woodworking shop, darkroom. Pets welcome. Several times named one of the best CCRCs nationwide by New Choices magazine. www.fairhavenccrc.org.

Falcons Landing, 20522 Falcons Landing Cir., Potomac Falls, VA 20165, 703-404-5100, falconslanding.org. Falcons Landing is a gated community at the heart of which is the Founders Hall community center, where activities and services are hosted. Amenities include a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, secure walking/jogging paths, and several public and private golf courses nearby, as well as a computer room, a woodworking shop, and an arts and crafts studio offering instruction in water colors, oil painting, portraiture through landscaping, china painting, sewing, quilting, and rug weaving.

The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705, 919-490-8000, forestduke.com. Internationally accredited by CARF/CCAC, Fitch-rated, and neighbor to the Duke University campus and medical center, The Forest at Duke is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Its proximity to Duke University, as well as the University of North Carolina at nearby Chapel Hill, has made it a popular choice for retired academics, as well as physicians, authors, CEOs, artists, and classical music lovers, and its 400 residents—served by 260staff—hail from over 30 states.

Ginger Cove, 4000 River Crescent Dr., Annapolis, 410-266-7300, 800-299-2683, gingercove.com. IU: 243. HCU: 61. Entry Fee: $216,729-557,964. Monthly Fee: $2,893-4,130. Medicare accepted. 90 percent refundable fee. Ginger Cove is located on 30 wooded acres overlooking Gingerville Creek, 4 miles south of Annapolis. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units, amenities include formal dining room, library, coffee shop, card and billiard room, arts and crafts studio, cocktail lounge, private dining room, bank, beauty/barber shop, convenience store, auditorium, woodworking shop, indoor aquatic center with four-lane lap pool, aerobics, and sauna. At the waterfront, there is a pier for fishing and crabbing.

Glen Meadows Retirement Community (CCRC), 11630 Glen Arm Rd., Glen Arm, 410-319-5310. IU: 210. AU: 29. HCU: 31. Entry fees: $32,500-358,500 (2009 data). Monthly fee: $1,435-2,540. Medicare and Medicaid certified. A 483-acre campus with pond and nature trails, bank, beauty/barber shop, fitness center, library, woodworking shop, craft room, on-site dining, three buses, sedan service. www.glenmeadows.org

Heartlands Senior Living Village (CCRC), 3004 North Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, 410-461-9494. IU: 159. AU: 70. HCU: 0. Entry fee: $6,000. Monthly fees: $2,400-3,800. Indoor pool, rehab center, golf, fitness area, gardening, pets allowed, salon/barber, wellness center, chapel, craft rooms, transportation, respite care, on 48-acre campus with walking trails and pond.

Heartlands at Severna Park, 715 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, 410-729-1600. AU: 68. Alzheimer’s/dementia units: 9. Entry fee: 60 times daily rate. Daily fees: $80-182. No Medicaid. Nurse on duty 24 hours, modern facility, full-time activities director, transportation, three meals/snack, crafts, exercise.

Heron Harbor, 505 Concord St.; 55 Concord St.; 605 Concord St., Havre de Grace, 21078, 443-740-1873, heron-harbor.com. Waterfront condominium living near historic Havre de Grace at Concord Point, which overlooks the town’s lighthouse and the bay. Newly restored marina and pool. Each unit has a balcony and direct water views of the Susquehanna River meeting the Chesapeake Bay. Walking distance to Havre de Grace’s many shops, restaurants, and open spaces. Priced from the low $500's.

Heron Point of Chestertown (CCRC), a PUMH retirement community, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, 410-778-7300, Pumh.org. IU: 192. AU: 45. HCU 38. Entry fee: $153,700-333,500. Monthly fee: $1993-5,156. Medicare accepted. Located 90 minutes from Baltimore, Heron Point sits on 66 acres on the Chester River, and features awaterfront dining room, deli, aquatics program, fitness fcilities, beauty/barber shop, bank, woodworking shop, library, computer club, and education programs at nearby Washington College.

Homestead Village, P.O. Box 3227, 1800 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17604; 717-397-4831, homesteadvillage.org, (CCRC). Homestead Village is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community offering several housing options on its sprawling landscaped grounds, including independent living in apartments in different sizes, cottages, duplex and triplex “Villa Court” residences, and larger single-family units. Community amenities include guest cottages, stores, fitness facilities, cultural and entertainment activities, and transportation.

Keswick Multi-Care Center, 700 W. 40th St.,Baltimore, 410-662-4218, keswick-multicare.org. Keswick Multi-Care Center provides skilled nursing care and adult day care services in a comfortable, safe environment. Keswick Memory Care, an assisted living program for people with all levels of dementia. Keswick Multi-Care Center provides 242 long-term care beds including a 68-bed Transitional Care Unit. All rooms are private.

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, 2434 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-466-8700. Rates: For nursing home, typically $245 per day/variable. Geriatric center consists of 172 long-term beds; 25 subacute beds. Hospital offers gero-psychiatric, rehabilitation and chronic medical services, adult day care and outpatient hospitalization program. The first registered “Eden Alternative” facility in Maryland. Eden Alternative approach to care incorporates plants, children, and pets into daily life and fosters strong family relationships.

Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 6334 Cedar Lane, Columbia, 410-531-5151.Comprehensive nursing and rehab facility with 209-bed long-term facility, plus sub-acute units. Dialysis, short-term rehab, ventilator care.

The Maples of Towson, 7925 York Rd., Towson, 410-296-8900. AU: 68. Monthly fees: $3,120-5,795. Housed in large Victorian home with bed and breakfast atmosphere located near Towson University, on-site nursing, expanded activity calendar, transportation, personalized service plans, all meals served restaurant style in dining room.

Maryland Masonic Homes (CCRC), 300 International Cir., Cockeysville, 410-527-1111, mdmasonichomes.org. IU: 35. AU: 43. HCU: 88. Entry fee for IU only: $37,700-117,000. Monthly fee: $1,271-2,706. (2009 data). Medicare not accepted. On-site health care, wellness center, chapel, barber. Financial assistance available for Masonic members.

Mercy Ridge (CCRC), 2525 Pot Spring Rd., Timonium, 410-561-0200, mercyridge.com. IU: 408. AU: 47. HCU: 440 (through Stella Maris). Entry fee: $196,000-426,000. Monthly fee: $1,889-4,386. Refundable fee. Arts and crafts studio, library, performing arts center, and patio areas, fitness center, indoor pool.

Morningside House at Satyr Hill, 8800 Old Harford Rd.,Parkville, 800-706-0766, morningsidehouse.com. Independent/assisted units: 69. Pre-dementia units: 19. Dementia units: 19. Entry fee: $2,600-5,200, refundable first 90 days pro-rated. Monthly fee based on level of service: $0-1,525. (2009 data). Fitness center, library, formal dining room, private dining, religious room, crafts/activity rooms, sun rooms, outside courtyards, rehab, hair salon, five acres of grounds.Other Morningside House facilities are in Ellicott City, Hanover, Laurel, and Waldorf, as well as in Leesburg and Sterling, Va.

National Lutheran Communities & Services, 1803 Research Blvd., Ste. 508, Rockville, MD 20850, 866-311-1626, nationallutheran.org. The 121-year-old National Lutheran Communities serves residents of all faiths on its 30-acre wooded campus with a range of options ranging from independent residential living to rehab and recovery services, home services, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice care.

North Oaks (CCRC), 725 Mt. Wilson Ln., Pikesville, 410-486-9090, northoaks.net. IU: 182. AU: 13. HCU: 37 beds. Entry fee: $126,500-334,000, up to 90 percent refundable. Monthly fee: $2,800-6,500. Formal dining room, library, arts studio, fitness center, convenience store, hair salon, billiards, bank, gardening, 20-acre campus.

Oak Crest Village (CCRC), 8820 Walther Blvd., Parkville, 410-665-2222, ericksonliving.com.IU: 1,525. AU: 137. HCU: 200. Entry fee: $119,000-419,000. Monthly fee: $1,379-2,264. Medicare accepted. Indoor swimming pool, on-site shopping, health care, shuttle bus service, spacious crafts rooms, interdenominational chapel, college classes, lake and pond, putting green, shuffle board, fitness center, computer lab, restaurants.

The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay, 26937 Bay Farm Rd., Millsboro, Delaware, 302-947-4717, peninsula-delaware.com. The Peninsula on Indian River Bay is a residential golf resort community located on the Delmarva Peninsula, encompassing the borders of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, and includes custom homes in nine distinct neighborhood developments.

Providence at Heritage Shores, 23 White Pelican Ct., Bridgeville, Delaware, 1-866-684-3348, 302-337-1040, HeritageShores.com. New home designs in this active-adult community are by Providence Homes, located on Delaware's Eastern Shore near the Delaware beaches. 28,000-square-foot clubhouse with a restaurant and tavern, fitness and aquatic center, and Arthur Hills 18-hole golf course.

Pickersgill Retirement Community (CCRC), 615 Chestnut Ave., Towson, 410-825-7423, pickersgillretirement.org. IU: 87. AU: 109. HCU: 35. Monthly fee: $1,600-6,000. Medicare accepted. No entrance fee. 16 acres of grounds, health care activities, auditorium, meditation room, beauty/barber shop, walking paths, coffee shop, meeting rooms, transportation, convenient to Towson, GBMC.

The Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Ct., Towson, 410-823-4622. IU: n/a. AU: 78. HCU: 22. (Although Presbyterian has many independent residents, there are no cooking facilities in the rooms, so all non-health-care units are listed as Assisted Units.) Entry fee: none. Monthly fee: $4,380-6,700 all-inclusive. Medicare not accepted. Four-to-one ratio of residents to staff in health-care center, exercise room and physical therapy, convenient walking distance to center of Towson, full range of activities, park-like setting with walking paths.

Roland Park Place (CCRC), 830 W. 40th St., 410-243-5700, rolandparkplace.org. IU: 166. AU: 40. HCU: 60. Entry fee: $147,000-868,000, 90 percent refundable. Monthly fee: $2,959-6,700. Medicare accepted. Traditional contracts. Accredited programs. Convenient to Meyerhoff, BMA, Lyric. Park-like setting with laundry, meals, valet, transportation, 24-hour security. On-site health care.

Springwell (formerly The Wesley Home), 2211 W. Rogers Ave., 443-552-4897, springwellseniorliving.com. AU: 151. HCU: 37. Entry fee: None.Monthly fee: $2,900-5,700. Three daily meals, emergency call system, health services, activities, beauty/barber shop, transportation, social and religious activities, over 40 common areas. This non-demoninational facility is on 13 acres of wooded campus in quiet and historic Mt. Washington, and offers a library, art classes, chapel, and gardening spots.

Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd., Timonium, 410-252-4500, stellamarisinc.com. Includes St. Elizabeth's Hall, a 200-apartment facility, 50 percent of which is Section 8-eligible, and Mercy Ridge, a 409-unit not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, that is a joint venture of Mercy Health Services and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. Also on the grounds is a 412-unit nursing home providing long-term nursing care, rehabilitation and recovery services, hospice care, senior day center, and home care. Assisted living units are in the 47-bed St. Stephen's Green at Mercy Ridge. Entry fees, Mercy Ridge: $196,000. Monthly fee, Mercy Ridge: $1,596. Fees for St. Elizabeth's Hall: One month's security deposit, $745 monthly fee, and $155 mandatory meal plan.Spacious one- or two- bedroom apartments,physician, dentist, formal and private dining, café, bistro, convenience shop, library/computer areas, theater, chapel, walking trails overlook Loch Raven Reservoir.

Springhouse Assisted Living, 8911 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, 410-486-5500, springhouse-al.com. Assisted and independent living with three meals, 24-hour licensed nurse-on-duty in addition to certified nursing aides, emergency call system, weekly housekeeping, a wide range of social activities, and scheduled transportation. Offering a variety of floor plan options, each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette and a full, private bath. Garden courtyard, restaurant-style dining, a library, game room, art studio, and beauty salon. Call for rates.

Sudbrook Manor Park Assisted Living, 600 Sudbrook Rd., Pikesville,410-415-5271. AU: 14. Monthly fees: $2,800 and up. Located in Sudbrook Park in Pikesville, on-site nursing supervision, medication administration, Medicaid waiver and subsidy program, all meals and snacks.

Symphony Village at Centreville, 138 Symphony Way, Centreville, 410-758-8516, 866-766-0009, symphonyvillage.com. Symphony Village is an active adult community in Queen Anne’s County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, with ranging from the mid $300,000s. Amenities include a fitness center, ballroom, concert hall, billiards, two pools.

Vantage House (CCRC), 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia, 410-964-5454, vantagehouse.org. IU: 222. AU: 26. HCU: 44. Entry fee: $110,210-540,190. Monthly fee: $2,614-5,922. Medicare accepted. Fitness room, dining room, auditorium, computer lab, library, bank, winter garden, meditation room, guest rooms, beauty/barber shop, card-game room, medical suite.

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community (CCRC), 320 Westside Station, Winchester, Virginia, 540-723-0853, orchardridgeva.org, IU: 178 AU: 18 HCU: 10, Entrance fees: $153,900-$551,200. Monthly fees: $1,700-$2,900.Located on 132 acres in the hills of the Shenandoah Valley, The Village at Orchard Ridge is a new retirement community under constructionwith a completion date of early 2013. Phase One of construction will offer 178 maintenance-free independent living cottage homes and apartments with home-based assisted living, memory-care, assisted living, and nursing-care options. Amenities include walking paths, fitness facility, casual and restaurant-style dining, pub, library, chapel, local transportation, and housekeeping, as well as social, recreational, educational, cultural and spiritual opportunities.

Willow Valley Communities (CCRC), 600 Willow Valley Sq., Lancaster, PA, 866-660-0114, WillowValleyCommunities.org, Award-winning Lifecare community includes long-term care, as needed, at no additional cost for an incomparable value. Resort-like lifestyle, 80+ independent living floor plans: apartments, villas and townhomes. 80,000 sq. ft. Cultural Center features 500-seat performing arts theater, art gallery, and state-of-the-art aquatic and fitness center. Minutes from downtown Lancaster, PA. Providence Park 40-acre expansion coming in 2013. CARF-CCAC accredited, independent living, personal care, skilled nursing and memory support.

Other retirement services

Elizabeth Cooney Care Network, 2 Village Sq., Ste. 206, The Village of Cross Keys, 410-323-1700, elizabethcooneycarenetwork.com. Since 1957, Elizabeth Cooney Care Network has offered a range of care options for seniors, in homes as well as assisted living and nursing facilities, including companionship and errand/appointment escorts.

Frank, Frank & Scherr, 1400 Front Ave., Ste. 200, Lutherville, 410-337-8900 frankelderlaw.com. Frank, Frank & Scherr focuses its practice on aging and elderly persons planning for the future, assisting families planning for the long-term care of other family members who are mentally or physically disabled, and estate planning.

Kameen Eye Associates, 1104 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 200, Towson, 410-339-7200, kameen.com. Led by Dr. Anthony J. Kameen, the Kameen Eye Associates team specializes in Lasik surgery and cataract surgery in a leading-edge facility that allows the practice to remain at the forefront of its field.Dr. Kameen conducts ongoing clinical trials as well as internal clinical studies to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients, as well as educating patients on diet and exercise as they affect vision health.

Dr. Bernard Ian Krupp, 1220 E. Joppa Rd., Building B, Ste. 314, Towson, 410-339-7200, facecrafters.com. Dr. Krupp, DDS, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing in the Baltimore metro area for 25 years, specializing in all aspects of facial surgery including cosmetic, reconstructive, and dental implants.

Baltimore Eye Physicians, 6231 N. Charles St., 410-377-2044, Bepeye.com. Baltimore Eye Phydsicians offers comprehensive eye care, as well as specializing in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, blepharitis, glaucoma, and dry eye. A full-service optical shop is also on-site.

Partnership Wealth Management, 819 ThamesSt., Ste. 303, 410-732-2633, 877-807-2633 Baltimore, partnershipwealthmanagement.com. Partnership Wealth Management offers estate planning, investment management, pension and 401(k) management and insurance planning by keeping clients' objectives in focus, staying in contact with them throughout all market conditions and making investment adjustments as economic or lifestyle conditions warrant.

The Sawyer Group, 100 Painters Mill RdSuite 420, Owings Mills, MD 21117, 410-356-9230, sawyer-group.com. The wealth-management professionals at The Sawyer group provide a range of services including investments, insurance, long-term care insurance, legal and estate planning, tax planning, small busimness services, and a veterans benefit outreach program.

Village at Home, 410-889-3058, villageathome.org. Modeled after a program started in 2001 by residents in Boston’s upscale Beacon Hill neighborhood that serves as an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living centers, the nonprofit Village at Home organization in north Baltimore began offering services in November to support seniors who want to stay in their homes. The 67th such village to be formed nationally (there’s a national network funded by corporate and foundation grants), it is run by volunteers who provide dues-paying members free and low-cost services that include transportation, help with bill-paying and paperwork, errands, home and garden maintenance using reputable contractors offering member discounts, delivered meals, and social and cultural activities—even help with e-mail and electronics.

We Care Private Duty Services, 1852 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 209, Pikesville, 410-602-3993, wecarepds.com. We Care Private Duty Services is a fully licensed and bonded residential service agency specializing in providing home health care and companionship in private homes and retirement communities in the Baltimore metropolitan area.