The retirement years should be full of enthusiasm… With hotel-like amenities, plenty of entertainment, retirement communities are an integral part of the Long Island landscape.
2018: Long Islanders Voted Jefferson’s Ferry Best Retirement Community on Long Island
1 Jefferson Ferry Dr., South Setauket
Once again, Long Islanders have voted Jefferson’s Ferry the Best Retirement Community on Long Island! A vibrant Lifecare Retirement Community for those aged 62 years or older, Jefferson’s Ferry supports an active, individual lifestyle, and offers some incredible community amenities for their residents! Residents live in close proximity to the Greenway Trail Bike Path, Old Setauket Historic District, and picturesque towns of Port Jefferson and Stony Brook. At Jefferson’s Ferry, residents can enjoy a beautifully maintained apartment or cottage furnished with their own cherished possessions. Freedom and comfort are first and foremost here, though residents can further benefit from a wide range of activities, services and amenities! It’s no wonder why Long Islanders consistently rank Jefferson’s Ferry the absolute best!
About Jefferson’s Ferry Lifecare Retirement Community
People choose to live at Jefferson’s Ferry for a variety of reasons. An active, engaged lifestyle is chief among them. Jefferson’s Ferry is a vibrant community of active, independent adults with a wide range of interests and experiences. They share a lifestyle free from the responsibilities of traditional home ownership while enjoying the benefits of community and ready access to an array of services and amenities.
2017: Long Islanders Voted Jefferson’s Ferry Best Retirement Community on Long Island
1 Jefferson Ferry Dr., South Setauket. 631-650-2600. jeffersonsferry.org
For the third consecutive year, Long Islanders have voted Jefferson’s Ferry the Best Retirement Community on Long Island. A vibrant Life Plan Retirement Community for those aged 62 years or older, Jefferson’s Ferry offers an active, individual and independent lifestyle. In addition to the comforts of its beautifully maintained apartments and cottages, fabulous amenities and community feeling, Jefferson’ Ferry residents have the peace of mind that comes from gaining in place, with a Life Care contract that ensures long term health and wellness services that fully address the developing needs of its residents. A professional staff caters to the well-being of Jefferson’s Ferry residents, who also enjoy a healthy living and fitness center, a wide range of cultural and social activities and various dining options. In addition to the wide range of activities offered on campus, residents live in close proximity to Stony Brook University, Long Island’s beaches, parts, museums and restaurants, and the picturesque towns of Port Jefferson and Stony Brook. It’s no wonder why Long Islanders consistently rank Jefferson’s Ferry as the absolute best!
Who knew retirement could be this good? At Jefferson’s Ferry, seniors 62 years and older are encouraged to continue living life to its fullest. Whether it’s an energetic lifestyle they crave or extending a love for the arts and sciences, Jefferson’s Ferry has something for everyone. The continuing care life plan community, which claimed its third-consecutive Best Of Long Island title in this competitive category, offers a host of recreational activities, and is also home to a comprehensive health and fitness center, various dining options, pool, patios and gardens—and a tranquil on-campus lake. New residents have a choice of an apartment or studio home. Whichever they prefer, Jefferson’s Ferry residents enjoy and independent and individual lifestyle, making their living quarters their own, which further enhances the experience of home.
The comfort attained by knowing your financial, emotional and physical security is taken care of is priceless. But Jefferson’s Ferry is about so much more than long term healthcare—it’s about another chapter in a well-lived life.
2016: Long Islanders Voted Jefferson’s Ferry Lifecare Retirement Community Best Retirement Community on Long Island!
1 Jefferson Ferry Dr., South Setauket. 631-675-5550. jeffersonsferry.org
You should love where you live, and at Jefferson’s Ferry you will find a vibrant community of neighbors who are living life to its fullest, enjoying friendship, family and new adventures free from the responsibilities of traditional home ownership and the uncertainty of long-term healthcare costs. As Long Island’s premier Lifecare Retirement Community, Jefferson’s Ferry sets a standard for aging in place, providing its residents with a continuum of care as needed and a lifestyle that supports overall wellness with a wide variety of programs, amenities and activities that nourish the body, mind and spirit.
Testimonials from Residents and Family Members
“I have been genuinely impressed by the attitude of all of your employees—there is obviously an effort made to create not just a technically good effort of service but everyone seems to enjoy themselves as well. I am very happy with my mother living there—of course so is she.”
– Mike L.
“After living here for over seven years, we know that moving was the wisest decision we could have made. Jefferson’s Ferry is a caring, active community and the people, both residents and staff, certainly make it the special place it is. Activities cover a variety of interests and include speakers, trips and events that make Jefferson’s Ferry a great place to live!”
– Bob and Myrtle S.
“I’ve found being here to be such good fortune. The place is beautiful, the ambience is so pleasant and I’ve made good friends. I learned how to quilt, look forward to the spirited current events’ discussions each week and to Tai Chi twice a week. There is no pressure—you choose how to spend your day. I particularly appreciate that. And, I love my apartment!”
– Nettie F.
“They all said, “You’ll be glad you made the move and you’ll be happy here.” We are and we do!”
– Harry and Deanna L.
Jefferson’s Ferry opened its doors in 2001 as the first not for profit continuing care retirement community on Long Island. Jefferson’s Ferry offers a continuum of care that allows residents to “age in place,” from independent living to assisted living housing and skilled nursing as needed on one site. The security of this coordinated system of services is designed to address the comfort, health, wellness and developing needs of our residents over the course of their lives. Seniors who enter Jefferson’s Ferry sign a lifecare contract that provides for this care. Individuals qualify for the lifecare contract by passing a health and financial assessment. By planning ahead in this way, they are protected from the uncertainty of the future costs of long term care.
More than 400 residents age 62 years and older live at Jefferson’s Ferry in either:
• independent living residences (248 units include cottages and apartments)
• assisted living housing apartments (60 units)
• skilled nursing (60 private suites, 20 of which are memory care)
Jefferson’s Ferry provides a strong sense of community and an excellent lifestyle for retirees who want a mix of recreation and activities, readily available health care and peace of mind. In addition to fostering important relationships and friendships, Jefferson’s Ferry cultivates overall optimal emotional and physical health with a wide variety of programs and services.
• fitness center with a full-time fitness instructor, indoor swimming pool
• formal dining room, café and pub options
• country store for convenient shopping
• billiards room, theater, card room
• computer classroom
• meditation room
• wood working shop
• art room
Residents who require assistance, from short term rehabilitation, to personalized health care plans, to long term care, will find compassionate care and comfort at Jefferson’s Ferry’s Bove Health Center. The Bove Health Center offers various accommodations to meet individual needs and lifestyle including spacious and welcoming private Enhanced Assisted Living studio and one-bedroom apartments and state-of-the-art-private nursing and rehabilitation suites. Whatever the individual needs, we make sure that every resident receives the assistance they need—when they need it.
Located in South Setauket, a vibrant community along Long Island’s north shore, Jefferson’s Ferry is surrounded by various attractions. The world- renowned Stony Brook University with its many events, activities and services is nearby and a wide variety of other activities are close at hand, including quaint villages, shopping, beaches, live theater, movies, family fun destinations and fine dining. Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens, and gazebos. A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities, and a community of residents who participate in shaping Jefferson’s Ferry’s future, ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle.
2015: Long Islanders Voted Jefferson’s Ferry Lifecare Retirement Community Best Retirement Community on Long Island
Jefferson’s Ferry Lifecare Retirement Community
1 Jefferson Ferry Dr., South Setauket. 631-650-2600 jeffersonsferry.org
Long Islanders know that when loved ones reach the autumn and winter years of their lives, there is no place better to retire to than Jefferson’s Ferry. This pristine, welcoming facility has provides a warn, comforting atmosphere that is bursting with life. With activities galore and a sensitive, caring staff who treat each and every resident like a member of their own family, and provide them with the respect and freedom they so rightfully deserve. Long Islanders trust Jefferson’s Ferry!