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Senior Living Center in Rocky River, Ohio

Senior living isn’t just about existing—it’s about thriving.

The Normandy is a senior living community in Rocky River, Ohio that combines top-notch amenities, compassionate care, and a connected community lifestyle to provide a continuum of support for every stage of the aging process.

With a focus on promoting independence, connection, and fulfillment, The Normandy provides a supportive and enriching environment where seniors can continue to lead active, purposeful lives.

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Residents at Breakwater Independent Living gather for happy hour at the Westwood Pub.
Schedule a tour at Lakeside assisted and see why our residents love The Normandy.
The beautiful Avalon Hall dining area is where Breakwater residents gather for dinner.

Quality Living in Rocky River, Ohio

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About Us

It’s an exciting time at The Normandy Senior Living campus

A family-owned business located on Lake Road in the city of Rocky River, Ohio, we have built a reputation of excellence in this outstanding Northeast Ohio suburb.

Welcome to The Normandy Senior Living campus in Rocky River, Ohio.

Our Story

The Normandy Senior Living

Our story began many years ago with the Normandy Apartments, an independent senior living facility. Throughout the years we have undergone significant improvements. In 2013 we devoted more than $3 million to update the Normandy Care Center. In 2016, understanding the evolving needs of our growing, vibrant senior community, we opened the Breakwater Apartments to reflect the independent, sophisticated, active atmosphere our residents requested.

In 2017, we invested more than $20 million in renovating and building a brand new facility on the Normandy property. Construction of Lakeside Assisted Living, a new assisted living and memory care facility, opened in late 2018. Every detail has been considered in the thoughtful design and comprehensive services. Our spectrum of care accommodates your needs at every age and stage: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Care.

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Nestled on more than 30 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded grounds in vibrant Rocky River, our independent senior living apartments offer the perfect balance of proximity to city life and nature.


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Nestled on more than 30 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded grounds in vibrant Rocky River, our independent senior living apartments offer the perfect balance of proximity to city life and nature.


Dining Facilities

Apartments

Nestled on more than 30 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded grounds in vibrant Rocky River, our independent senior living apartments offer the perfect balance of proximity to city life and nature.


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Nestled on more than 30 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded grounds in vibrant Rocky River, our independent senior living apartments offer the perfect balance of proximity to city life and nature.


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Our History

Located along Lake Erie in a wooded oasis in Rocky River

Nestled on more than 30 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded grounds in vibrant Rocky River, our independent senior living apartments offer the perfect balance of proximity to city life and nature. Residents enjoy easy access to Lake Erie, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and a plethora of city attractions—all just minutes away.

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When It Began

Our story began more than 50 years ago with the Normandy Apartments, an independent senior living facility. Building “A” was constructed by Neville A. Chandler in 1967 and building “B” followed shortly thereafter in 1972. Chandler, a highly respected Rocky River resident and developer, recognized that many of his neighbors and friends who were approaching retirement wanted to continue living in familiar surroundings. As a family-owned-and-operated business, we have kept this same vision of building a reputation of excellence in one of Northeast Ohio’s most outstanding suburbs.

Residents at Breakwater Independent Living gather for happy hour at the Westwood Pub.

Family-owned senior living

As a family-owned establishment, we take immense pride in our legacy of care and dedication to our residents. Since 1986, the Orlean family has been at the helm, passionately steering The Normandy towards its status as a premier retirement community in Northeast Ohio. Our vision is the same as when we started: to provide a community where residents can embrace life, let go of daily tasks, and enjoy the freedom to make the most of every moment.

Current Owner-Operators

Our current owner-operators, the Orlean family, have been with the Normandy since 1986 and have developed it into the unique, premier retirement community it is today. The Orleans made their first mark on our campus in 1991 with the addition of The Normandy Care Center, our skilled nursing facility. In 1994, the Orlean family’s Atrium project connected independent living buildings “A” and “B,” which facilitated the strong sense of community we are known for today.

Their influence continued with the newly renovated Breakwater Apartments.

The Vision

Inspired by our campus’ close proximity to the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, the Breakwater Apartments offer spacious, modern floor plans that accommodate the independent, active lifestyles of seniors. At Breakwater, we empower our residents with supportive, personal care plans and á la carte services to live comfortably and conveniently.

The Orlean family has kept the same promise of Chandler’s original vision: to provide a community where residents can embrace life, let go of daily tasks and enjoy the freedom to make the most of every moment.

The Normandy Lives On

This same promise lives on as the Orleans have expanded the Normandy campus and welcomed its third facility: Lakeside Assisted Living. This new assisted living facility was thoughtfully designed and planned to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable living environment with modern amenities. We look forward to working closely with the community and keeping the same family promise of continuing to provide the best service for Northeast Ohio seniors and their loved ones.

We value family immensely in our principles, practices and ideologies because to us, you are family, and that’s what comes first.

Residents at Breakwater Independent Living enjoying lunch at the Lakeside Cafe.

Compassionate Staff

Our team members are not just employees, but valued members of our community whose approach to care is deeply personal. With a genuine understanding of each resident’s unique needs and preferences, our dedicated staff members go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care and support.

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Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

As a CCRC offering independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehabillitation services with memory care, we can adjust your personalized service plan as your needs evolve. Transitioning between care levels is seamless, eliminating the need to relocate to a new community if additional care is required in the future or if one partner progresses quicker than the other. 

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Schedule a tour at Breakwater Apartments and see why our residents love independent living.
Schedule a tour at Breakwater Apartments and see why our residents love independent living.
Residents at Breakwater Independent Living gather for happy hour at the Westwood Pub.
Seating area within the Media Center at Breakwater Independent Living.
The beautiful Avalon Hall dining area is where Breakwater residents gather for dinner.

Quality Living in Rocky River, Ohio

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Now available for new residents in independent & assisted living.

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Keeping the live in senior living.

Senior Living Center in Rocky River, Ohio

Senior living isn’t just about existing—it’s about thriving.

The Normandy is a senior living community in Rocky River, Ohio that combines top-notch amenities, compassionate care, and a connected community lifestyle to provide a continuum of support for every stage of the aging process.

With a focus on promoting independence, connection, and fulfillment, The Normandy provides a supportive and enriching environment where seniors can continue to lead active, purposeful lives.

Primary CTA
Residents at Breakwater Independent Living enjoying lunch at the Lakeside Cafe.

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The courtyard outside Edie's Place Memory Care at Lakeside Assisted Living.

22701 Lake Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116

(440) 333-5401

contact@thenormandy.com

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22701 Lake Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
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