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Your dream lifestyle is now right outside your door

Be part of a bustling community with an array of independent living activities and social events both steps away and around town.

See for yourself what upscale independent living is like in our senior apartments in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Past Events

Scroll through to see some of our previous events and social activities.


Outdoor Activities

Walking Trail

Stroll along our walking trail and you’ll reach Bradstreet’s Landing, a spectacular Lake Erie viewpoint, in just a half mile. 

Nine-hole putting green

Enjoy leisurely afternoons practicing your putting skills on our nine-hole green, nestled within the serene surroundings of our wooded community.

Relax in one of our many garden spaces with outdoor seating.

Personal garden spaces

Wander around our wooded campus taking in the smells of the seasons. Relax in one of our many garden spaces with outdoor seating.



Westwood Pub at Breakwater Apartments is a great place to come have drink and watch the game.


Unwind and socialize with friends at our pub, offering a welcoming atmosphere and a selection of beverages to enjoy while watching your favorite sports team or TV show.

Residents visit the aquarium during one of our group outings.


Venture off-campus and explore all that Cleveland has in store. Join us on regular bus trips for everyday essentials like groceries and banking, or tag along on group outings to sample new dining experiences, catch a theater show, and discover more exciting activities in the city.

Our residents love to dance during our live music events.

Live Music

Stimulate your senses and make memories seeing live musical entertainment in the comfort of your community. 

Engage in friendly competition and entertainment in our game rooms.

Game Rooms

Engage in friendly competition and entertainment in our game rooms, where residents can enjoy a variety of activities and games, from bridge to billiards to shuffleboard to giant Scrabble.

Our fitness center has group sessions our residents can join to stay active.

Fitness center and classes

Stay active at our round-the-clock fitness center equipped with cardio, strength training, and stretching gear, or sweat through a group fitness session. 

Independent Living residents never have to leave to get their hair done and start looking their best.


With access to our on-site, full-service salon, looking your best has never been easier. Get a cut, color, style, manicure, or pedicure without even getting in the car. 

Find daily newspapers, popular magazines, computers, and comfy chairs in our media center.

Library & Media Center

Choose from our well-curated selection of books from Rocky River Public Library. If the title you’re seeking isn’t in stock, we can get it delivered to you. Here, you’ll also find daily newspapers, popular magazines, computers, and comfy chairs.


Mind & Body

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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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.

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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Events and Learning

CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning program*

We’re proud to partner with Case Western Reserve University to offer lifelong learning at our Breakwater campus. Delve into captivating academic lectures led by university faculty and local experts. Engage in interactive sessions where questions are encouraged, and lively discussions unfold.

Social celebrations

Whether it’s a national holiday, a Cleveland sports team win, or a once-in-a-lifetime event like the solar eclipse, we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate special occasions with a lively community party.

Classes and workshops

Enrich your mind and grow your network at Breakwater. We host visiting lecturers, cooking classes, and workshops that teach you fun new skills.

*This program is open to all seniors, not just residents. Reserve your spot today, by searching “The Normandy” at the Siegal Lifelong Learning registration page.

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Independent living activities for seniors in Cleveland, Ohio

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22701 Lake Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-5401 ext. 3
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