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Upscale independent senior living with unrivaled amenities

Find all the comforts of home, plus new luxury senior living amenities that make life easier.

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

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Our Amenities

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Mind & Body

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.


Make an appointment at our on-site, full-service salon offering hair services, manicures, and pedicures.

Library & Media Center

Grab a cozy chair and explore our thoughtfully chosen array of books from the Rocky River Public Library, daily newspapers, magazine subscriptions, and computers.


Transportation to nearby services is provided on Sundays. Weekly Bible study and Rosary gatherings are available on-site, and we offer Catholic and Episcopal services several times throughout the month.


With so many things to do and so much life to be lived, who has time to tidy up? Use our biweekly housekeeping service to allow yourself more time and energy to do what you love.


Schedule a shuttle service to have a driver take you to your nearby appointments and outings.


On-campus Services

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.

Schedule a tour at Lakeside assisted and see why our residents love The Normandy.
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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Wellness & Safety

Safety features

Our community blends cutting-edge security systems with an interactive environment prioritizing safety for our residents, allowing you to age in place and be independent for as long as possible.


Rely on our notification line, which alerts residents of weather warnings, calendar changes, and other important information.

Wellness support

Ensure your well-being with our weekly blood pressure checks, annual flu shots, and complimentary wellness trays, all aimed at promoting your health.


Experience the ease of on-site therapy services, tailored to meet your individual wellness needs.

Special services

We have a trusted network of visiting specialists who serve our residents. Schedule appointments for podiatry services, nurse practitioner check-ups, and hearing aid battery replacements at The Normandy.

Pet-friendly senior living

Home wouldn’t be home without your beloved pet. We welcome pets, as they often help seniors stay active, combat loneliness, and feel at home.

Independent senior living with amenities in Cleveland, Ohio

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The rest of your life, starts today.

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