Independent living the way it should be.

At this stage in your life, you want to set your own pace. Live on your terms. Enjoy retirement as it was meant to be — filled with freedom. Senior independent living at John Knox Village can give you all that and so much more. Leave the hassles of home maintenance and housekeeping behind. Move into a place where every day is crafted uniquely to your liking — by you.

Set your own pace and enjoy independent living in your own way. Fill out our contact form or call (816) 892-4294 to start your journey.

“Don’t wait. Just come enjoy it. It’s an investment, and it’s well worth it.”

— Kitty Ham, resident

Your kind of living.

Our independent living neighborhoods feature more than 900 maintenance-free senior living homes and counting. With more options to choose from than any senior living community in the area, you’ll find a variety of floor plans and options that fit your budget and exceed your expectations. And when you decide to venture out of your new residence, a wide variety of life-enriching activities, amenities and services designed for seniors will be waiting for you — along with plenty of people like yourself who are eager to share life experiences. John Knox Village is a senior living neighborhood full of true neighbors. People who genuinely care for one another and have their fellow residents’ best interests at heart.

Whether you prefer senior apartments, cottages, villas or single-family homes, there’s a plan here that’s right for you. Entrance and monthly service fees are dependent on the home and agreement you choose. Our Legacy Entrance Fee Agreement offers multiple refund options and long term health care coverage options, while our Legacy Lease Agreement provides rental opportunities with no entrance fee.

Move Assist Program

If like many seniors, the thought of moving is keeping you from moving toward the life you want to live, John Knox Village can help. Our Moving Assistance Program (MAP) provides professional moving services as a bonus with all entrance fee contracts. Lease contracts receive $300 to use toward MAP, while entrance fee contracts receive $1,000. Our moving experts will guide you every step of the way:

  • Help you make your current home market-ready, both inside and out, to help it sell faster and at the highest possible price.
  • Help make the sifting, sorting and packing of your belongings easier and more efficient.
  • Adding to your peace of mind knowing no loose ends are left to tie up when you settle into your new home at John Knox Village.

Financial Options

The Village offers financial options that fit a wide variety of budgets and planning needs. Entrance and monthly service fees are dependent on the home and agreement you choose.

  • Legacy Plus Entrance Fee Agreement offers multiple refund options and long-term health care coverage options.
  • Legacy Plus Lease Agreement provides rental opportunities with no entrance fee.

Independent Living FAQ

Our Independent Living options are perfect for people who want to maintain their current active lifestyle without the responsibility of home maintenance. You’ll have the freedom to relax, work out, volunteer, spend time with family and friends, even travel to far-away places — knowing that someone is looking after your home while you’re away.

A Life Plan Community (formerly known as continuing care retirement community or CCRC) offers the security of knowing you’ll have a plan in place and long term care options, if you ever need them. Unlike many senior living communities, a Life Plan Community offers independent living and a full continuum of on-site care, from assisted living and rehabilitation to memory support and licensed skilled nursing care.

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission and long-standing values govern every management and financial decision made by our executives, our associates, and our dedicated board of directors — three John Knox Village residents and six local business leaders. Instead of focusing on profits, revenues generated are reinvested into the community, ensuring John Knox Village remains one of the most stable retirement communities in the country.

Many of our current residents asked the same question. Today, they’ll tell you, “I wish I had made this move sooner.” Why not start enjoying the freedom of maintenance-free living and almost limitless life-enriching activities, amenities and services — with access to a full continuum of on-site care, if ever needed.

Absolutely! It’s your home. Bring furniture and belongings you treasure. And take advantage of this move to make a fresh start with new pieces you’ve been waiting to enjoy.

Your guests are always welcome in your home and more than welcome to enjoy recreational facilities, dining venues, amenities and activities with you while visiting. Guest rooms can be reserved and rented for family, friends, and prospective residents. Call (816) 892-4294 for information and reservations.

Yes. They’re family, too! We’re a “pet friendly” campus and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program. Be sure to ask about the pet policy and approval process and the “pet friendly” areas of campus.

Most people who drive do, but with all the transportation options available as part of our service, a car isn’t a necessity. Many couples find they prefer one car instead of two, but that’s up to you.