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River Valley Retirement Community


Nestled near the Pequonnock River in the charming New England town of Trumbull, Connecticut – rests River Valley Retirement Community. Uniquely situated off historic Merritt Parkway in prestigious Fairfield County, residents will enjoy a vibrant quality of life rich with volunteerism and vitality.

Discover all-inclusive senior living with the conveniences of home and prime access to a plethora of suburban amenities. Enjoy spending a relaxing day visiting museums and art galleries; take a stroll at nearby Seaside Park or St. Mary's by the Sea; or an evening with the Bridgeport Symphony.

Our all-inclusive, 55 plus retirement community is home to those who relish living a luxurious lifestyle, complete with 24/7 service, resort-style dining, and lavish accommodations.

Interested in this luxury retirement community?

101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
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River Valley Retirement Community
Chris Eriksson
River Valley Retirement Community
We have family that has been living here for a couple of months now: The staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and always positive. The food is great and the common areas are well-maintained. All of the residents that I have ever spoken to in-depth say the same thing: It's a nice place to live!
Donna Febbraio
River Valley Retirement Community
My mom is a resident at The River Valley Community in Trumbull and overall things have been great at this facility. Any dealings that my mom and I have had with the staff have all been pleasant. My mom's room and the entire facility always smells and looks very clean when I visit. Meals here are tasty. My mom is eating much better than she w...
linda picarazzi
River Valley Retirement Community
Love living here great food, great people
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Resident Ratings
River Valley Retirement Community

Chris Eriksson
River Valley Retirement Community
We have family that has been living here for a couple of months now: The staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and always positive. The food is great and the common areas are well-maintained. All of the residents that I have ever spoken to in-depth say the same thing: It's a nice place to live!
Donna Febbraio
River Valley Retirement Community
My mom is a resident at The River Valley Community in Trumbull and overall things have been great at this facility. Any dealings that my mom and I have had with the staff have all been pleasant. My mom's room and the entire facility always smells and looks very clean when I visit. Meals here are tasty. My mom is eating much better than she was, and she is very happy here. I couldn't think of a better place than River Valley, and I can't recommend them strongly enough.
linda picarazzi
River Valley Retirement Community
Love living here great food, great people
Edward R . Nishball, Ph. D.
River Valley Retirement Community
I have lived at River Valley for one year. No regrets and no complaints. I value most the daily interactions with other residents and the activities both planned and spontaneous. I have found some new friends, which is most gratifying at this stage of my life. I have and will continue to recommend River Valley to others.
Mary R
River Valley Retirement Community
On November 3, 2023 I moved from my condo of 23 years to my apartment at River Valley, an Independent Senior Residence. Moving in was made easy for me by Hillary and Bob the live-in managers. I met them the day I came to River Valley. My son and I were so impressed we looked no further. Everything I could possibly want is here and taken care by a helpful staff. A call to the manager's office and the request is answered quickly. The food staff works hard to honor various meal requests. I can't imagine a better meal or a better time than New Years Eve here at River Valley. Bob and Hillary worked hard to make it enjoyable for all and they succeeded. I made the right decision to move in and plan on having many good years here!
Jane Whitton
River Valley Retirement Community
My sister moved to River Valley in Trumbull Ct, on Oct 1, 2023. She moved a few weeks after having hip replacement surgery, and was continuing her recovery there. I was staying with her to help her settle into her new home. Unfortunately shortly after I left she started to have some additional health issues. The manga team of Hillary Klein and Bob Johnston were quick to notify me of these issues. Early in November she had a stroke and was hospitalized. I immediately returned to River Valley. Hillary and Bob were there to greet me upon my arrival, to offer support for whatever I needed. The emotional support they and the residents offered was amazing. Everyday upon my return from visiting my sister the staff and residents asked for updates and sent good wishes. I was treated as if I was part of the community. Upon her return after 3 weeks in Rehab, the community of River Valley welcomed my sister back with open arms. Cheering on to continue her progress. She is now making amazing progress in her recovery, with the support of the River Valley community at her side. The community of River Valley is a family, whether you lived there a day or a year. They are there to help you through the good and the bad. I couldn’t be happier she lives there.
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
The people and staff are exceedingly friendly and helpful. They try to foster unity and caring. The activities are great. The fish is always great. Sometimes the chicken is overcooked and dry. My husband likes it though. I am probably a picky eater. All in all, I really like River Valley. It is a great place to live.
Thomas Kinch
River Valley Retirement Community
A great lifestyle! After many years of home ownership my Wife and I were looking for the 'easy life' yet independent living and an active social life. We found our perfect place here at River Valley. The facilities are modern, clean and comfortable......the location is perfect for us. However, the most important thing was the welcoming and warm attitude of both the Residents and Staff. River Valley supports a strong sense of Community which is so essential for a successful retirement lifestyle.
Linda Picarazzi
River Valley Retirement Community
good food, a great way to make friends, and if you want privacy you have a beautiful apartment
Emlyn Duemmler
River Valley Retirement Community
This wonderful, comfortable, and welcoming community is chock full of amenities where residents create new friendships, engage in numerous activities, and are delighted to be there. The entire staff - from on-site managers Hillary and Bob to the dining staff and beyond - all care about the comfort and enjoyment of residents. It is one of the friendliest communities I have ever visited.
Stephanie Baron
River Valley Retirement Community
Hilary and Bob run this fabulous community and truly care about everyone here and have been so instrumental in caring for my father and mother-in-law when they moved in a short time ago… recently my father-in-law passed away and they have treated our whole family with love and care - I feel so much at peace knowing my mother in law is here in a wonderful welcoming home. Amazing amenities, great location, convenient to local needs, comfortable environment, and wonderful people here who smile and care.
Carolyn
River Valley Retirement Community
Lovely community with warm and helpful staff. My mom moved in about a year ago and quickly assimilated into the community. This was due to the engaging staff who work hard to establish daily programs the residents want to participate in. The Directors, Bob, and Hilary are always available and willing to help. What also makes this community unique is its residents. They are spry, fun-loving, and welcoming and their diversity in interests and past experiences enhances the benefits of living at River Valley.
Grant
River Valley Retirement Community
I thought River Valley Retirement had a really nice setup when you first walked in. They had a waterfall and the dining room right behind it and it opened to the windows. It was a very beautiful place in terms of aesthetics. The facilities were nice. It's in the woods and they had a nice path that goes around. They had the community room and they also had these areas where you could just sit out, like the hallways, and read, and there's a fireplace and stuff. That was really cool.
Susan Bellamente
River Valley Retirement Community
I toured this community about a year ago, but it wasn't the right timing for my mother. We came back and toured again in January 2023 and knew it was the right time! We were greeted this time by the new community managers, Hillary and Bob, and they were incredible! They immediately offered us a specialty coffee and were just charming. We toured with Lesley, who was absolutely wonderful. She listened intently and answered all of our questions with sensitivity and honesty. The team asked us to have brunch, which consisted of Prime Rib, unbelievable mashed potatoes and glazed carrots! The food was perfect. So many options, especially for my mom, who is a vegetarian. Super salad and fruit bar along with pastas. The chefs were not there when I first toured, as I had inquired about how the food was much better this time. My mom is so excited to move here. She has finally found her new home and the best part about it, is that I do not have to worry about her! In the 2 hours that we were there, she met 5 ladies that made friends with her that day. Kudos to River Valley Community and their wonderful staff that obviously loves their residents!
Krissy
River Valley Retirement Community
My parents are so happy here. My sisters and I do not have to worry about them one bit. They are more active than they have ever been. They have stuff going on all the time and we love that they encourage the families to come and participate. [name removed] in the greetings department is beyond sweet. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and everyone wears name tags so people call you by name. I would highly recommend River Valley Retirement to others looking and already have. We looked at about 15 other places and this is the only place we would ever put our parents in, especially for the value. I can really go on and on about them.
Carolyn Wood
River Valley Retirement Community
I visited several similar residences and was most impressed with River Valley as the person who provided me with the tour was very enthusiastic and caring. She knew all the residents by their names. This was unique compared to the other facilities I visited. The place was very clean.
Carol C
River Valley Retirement Community
I had a tour at River Valley and I was greeted by [name removed], the concierge, that really impressed me! My tour was with [name removed]. She was incredible, thorough, honest, and funny! I met several of the residents that I immediately took a liking to. The place was immaculate. I loved how new it was. I had the opportunity to eat brunch there and had prime rib along with eggs made to order. The options were endless. Gourmet is the word! The service was wonderful, too. After Brunch, [name removed] came back to us and we started our tour. I loved that they had a bank, gym, salon, arcade room, and general store. We went to a 2-bedroom apartment on the first floor. I have a dog and they allow them on that floor. It was absolutely perfect! The walk-out patio is easy to access for my dog. Full kitchen, full capacity washer, and dryer, all appliances are GE and new, closets are large and it includes everything in the rent! It is also month to month. Highly recommend. I signed last week. Can’t wait to move!
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
I really like living here. It's a place where your mom chooses to live, not where you put her. And Dad is also welcome.
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
This is like being on a land cruise—entertainment, food, lodging, housekeeping, friendly staff, and residents. Enjoy mingling or your privacy and independence—transportation provided to Dr.
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
I really like living here. It's a place where your mom chooses to live, not where you put her. And Dad is also welcome.
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
I was one of the very first to move into this community, [date removed] and I am still very pleased with the accommodations, the service, the multiple entertainment options, and the staff. I highly recommend it to anyone age-eligible for themselves or their parents. I didn't give the highest rating to meals only because I have digestive problems and cannot expect that to affect their menus. But I never go hungry and am always satisfied so it is just a minuscule out of the perfect 5!
anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
Clean and beautiful. Everything is new. I liked that it is all-inclusive. The residents are so wonderful.
Herb Nichols
River Valley Retirement Community
River Valley has got to be the best choice someone could make for their family. They have everything you could think about. The meals are unbelievably good, they are hot, and no wait time. This is truly a resort, or you might say it is a cruise ship that doesn't leave the dock. The whole team is very nice and dedicated to all the residents. I would give more stars if I could.
Lesley Pearson
River Valley Retirement Community
Just incredible! Best of the best! Highly recommend! Happy residents are what matters the most! The amenities are awesome! Food is gourmet! Sunday brunch is amazing, the employees are wonderful and helpful, and the movie theatre is jaw-dropping!
Kathleen Turner - Property Choices
River Valley Retirement Community
I cannot say enough about the beautiful River Valley Retirement Community in Trumbull, CT, and all the wonderful amenities it includes and social activities throughout the day. Rita Bell, the Senior Living Consultant, is one of the nicest people I have met, and everyone loves her. She is so willing to help and is truly an asset to the community. River Valley is truly a gem in the heart of Fairfield County.
Dagny H
River Valley Retirement Community
I am really happy with my room, the view from my balcony, the staff, the availability of activities, and the right to participate or not. the meals and the cleaning of my room gives me pleasure and time to do "my things". the building is clean and well laid out. I have a garage for my car and other stuff. who wouldn't be happy?
S K
River Valley Retirement Community
This has been one of the best moves that our family has made. Our loved ones weren't quite ready for assisted living and this fits great. This community is new and the staff is friendly and everyone has been great in this community with us and our loved ones. They have activities like bingo, guest speakers to talk about finances, and more for the residents. They have an art room, a theater, they had a Superbowl party a valentines party, a Christmas party and they even have a church on site for the residents. They also have a salon on-site for the residents to use.
Kristin Mercadante
River Valley Retirement Community
Myself (Branch Manager) and Assisted Living Home Care Services has recently formed a wonderful relationship with River Valley and it's management team - Carol, Kevin, Rita & Audra. We started hosting a Happy Hour once a month and have been so impressed with this community. The design and layout is so warm and welcoming. The cleanliness it outstanding, the food is wonderful, and the activities are endless. We've met several residents already and all have been very friendly and gracious. This community is a great place for your loved ones to feel "at home", engaged and safe. I would highly recommend a tour and to consider this "the place to be" during the aging years.
Rosie Rienecker Jacobs
River Valley Retirement Community
I just want to let you know how fabulous Carol and Kevin Maddock are in your River Valley Retirement Community in Trumbull, CT They are so welcoming from the minute you walk in the door. Their community is gorgeous and immaculate. Their hearts are truly in it and their commitment overflows into all areas of the community. Their support for the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of their residents is plain in all that they do. Their approach to elder care is filled with kindness and compassion and leaves a lasting smile not only on their residents' faces but also on the faces of the families who visit. My agency sets the home care bar high. What a pleasure it was to meet others who have the same standards. You want your loved ones to live in a place where they can feel safe, cared for, comfortable and loved. Carol and Kevin provide all that! And their staff follows their lead. I am very fortunate to have met them and will recommend this community to all my clients, friends, and neighbors. Wishing you continued success in 2022! Stay well and safe.
Anonymous
River Valley Retirement Community
Beautifully furnished, fun activities, great staff, and friendly residents. On-site beauty/barber shop pharmacy and bank.
Erica
River Valley Retirement Community
I had a very positive impression of River Valley Retirement Community. I liked both the facility and the personnel, especially Rita (who is the director there). She took so much time with me. She was understanding of what I was looking for. She followed up promptly, and she actually went out of her way to find a room there that would fit my father's requirements. She's been following up with me and helping me answer any of the questions. The facility itself was wonderful. I can't say enough. It was beautiful. It had everything that you could want. The food was very good. The atmosphere was very nice. Even the individual rooms, really, really had good layout for people that are older. They had good choices. You had studios all the way up to two-bedrooms, which kind of accommodates a lot of different people. If it was my choice, he would be there. My father just wants a more hands-on skilled nursing place. They have a movie theater with comfortable seating, a library, and a meditation room or a quiet room (where people can meditate and pray). Not only do they have a washer and dryer in the units, but they also have a separate room for washer and dryer for big and bulky things, like comforters. The hallways were nice and wide. They had a hairdresser on-site. They had a place to get hairdressing and nails done. They had a little convenience store. You get your own mailbox. There's plenty of parking. They have a room if you want to have a private dinner with your family. They offer food 24/7, not just at mealtime. If you're hungry between meals or late at night and you want a hamburger or pizza, the grill is always available to you. The menu was excellent. They had a lot to offer.
Kate
River Valley Retirement Community
River Valley Retirement was beautiful. I liked everything about it: the food, the layout, and the activities. It was quite expensive, but they're all around the same price. The staff was very good and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing. We had lunch there that day of the tour, and it was very, very good. They had a chef onsite. The only concern I have is I don't think they have special meals for special needs. I'm not sure how that one works. My sister is diabetic, and she has a kidney diet. I don't know if they have special diets because it is an independent living, not assisted living. The place is spectacular. It looks beautiful. The whole layout is very nice. Each individual unit has its own washer-dryer, which is important. They also have full kitchens. It's a normal-sized apartment unit.
William
River Valley Retirement Community
River Valley has just opened this past week. It's brand new. In fact, they were still doing some construction when I was in there, and that was about two and a half weeks ago. The staff showed me this model studio suite, which was pretty big, and that was about all that I saw because of the work that was going on in there. Their dining room is more like a big restaurant. It's a resort retirement type. However, that might not be my lifestyle.
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What "All-Inclusive" Means


It means everything for one monthly rent with no buy-in fee or long-term lease. It means spending time doing the things you love, instead of doing chores like cooking, cleaning, or maintaining a home.

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The Resort Lifestyle


A resort lifestyle means choice and flexibility. It means doing as much or as little as you want to do. Happy hour, fitness classes, trips to the mall or trips abroad... It means living life to the fullest.

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We take great pride in recognizing what brings a smile to your face every day in our all-inclusive community.

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All-Inclusive Services and Amenities


We've thought of everything. The value and luxury built into our long list of amenities are what sets us apart. Our month-to-month rent includes no hidden fees. With everything taken care of by our professional staff, you'll have the time and freedom to enjoy all the amenities and services we have to offer!

Full Kitchens

Custom Cabinets

Designer Countertops

Spacious Walk-In Closets

Washer & Dryer Hook-Ups

Individual Climate Controls

Ceiling Fans

No Fee For Pets

Paid Utilities

Cable TV and Wi-Fi

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Great Meals, Great Variety, Great Convenience


Our signature Freedom Dining program is our most talked-about amenity among our residents. The program mimics the dining experience of a luxury resort. Professional chefs work hard to provide three wonderful, nutritious meals each day - meals that pair nicely with flexible hours, with snacks always available in between.

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Our Floor Plans


Our apartment homes are thoughtfully designed with full open kitchens and spacious closets. Some have patios and some have balconies. Click on the type of apartment home you're interested in to see our layout options.

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Travel Program


We participate in the RLC Travel Program, where residents can stay for free in the guest suites of our sister communities.

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101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611


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