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River Ridge At Avon

101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT 06001

Based on 23 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,638
One Bedroom
Estimated $4,763
Two Bedroom
Estimated $6,016

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(800) 780-8101

River Ridge At Avon Description

If you're looking for an active, carefree lifestyle, look no further than River Ridge at Avon. Our assisted living and Mind & Memory campus offers residents a wide range of amenities and activities to enjoy. Whether you're taking a dip in our heated pool, working out in our state-of-the-art fitness center, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through our beautifully landscaped grounds, you'll find plenty of ways to stay busy at River Ridge.

Situated in the Farmington Valley near the crossroads of Routes 202 and 44, River Ridge is a premier assisted living and mind and memory care provider. Our beautiful community is nestled in a picturesque setting, and our residents enjoy all the amenities and services our facility has to offer. Whether you are looking for a place to call home or a place to receive the care you need, River Ridge is the perfect choice.

River Ridge At Avon is located 5.0 miles from Simsbury Center, a very small town with a population of 5,836. Other nearby cities and towns include West Hartford, Farmington, Hartford and Plainville. The community is in a middle-upper class neighborhood where the average income is $127,230, 24% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care and has Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,638 a month, while the average cost of Assisted Living is $3,539 in Avon, $3,833 in CT, and $3,545 in the United States. These prices are estimated. River Ridge At Avon is a member of a larger group of communities called Benchmark Senior Living. River Ridge At Avon is ranked 1 out of 5 communities in Avon and is ranked 31 out of 301 communities in CT.

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medication management

dressing and grooming

medication assistance

memory care, led by an experienced certified dementia practitioner


assistance with daily life activities

personal care plans based on individual needs


respite care available

assistance for personal needs



dementia care

personalized care

individualized care

assistance with activities of daily living

skilled nursing care





group activities

volunteer opportunities

group outings

exercise classes



recreational activities


executive chef

dining services

delicious meals and snacks

dining experience


leadership presence model, with leadership onsite 7 days a week

supportive services


short-term stay



family and community support groups, forums, events and education


common areas


religious services

Healthcare Near River Ridge At Avon

River Ridge At Avon is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is University of Connecticut Health Center which is 5.6 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Hebrew Senior Care, and John Dempsey Hospital. Pharmacies close by are CVS Pharmacy which is 1.0 miles away, Walgreens, and CVS. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Bright Smile America Dental Center which is 5.5 miles away, Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield, and Dental Implants Solutions of Bloomfield CT.

Surrounding Area

River Ridge At Avon is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Italian at First and Last Tavern, Thai at Elephant Trail or Japanese at Toshi. Love the arts? Head on over to Farmington Valley Art Center, Ferguson Theatre, or The Underground Gallery. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Westfarms, Charter Oak Mall, or Buckland Hills Mall. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Former Towpath Elementary School, Columbus Circle Open Space, or Sperry Park.


Weather in the area consists of an average of 147 days of rain, 35 days of snow and 182 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 2.4 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 77°F in the summer and 30°F in the winter, with an average temp of 53.3°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 73.4%, with max winds averaging around 9.2 mph.

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General Staff Rating
Based on 12 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 9 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 5 total reviews
Cleanliness Rating
Based on 3 total reviews
Activities and Services Rating
Based on 4 total reviews
Carole Twohig

5.0 rating

Our family's experience at River Ridge of Avon has spanned 3 years. During that time, our loved one has lived in both the traditional and Memory Care sections. Our overall experience has been very positive with our needs addressed in a timely and professional fashion.The staff in the Harbor Mind and Memory unit should receive special commendation. Our loved one is treated with respect and kindness every day. The staff truly cares about each resident. During the pandemic, the staff went through extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the residents.We are very pleased.

Donna Gross

5.0 rating

River Ridge at Avon has exceeded our expectations. Everyone at River Ridge is kind, caring and thoughtful. The nursing staff responds quickly to phone calls and e-mails and has excellent follow-through. A Care Plan is developed specific to each resident’s needs. They have varied activities to keep the residents busy and engaged. Even during Covid19, the Activities Director and her staff developed out-of-the-box activities! Dad likes the food and says that there is always a good selection. All management is available to talk with at any time and their communication with family members through Covid19 has been invaluable. The Executive Director, holds monthly zoom meetings for the families of residents to keep us up to date on all that is happening in the community and answer any questions. Most important is the care, kindness and respect that every person on staff shows to the residents; they are truly amazing.

Betsy Mayer

5.0 rating

Our mother has been living at River Ridge for a year and a half and we have been very pleased with her experience. She had only been there 9 months before covid restrictions were put into place. River Ridge has done an amazing job putting safety measures in place for the residents and staff. As frustrating it is not to be able to see mom when they are in lockdown, the knowledge that they are keeping her safe outweighs the frustration. The staff is very attentive which is so appreciated. Our mothers medications have always been brought to her in a timely manner. The staff works diligently to try to make things interesting for the residents in this strange time. Mom says the food is good and varied. The building is very well kept. The rooms are very nice and the weekly cleaning is a very nice plus!(as well as laundry!!)It’s easier to reflect on pre-covid as there were many more activities available for the residents, trips to restaurants or museums, the Bistro in the lobby, daily ice cream socials and happy hour, movies etc. Hopefully this will be back sooner rather than later but in the meantime they are doing a great job and working their hardest to make River Ridge a great place to live! They are succeeding!

Lynn Estey

5.0 rating

My mother is a current resident of River Ridge. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am extremely hard to please but I can genuinely say that I am extremely pleased with our experiences thus far at River Ridge. The staff is amazing, thoughtful and caring. My mother is gluten-free and on her move in day she was greeted with a Welcome Basket full of gluten-free treats that I know the Executive Director went out and bought herself. My mother moved in to River Ridge during Covid so it is hard to say what the activities will be like once Covid is a thing of the past, but I've got to tell you that the daily ice cream delivery to my mom's apartment is a great treat. I strongly recommend River me if it's good enough for my mom (and my high standards) it will be great for your loved one!!!

Sandi Dansereau

5.0 rating

I want to take this time to thank the Management Team and Staff at River Ridge at Avon.  This pandemic has been hard on all of us, especially the elderly that do not understand what is going on.  RR has done an amazing job caring for my mother who has been there for the past 5 years. They are providing my mother the loving care that I cannot due to Covid19 restriction.  They provided facetime when I could not go into the building so I feel comfortable seeing my mother.  RR is providing as many interactive activities as possible with the residents but staying within the strict guidelines they are required to keep our loved ones safe, healthy and happy. River Ridge has provided great communication throughout the past 9 months, with calls, emails and Benchmark virtual town hall calls, in regards to the health and safety of both residents and staff.     I have the utmost confidence that my mother is in the best place and is getting the best possible care.  Thank you River Ridge at Avon for being so caring and loving to my mother. . Sandi

Lee Fish

5.0 rating

I have a family member at RRA and couldn’t be happier with our selection. Very caring, family oriented atmosphere. The building and grounds are impeccably maintained. The selection and quality of meals is phenomenal. The associates are very attentive and willing to do the “little things” to make the residents extra comfortable. The attention to health and safety during the pandemic has been extraordinary. The family culture has truly come out during these past very trying months. Senior management and staff have been phenomenal in their creativity and willingness to deal with ‘unusual’ events and circumstances. I would highly recommend the RRA community to anyone looking for a 5-star facility for a loved one

L Hyland

5.0 rating

I had a difficult time placing my mom in memory care, but I could not have made a better choice. EVERY staff member from sign in to sign out is professional, helpful and genuinely cares about the residents. They keep residents busy all day and there is tremendous interaction. The meals are very good. I have not one doubt that was where she should be.

Reggie Finno

5.0 rating

Client moved in to River Ridge @ Avon last month , she has nothing but great things to say about River Ridge @ Avon. The food is outstanding, the employees are great to work with and the people at the facility are very friendly Coming from another well known name facility River Ridge @ Avon is excellent place for your love ones you will not be disappointed

Elsa Vargas

5.0 rating


5.0 rating

Nice facility, very clean. The staff is wonderful. Very caring, friendly and responsive to our needs.

Robert Sullivan

5.0 rating

Staff very friendly, helpful and communicative

michelle gagnon

5.0 rating

I have been working at RRA for over 18yrs. Longevity means a lot to me! This company values and respect not only residents but staff as well. It gives me great pleasure to say that I am proud to work for this company.

Brandi Smith

3.0 rating

Kelly Nodland

1.0 rating

Joseph Scaglione

4.0 rating

Joan Robinson

4.0 rating

Nitza Lopez

5.0 rating

I love it here the job is amazing so laid-back the only downfall is that the pay is not so great but the people are wonderful starting from management to staff

Roman Victor

5.0 rating

Javier Rivera (Colorao)

5.0 rating

April May

5.0 rating

The grounds and facilities are very clean. The staff are kind and caring and care about the residents very much. And they have very strict standards of care which they enforce to make sure the residents get the very best care.


8.8 miles away


Bus Stops


0.6 miles away

Winslow Place

3.0 miles away

Iron Horse

4.6 miles away

Farmington Ave and Town Farm Rd

5.5 miles away

Day Hill and Baker Hollow

8.8 miles away


Whole Foods Market

0.2 miles away

Big Y

0.5 miles away

The Fresh Market

0.9 miles away

Stop & Shop

1.2 miles away


2.3 miles away



0.4 miles away

Bank of America

0.5 miles away

Northwest Community Bank

0.7 miles away

People's United Bank

0.7 miles away

Simsbury Bank

1.2 miles away

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