Senior apartment living, a type of independent senior living, provides seniors with an independent lifestyle while offering a moderate level of help for seniors, such as daily assistance with essential necessities and services. Unlike standard apartment complexes, senior apartments are age restricted — usually starting at 55 or 62 years of age. That is, only those who have reached the age of 55 or 62 are permitted to live in the senior apartment facility. (The age restriction varies by apartment community.) The age limit allows this type of senior housing to cater their services specifically to the wants and needs of seniors while providing a community of others who are of similar age and shared interests.