Senior Centers and Assisted Living

Overview

Everyone ages differently, therefore the needs of older adults vary greatly among individuals. Seniors who are in good health may stay active and live independently long beyond what is generally expected. Those with medical condtions may need regular assistance much sooner.

Wherever a person is on this spectrum, there are a wide range of options available that can help fulfill his or her needs—from social engagement and mental stimulation, to getting help with the activities of daily living, to health and safety. Check out the options in your community. Senior centers offer classes, clubs and social activities. Retirement communities and assisted living facilities provide residential options that cater to a person’s interests and physical abilities.

Basics