5 Reasons for Living in Arizona in Your Golden Years
Once you hit retirement age, it opens up the chance for you to take on a whole new and exciting phase of your life. For many seniors, this includes a change of scenery.
If you’re looking for the ideal place to spend your golden years, consider joining us here in Arizona. Our state has something for everyone at every age, but there are some particular attributes that make it a haven for seniors.
Read on below to find out why you should consider living in Arizona once you’re in retirement:
1. Arizona Has the Most Beautiful Scenery
What’s better than a nice stroll through nature? In Arizona, the beautiful vistas make even the shortest walk feel like a sightseeing adventure. Every vista is beautiful, but there are specific reasons Arizona is a top destination for nature lovers. The state has three national parks and many, many additional parks as well. There are also gorgeous walking paths and hiking trails.
Few things brighten a day like sunshine, and Arizona is home to the best of it. In fact, it’s the sunniest in the United States, with Phoenix boasting an average of 300 days of sun per year. Exploring the outdoors, and getting plenty of sunshine, will do wonders for your health. After all, sunshine is a great source of vitamin D, which many seniors need. Vitamin D keeps your immune system strong, as well as your bones.
Many people love to live in Arizona to enjoy the plethora of outdoor activities, and of course, our state’s weather brings the perfect conditions for spending time in the great outdoors.
2. Arizona Has Gorgeous Weather Even in Winter
Once people hit retirement age, some tend to become snowbirds. Arizona is a popular state for snowbirding. While some find warmer climates too much in the summertime, there’s nothing like a mild, sunny day in the middle of winter, especially compared to ice and snowstorms common in other climates.
Others choose to move to warmer climates all year round. Of course, the most well-known retirement destination in the United States is the communities in Miami, Florida. But what if you’re just not crazy about all that humidity?
Arizona has beautiful, sunny weather without that sticky, uncomfortable type of humid climate. And we’re talking sunny days year-round, with the majority of the year being that warm, yet also dry, climate so many people love. Mild temperatures that are still warm, with plenty of sun and no humidity, sounds pretty ideal for daily weather, doesn’t it?
It’s also great for your health. In addition to the sunshine’s vitamin D, warmer climates may be preferable to those with arthritis and mobility issues.
3. Arizona Has An Affordable Cost of Living
Before you move anywhere, you’ll want to ensure the cost of living is reasonable. That’s the case here in our state. In fact, the affordable cost of living is a major reason why many people of all ages migrate here.
Arizona is generally tax-friendly, and to senior citizens especially. Social Security pensions are tax-exempt, as are military pensions. While housing costs vary, Arizona’s retirement communities remain affordable and attainable.
4. Arizona is a Top State for Retirement Communities
Of course, when you move to a new area, you’ll want to make sure there are others your age to befriend. This is definitely the case here in Arizona. Nearly 20% of the state’s population is over the age of 60.
In addition to the general population of seniors, Arizona is also home to a number of great retirement communities. These enclosed areas are for seniors who are interested in independent living. The community will bring plenty of opportunities to forge new friendships, as well as plenty of events, activities, organizations, and more to keep you occupied.
In addition to independent living retirement communities, Arizona also includes plenty of excellent options for those seniors who need daily assistance.
5. Arizona Provides Excellent Assisted Living & Memory Care
Arizona is a great place for seniors to live because the retirement community options cover all levels of care. No one can predict how the future will go. But knowing that the state you’ve chosen to retire in also provides excellent care for all aging residents will surely put you at ease going forward.
The medical staff will work with seniors and their families to determine the necessary care and assistance. Common types of assistance include medication management, health monitoring, and help with dressing and bathing. There are also housekeeping and laundry services. Assisted living includes three delicious meals a day, plus snacks. And seniors are ensured to be kept safe and secure.
Arizona memory care provides the most state-of-the-art therapies. Cognitive health is boosted through art and music. Memory care also improves moods, communication skills, and overall physical and mental stability. The care is provided by the most experienced and caring staff. Those behind memory care programs also make sure always to stay abreast of the latest developments and discoveries, and they take the time to ensure every individual’s therapy is tailored to their specific needs. This ensures the best results and quality of life.
No matter the level of care required, Arizona senior living communities like Solterra Senior Living provide great programs and services. Residents live full, exciting lives, forging new friendships and appreciating all the beauty Arizona has to offer. And they are able to do so while receiving the highest quality of care! It’s one of the many ways Arizona provides retirees with the greatest quality of life in their golden years.You can find out more information about our Arizona assisted living communities by visiting Solterra Senior Living’s website. Our communities are set in Chandler and White Mountains. You can always stop by and take a tour for a closer look; then, you’ll get to see the beautiful Arizona surroundings and beneficial amenities of our communities in person.