Newark (NJ) Senior Living Communities

Newark boasts scores of cultural attractions and with its proximity to New York, residents have access to many more. In addition, there are hundreds of Newark senior living options covering everything from independent living to Alzheimer’s care.

If you’re already from the Newark area, you’ll know what to expect with cost of living. This area of the country is among the most expensive in the U.S. For example, a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility averages $5,450 a month, according to a Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $340 a day, while a semi-private averages $313.

The Newark Museum contains collections of American paintings, African and Asian works of art, and one of the largest Tibetan collections in the world. Among the museum’s other treasures are the 1885 Ballantine House, mini zoo, planetarium and Newark Fire Museum. Check their listings throughout the year for concerts, lectures and films. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is home to the 2,750-seat Great Hall and the 500-seat Victoria Theater. The African Globe Theater produces plays, comedies, dances and films, all by and about people of African Descent.

The Greek-columned Newark Symphony Hall is host to ballet, opera, theater groups and the symphony. To gain an understanding of the area’s past, check out the New Jersey Historical Society and its museum and library. The Jewish Museum of New Jersey—housed in the Ahavas Sholom synagogue—is a celebration of the New Jersey’s Jewish heritage. The Newark Public Library is the largest in the state with its 11 locations, exhibits, and one million volumes.

Before you begin your search for Newark senior living options, read our “Senior Retirement Lifestyles” article to see the differences in care, amenities and prices.


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