Winston Salem (NC) Senior Living Communities

The “Twin City” was recently named by Cnnmoney.com one of America’s “Top Places to Retire. Before you search for Winston-Salem senior living options, see what to expect from this North Carolina area.

One of the reasons it was named an ideal place to retire is because of its strong arts community. It’s no wonder Winston-Salem’s other nickname is the "City of the Arts". It started the first art council in the U.S. and the presence of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts keeps a steady influx of artists coming and going. In addition, the city has a number of excellent arts venues: Twin City Stage, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, the Piedmont Opera Theater, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Steven Center for the Performing Arts, and the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts. There’s also a number of annual festivals such as the National Black Theater Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, and Reynolda Film Festival.

Another attractive aspect is the area’s parks and outdoor recreation. Winston-Salem has 23 miles of greenways that connect areas by paved and unpaved trails, boardwalks, and bridges. Plus, just within the city are 57 parks, 17 recreation centers and 365-acre Salem Lake offering boating, fishing and a 6.9-mile nature trail. Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the site of the 1753 settlement sitting on a 183-acre wildlife preserve with 126 species of birds and 20 miles of nature trails. .

This area really allows you to stretch your retirement dollars. The cost of living is 7% below the national average. Here are costs on some Winston-Salem senior living options. A one-bedroom in an assisted living facility averages $3,200 a month, according to a Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $220 a day, while a semi-private averages $200. The services of a home health aide at 44 hours a week averages $42,900 a year.

 

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