You’re never far from a Peoria assisted living community no matter where you are in the city. There are dozens to choose from.
Among the city’s cultural attractions are Peoria Art Gallery, Comerica Theater, Peoria Center for Performing Arts and the Peoria Historical Society Museum, which features restored historic buildings. The Challenger Space Center of Arizona is a working memorial to the astronauts who perished in the Challenger Space Shuttle mission in 1986.
In March and early April, catch a Spring Training game for MLB’s Sand Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex. Other annual attractions include the Peoria Pioneer Days, Bravo Peoria, Oldtown Holiday Festival, and the 4thof July All-American Fest.
The 10,000-acre Lake Pleasant is a popular spot for water recreation such as boating, sailing, waterskiing, swimming and fishing. Overlooking the lake is the Desert Outdoor Center, which offers educational programs and guided hikes. Other outdoor areas include the Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park and the New River Trail System, 18 miles of paved paths for walkers, cyclists and runners.
The Rio Vista Recreation Center offers seniors many ways to stay in shape, learn about their bodies and socialize. The Silver Sneakers program has classes designed for older adults who want to “improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.” There are also special events and health education seminars.
Peoria’s overall of living is 5% above the national average. A one-bedroom in a Peoria assisted living facility averages $3,000 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $226 a day while a semi-private averages $183. Home health aide services average $45,188 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.