You’ll find a handful of Safford assisted living options. And here is what else you’ll find in this small town population 9,566 at the foot of the Pinaleno Mountains.
The most popular attraction is Mt. Graham the looming landmark that sits southwest of town.
At 10,720 feet, Mt. Graham is the tallest peak in the Pinaleno Mountains. And because of its isolated location, Mt. Graham is home to a number of scientific observatories such as the Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO), the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope. Tours of these facilities can be made at Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, the official visitors center for MGIO. Here you’ll also find Nature’s Hideaway, a restored wetland with trails, a bird blind and fish-watching window.
Nearby Roper Lake features 30 acres of water, natural stone hot tub, beach, picnic tables and camping cabins. It’s home to 60 species of birds, collared peccary, grey fox, mule deer, raccoon, and coyote.
Just outside of Safford is the popular Bonita Creek, part of the 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. This area is home to over 200 species of birds, historic homesteads, cliff dwellings, hiking trails and of course, the cool Bonita Creek. There’s also fishing, canoeing and wild life viewing. Big Horn Sheep are residents.
Saffords overall cost of living is 10% above the national average. A one-bedroom in a Safford assisted living facility averages $3,100 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $183 a day while a semi-private averages $166. Home health aide services average $44,616 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
For Safford assisted living, try Sunset Gardens Senior Care or Arbors on 1st Avenue. To learn more about different senior living options, read Senior Living Communities.