As many Americans get older, many are wondering about what to expect in the future. Seniors often find themselves in the center of a serious discussion with their family members on how they should be cared for. It’s no easy decision for families of elderly relatives when it comes to whether or not they should be cared for or continue to live independently. Yet, many seniors have a preference of living in assisted living facilities so they can continue living their lives with a sense of independence. Sterling Heights has a large number of assisted living facilities in the area. At the same time, seniors are still able to enjoy the day by going out to their local community and check out what Sterling Heights has to offer. Seniors living by themselves in these facilities are not always alone. They can be able to socialize with their neighbors and get to know each other well enough to go out and enjoy fun activities together.
Seniors in the area can visit the Sterling Heights Senior Center. The center has more than 5,000 active members. The Center has a large selection of activities. These activities include dances, bowling, golf, social events, and more. The Sterling Heights Senior Center offers special services such as medical services and even transportation for those who need it. The Center also offers a gymnasium for various recreational and fitness activities. The Sterling Heights Senior Center also offers a free minibus service for local seniors. The bus is made available for appointments, grocery shopping, and other events.
Sterling Heights is located in eastern Michigan. As of 2011, the estimated population of Sterling Heights is approximately 129,880. Sterling Heights is located close to the Detroit metropolitan area. Since it is close to Detroit, the cost of senior living is close to the same as the costs for seniors living in ALFs in Detroit and the surrounding communities. In Sterling Heights, the average annual cost for a private one bedroom apartment in an ALF starts out at approximately $39,000 a year. Rooms in the area’s nursing home facilities usually range from anywhere between $77,928 to $86,140 a year. Like the rest of Michigan, Sterling Heights has a climate consisting of warm, humid summers and long, cold winters. July is the warmest month with an average high temperature of 83 degrees. During the night, the average low temperature is approximately 61 degrees. In January, average high temperatures are close to 30 degrees. During the night, the average low temperature is 16 degrees. Seniors must take account of the weather in order to remain in good health. Warm and humid weather could pose as a health hazard, especially for the elderly. This includes poor air quality, which could cause respiration problems. The heat can also cause dehydration and other illnesses such as heat stroke. It is important for seniors to keep cool and stay hydrated.
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