The city of Reno, Nevada is located in Washoe County at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is considered one of the nation’s best vacation spots. As a town that has made its name from tourism, the city has much for active seniors to see and do, both in the city itself and in the surrounding areas. While the city is known primarily for its casinos, there are many other ways for seniors to spend their time. Reno also has a relatively large number of senior care facilities from which to choose, including assisted living facilities for those elderly residents who are able to take care of themselves for the most part; it also offers nursing homes which offer a greater degree of care. While it is considered the “biggest little city in the world“, Reno is not that “little” with a population of 225,000.
The cost of living in Reno is below average for the rest of the country and three percent lower than in the rest of the state. Also beneficial to seniors living in the city is the fact that senior care costs less than in many other places. Seniors in a Reno assisted living facility will pay a little less than $36,000 for a private one-bedroom apartment, while those in a nursing home will pay almost $88,000 for a private room and a little over $80,000 if they are to share their space. Finding medical care in Reno should be no trouble as there are four major medical facilities in the city, they are the Renown Regional Medical Center, the Renown South Meadows Medical Center, the St Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System. When it comes to the climate, in an average year Reno’s temperatures rise to the low 90s at summer’s peak and the high teens in the depths of winter. Seniors who want to get around have the option of using Washoe County’s Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) buses which can take them all over the county. The RTC also offers a 50 percent discount on fares to senior citizens provided the appropriate identification is shown on boarding the buses. The RTC is presently developing a program to better meet the needs of senior citizens and those with disabilities.
Within the city of Reno itself, there is the Washoe County Senior Center but there are others in nearby areas including the Numaga Senior Center in Nixon and the Sparks Senior Center in Sparks. The various programs sponsored by the county include classes on enrolling in Medicare as well as a food pantry for economically disadvantaged elderly residents. There are also fitness and wellness classes held regularly. For fun, Reno offers its 22 casinos for seniors who enjoy gaming. For those who want to socialize, there are the monthly dances held by the Reno Senior Dance club where older Reno residents gather to dance to music played by a live DJ. The more active can participate in the Sierra Nevada Senior Games for athletes over the age of fifty. The athletes compete in a variety of sports including basketball, table tennis and track. The city of Reno sponsors day trips to a number of locations and activities including the monthly dances and the Senior Games. The other trip destinations in the Reno/Tahoe area include shows, museums and locations such as the Fleishmann Planetarium. With so much to offer seniors, Reno is an excellent retirement destination and SeniorLiving.Org can help you find the perfect assisted living facility