With a warm, sunny climate, a vast array of recreational opportunities and numerous housing options, Southern Nevada is becoming an increasingly popular retirement destination. According to the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV, there could be as many as 5,000 to 7,000 new retirees who move to Clark County each year. Studies show that today’s retirees are healthy, active individuals who are looking for exciting, fun-filled golden years. What better place to make that happen than right here in Las Vegas?
While the majority of Las Vegas’ recreational amenities can be enjoyed by adults of all ages, there are a vast number of activities, events, services and residential amenities that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of seniors and retirees.
Active Adult Communities
The diverse and active lifestyle of Southern Nevada’s senior population is reflected in the many types of senior living communities located across the region. Living arrangements run the gamut from active adult and independent living communities to assisted-living housing and continuing care retirement facilities. With baby boomers hitting retirement age and more and more people retiring, active adult communities are becoming popular across the country. These communities offer seniors amenities such as golf courses, community centers, fitness facilities, and performing arts theaters.
Luxury active living communities in Sun City Anthem and Sun City Summerlin, as well as boutique retirement facilities, are highly desired places to live that offer gourmet dining, manicured parks, and curated activities.
Assisted Living Facilities & Homes
There are a variety of assisted living facilities for seniors in Las Vegas. You can choose from independent living housing in master-planned communities. There are some state-of-the-art assisted living communities which provide more amenities such as house cleaning, bathing assistance, and shopping services. There are skilled nursing facilities the provide 24-hour care.
When choosing a facility, consider temporary vs. long-term care, privacy, costs and budget, independence, medical care, amenities, and location.
Additional resources for determining assisted living needs include the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division, available by clicking here.
AARP at a Glance
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ maintain independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them. AARP is open to anyone over 50 who wants to get the most out of life. In addition to being a powerful voice in advocating for people over 50, AARP offers its’ members many services and opportunities for community involvement. For more information on AARP or to get involved, click here.