As we discussed in Part 1, there are great financial benefits to Nashville, but there is also no shortage of things to do …

If you’re looking for fun and opportunities to socialize in your retirement, Nashville is a great place for you.

The city boasts recreational activities geared specifically for seniors, including attractions that often offer senior discounts.

The Greater Nashville Area Agency on Aging, for example, provides funding for 17 different senior centers in the greater metropolitan area. Senior centers can serve as steady a place for you to go for ongoing recreational and social activities, including exercise, creative art and cooking classes. Senior centers are a great place to explore a new hobby and meet new friends.

These centers also typically offer educational opportunities for seniors in several different relevant subject areas, such as: Health maintenance, Chronic disease management, Nutrition, Medicare, Tax preparation assistance, Computer classes, Support groups, etc…

Healthcare is accessible and reliable in Nashville

Seniors need to keep access to quality healthcare in mind when choosing where they’d like to retire, especially if they have chronic diseases or other ailments that require ongoing management.

There are many options for hospitals and healthcare facilities in Nashville. The city’s three largest providers – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, HCA TriStar and St. Thomas Health – have been recognized nationally for their high level of patient care and safety.

Medical care in Nashville is not only accessible — it also affordable. According to data collected by the Kaiser Foundation, Tennessee residents spend about $6,411 per capita on health care, below the national average of $6,815. Inpatient hospital care is about $1,462 a day versus the national average of $1,910.

There are many different senior living options in Nashville

Relaxing and having a good time are top of mind concerns for many seniors, and rightfully so, but it’s important to remember your housing and living needs will likely change as you continue to age. You may require different living arrangements to accommodate for changing health and mobility needs.

Many senior living options in Nashville are built with universal design principles in mind, meaning they are designed with the changing needs of seniors in mind. Examples of amenities found in these homes include no-step entryways, one-story floor plans, wider doorways, open floor plans with extra floor space, and bathrooms that are senior-friendly.

If you want as much independence as possible without having to deal with the headaches of home maintenance, an active adult living community could be the right option for you. These “55-plus” communities offer many amenities such as pools, fitness centers and transportation options. Living in one of these communities typically requires payment of extra fees, so be sure to discuss these fees with your real estate agent prior to having your heart set on any given community.

In addition to active adult communities, there are many top-rated senior living communities in Nashville and 25 more in the surrounding area. Assisted living facilities are a great option for seniors who need help with activities of daily living – which can include bathing, dressing, managing medications and keeping up with general housework.

For any additional information, please contact myself or Barbara Thompson, Senior Care Advocate. It always a good idea to start with visiting their website an organization dedicated to supporting senior citizens and their families. Their mission is to raise awareness about the available care options and resources that can help seniors stay connected with their community.

….” You’ve Got A Friend in Real Estate”

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 (more featured listing and helpful blogs)

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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