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The subject of numerous films, television shows and luxury vacations, with balmy trade winds and sunny blue skies, the city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu is a dream retirement destination for seniors worldwide.
As the largest city in the state, Honolulu is home to more than 900,000 people and boasts a melting pot of many ethnic cultures. Renown for its “Aloha Spirit,” assisted living in Honolulu offers a friendly and casual lifestyle that is ideal for senior living.
With a well-deserved reputation as a premier tourist destination, residents of assisted living in Honolulu are able to enjoy a number of world-class activities such as strolling the scenic shoreline of Waikiki Beach, sampling authentic Hawaiian food at a luau and touring I’olani Palace, the former home of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Seniors can buy everything they need at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Hawaii’s largest shopping mall. With 290 retail stores and restaurants, seniors will find whatever they need including a grocery store, post office and banks.
Honolulu Senior Activities
Seniors can find camaraderie and activities at any of the 40 Senior Clubs located throughout the island of Oahu. The clubs meet weekly and are run by its members. Major activities for the clubs and other senior organizations are coordinated by the City of Honolulu.
Throughout the year, the City offers special events that encourage wellness and community spirit among residents of assisted living in Honolulu and the senior community at large. There’s the Mayor’s Cultural Festival and Craft Fair where clubs may sell handcrafted items, the Seniors Valentine Dance, the Oahu Primetime Wellness Fair, and Tryfest, at which participants are encouraged to “try” different types of physical activities.
Honolulu Medical Facilities
As the crossroads of the Pacific, numerous major medical centers are located on Oahu. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Honolulu have quality health care readily available for any potential emergency that may occur.
The largest private hospital in Hawaii and the main medical referral center in the Pacific basin, Queen’s Medical Center, provides comprehensive medical services in numerous specialty areas, including geriatrics and emergency medicine.
Hawaii Pacific Health is composed of four medical centers on the islands of Oahu and Maui, including Straub Clinic & Hospital, Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi Medical Center and Wilcox Health. The centers offer acute and specialty medical services including geriatric medicine and emergency medicine.
The Bus, Oahu’s public transportation system, makes it easy to get around the island. Residents of assisted living in Honolulu will find a number of affordable senior fares available to meet their needs.
The city’s Handi-Van service offers additional mobility to seniors with disabilities who are unable to use The Bus system. This service is offered daily at an affordable rate. Eligible seniors must apply for this service.
Cost of Assisted Living in Honolulu
Because Hawaii is such a desirable place to live, it also has one of the highest costs of living in the United States. The cost of assisted living in Honolulu is correspondingly high, with a median monthly rate of $3,900 for a private, one-bedroom unit.*
However, due to differences in location, size and quality between facilities on the island, assisted living fees in Honolulu range from a minimum of $2,500 per month to a maximum of $7,000. Seniors should expect to pay around $45,000 per year for assisted living in Honolulu.
Find Assisted Living in Honolulu
Honolulu offers all the amenities of living in a major city at a leisurely and relaxed pace. For more information on assisted living options, visit our Honolulu Assisted Living page.
The median cost of Assisted Living in Honolulu for a single-occupancy apartment is $4,163/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.