The largest city in Kansas, Wichita grew as a trading community on the Chisholm Trail. Wichita is known as the “Air Capital of the World” and has been home to aviation leaders Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Bill Lear.
The Arkansas River runs through downtown Wichita and “The Keeper of the Plains,” a 44-foot sculpture by Blackbear Bosin, is a beloved symbol of the city. Named by Newsmax Magazine as a “Uniquely American” city, seniors in Kansas should consider assisted living in Wichita.
Gardening enthusiasts enjoying assisted living in Wichita will love Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, where individuals can stroll through dozens of garden areas that feature more than 3,600 species of plants. Numerous parks offer opportunities for enjoying active life, and the Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the state.
Artists and art appreciators will enjoy Final Fridays, an informal monthly gallery tour on the last Friday of the month, while local music fans have started a similar First Fridays initiative. The Tallgrass Film Festival features a number of talented filmmakers, and is held every in October. The Wichita Public Library has nine locations and offers free, year-round programming for all ages.
Senior Services of Wichita, Inc., operates four senior centers with many activities such as exercise classes, seminars on investments and legal issues, computer training, book discussions and performing arts.
Seniors at communities that provide assisted living in Wichita can keep up with the times by reading a copy of Active Aging, a monthly newspaper serving the local senior community that provides details on all the city has to offer its senior residents.
Wichita Medical Facilities
Wichita is home to one of the largest medical centers in Kansas, Via Christi. Via Christi features a Level I trauma center, regional burn center and stroke center. Via Christi claims Kansas’ only Neuro Critical Care and Cycle III Chest Pain units. Another hospital, Wesley Medical Center, features the largest emergency center in Kansas with 42 beds and is a Level I trauma center.
Wesley Medical Center also includes the area’s only Gamma Knife Center and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Since Wichita is a regional destination for medical care, there are many specialty hospitals. Residents of assisted living in Wichita will not be disappointed with the world-class selection of medical centers available to them.
Wichita Transit features 18 fixed-route bus lines and 17 demand-response paratransit routes. Individuals 65 years of age and older, Medicare card recipients and people who have a physical or mental disability verified by a licensed physician qualify for half-price fares with a special application.
A city that has much to offer individuals who are interested in assisted living, Wichita’s four-time “All American City” status speaks for itself. For more information on local senior housing, go to our Wichita Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
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Wichita, KS Assisted Living Costs
Wichita, KS Assisted Living Costs
The median cost of Assisted Living in Wichita for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,545/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.