Tulsa rests in Oklahoma’s ‘Green Country,’ in the northeast part of the state. With 221 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures of 61 degrees, the city enjoys a near perfect temperate climate.
Considered one of “America’s Most Livable Communities,” Tulsa was incorporated in 1893 and gained much of its wealth from oil–although these days it is known simply as a wonderful place to live.
Seniors who choose assisted living in Tulsa enjoy the city’s beautiful weather and fantastic attractions.
Tulsa is known as a mecca for the arts, and residents of assisted living in Tulsa are able to attend regular events downtown at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, which is home to one of the top ten opera companies in the country. With regular performances by the Tulsa Ballet and many other local performing arts groups, there is always something for every taste.
The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum are also worth a visit, offering access to nearly 1,500 animals residing on 70 lush acres. The Gilcrease Museum boasts a fantastic collection of historical art that celebrates the American West. Tulsa itself is known for its large and varied number of art deco buildings.
Seniors also enjoy the city’s hundreds of parks, which include golf courses, fitness facilities, swimming pools and an educational garden center.
Tulsa Senior Activities
Staying active in Tulsa is easy. In fact, the Oklahoma Senior Games take place in the city and are open to athletes over 50. It is also a qualifying event for the Senior World Games.
For those who prefer something a bit less intense, Tulsa also offers a wide choice of senior centers, located throughout the city, so that all residents of assisted living in Tulsa will find one readily accessible.
Tulsa Medical Facilities
As we get older, finding good doctors and hospitals becomes more of a worry. However, residents of assisted living in Tulsa have easy access to St. John Medical Center, with its quality cancer center, center for limb replacement surgery and many other healthcare services.
Tulsa residents may also visit Southcrest Hospital with its specialist cardiac care unit. Both hospitals are well appointed and there are many other hospitals and clinics in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa Transit offers reliable bus service to the city’s various destinations, including parks and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Reduced fares for people over the age of 62 and the disabled are available. Seniors who reach age 75 get to ride completely free. Residents of assisted living in Tulsa should have no problems getting around, even if no longer able to drive.
If riding the bus becomes difficult due to limited mobility, Tulsa Transit also offers the Lift Program, which provides door-to-door transport in lift-enabled vehicles for disabled people. Two private companies also offer similar services in the area.
Residents of assisted living in Tulsa enjoy a perfect climate, excellent facilities and, above all, the privilege of living in a center for the arts, in all their variety. To view a list of local assisted living facilities, visit our Tulsa Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
Map of Tulsa Assisted Living Facilities
Tulsa, OK Assisted Living Costs
Tulsa, OK Assisted Living Costs
The median cost of Assisted Living in Tulsa is $3,550 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $2,150 to $4,945 depending on location and other factors.
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Cost of Assisted Living in Oklahoma
The housing and service costs for assisted living in Oklahoma are 100% privately paid. Oklahoma residents often pay for their retirement housing with long-term care insurance or personal savings. No Medicare or Medicaid discounts are available.
Some assisted living homes in Oklahoma charge a flat rate, while others may either assess their fee on the basis of each senior’s level of care or provide a menu of services from which to select.