The city of Memphis rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and claims the third-largest city population in the Southeastern United States. The climate in this area generally produces a mild winter, which adds to the attraction of Memphis assisted living. The city is the home of a racially and culturally diverse population, with a rapidly growing senior citizen population.
Amtrak - MEM Amtrak trains travel from Memphis to either points north to Chicago or points south to New Orleans, with stops along each way.
Memphis Area Transport Authority (MATA) In addition to operating 49 bus routes, Tennessee’s largest transit agency provides three lines of trolley service with 24 stops and three express lines linking the suburbs with the downtown area.
MATAplus A paratransit service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using regular MATA transit services.
Discounts for Seniors in Memphis
Amtrak For those seniors that are at least 62 years of age, with valid proof of age, they can enjoy a 15% discount on the lowest fares for most Amtrak routes.
Greyhound When traveling via Greyhound, seniors that are 62 or older and have appropriate ID are entitled to a 5% discount.
Memphis Area Transport Authority (MATA) Senior citizens aged 65 years and older are entitled to reduced fare rates on bus and trolley services that run on fixed routes. In order to take advantage of the reduction, a valid MATA ID is required.
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability The Commission is the designated state agency on aging and provides leadership related to aging issues on behalf of older Tennessee residents. 502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0860 (615) 741-2056
The median cost of Assisted Living in Memphis for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,570/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Memphis, TN
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Cost of Assisted Living in Tennessee
Most assisted-care living facilities in Tennessee are privately run, and residents are expected to pay for their services using retirement savings or long-term healthcare insurance.