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Prescott has twice served as the capital of the Arizona territory, in 1864, replacing Fort Whipple and again in 1877, replacing Tucson before eventually being replaced by Phoenix in 1889. With the motto ‘welcome to everybody’s hometown, ‘ it should come as no surprise that Prescott retirement communities value its easygoing atmosphere and small-town feel despite being the third largest metro region in Arizona. Prescott has a stake in Western American folklore, being the home of Wyatt Earp’s older brother, Virgil, and according to some, the temporary residence of Doc Holliday. It also contains over 600 buildings and more than 60 objects on the National Register of Historic places, and downtown Prescott, including Whiskey Row, has been recognized as one of 12 Historic Preservation Districts.
Prescott retirement communities will find a city filled with excitement. Prescott is home to a number of great shopping opportunities, outdoor recreation options, and cultural activities. Home to the Phippen Western Museum which features exhibits focused on the art and heritage of the American west, the Smoki Museum which celebrates the culture and art of the indigenous of the Southwest, and the Sharlot Hall Museum which teaches Arizona history through a living history experience, it doesn’t lack for cultural exploration. With plentiful hiking, biking, and horseback trails under the beautiful Arizona sun, there’s excitement for the adventurous as well. Prescott has its own rodeo fairgrounds, as well as an opera house, the Yavapai College Performance Hall, the Prescott Center for the Arts, and number of Golf & Country clubs.
Prescott is home to the Adult Center of Prescott, which is focused on elderly residents of the city and offers a range of activities and social outings. Some of the many regularly scheduled events at the center include weekly bingo, dance classes ranging from country to ballroom and parties to show off your new moves, bridge games and classes, a broad assortment of health and fitness classes from yoga to zumba, and a variety of support and social groups that meet regularly. This center is a draw for many member of the Prescott retirement communities.
Prescott retirement communities are home to both the Yavapai Regional Medical Center and the Northern Arizona VA Hospital, Prescott has a solid network of medical providers to offer support for any health needs. Yavapai offers the only blood management program in any medical facility in Arizona, which has been shown to reduce kidney, lung, and heart complications resulting from traditional blood transfusions. The Arizona Nurses Association also ranked this medical center as an ‘Employer of Choice’ reflecting their strong commitment to providing quality healthcare and generating a healthy and productive work life for their nursing staff.
The Northern Arizona VA health care system provides both inpatient and outpatient care at their facility in Prescott. They also provide service through outposts in Anthem, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City. They currently serve 75,000 veterans and embrace five core values: integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.
The Prescott transit authority is the primary transit option within the city. They do not have a traditional public transportation system, but this company offers rides with the Prescott Citibus for just one dollar. This bus runs from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and you can purchase an all-day ticket for $3.00. It also offers airport shuttles, taxi service, limo rentals and charter buses. All these options make Prescott retirement communities within convenient and affordable access of transportation.
Prescott is home to an exceptional senior center and quality medical services along with a variety of exciting adventures in a beautiful and historically rich area. It retains its home town feel while offering all the resources of a metropolitan area.
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