Information About Assisted Living Facility in Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana has a lot to offer seniors that are considering moving to this historic town. Monroe and West Monroe are often called the 'Twin Cities' of Louisiana and sit on either side of the beautiful Ouachita River. Named after the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, the city is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish and the fifth-largest city in Louisiana, with 51,107 residents. With an average temperature of 81 degrees, there are plenty of days for residents of assisted living in Monroe
to enjoy the sunshine.
Seniors who choose assisted living in Monroe have access to a variety of interesting amenities and attractions. The Pecanland Mall
, which is the largest mall in Louisiana, boasts a variety of stores. And if that’s not enough shopping, there are five other shopping malls nearby as well. The Monroe Civic Center, history and aviation museums, and several delightful libraries fill out the arts and humanities scene in this charming town.
Monroe Senior Activities
Monroe boasts several senior programs and senior centers that cater to residents of assisted living in Monroe. The Ouachita Council for Aging
and the North Delta Area Agency on Aging
offer resources, activities, information and support.
The Ouachita Council for Aging also operates the Carolyn Rose Strauss Senior Center as well as 12 other satellite/meal sites in the parish that offer encouragement and friendship to seniors of all abilities as well as their families.
Monroe Medical Facilities
The city boasts many fantastic hospitals to address any medical problems that may arise at a community of assisted living in Monroe. The Monroe Surgical Hospital
performs many kinds of surgeries and diagnostic procedures. Its accreditation by The Joint Commission, the country's oldest and largest accrediting agency in healthcare, assures quality care. Monroe is also home to Saint Francis Medical Center and Specialty Hospital
which handles everything from emergencies to physical therapy, alternative medicine, health counseling and disease management.
Residents of assisted living in Monroe may ride around on the nation’s oldest publicly owned transportation system, Monroe Transit
. Founded in 1906, the system currently operates 13 fixed bus routes for easy travel throughout the city. Another fun transit option is the Downtown Trolley Line, which carries not only tourists but also local shoppers and diners who wish to explore the many sights of Downtown Monroe. Mobility-impaired residents who cannot ride traditional buses may take advantage of the agency’s paratransit options.
Find Assisted Living in Monroe
From beautiful weather, nearby wildlife refuges and gorgeous river views, assisted living in Monroe has a lot to offer. View a list of senior communities in this area by visiting our Monroe Assisted Living
page. Written by senior housing staff writer
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