Information About Assisted Living Facility in Bend
This central Oregon mountain city sits at the foot of the Cascades along the Deschutes River where the Ponderosa pine forest meets the Great Basin high desert plateau. Sunny days, cool nights and low humidity is typical of weather in Bend. Considered the gateway to many outdoor activities in the area, Bend has become a destination for seniors searching for an active senior living community
With some of the best weather in Oregon, residents of assisted living in Bend
have endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked Rivers offer fantastic fly fishing with more than 500 miles of streams and rivers stocked with trout and steelhead. And there are lots of competitive sports to follow such as the collegiate baseball team, the Bend Elks; the basketball team, Central Oregon Hotshots; the soccer team, Central Oregon Steelheaders; the rugby football club, Bend Roughriders; and the roller derby, Lava City Roller Dolls. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Bend have a great pick of many shopping venues in and around the city. There's historic Downtown Bend with galleries, restaurants, outdoor eateries, boutiques and specialty shops all within easy walking distance. The Bend River Promenade
has some of the best shopping in Central Oregon with major retail stores. The Old Mill District features upscale shopping and trendy restaurants alongside the scenic Deschutes River.
Bend is rich with entertainment, performing arts and venues such as the Cascades Theatrical Company, Central Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 2nd Street Theater, the Tower Theatre, museums and art galleries.
The Bend Senior Center promotes active healthy lifestyles for with senior recreational activities. Seniors who choose assisted living in Bend can participate in dancing, Tai Chi, walking, yoga, senior fitness and travel tours. Community learning classes are also offered through a partnership with the Central Oregon Community College.
Bend Medical Facilities
As a regional medical center for central and eastern Oregon, the St. Charles Medical Center
is staffed with more than 240 physicians representing 40 specialties and sub-specialties and more than 1,950 caregivers. The center provides many services usually found only in larger urban areas, such as open heart and neurosurgery, comprehensive cancer care, inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, and sophisticated imaging technologies. St. Charles provides state-of-the-art healthcare for residents of assisted living in Bend. An alternative to its large regional hospital affiliate in Bend, the St. Charles Redmond Medical Center
, in nearby Redmond, is a smaller facility with 48 beds. The St. Charles Redmond assumes everything in the environment has an effect on healing. From art on the walls to 24-hour room service, this philosophy is apparent in every aspect of the hospital. It is especially evident in the interaction of nurses and hospital staff members with patients and their families.
Residents of assisted living in Bend use the Bend Area Transit
bus service to travel within the city at discounted senior rates. The Dial-A-Ride
program is offered to disabled seniors who are unable to ride the bus. There are also many private alternative transportation options available.
Find Assisted Living in Bend
Bend is a scenic and vibrant community perfect for active seniors. View a list of local senior housing options on our Bend Assisted Living
page. Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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