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Washington, D.C. is a city rich with history which houses some of the most popular attractions in the country. Seniors can take advantage of easy access to the Smithsonian Institute, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Those with a heavy interest in the arts can enjoy performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and get spend hours enjoy masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art, one of the nation’s only museums which is free. The cost conscious members of Washington D.C. retirement communities can also enjoy the National Arboretum or The National Air and Space Museum, both of which do not charge for admission. To keep seniors active they can take part in one of the many walking tours in the city, many of which have different themes, such as “Memorials by Moonlight” and “The Most Haunted Houses.”
The District of Columbia retirement communities are very different than other types of living situations for senior citizens. Retirement communities are meant for people who are still living independently and do not require any sort of assistance. The community does typically provide housekeeping and meals for the residents, but typically not more than that. Assisted living homes will help the senior with basic functions like bathing, changing clothes and assisting with seniors in taking medication but don’t require constant medical attention. For 24-hour nursing/medical attention, seniors would need to find nursing home care.