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Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, the City of Independence flourished as a center of trade and the last civilized town before the pioneers started westward on the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.
Proud to be the home of the President Harry S. Truman, Independence is also home to the international headquarters of the Community of Christ, a sect of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
Rich in history and heritage, assisted living in Independence offers a variety of retirement options in an “American Original” city.
The fourth largest city in the state, Independence retains a hometown atmosphere with its local specialty shops, outdoor shopping centers, indoor malls and eateries throughout the city. Numerous museums and historic sites commemorate the events and individuals that made Independence a major part of American history.
Local school sporting events as well as home games of Independence’s professional hockey and indoor soccer teams are popular activities. And there’s always time to take in a community theater production, a movie at the IMAX cinema and a special event at the Independence Events Center. The city’s attractions and entertainment are easily accessible to residents of assisted living in Independence.
When the time comes to take an exercise class, get out and dance or play pickleball, seniors enjoying assisted living in Independence can head on down to the Palmer Center.
Here seniors can join support groups or a walking club, take an organized day trip, play cards and pool, socialize and dance. The Center is equipped with a computer lab and Internet access for the technologically savvy, an outdoor patio, gym, game and craft room, meeting rooms, and a fitness center.
The Centerpoint Medical Center is easily accessible from communities of assisted living in Independence should a senior need emergency medical care. Centerpoint’s Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 and is skilled at treating all types of illnesses and injuries including respiratory ailments, back pain, bone and joint injuries, poisoning, severe pain and bleeding, stroke and traumatic injury. The Emergency Department is linked to Centerpoint’s Level II Trauma Center, Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center so that any specialized treatment needed by a patient is expedited.
The Metro bus system is a convenient and budget-friendly way to get around the city. Residents of assisted living in Independence need only show their Metro pass or Medicare Card to receive a reduced rate. For disabled seniors who are unable to ride the regular Metro bus, there’s the Dial-A-Ride program managed by the Independence Parks and Recreations Department.
Independence is an all-American city and offers seniors a unique retirement option. For more information on local senior housing, visit our Independence Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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