Located in Eastern Washington, the city of Spokane is the “heart of the inland Northwest” due to its central location between the borders of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Spokane senior living provides seniors with a vibrant and dynamic array of activities and amenities to suit their active lifestyles. This bustling metropolitan area of over 400,000 residents offers easy access to extensive shopping, parks and recreation.
Sitting in the heart of downtown on the site of the 1974 World’s Fair is the much beloved Riverfront Park. The sprawling 100-acre park is a delight for Spokane assisted living residents who visit the park to enjoy a variety of attractions such as the giant IMAX theater, Enchanted Forest mini-golf course, and the Spokane Falls Skyride which offers spectacular birds-eye views of the Spokane River and Falls.
Just across the street from Riverfront Park is the River Park Square shopping center which boasts a wide range of stores and shops including Macy’s and Nordstrom’s, a selection of both casual and fine dining restaurants, and a variety of entertainment options including a 20-screen movie theater and art gallery.
Spokane senior living residents are never wanting for something to do since they can choose from any one of the regularly scheduled activities provided by Spokane’s many senior centers including the Southside Senior Activity and Community Center, Hillyard Senior Center, Sinto Senior Activity Center and Corbin Senior Activity Center.
Seniors also enjoy the many cultural activities and performances by groups such as the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, America’s oldest community supported big band, which plays at the historic Bing Crosby Theater, named for famous crooner Bing Crosby, who grew up in Spokane.
Spokane Medical Facilities
Residents of Spokane assisted living communities are just a short drive away from some of the best medical care in the region. Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, Valley Hospital and Medical Center has been serving the community since 1969. Valley Hospital employs over 500 healthcare professionals including both primary doctors and specialists who offer treatment in areas such as cardiology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation and orthopedics.
Traveling to and from a Spokane senior living community is easy. Residents can simply pick up a bus from any one of the 2500 bus stops serviced by the Spokane Transit Authority (STA). Seniors 65 years and older are eligible for discounted monthly VIP passes that can be used anywhere within the STA system.
Seniors with mobility issues who have trouble riding a regular STA bus may take advantage of the low-cost Paratransit service. Paratransit provides door-to-door, shared ride service to disabled and wheelchair-bound seniors who wish to use public transportation to access all the great activities Spokane has to offer.
Spokane assisted living attracts seniors who wish to stay active and engaged in their later years. Search for assisted living communities for your loved one by browsing our Spokane Assisted Living directory.
Written by senior housing writer Jacqui Howell.