About Assisted Living in Anchorage, AK
Located in the south-central part of Alaska, Anchorage, a borough, is the state's largest city. At its back, to the east, are magnificent Chugach mountain vistas and just south is a seacoast, the Cook Inlet. Despite a reputation for an excessively cold climate, strong maritime influences make weather in Anchorage relatively mild. It is often warmer in Anchorage than many continental U.S. cities during the winter season.
So, with that in mind, living in and getting around Anchorage to enjoy its cultural and recreational activities is not a chore. An extensive bus system also operates carpool services, as well as a paratransit service for point-to-point transportation for seniors. The city also has an extensive medical presence.
What to Expect
- Restaurant-style meals, customized
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Private and semi-private accommodations
- Pet-friendly communities
- Beauty salon, barber shop, computer room, arts and crafts center, library and game room
- Outdoor walking paths, patios, raised gardening beds
- Daily activities that foster friendships, promote wellness and encourage independence
Senior Friendly Neighborhoods in Anchorage, AK
Glen Alps – This beautiful hillside neighborhood features grand views of downtown Anchorage and the inlet. You can zip downtown for events or shopping in under 25 minutes.
Mountain View – This lovely northeast Anchorage community, in close proximity to the Chugach Mountains, features colorful new houses that give this neighborhood a fresh, inviting ambiance, where moose wander through scenic landscapes, and neighbors meld together in strong harmony.
Rainbow – This neighborhood is located a short 12-minute drive from downtown Anchorage and its many entertainment and cultural amenities and friendly people keep you on the go.
Eagle River – South of Anchorage, this friendly neighborhood features a unique landscape, with homes in the hills of the Chugach Mountains and at the foot of the canyon. If you enjoy fishing, hiking and rafting, lively Fourth of July celebrations and festivals, Eagle River is made for you.
Abbott Loop – A small neighborhood in southern Anchorage with an abundance of parks, restaurants, libraries, shopping and a convenient transit system that moves you into downtown in just 17 minutes.
Activities for Seniors in Anchorage, AK
Dog sled racing is the most iconic sport in Anchorage and the annual Fur Rendezvous, a winter sports festival, centers around this event. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the four ski areas, and the coastal trail is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists.
Anchorage supports an active and vibrant senior center, a gathering place for recreation, education and socialization. You can pick up some used books, puzzles or audio books, or add fabric or yarn to your stash at the annual sales.
Tour the area by air or railroad and spend a day enjoying spectacular panoramas of mountains, fjords, glaciers and verdant meadows. Alaska wildlife is everywhere, and viewing is a favorite pastime in this wonderful city.
Finding Assisted Living in Anchorage, AK
If you or a loved one are considering assisted living, call us and speak with a friendly, knowledgeable Senior Living Advisor and let us help you choose your new home.