About Assisted Living in Jackson, MS
As the capital and largest city of Mississippi, the Hinds county city of Jackson is a mecca that was once the birthplace of soul music. Historical landmarks from government buildings to once illegal nightclubs fill the city, giving it a truly unique charm. Seniors in assisted living communities will love the wide open streets and colorful flower gardens that make the city a gorgeous and easy place to explore.
What to Expect
Most assisted living communities in Jackson offer the following amenities:
- Pet friendly housing
- Home made meals served daily
- On-site devotional services
- On-site beautician services
- Daily activities and trips
Senior Friendly Neighborhoods in Jackson, MS
A beautiful climate and flat terrain makes Jackson an easy city to traverse by foot or bike. Though, for seniors that needs motorized assistance, the city also has a bus service that runs regularly throughout the week. Jackson also has a number of health systems, including the exceptional health system affiliated with the University of Alabama.
The historically rich center of the city is home to absolutely lovely Governor's Mansion. It also has a growing lounge and bar scene, but this scene is highly tempered by southern culture, which means it has an old fashioned, friendly style that is sure to appeal to seniors living in the area.
The musical heritage of the city shines strong in the neighborhood of Belhaven. This is a place where you can spend an entire evening listening to the mellow sounds of classic jazz music in some of the best lounges in the south. This area also has lots of restaurants, most of which serve exceptional traditional southern cuisine, but also a few top quality ethnic restaurants as well.
Tourist attractions dominate the landscape in Southwest Jackson. From specialty shops to a children's museum to one of the best Creole and Cajun restaurants in the city, there is plenty to do in Southwest Jackson. And if you want to get away from the crowds, a variety of parks are perfect for just enjoying a lazy summer afternoon.
Activities for Seniors in Jackson, MS
Jackson entertains residents year round. The Crossroads Film Festival occurs in April, the Mississippi State Fair arrives in October, and the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival is celebrated in August.
And when there aren't any festivals occurring, there is still plenty to do. Both the Jackson Zoo and the Alamo Theater are open year round. Furthermore, seniors that enjoy fresh local food can go to the Mississippi Farmer's Market any time of the year.
Jackson even appeals to seniors that like to fish, due to the nearby Pearl River.
If you are looking for something to do in Jackson, you never need to look far.
Finding Assisted Living in Jackson, MS
Once you have chosen Jackson, MS to be the home of your assisted living community, allow our Senior Living Advisors to help you pick the community that is ideal for you.