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Independent living in Edmonton, AB can be a secure, pleasurable way to stay in the community you love, without having to worry about the stress of home ownership. The city offers amenities you have come to appreciate, and some you may yet discover and explore. The West Edmonton Mall remains a popular attraction for all ages, through all seasons. One of its best features is its small town feel in an urban atmosphere. Edmonton grew around a river valley, and its natural green spaces give the city its hometown feel.
Who Needs Independent Living
Seniors who enjoy independent living in Edmonton have access to a wide range of activities and excellent access to health care without the worry of home maintenance or travel over long distances. Independent retirement communities accommodate couples who have different interests and levels of care. Transportation is an important concern for seniors, who will find their needs met with services an independent living facility can provide. Active seniors will find like minded individuals who create a community of support and camaraderie in a safe, relaxing environment.
What to Expect
Many independent living facilities in Edmonton offer the following amenities:
- Planned outings
- 24-hour security
- Exercise programs
- Social activities and events
- In-home care as needed
Activities for Seniors in Edmonton
Edmonton seniors can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions. Here are some favorites for you to consider.
Green Space - The river valley has wonderful parks, including Terwillegar Park, a 186-hectare space in southwest Edmonton with walking trails, off-leash areas and ski trails in the winter. Just south of downtown, there are historic sites in the river valley, a rec center and more walking trails in a beautiful green setting.
Festivals - Edmonton is known as ""Festival City."" From late spring until fall, you can find festival themes for every taste. From ""A Taste of Edmonton"" and ""Heritage Days"" to the ""Edmonton Folk Festival"" the ""Whyte Avenue Art Walk,"" and many more, Edmonton is a lively location during the warmer months of the year.
Museums - The Muttart Conservatory feature glass pyramids that house botanical gardens from featured ecosystems. Stroll through Fort Edmonton Park and interact with a lively, dedicated staff of volunteers in period dress and character. The Art Gallery of Alberta features stunning architectural design and world class exhibits for your enjoyment.
Sports - The original home of Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton boasts a proud history of NHL hockey. Catch an Oilers game in Rogers Place, due to open in September, 2016. Visitors and Edmontonians will enjoy sporting events and large scale performances in this impressive site, and take a break for some casino fun, great shopping and eating, connected by pedways for year round accessibility and enjoyment.
Recreation - The City of Edmonton has built wonderful facilities for your sports and recreation enjoyment, with access to ice skating, swimming and exercise facilities built for accessibility and wellness. There are a variety of private and community golf courses if you enjoy ""a good walk spoiled,"" as Mark Twain so wittily called the game. Western Canadians love their curling, and Edmonton will definitely abide.
Finding Independent Living in Edmonton
Enjoy active, social independent living in the Edmonton area. We are available to find the community that best suits your needs. Call us for a free consultation. Our Senior Living Advisors are looking forward to helping you make the best decisions as you begin the process of choosing a comfortable, rewarding retirement lifestyle.