Who Needs Independent Living
Independent living is a choice made by many seniors who want an active retirement that doesn't involve mowing the lawn or vacuuming. An independent retirement community allows seniors to shed the responsibilities that come with home ownership, without giving up the privacy and comfort of independent living. Retirement communities have different services and amenities, such as transportation to local stores and attractions or on-site dental and medical facilities that save time and stress so you can live as active as you want. Add to these conveniences 24-hour security, housekeeping services, and prepared meals, and you have a great recipe for carefree, independent living in Bakersfield.
What to Expect
Many of these amenities are offered for your enjoyment in independent living communities in Bakersfield:
- Pet friendly
- On-site parking
- Library/reading room
- Movie theater
- Exercise room
- Pool and hot tub
- Beauty services
Sometimes independent living communities in Bakersfield are referred to as retirement or senior living communities.
Activities for Seniors in Bakersfield
Bakersfield is full of fun and engaging activities and destinations for seniors. Here are a few of the things to do in the San Joaquin Valley city.
Parks - Visit Beale Park, the city's first park built in 1908, it's one of two city parks with an amphitheater. Another great park in Bakersfield is the 32-acre Park at River Walk features two crisp lakes connected by a stream. Next to the riverside park is the 21 mile Kern River Bike Trail.
Museums - For art lovers, visit the many exhibits of upcoming and internationally known artists work at the Bakersfield Museum of Art or enjoy the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, that has 16,000 square feet of fascinating collections including rare fossils and American Indian artifacts. Another great stop is the California Living Museum, which is also known as the Bakersfield Zoo. The living museum has an array of animals and fauna to see and learn about.
Sports - Bakersfield has three minor league teams. The Bakersfield Blaze plays in the California League at the Sam Lynn Ballpark. Basketball fans will enjoy the NBA developmental team, the Bakersfield Jam plays at the Jam Events Center, and anyone who enjoys a hockey game will love watching the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors play a game at the Rabobank Arena.
Finding Independent Living in Bakersfield
To learn more about retirement bliss in an active and social, independent living community in the Bakersfield area, call us for a free consultation now. Our Senior Living Advisors will help you every step of the way to find and secure the best senior living arrangements for your needs.