Independent Living Communities offer seniors a handy harmony between an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with chores. Seniors may continue to live their lives as they wish while their food is prepared by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and interests. Residents' quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies differ between locations, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of private health care professionals, they may always do so. There are a number of benefits and expenses to balance when determining an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are covered in your care plan: transportation, internet access, laundry, housekeeping, move-in fee, wellness program, cable TV, and initial assessment fee. The conveniences that pertain to independent living include golf course, fitness center & swimming pool, community activities, healthcare center, game/TV room, concierge services, security guards, and laundry service.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 46.6% are male and 53.4% are female. The median age of Soldotna is 39 years old. In Soldotna, 6.5% live in poverty, 16.0% do not have health insurance, 16.0% have some form of disability, and 66.1% participate in the labor force. Soldotna has a population density of 258 people per square mile. Demographically, Soldotna is 1.3% Hispanic, 4.7% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.6% mixed race, 0.0% black, 91.1% white, 0.0% other or not specified, and 0.6% Asian. In Soldotna, 9.9% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 29.6% have a high-school diploma, 22.9% have a college degree, and 9.9% have a graduate degree.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in determining which community is best for your family. Soldotna has a median home value of $227,923 and the median cost of rent is around $1,124 per month. The rent burden for Soldotna is around 15.3% of the average person's monthly income.
An overview of Alaska
There are 26 hospitals and 35 health centers that service a population of 735,097. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alaska are Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Based on natural beauty, Alaska ranks 45th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Alaska citizen is ranked 44th nation-wide. Additionally, Alaska is ranked 25th by standards of healthcare. The state of Alaska has a cost of living index of 130.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 134.2 and a housing index rating of 133.9.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Alaska ranks 15th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 37% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Alaska, 25% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 35. In Alaska, 30% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,246 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-22%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-3%. In Alaska there are 27 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 77%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 93% in the month of July. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 12°F. The average high winter temperature is around 43°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -31°F during the month of February. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 54°F. The average high summer temperature is around 74°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 31°F during the month of June. On average, Alaska has an air quality index rating of around 29.6 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of February with a rating of around 42.0 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of October at around 21.97 inches. On average, the state receives 3.13 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Alaska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alaska can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Alaska
The state of Alaska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of black spruce, western hemlock, sitka spruce, and white spruce. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the turtles, the brown, black, and polar bears, the frogs, or the birds. The state animal of Alaska is the the moose.