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Senior Life (Source: "Rapid City Welcome," 2012 Edition)
Rapid City may not be one of the warmer parts of the country but it's still a popular spot for seniors who enjoys a mild climate with seasonal changes, a wealth of recreational and educational activities, a wide variety of housing options, an affordable lifestyle and a strong health care system with plentiful services at every level of care. An easy life style with the advantages of larger cities
 

Area increasingly popular for active elders
Rapid City is becoming more popular each year with retirees as "the community of choice" because of the variety of activities it offers, affordable housing and top medical facilities.
 
Long-ago nicknamed "The Banana Belt" because of its mild winter climate, Rapid City enjoys the mildest temperatures in the Midwest because of the protection offered by the nearby mountains. Residents boast they can play golf, tennis or go fishing every month of each of our four pleasing seasons.
 
Recreational opportunities are unlimited. Some of the best hiking, fishing and hunting can be found within minutes of your doorstep. In the winter, you can either bask in the sunshine in Rapid City, or travel to the mountains a few miles away and find great cross-country and downhill skiing and absolutely the finest snowmobile trails in the world.
 
Andy, best of all, youíll feel like being active here. Precipitation is low and so is the humidity. Youíll rarely feel "sticky" and almost every evening youíll welcome a light blanket for sleeping.
 
Called "The City of Parks," you will never find enough time to enjoy them all as well as the cityís four formal garden areas.
 
Rapid City boasts one of the most up-to-date health care systems in American, offering a vast scope of vital medical specialities including heart surgery. The hospital also operates a major rehabilitation center and a privately-operated major eye clinic provides the most modern of eye care.
 
A number of housing options designed to meet the various needs of seniors are located in the Rapid City and Black Hills areas. There are assisted living facilities, nursing homes and retirement communities. In addition, there are a number of local companies offering services that make it easier for seniors to stay in their own homes if they so choose.
 
Rapid City is very popular as a retirement area for the military. Nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base offers outstanding medical care as well as discounted shopping facilities. There are two veteranís hospitals near Rapid City as well.
 

Senior Housing Options
A number of housing options designed to meet the various needs of seniors are located in the Rapid City and Black Hills areas. There are assisted living facilities, nursing homes and retirement communities. In addition, there are a number of local companies offering services that make it easier for seniors to stay in their own homes if they so choose.
 

Some Area Resources for Seniors

  • Canyon Lake Senior Citizens Center located at 2900 Canyon Lake Drive (605-721-8710 or 605-721-8711) and the Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center at 315 North 4th Street (605-394-1887) offer a broad range of activities including exercise classes, walkers' clubs, bingo, card games, dances, pool games, greeting card recycling and more. Mid-day meals are served Monday through Friday and there are also many special suppers, potlucks and other events. Both centers charge a small annual fee for membership.
     
  • Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) which is sponsored by Volunteers of America helps seniors find rewarding volunteer opportunities. Phone 605-394-2507.

This information is deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed for accuracy.
 
 

Gil Raben - Owner Broker
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