With a metropolitan area of approximately 5.5 million people, there are roughly 520,000 senior citizens living in Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia. For seniors who prefer to reside in warm weather, the humid subtropical climate is perfect for year-round golf and outdoor activities, although the hot summers can often be best spent poolside. No matter if you are a native Atlantean or transplant from another state, there are plenty of senior care options to choose from, including an abundant of assisted living communities, retirement homes, and nursing homes, and even wonderful home care providers for those who choose to remain at home. To the left is a directory with over 50 categories of services, or, for more information on senior care and services in Atlanta, please contact one of our FREE Care Advisors at 800-955-8510.
Often referred to as "The Athens of the South", this diverse city offers endless local entertainment to keep retirees busy during their golden years. This includes an array of professional live sporting events from the Falcons (football), Braves (baseball), and Hawk (basketball). For a cultural and historical experience, check out the Georgia Aquarium, the Center for Civil and Human Right, Fenbank Museum of Natural History, etc. Also, for seniors who love fine dining, visit you can’t miss a great meal at dozens of new restaurants in neighborhoods such as Midtown, Westside, Sweet Auburn, and, of course, downtown.
Senior citizens tend to have more free time on their hands than any other age group. For many, spending savings on the pleasures of travel is the best way to enjoy the golden years. While living in Atlanta, not only do you have access to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which has direct flights to almost any US, Central and South American, and European city, but there is also a plethora of affordable travel destinations within driving distance. On the edge of Chattahooche National Forest, just 2 hours from downtown Atlanta, are gorgeous local vineyards. Approximately 5 hours east are the coastal cities of Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah, and two hours west is historic Birmingham, Alabama. You can also spend a wonderful afternoon day trip getting lost on the beautiful campus of The University of Georgia at Athens.