Cleveland's senior citizens are a tough breed of Midwesterners. They built this great American city with their bare hands, one brick at a time. They have danced in World Series celebrations throughout historic Public Square; they have grown from the ashes of the Hough Riots. Now, during their golden years, their blood, sweat, and tears are repaid in the transformation of their beloved Lake Erie city into one of the best places in the Great Lakes region to retire.
One way the city known as "The Forest City" is now repaying its senior citizens is through exceptional available healthcare options. Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Hospital, and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center are all nationally ranked hospitals specializing in geriatric services such as heart and vascular disease, respiratory illnesses, cancer treatment, etc. Furthermore, with approximately 12% of the population over 65 years old, Cleveland has a plethora of great senior resources to improve all facets of aging. To the left is a directory with over 50 categories of such resources, including senior housing communities, home health agencies, elder law attorney, and retirement planners. If you need help finding care or services for your or an elderly loved one, please do not hesitate to speak with one of our FREE Care Advisors at 1-800-955-8510.
In additional to healthcare, Cleveland has bragging rights over other Midwest cities in regards to local entertainment and activities. Retirees with available free time on their hands can increase their happy-meter simply by staying engaged in cultural outings like professional sporting games (Browns, Indians, Cavaliers), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and much more. Scientific evidence has proven increased time outdoors directly correlates to increased happiness and health. Take a bike tour through downtown, rent boats and kayaks during the summer on Lake Erie, play volleyball at Wendy Park, or spend an afternoon enjoying magnificent flowers and vegetation at the Cleveland Botanic Gardens. Cleveland is also booming with great nightlife from local casinos, hundreds of restaurants and bars, and great annual events such as the Cleveland Beer Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival.