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Des Moines is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Just since 2000 the Des Moines metro area has grown by 32 percent, outpacing its bigger city neighbors in Chicago and Minneapolis. Service and care providers such mental health services, veteran services, disease specific organizations, real estate services are abound. In addition, Des Moines boasts many activities for the young and old alike. Are you looking for services for a loved one, or for yourself, you will find what you are looking for in Des Moines, IA.
It’s easy to see why Des Moines has been attracting so many. Ranked as the #1 Best Affordable Place to Live by U.S. News and World reports, and a top 5 Best place for successful aging by the Milken Institute, the Des Moines metro area has an abundance of activities.
Go learn about Iowa, its communities, heroes and its history at the Historic State house, or at the Iowa Hall of Pride. If something more hands on is what you’re looking for, the Iowa Living History Museum is an interactive outdoor museum providing visitors the experience of connecting with Midwest rural life through multiple stages of history and culture. Fly high and see the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, and watch the National Balloon Classic in nearby Indianola. A nine day hot air ballooning event attracting visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a long walk through the 28 piece John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.
If you’re interested in sports, Des Moines is the #1 ranked minor league sports city in the US. Enjoy a game with the Iowa Cubs, a minor league team of the Chicago Cubs. The Iowa Wolves are a G-League team of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Iowa Wild will have you cheering on aspiring hockey players as well. Enjoy racing at the Iowa Speedway, or at Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel who has live racing from April thru mid-October. Get outside along the High Trestle Bridge Trail and take in one of the largest trail bridges in the world, over 130 feet high and half a mile long. If none of these activities are your style, Des Moines also boasts world class golf courses. All of this in one of the most affordable and up and coming cities in the U.S..
The Des Moines metro area is growing and vibrant while also providing all of the necessary needs for our aging seniors. Housing options for our aging loved ones only begin to showcase what Des Moines has to offer. If you are looking for independent living, assisted living, memory care, or a continuum of care community, Des Moines has numbers of options. Don’t forget about the care providers; Elder Law Attorneys, Estate Planning, and the retirement benefits of living in an emerging cultural gem of the Midwest.
To the left, on this page, is a directory of over 50 categories of services for seniors in the Des Moines metro area. Also, for rates and services of specific provides, please call one of our FREE Care Advisors at 1-800-955-8510
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