El Paso might possibly be the most interesting city in the United States. Geographically, it resides directly on the northwest corner of Texas, with part of the metro area in New Mexico, and a large percentage of the population unofficially across the border in Ciuddad Juarez, Mexico. El Paso is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, with the infamous Rio Grande River cutting directly through it, and Franklin Mountain State Park just north of downtown. The city known as Chuco Town gets even more interesting when you consider the US/Medico border is tightly controlled and almost forbidden to cross because Juarez is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world; yet, ironically, El Paso recently received the All-American City Award as the safest city in the United States.
El Paso is a religious city rooted in core family values and catholic traditions. Dating back to the mid-1500's when the region was first colonized by the Spanish, this historical city is not only a great place for all Americans to live, but truly is a fantastic place for senior citizens to call home. For starters, there are great local resources for aging adults including the Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability, and dozens of senior care providers including adult day care centers, assisted living communities, senior centers, home care agencies, etc.
There are endless activities and entertainment to bring out the zest in life during your golden years. Visit Franklin Mountain State Park where you can find hiking trails, rock climbing, camping grounds, and RV sites. You can also drive 45 minutes east and view breathtaking rock formation and historical Native American rock paintings. Downtown is home to Union Plaza - a cultural hub of restaurant and nightlife - or handpick organic produce and support local southwestern artists at the Farmers Market and Art Walk every Saturday. It's also never too late (especially for retirees with plenty of time on their hands) to take classes at The University of Texas at El Paso, or volunteer at the El Paso Zoo.
As a whole, El Paso is a fantastic place to retire. Yes, the summer months can get hot, but for the most part the temperature stays pretty much between 60 to 80 degrees during the other season. To the left you can find a directory of services for aging adults. Senior Directory is proud to list local resources to help you or an aging loved one find services when they need it most. If you need help navigating the complex world of senior healthcare, please contact one of our FREE Care Advisors at 1-800-955-8510.