Florence, Alabama is a perfect, quaint city for senior citizens to call home during retirement. Sitting in the northwest half of the state, this humble southern city is home to the largest population in Lauderdale County. The greater metropolitan area is divided by the Tennessee River, with Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia one the southern side, and Florence on the north bank. The population is home to a little over 100,000 people, mostly consisting of generations of Alabamians.
Not matter where you spend your golden years, it is important to have access to outstanding healthcare and senior care, as seniors require specific services as they age. To the left is a directory of over 50 categories of services in the Florence and Muscle Shoal area, including home health agencies, senior housing, elder law attorneys, etc. Navigating all of your options can be overwhelming, which is why Senior Directory is proud to provide a FREE helpline where a care advisor can help compare services and costs. You can reach our helpline at 1-800-955-8510.
Florence offers a plethora of entertainment and outdoors activities for people of all ages. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Florence Indian Mound and Museum, and Ivy Green (Helen Keller’s birthplace) are great cultural and historical sites to spend the afternoon with the grandchildren. It’s important that aging adult stay physically active to ensure good cardiovascular health and prolonged life. Canyon Creek Nature Preserve and Shoal Creek Preserve are only a 45-minute drive from the heart of the metro area. Both are great places for a hike or bike ride. There are also great water sports along the Tennessee River, Wilson Lake, and Wheeler Reservoir. The Shoals is also known for fantastic live music at over 20 bars and saloons throughout the metro area, and also is home to the annual W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer in honor of W.C. Handy - known as the “Father of Blues” and is from Florence.
Overall, we think Florence and Muscle Shoals are fantastic cities to call home for people of all ages, but especially for senior citizens.