Portland senior living is a large part of the city's landscape. While Portland Oregon has a reputation as a hip urban mecca attracting young people from all over the country -- the median age of Portland residents is 35 -- there is a lot for seniors to love about the City of Roses.
In fact, this jewel of the Pacific Northwest has been recognized by AARP the Magazineas one of the “Top Five Areas to Live” for adults age 50 and older and one of the “Best Cities in the American West” by Sunset Magazine.
Gateway to the Great Outdoors
If you can make it through the 155 rainy days per year, Portland is an outdoor-lover’s paradise with little snow, mild year-round temperatures, over 10,000 acres of green space and 220 miles of regional trails.
The city’s emphasis on healthy living been recognized nationwide and earned Portland a ranking as one of the best cities for walking in America by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the “Best City for Bicycling” by Bicycling Magazine, and the second healthiest city in the country by Cooking Light.
Staying Healthy Is a Snap
Portland offers some of the finest health care in Oregon, and is home to the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Hospital. The state’s only academic health center, OHSU was named the No. 1 Best Hospital in the Portland Metro Area by U.S News & World Report in 2011 and has been a Top Rated Hospital 16 years in a row. OHSU Hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News as “high-performing” in several medical specialties, including geriatrics.
Portland Senior Living Resources
If you are interested in Portland Oregon Senior Living and would like to learn more about the senior housing options available, search for Portland Retirement Communities at www.SeniorHomes.com. SeniorHomes.com is a free resource for people looking for a senior home for a loved one or themselves.
Another good resource for searching through Portland Retirement communities is portlandretirementcommunities.com. You'll find categories for independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, and more.
The same is true for SeniorAdvisor.com. Use it to find senior living communities in Portland and the surrounding areas.
If you're a military veteran, you can find information about the Portland VA Medical Center right here. I hold military veterans of all ages in the highest regard and believe that we should be taking good care of them when they need it. Thank you for your service to our country!