With over 278,000 residents, Lincoln is Nebraska’s lively state capital and a college town that’s home to the youthful spirit and educational offerings of the highly ranked University of Nebraska. Here, seniors can cheer for the university’s many sports teams or join the unique Senior Learning Passport Program, which includes two classes per year for a minimal $25 fee. Additionally, the city itself provides seniors with a wide range of cultural amenities, including the beautiful Sunken Gardens and Pioneers Park Recreation Center, which invite nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy the area’s varied local wildlife and plants.
Along with the city’s manageable size and wide variety of outdoor and educational perks, Lincoln has lower-than-national average living expenses and violent crime rates. It boasts dozens of desirable neighborhoods run by active neighborhood associations and includes the historic Country Club area and the vibrant downtown Haymarket District, which is filled with art galleries, performance venues and local restaurants. For seniors interested in learning about the many amenities-rich, high quality assisted living offerings throughout thriving city, we’ve put together a list of Lincoln’s top 10.
The Woodlands at Hillcrest
9421 Gable Pines Rd.
Lincoln, NE 68520
The Woodlands at Hillcrest is conveniently located next to the beautiful Hillcrest Country Club in eastern Lincoln. Offering residents the choice of 10 different apartment floor plans and a low-stress lifestyle, the facility provides high-quality, compassionate assisted living and memory care. An abundance of entertaining on-site amenities, such as the outdoor putting green, are designed to enhance residents’ quality of life and help them remain engaged and fulfilled. Residents can exercise, create and learn in the well-equipped fitness studio, life enrichment room stocked with supplies for arts and crafts, multipurpose room and theater.
The Windcrest on Van Dorn
7208 Van Dorn St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
With a comfortable, warm and relaxing ambiance, The Windcrest on Van Dorn’s beautiful interiors, including high ceilings, ample common spaces for lounging and apartments with kitchenettes, create a welcoming setting for seniors. Residents can dine on three delicious meals per day in the restaurant-style dining hall or reserve the private dining room for special occasions with loved ones. Without leaving home, they can attend worship services in the on-site chapel, have their hair styled in the beauty salon or peruse books in the cozy, well-stocked library. Outside, an expansive, secure courtyard has paved paths for tranquil nature strolls and shady patio seating.
6800 A St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
Chosen for our list of Lincoln’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its lush six-acre grounds filled with gardens, Gramercy Hill also serves animal lovers through its pet-friendly policy and vibrant bird aviary. The community provides independent and assisted living services with apartments that include kitchenettes, plush carpeting, spacious walk-in closets and large windows. Residents can spend their days joining facilitated group activities, or they can take advantage of personal time in the quiet library, attend worship services or enjoy a solo workout in the fitness room.
6330 Platte Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68507
Located in the desirable, historic Havelock neighborhood, Havelock Manor was a must for our list of Lincoln’s top 10 for its intimate, homelike atmosphere and proximity to an abundance of shops and convenient small-town amenities. The community can accommodate up to 25 residents, and its small size creates a family environment where residents can relax with friends in a comfortable, shared living room and shady front porch with rocking chairs. Outside, the garden patio is filled with colorful flowers and plants.
The Waterford at Williamsburg
3940 Pine Lake Rd.
Lincoln, NE 68516
Assisted living residents at The Waterford at Williamsburg experience life in a cozy, homelike setting. Here, the secure environment is paired with comfortable furnishings and warm, attractive decor. The fine dining room serves three home-cooked meals per day, and residents can enjoy snacks at any time. Amenities also include a computer center where residents can communicate online with loved ones, a beauty salon and barbershop and serene outdoor patios. Additionally, the friendly staff saves residents time by providing weekly housekeeping and laundry assistance.
Bickford of Lincoln
4451 Old Cheney Rd.
Lincoln, NE 68516
We selected Bickford of Lincoln for our list of the city’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its charming building with beautifully decorated, homelike interiors and pristine grounds. The common areas and amenities, including the elegant dining room, beauty salon and living rooms, are adorned with potted plants, charming brick fireplaces, hanging artwork and large windows. Outside, the courtyard is filled with leafy trees, walking paths and park benches.
GracePointe Assisted Living & Memory Care
4620 Randolph St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
GracePointe Assisted Living & Memory Care is a large, welcoming facility divided into smaller neighborhoods designed to feel like home. Residents can choose from a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as take full advantage of the many life-enriching amenities offered by the community. A unique safety monitoring technology helps residents move securely throughout the building, and they can spend afternoons visiting the pub, fireside lounge and outdoor patios to relax and socialize with friends.
3110 S. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Conveniently located in South Lincoln near Pansing Park, Orchard Park assisted living offers 25 years experience of professional senior care. The beautiful park-like grounds with gazebos and walking paths are perfect for enjoying the fresh air and warm, sunny days, and residents are kept busy with gardening activities, lively games and daily fitness classes. Highly skilled chefs prepare delicious comfort foods as well as meals designed to remind residents of their favorite flavors, holidays and family traditions, while keeping special diets in mind, and residents can dine inside or alfresco on an elegant patio.
The Lexington Assisted Living Center
5550 Pioneers Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506
A state-certified facility conveniently located near Bryan East Hospital and the scenic Holmes Lake Park, The Lexington Assisted Living Center provides residents aged 55 and older with spacious, private apartments that include kitchenettes, personally controlled thermostats and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Residents can attend to their personal needs in the on-site wellness center and post office, check out books from the library and even pick up the daily newspaper from the lobby. Outside, a tranquil koi pond and fountain add beauty to the large courtyard and landscaped grounds.
Fallbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care
6600 Juliet Court
Lincoln, NE 68521
At Fallbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care, residents receive personalized care from friendly, professional staff members who provide weekly housekeeping and linen services all while maintaining a peaceful environment. When not relaxing in their spacious, private apartments, residents can eat three balanced meals per day in the restaurant-style dining hall or stop by the coffee shop anytime for a beverage. Spiritually minded residents can attend services in the on-site chapel, and film aficionados can watch their favorite movie in the theater.
Is Lincoln the Right Choice for You?
With more than 130 miles of outdoor trails, a bustling downtown and five public golf courses, Lincoln offers recreational activities for seniors with a wide range of interests. Seniors can stargaze at the Hyde Observatory, visit any of the city’s six recreation centers or take visiting grandkids to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Additionally, seniors can receive tax assistance and other resources at the city’s many public libraries.