Thinking about retiring to New Hampshire? Well, the upside is that it has just been chosen the best state to retire to in 2017. It offers the best possible benefits in both financial and lifestyle categories that attract retirees. A low cost of living, good healthcare quality, low crime, plenty of cultural vitality make it an excellent assisted living choice. Furthermore, a bearable weather, medium taxes, and many seniors already living there offer maximum levels of social interaction too.
Speaking state wise, New Hampshire ranks second best in wellbeing, third lowest in crime and fourth best in healthcare quality. New Hampshire also does not tax salaries or wages but there is a 5% tax on dividends and interest which means that retirement income is not taxed. Retirees with investment income may owe some taxes. So is there a downside to New Hampshire? Just the bitterly cold winters. Here go ten best options of assisted living it has to offer, in no particular order.
3 Church Road,
The USP of Windham Terrace is the quaintness of Windham and the convenience of being close enough to Massachusetts. Windham Terrace’s caring staff are dedicated to serving those in their silver years who require some assistance but whose spirits are independent. It offers assisted living, health care services such as supplemental nursing and medication management, memory care services as well as short stays and respite care. Beautiful common areas, spacious private apartments and plenty of socializing and enjoyment opportunities make this a great choice. To further entertainment, residents enjoy special trips such as whale watching, fishing, restaurant and shopping excursions. Added attractions are leisurely drives in the country, and attending theater or sporting events. With four medical centers nearby and an affordable pricing, Windham Terrace is a lovely place for residents to stay in.
The Scott-Farrar Home
11 Elm St,
A non-profit community, The Scott-Farrar Home is surrounded by beautiful natural settings with plenty of outdoor garden areas within the complex. The complex is nestled within nature’s bounty amidst woods, walking trails and the Nubanusit River. It is within walking distance to downtown Peterborough so that its residents can have the best of both the worlds. The Scott-Farrar is known for offering new retirement lifestyle choices. The USP lies in promoting assisted and independent living but also learning and lifelong wellness. Some of the amenities include a well-stocked library, a fitness room, country kitchens and a café. Many engaging activities, outings as well as educational experiences keep the residents in high spirits. It also boasts of a beautiful therapy area as well as an outdoor dining terrace with views of Mt. Monadnock! Pets are welcome too.
Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living
43 Ledgewood Drive,
Ledgewood Bay is located in a quiet neighborhood with spectacular views of the Monadnock Mountains. It offers independent and assisted living as well as memory care. This peaceful complex in Milford is also ideally located minutes away from major shopping, entertainment, and medical centers. It is also easily accessible from Route 3. Amenities include a library, a lovely dining room, a tasteful private dining room for family gatherings. A custom furniture package for ease of moving and resident happy hours are thoughtful additions. A beautifully landscaped patio with outdoor fire pit is ideal for friends and family to sit around and gaze at the beauty of the night skies. To ensure that the residents look and feel their best, Ledgewood Bay also offers many wellness & exercise programs and a beauty salon. Ample cultural & educational activities, a club, a gym and computer training keeps minds fit.
Sanctuary Care at Rye
295 Lafayette Road,
Sanctuary Care at Rye specializes in memory care and ensures that residents get it in the most gracious way possible. With a coastal architectural setting, the complex offers spacious and accommodating residences with a pleasing décor, nestled in natural beauty. An “open space” approach helps the residents to feel independent and yet, caring eyes make sure their safety is paramount. Open and honest with the families of residents, Sanctuary Care believes in being transparent at all levels. The costs, fees or just day-to-day information about the loved seniors staying at Sanctuary are openly discussed. Another great feature exclusive to Sanctuary Care is the Family CareSpace. It provides unrestricted access to resident location and information from any browser, tablet or smartphone. This way the family always knows how their loved one is faring.
24 Peabody Pl,
The Peabody Home has made it its mission to ensure that the transition from independent to senior living is not overwhelming. A simple example of this is the personal living spaces with five different options. The residents are welcome to make them as quirky or as unique as they are with their choice of décor. Peabody offers independent living, assisted living, nursing care, memory care, respite stay, adult day care as well as a hospice. Residents thrive in the independent atmosphere while they are warmly looked after. Plenty of activities well-suited to and catering to every resident’s needs and likes ensure that all faces remained wreathed in smiles.
Amenities like an in-house beauty and barber shop keep them looking spiffy. An outdoor gazebo, patios, and beautiful gardens ensure the residents love the outdoors as well. The Peabody Home bus is on the road transporting residents to see the fall foliage. Other attractions include a trip to the Weirs, a Mount Washington Cruise or picnics at the lake.
Bentley Commons At Bedford
66 Hawthorne Dr S,
At Bentley Commons at Bedford, assisted living and independent living services go hand in hand with wellness services. Dynamic and interesting recreational programs and activities keep the elders mentally alert and entertained. Bentley Commons is situated near the Merrimack River and offers convenient access to downtown Bedford. Here the residents can enjoy their kind of shopping and services and take part in community events. Close proximity to major highways makes it easily accessible for families as well. A beautifully designed building, professionally trained and warm staff, innovative programming, and gourmet meals served in the dining room makes Bentley Commons a wonderful choice. For those in their silver years looking to live an independent life with help around the corner, Bentley Commons is a great catch.
Langdon Place of Keene Care and Rehab
136 Arch St,
With 97 apartments and 25 beds on short term nursing and rehabilitation, Langdon Place of Keene Care and Rehab is a thriving community. It offers assisted living, short term stays, rehabilitation services and specialized care for Alzheimer and Dementia patients on the Homestead floor. It boasts of a therapy pool and spa that helps those stricken with arthritis. Residents choosing assisted living are free to follow an independent lifestyle with the security of asking for as much or as little help they need. Recreational programs include field trips, transportation to local businesses and events. Awarded the Bronze National Quality Award from The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) in 2012, Langdon offers a variety of sizes and styles for assisted living apartments to suit all needs, tastes and budgets.
Meredith Bay Colony Club
21 Mile Point Dr,
The Meredith Bay Colony Club is set in a beautiful location that overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Opened in 2009, Meredith Bay offers assisted living apartments called The Inn with all private one and two room suites, each with its own kitchenette, along with private bathroom including shower. The Gardens is their memory care center specially designed especially for seniors with Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Since it’s a not-for-profit organization, it offers all services and amenities usually expected from a luxury retirement community but at a fraction of the cost, thus making it an affordable option as well.
Furthermore, with a claim of “lowest monthly fees” and a 100%refundable entrance fee, Meredith is an affordable choice. It also offers plenty of interesting recreational activities to ensure that its residents live their lives with zeal, zest and plenty to occupy their minds. Finally, they have a full range of supportive services as well and let its residents and families choose what is best for them.
Sugar Hill Retirement Community Inc
83 Rolling Wood Dr,
Many in their silver years prefer the privacy and beauty of independent houses but often end up moving into apartments for convenience and to basically lessen their workload. Sugar Hill Retirement Community in Wolfeboro offers a unique option. You get a beautiful and independent house to stay in, and Sugar Hill takes care of everything from yard maintenance to dining! So you get your dream house to spend your later years in, without any hassle of maintaining the home… It operates on a unique financial structure featuring stock ownership so it also takes away the stress of a large, up-front investment. Instead, Sugar Hill residents are shareholders who help to determine the future of the community.
To make this even more transparent, five resident members serve on the community board of directors. Cottage and apartment homes, many diverse social events and opportunities coupled with as much or as little assistance you need make Sugar Hill a beautiful place to spend your silver years in.
55 Riverglen Ln,
At Riverglen House, residents can choose between studio, alcove, one and two-bedroom, senior-friendly apartments with a unique setting on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River. The community is very close to Littleton’s vibrant Main Street and has been named one of the Nation’s “Ten Best” Fifty resident apartments, each with kitchenette and private bath. The riverfront dining room features nutritious meals served in a restaurant-style dining and offers weekly housekeeping and laundry. Plenty of trained and licensed care providers are on site 24X7 and each resident also gets emergency call pendants. Morning coffee hours, afternoon tea, bridge competitions and craft classes provide great entertainment. Resident meetings, current events discussions, holiday celebrations, public interest seminars, live entertainment performances and volunteer involvement also keep the residents mentally and physically fit. Bi-monthly wine and cheese gatherings, as well as road trips, increase the happiness quotient of the residents as well.
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