With just over 400,000 residents, Tulsa is Oklahoma’s second-largest city, and it offers plenty of senior-friendly cultural and recreational attractions. Seniors can explore the 13 miles of sidewalk at the Gathering Place, the city’s riverfront park, or hike through the 600-acre Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area, which provides impressive views of the city’s skyline. For the best of Tulsa’s nightlife, including many restaurants, seniors can stop by the Blue Dome Entertainment District. At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, seniors are entertained by plays, symphonies, ballets and other live performances.
Around 13.4% of Tulsa’s residents are senior citizens, so it’s no surprise that the area is home to dozens of assisted living communities. To live in these facilities, seniors pay an average of $4,370 per month. This guide showcases 10 of Tulsa’s best assisted living facilities.
University Village Retirement Community
8555 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74137
At the University Village Retirement Community, located near the Arkansas River in south Tulsa, the friendly, attentive staff provides a continuum of care for seniors. Residents have plenty of room to stretch out in their spacious apartments, which feature full kitchens and large closets. Conveniently, local phone service and basic extended cable are included. Additionally, the facility provides weekly housekeeping and linen services, which gives seniors more time for fun and relaxation. Exercise classes, volunteer opportunities and group outings to local restaurants are just some of the ways that residents can fill their days.
The Parke Assisted Living
7821 E. 76th St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Nestled in a quiet Tulsa neighborhood beside J.C. Leake Park Pond, The Parke Assisted Living provides a comfortable environment for its residents. The single-story community has an enclosed courtyard where seniors can wander the paved paths or admire the colorful flowers. With many elegantly appointed common areas, including a library, chapel and beauty salon, seniors have everything they need on-site. The one- and two-bedroom apartments, which are all pet friendly and wheelchair accessible, have carpeting, individual thermostats and full kitchens to help seniors feel at home.
Bellarose Senior Living
18001 E. 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74134
Bellarose Senior Living provides independent living, assisted living and memory care in an upscale environment. The facility’s well-appointed common areas have high ceilings, chandeliers and abundant natural light thanks to large windows. We included Bellarose Senior Living in this guide because residents enjoy many high-end amenities, including a hot tub, fitness center and heated saltwater pool. The 152,528-square-foot community also has four courtyards where assisted living residents can relax with friends and family. For safety, all assisted living apartments are on the ground floor.
7220 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136
This assisted living community is located just down the street from St. Francis Hospital, and other medical facilities are nearby. At Aberdeen Heights, privacy and independence are encouraged, but when seniors need a helping hand, they can count on the 24/7 care staff. Licensed nurses are on-site every day. We included Aberdeen Heights in Tulsa’s top 10 because of their well-reviewed dining program. Seniors enjoy three chef-prepared meals daily, and on Sundays, guests can join residents for a lunch of pot roast or Southern fried chicken. These meals are served in the second-floor Tree Top Dining Room, which provides scenic views of the city’s mature trees.
Legend at Tulsa Hills
701 W. 71th St. S
Tulsa, OK 74132
Located on Tulsa’s west side, Legend at Tulsa Hills provides assisted living and memory care in an upscale hotel-style environment. Each apartment has homelike features like wall-to-wall carpeting and individual climate controls, and for added safety, there’s an emergency call system with automated night lights. Residents of this bright, clean facility have access to many amenities. They can enjoy fresh air in the enclosed courtyard, socialize in the game room or watch their favorite films in the Uptown Theater. In addition to its many on-site activities, Legend at Tulsa Hills organizes fun group outings to theaters, art venues, shopping centers and more.
Brookdale Tulsa Midtown
5211 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74105
Brookdale Tulsa Midtown provides assisted living and memory care in a resort-like setting near Interstate 44. Some of this three-story facility’s convenient amenities include a library, fitness center and cafe. Outdoors, there’s a courtyard and garden where seniors can relax with their friends as well as a conservatory for residents who want to show off their green thumbs. We included Brookdale Tulsa Midtown in this list because of the many unique activities they offer, such as flower arranging workshops and wine and cheese socials.
Brookdale Tulsa South
8231 S. Mingo Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Located across the street from the MeadowBrook Country Club, Brookdale Tulsa South cares for just over 40 seniors in a cozy, homelike setting. Residents can choose from several floor plans all with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. The community welcomes pets and will help residents care for them; the enclosed courtyard even provides a safe place for seniors’ four-legged friends to run and play. Residents enjoy the freedom to control their own schedules and may choose to take part in scheduled activities, such as fitness classes or educational workshops. Seniors are also free to relax on the patio or read a book in the library. Periodic resident council meetings give seniors an opportunity to share feedback about the dining program and on-site services.
Legend at Mingo Road
7902 S. Mingo Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Located in a residential neighborhood in Tulsa’s south end, Legend at Mingo Road provides individualized assisted living and memory care to seniors. Regular meetings keep residents and their family members informed about their individual care plans, and these programs are adjusted regularly based on residents’ changing needs as well as input from primary care physicians. At mealtimes, residents can order dietitian-approved, chef-prepared entrees from the menu, and if they get hungry between meals, there’s a convenient Anytime Dining menu.
Oklahoma Methodist Manor Inc.
4134 E. 31st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135
Founded in 1956, Oklahoma Methodist Manor is a faith-based assisted living and memory care community. The sprawling 40-acre campus has a theater, two beauty salons, three libraries and an auditorium. The community’s full-time chaplain leads worship services in the on-site chapel. Residents can also take part in Bible study classes or visit the outdoor Prayer Labyrinth. To make their studios and one- or two-bedroom suites more comfortable, seniors are encouraged to bring their favorite decor and furniture from home. Pets are welcome too.
The Linden at Stonehaven Square
10802 E. 81st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
The Linden at Stonehaven Square is located in Tulsa’s Broken Arrow suburb. The community’s 79 assisted living apartments range in size from 348 to 909 square feet, and all floor plans have kitchenettes. Seniors are welcome to bring their dog or cat, and if they need a hand with pet care, the staff is happy to help. We included The Linden at Stonehaven Square on this list because of its top-notch activity program. In addition to on-site events, such as table games and exercise classes, residents have the opportunity to travel to local restaurants, museums and performing arts centers.
Is Tulsa the Right Choice for You?
For seniors who are transitioning to an assisted living facility, Oklahoma’s second-largest city has plenty to offer. With just 6 inches of snow falling in the average year, the city’s climate is ideal for seniors who want to spend their days playing golf or enjoying other outdoor pursuits. If you need another reason to retire in Tulsa, look no further than its cost of living, which is 10.4% more affordable than the national average.