Maybe Omaha hasn’t been on your radar for a retirement destination, but it should be. Kiplinger names it a great mid-sized city for retiring. It’s an affordable small town, yet it has many of the amenities of a bigger city, including quality medical care. Omaha is growing fast, yet the cost of living remains lower than that of the nation as a whole, so your retirement savings will stretch.
Omaha has a growing social scene. There’s always something fun to do, from a tour of its world-famous zoo to a visit to one of its restaurants or retail establishments. Visit the downtown Old Market to tour an art gallery or take in a concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
You can set up the retirement you’ve been dreaming of and you’ll find that there are many perks to retiring in Omaha. If Omaha is home, one of those perks may be having your family close at hand.
Moving Close to Your Family and Children
If life took you away from Omaha on your adventures, now is the time to consider moving back. In a recent study, 25 percent of seniors are moving to be close to their adult children and grandchildren.
Benefits of Retiring Close to Family
- Be fully involved in your grandkids’ lives – You’ll be able to go to the baseball game or school play, be available for Grandparent’s Day celebrations, and attend birthday parties and graduations when you live near family.
- Be there to watch your children as they raise their own children – When grandma and grandpa live in the same town and plans change last minute, it can be a blessing in disguise: slipping in impromptu gatherings, Sunday suppers and patio get-togethers are possible when you live nearby. Being able to be there for life as it unfolds rather than just at holidays or special occasions is priceless.
- Create a sense of community – As you get older, having people you trust around you is important. Who can you trust more than your own family? They’ll be there to help you when you need it and provide love and support, too. Dinner parties or cookouts with family and friends mean you always have social connections.
- Live near other extended family members – Moving closer to your kids and grandchildren may mean moving closer to other extended family members, as well. Siblings, cousins, your own aging parents could be close at hand for dinners, celebrate holidays or simply just visit.
- Built-in Social Network – When you retire close to family, you’re able to attend regular dinners and special gatherings on a regular basis. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gather with family and friends.
You love your kids, so why not settle down near them when it’s time to retire? It simply makes sense.
Resource: Adjusting to Retirement
Omaha, Nebraska Retirement Community
Moving to Omaha? Consider Ovation Heartwood Preserve for your Omaha senior living community. With so much to make a move back home appealing, the last step in the process is finding your retirement community.
The Ovation Heartwood Preserve retirement community is ideal for active seniors who are ready to continue enjoying life near family. The upscale amenities focus on your comfort, while the caring team focuses on your well-being. There’s always something interesting to do here, from the Rooftop 360 Social Club to the exploration studios that encourage you to learn and explore a new hobby. Enjoy every moment with our life enrichment events and programming. Stay active in the state-of-the-art wellness center or sign up for a customized fitness class. Take a dip in the indoor pool or use technology to stay connected. Living here is like living in an upscale resort for life, complete with concierge and valet services!
There’s much to make retirement in Omaha appealing, including the closeness of your family. Ovation Heartwood Preserve adds a layer of class to the picture that makes it the logical choice. As you consider your retirement options, make sure Omaha and Ovation Heartwood Preserve are at the top of your list. Schedule a visit or contact to learn more about our senior living community and everything that’s offered including independent living, assisted living and memory care living options.