If you’re a senior thinking about retirement, have you thought about what will happen to your pets? If you’re concerned that they won’t be able to come if you decide to move to a senior living community or assisted living facility, rest assured that isn’t always the case. In Lincoln, many places allow pets, including communities specifically for the older crowd. There are also restaurants and businesses in the area that welcome both you and your pet and lots of outdoor areas to explore and enjoy.
Moving out of your house and to a 55+ community or assisted living facility might be stressful but you don’t have to give up your furry friend in the process. There are dozens of facilities and communities in Lincoln that allow your pet to live with you. You can enjoy your retirement with the amenities they offer and so can your pets!
Gramercy Hill offers both assisted living and independent living options at their location in Lincoln. This place is fantastic for pets because they are on six acres of gardens and land that you can walk and enjoy. Seniors can also enjoy amenities like salon services, a continuum of care, nurses on staff, housekeeping services, meals, and transportation. Each apartment also has safety features, so help is never far away if you need it.
Winner of SeniorAdvisor.com’s 2017 Best of Senior Living Award, Bickford of Lincoln provides seniors with a customized lifestyle and care plan. They have both assisted living and special memory care units along with amenities such as indoor communal areas, complimentary transportation, and planned activities and social events. Residents can also receive care from the variety of doctors and specialists that make regular trips to Bickford.
Savannah Pines Retirement Resort offers a senior paradise for both residents and their pets. They have a variety of floor plans that include one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and they are an all-inclusive retirement community. Your rent will include your meals, services, utilities, phone, and cable. The community also has its own pool and fitness center along with a game room and lounge. You and your pet will also never be bored as there is always planned activities on-site as well as all over Lincoln.
There are so many places in Lincoln that allow you to bring your pet along that you never have to leave home without them again. If you’re hungry, you can visit the Tavern on the Square where they even provide food and water for your pet. Stop in at The Mill for a cup of coffee and a treat for your four-legged friend. Lincoln also has two off-leash dog parks, Rickman’s Run and Oak Creek Dog Park, where you can let your dog explore and play. Other places that allow pets include Francie & Finch Bookshop, Salty Dog Cyclery, and Stella Collective.
You can also find events in Lincoln for your pet and meet others who love their friends just as much as you do. I Love My Dog Expo is an annual event in Lincoln that brings out all the dog lovers in the area, including nearly 80 vendors. The Capital Humane Society hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, such as the Tails N’ Trails Pet Walk & Festival. Check their calendar to see what’s coming up next. You can also visit the Nebraska Kennel Club’s site to find their upcoming events and classes.
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