Brookdale provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.
Our Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life® is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life® we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.
Charleston, South Carolina is the home of Brookdale Charleston assisted living facility. It is the largest city in South Carolina and boasts warm summers and temperate winters. Living in the city requires a car for most errands. There are abundant resources for Veterans in Charleston. - Charleston, South Carolina is the home of the Brookdale Charleston assisted living facility. Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina, located on the Charleston Harbor, which is off of the Atlantic Ocean. Brookdale Charleston Assisted Living is located northwest of the city center in the West Ashley neighborhood. - With a population near 400,000 in greater Charleston County, Charleston is also the largest city in the state of South Carolina. - Walkscore.com gives Charleston a walkability score of 40, as residents require a car for most daily errands. - The median age in Charleston County is 37.1, which is below the state average, but roughly on par with that of the country as a whole. - There are 10 senior assisted living communities in Charleston. - Brookdale Charleston is nestled in a climate that is warmer than the country's average. The average annual high temperature is 76.1 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average annual low temperature is 55.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Charleston, South Carolina gets an average of 51.06 inches of rain per year, while the annual cumulative snowfall is negligible. The hottest month of the year is July with an average high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit, and an average low of 73 degrees Fahrenheit. The coolest month of the year is January with an average high of 59 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. August gets the most rain, with an average of 7.17 inches of rain annually. - There are multiple services available to Veterans in Charleston. - The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is located in the city center, and it is open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. - The Charleston Vet Center is operational Monday - Friday, and every 2nd Saturday of the month. The Vet Center offers a stress management music class on Mondays, a support group for significant others on every other Tuesday, a weight management program for Veterans and their spouses on Wednesdays, and chair yoga on Fridays. On Thursdays, there is a counselor available at the Santee Family Health in McClellanville, South Carolina. Additionally, there is a guitar playing program for Veterans that is scheduled by the instructor. - The Veterans Affairs Office is located in North Charleston and is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Charleston has a number of options available for public transportation, as well as private transportation entities. - The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority, or CARTA, provides bus routes, express routes, as well as a Tell-A-Ride service. - The CARTA website provides up-to-date delays and alerts, trip planning, bus tracking, and next stop times. - Standard fare is $2.00, transfers are $.50, and express routes are $3.50 for one-way trips. Riders with disabilities ride for $.75 all day, every day with a valid CARTA disability card. Seniors 55 and older get 50% off during non-peak hours. Non-Peak Hours are from 9am-3:30 pm and after 6 pm on Monday through Friday, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the holidays. - Charleston has an Amtrak train station that offers routes all over the country. - There are also multiple Taxi services in the city: Charleston Cab Company, Yellow Cab of Charleston, and Charleston Green Taxi. - Rideshares are also available through Uber and Lyft, as well as a bike share program called Holy Spokes.
Health and Safety
There are a number of hospitals in the Charleston area, including a teaching hospital as well as a VA hospital. Crime is above average in Charleston, but some areas are much safer than others. - Charleston is home to many different hospitals, one of which has already been mentioned - the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. - The teaching hospital, Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, is located downtown right on the harbor. A division of MUSC Hospital, MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion, is located close to Brookdale Charleston. - Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is also located fairly close to Brookdale Charleston. - While Charleston as a whole has a higher than average crime rate for a city its size, the U.S. News ranks it #27 on its list of best places to live. - Downtown Charleston has a low crime rate, but the airport and surrounding area, as well as North Charleston, drive up the average.
Sports and leisure
Charleston is an active, outdoor afficianado's dream. - Charleston, South Carolina is a golfer's paradise. Not only are there an abundance of courses, but they are gorgeous well-maintained properties. - Here are just a few of the many golf offerings to choose from in the Charleston area: Ocean at Kiawah Island Resort, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, and Links at Wild Dunes Golf Links. - Charleston is also home to many tennis clubs and courts. Here are a few: Charleston Tennis Center, Maybank Tennis Center, Family Circle Tennis Center. - There are many gyms in West Ashley conveniently located to Brookdale Charleston. - Some are: Curves, Little Gym of West Ashley, and Chucktown Fitness.
Shopping and entertainment
There are many shopping options in Charleston, both local and chains. The city is a foodie's dream and a tourist haven. - A horse-drawn carriage tour is a must for anyone unfamiliar with the great city of Charleston. - There are several malls to choose from: the Citadel Mall, the Northwoods Mall, and the Tanger Outlets Charleston. - Downtown has plenty of local shopping, including an open air market, full of various vendors. - When in Charleston, trying the local cuisine is a must.
There are many historic churches to be found in Charleston. - A few churches are: St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and Unitarian Church in Charleston.