Oklahoma City ranks as a highly desirable retirement community
Oklahoma City has pushed into motion a plan that will help seniors live longer and healthier lives with the construction of four senior health and wellness centers in locations across the city. The $55.5 million, multi-facility project was part of MAPS 3, which used a temporary one-cent sales tax to pay projects that improve our quality of life.
National analysts such as Kiplinger.com have taken notice of Oklahoma City’s emphasis on making senior wellness a priority and ranked us as the seventh-best place in the United States to retire.
The following are the list of the new senior health and wellness centers completed or in construction:
· Healthy Living Center, 11501 N. Rockwell, Ave, operated by Healthy Living and Fitness completed in 2017.
· NorthCare Pete White Health Center, 4021 S. Walker Ave., operated by NorthCare, completed in 2018
· Center III, 36th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, operated by Langston University, opening planned for 2021
· Center IV, Western Ave and SW 134th street, operated by YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, opening planned for 2022.
The Healthy Living Center off Rockwell has been so popular, it’s already being expanded. The heavy use of the swimming pool has resulted in a greater need for locker and changing rooms. A $4.5-million expansion and renovation project includes 1,500 square feet of new locker and shower space with the original locker rooms expanding to provide more women’s seating, private changing rooms and showers.