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Destination Cincinnati: Retirement Living in the Queen City

Feb 20, 2014 9:41:00 AM

Fountain SquareWhat kind of life are you dreaming of after retirement?

If you’ve been looking into places to retire, Cincinnati should definitely be on your short list. The Queen City holds many hidden gems you may be surprised to hear about, but thrilled to learn. From fine dining, theater and opera to active lifestyle choices and ample transportation options, Cincinnati may be just the place for you to enjoy the golden years ahead.

If you’re looking for a place where you can be immersed in the arts, find plenty of entertainment, and not have to worry about getting around, then Cincinnati could be for you.

Find out what the Queen City has to offer after retirement.

Discover a lively city full of arts and entertainment opportunities.

If a world-renown opera and symphony is music to your ears, then you'll be pleased with what you’ll find in Cincinnati.

The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the nation, the CSO is currently directed by noted French conductor Louis Langrée, and at the Opera, Evans Mirageas is in his ninth season as the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati the Opera.

We also have a range of options for lifelong learners.

The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts a plethora of cultural opportunities all on one centralized campus. A Natural History Museum, Omnimax Theater, the Cincinnati History Library and more, all call the Museum Center home. You may also become a member visiting as frequently as you wish.

Cincinnati is for food lovers!

Cincinnati is the city your inner foodie has always dreamed of. 

The yearly Taste of Cincinnati, the longest running culinary arts festival in the United States, gives Cincinnatians the opportunity to sample some of the city's most popular culinary treasures and get a first taste of the up and coming restaurants before they make a splash. Plus there’s plenty of local music and entertainment.

Love to explore what the food culture has to offer by way of fine dining?

Fine dining in Cincinnati boasts an interesting blend of traditional and nouveau options where you can choose to dine in the rustic elegance of Boca or the refined sophistication of Orchid. The beautiful thing about the Cincinnati fine dining scene is that it encompasses an atlas of flavors in a single city! Definitely a prime location for foodies after retirement.

Retirement communities with everything you dream of exist.

Whether you’re looking for a place where you can get a little help in your later years or an apartment building that boast a dynamic social life, Cincinnati offers a home for everyone, from every walk of life.

With so many settings to choose from throughout the city, you want to make sure that you find the community that’s right for you. Visit during busy hours to observe if the atmosphere is social enough for you and walk through the outdoor common spaces and gardens to see if you could imagine yourself relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea.

Be sure to enjoy a meal during your visit which could be a significant factor in whether an establishment becomes your future home!

Most retirement communities offer the same kind of living arrangements— studios or one- and two- bedroom apartment options—but there are those that go above and beyond, providing extra luxuries.

What kind of amenities are you looking for?

  • Well-appointed dining rooms
  • Libraries with extensive book collections
  • Transportation available for doctor’s appointments, errands, and other activities
  • Gardens where residents can actually get their hands dirty
  • Access to professional fitness centers with warm water pools, handicapped access and trained wellness staff
  • Salons services— for both men and women
  • Meeting rooms
  • And, a major bonus with the frigid winter we’ve been having this year, heated, underground garages

We’re well-connected with safe and reliable public transportation options.

Whether you live in your own house, an independent retirement living community, or assisted living environment, shuttle services are available and widely accessible. If you’re looking for a way to get around the city to run errands, visit the doctor or get out for an adventure, Cincinnati has you covered.

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Bryan Reynolds

Written by: Bryan Reynolds

Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

Topics: activities for seniors, life after retirement, arts and culture, Senior Life, senior living, Cincinnati

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