Retiring to a Missouri assisted living facility involves researching all that the ‘Show Me State’ has to offer. Whether you prefer the nightlife of a big city like Saint Louis or Kansas City, or a quiet afternoon horseback riding in the mountains, Missouri assisted living facilities have something for everyone’s tastes. Retirement in an assisted living center gives you options for exciting activities, new adventures and future care needs. In fact, many retirees choose to live in a Missouri assisted living facility because they have the opportunity to meet new friends and explore all that the state has to offer. Retirement is your reward for working so hard all those years. It should be fun!

History buffs love Missouri’s many historic Civil War and historic sites to explore.

The 1836 State Penitentiary, located in Jefferson City, was operating until 2004 and always makes for an interesting visit.

Lake of the Ozarks is another uniquely Missouri experience. In fact, many assisted living homes plan day trips to the popular lake with over 1,150 miles of shoreline to enjoy boating, fishing and relaxing.

Mark Twain lived and wrote throughout Missouri, and the state has many spots to relive his stories in person. Tours of caves, the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum are often enjoyed by assisted living residents and tourists alike. Be sure to end your day with a riverboat trip.

No article about the great state of Missouri would be complete without mention of Branson. This friendly city in southern Missouri is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. As a resident of a Missouri assisted living facility, there are frequent opportunities to take a weekend trips and enjoy a variety of music on over 50 stages.