Planning a retirement in any of the many Oregon independent living communities will practically guarantee a retirement filled with excitement and adventure. Oregon has over 363 miles of rugged coastline and is filled with an array of quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. Many active adults choose senior independent living centers in the naturally beautiful state because of the variety of outdoor activities available to residents. In fact, the Beaver State has a reputation for both its challenging and beginner trails for mountain biking and hiking. Many independent living communities arrange daily and weekend excursions to popular sites like the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail near Mt. Hood or the 100-mile OC&E Woods Line State Trail.

Residents of Oregon independent living communities also enjoy a variety of cultural activities including museums, art galleries and fine dining. In fact, Oregon is known for its fresh seafood, readily available directly from the Pacific Ocean.

The state also features the world class Oregon Coast Aquarium. For the more adventurous souls at your independent living facilities, the aquarium allows visitors to share a handshake with an octopus or a kiss with a sea lion.

Surprisingly, Ashland, Oregon is home to the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While outdoor Shakespearean events are always popular, this one prides itself on being cutting edge and presenting works such as Hamlet in hip hop to bring a modern edge to the classics.

Active adults who live in an Oregon independent living community experience fishing, rafting, kayaking and golf. In fact, many choose to live in the state because of the majestic beauty of Mt. Hood as well as the world’s deepest lake, Crater Lake. They realize that retirement is not to be spent in a rocking chair indoors but rather to be lived with gusto.