The best in location, lifestyle and plan for life.
Senior living close to everything you love about OKC.
Nestled on 15 lush acres in northwest Oklahoma City, Concordia’s faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or Life Care community, offers an ideal location for an active, vibrant lifestyle. Whatever you desire — shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural establishments, religious institutions and hospitals — is within easy reach. Here’s a mere sampling:
- Adventure District: Located in northeast OKC, this exciting area features tourist attractions like the OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Science Museum Oklahoma
- Automobile Alley: Just north of downtown Oklahoma City, this revitalized area boasts some of the city’s best dining and specialty shopping
- Bricktown: Located right in downtown Oklahoma City, Bricktown is the place to be! With dozens of restaurants, shopping, plus Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and Harkins Theater, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of fun activities in this entertainment and dining district.
- Classen Curve: This district in northwest OKC is a new place to dine, shop and play with unique restaurants and boutique retailers
- Paseo Arts District: North of downtown, this beautiful two-block street is filled with Spanish revival architecture, restaurants, boutiques and gift shops
- Plaza District: This creative hub is filled with art galleries, specialty shops and great local restaurants
- Stockyards City: The Old West is alive and well in this area of OKC! Visit the shops and restaurants specializing in all things western, like Cattlemen’s Steakhouse and Langston’s Western Wear.
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Click on the Concordia campus map below to enlarge. If you’re looking for an Oklahoma continuing care retirement community to meet all your needs, today and in the future, consider Concordia Life Plan Community.
Benefits of Senior Living in OKC
Oklahoma City—known as OKC to locals—is a community like no other. With funky festivals, outdoor recreation, and tons of shopping, it is a great place to put down roots and retire. For these reasons, senior living in Oklahoma City is unparalleled. Older adults can expect a low cost of living, mild weather, and convenient access to healthcare.
Low Cost of Living
The cost of living in Oklahoma City is almost 14 percent below the national average, which means you will pay less for expenses like utilities and groceries. Oklahoma also provides a tax exemption for social security benefits. Are you pulling money from non-social security retirement income, like a pension or 401(k). Oklahoma provides a $10,000 deduction toward these other types of income, which allows you to stretch your money farther than you would in other states.
Senior living in OKC means experiencing all four seasons. The average annual temperature is a moderate 61 degrees, with warm summers, cold but relatively dry winters, and more than 235 days of sunshine every year. The city gets frequent showers from late April to mid-June, then summers are comparatively dry, with few storms. Fall is warm until the end of November. Autumn is the best time to experience outdoor activities in Oklahoma City, when mild weather and comfortable temperatures are typical.
OKC is brimming with hiking and biking trails. In this beautiful city, you can bike, walk, run, sail, or fish at Lake Hefner, a nearly four-acre lake that is annually stocked with walleye and striped bass hybrids — Concordia is only a 10-minute drive away. OKC is also a golfer’s delight, with five public golf courses scattered around the city.
For those interested in stretching their legs, Oklahoma City boasts a network of ten trails, covering approximately 80 miles of the city. Since they are interconnected, you can spend all day exploring the area on foot. Other popular places to walk include Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge and Martin Park. Senior living in OKC is never dull with so many outdoor recreation options suited for a variety of interests.
There are more than 50 universities in Oklahoma, many of which provide classes for retirees. University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, for example, offers courses to seniors on a variety of topics. So do Francis Tuttle Technology Center and Southern Nazarene University, two schools that are very close to Concordia. Concordia residents also enjoy taking classes at the MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center. Want to write nonfiction? Learn to use new technologies? Come to OKC to further your education and learn new skills.
Senior living in Oklahoma City provides access to dozens of museums. See a 1920’s style firetruck preserved from its glory days at the Oklahoma Firefighters Museum or learn more about the social importance of railways at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. Oklahoma city is also rich in Native American history, offering numerous cultural centers and museums. Foodie lovers will find no shortage of places to eat within Oklahoma’s vibrant food scene. No matter your interest, from cowboys to human anatomy, Oklahoma City delivers a lifelong learning experience.
Access to Healthcare
A robust healthcare system is one of the many benefits of retiring in Oklahoma City. OKC is serviced by dozens of hospitals, healthcare facilities, and more are located in the surrounding areas. Mercy Hospital, for instance, provides a full spectrum of practitioners specializing in oncology, cardiology, audiology, and more.
Plenty of Things to Do with Family
Why is retiring in Oklahoma City a good idea? Because there is always something to do when the grandkids visit. Travel along Route 66 and stop by fun attractions and photo-ops along the way, or watch the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team play. Check out the annual Festival of the Arts, go to the OKC Zoo, visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens, or check out the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Explore the OSU-OKC Farmers Market, where you can find local produce, spices, flowers and more. With so much to explore, you will never experience a dull moment when the family comes to town.