A moderate climate, low crime rate and cost of living, as well as quality health care, make North Idaho a popular retirement center. Senior services are provided through the Area Agency on Aging, the Lake City Senior Center in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls’ Senior Center, Sandpoint Senior Center and numerous life-care, retirement and Senior Center facilities throughout North Idaho.
As the region grows, active adult communities such as Golden Spike Estates in Rathdrum are being built to provide senior friendly housing with clubhouses amenities, fitness centers, pet and people parks, RV parking, social events and more. www.goldenspikeestates.com or (208) 687-4472
In recent years over a dozen skilled nursing, assisted living and retirement communities have been built. Some offer full health and living services tailored to the individuals desire and capabilities for independent living. Skilled nursing and specialties in Alzheimer’s and related segments of the elder care industry encompass the past and the future.
Coeur d’Alene Homes’ historic building in the center of the city is a not-for-profit home for the elderly which is supported by a number of different churches in the area. The facility includes an Alzheimer’s and dementia wing.
Trends show seniors are choosing to retire here to be near their adult children and grandkids and to experience the quality of life North Idaho has to offer. The percentage of people over the age of 65 in Kootenai County will no doubt continue to increase considerably in the coming decade.
North Idaho Senior Centers
Bayview Community Center
20298 E Perimeter Rd, Bayview, ID 83803
phone: (208) 683-2951
Bonners Ferry Senior Hospitality Center
6635 Lincoln St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
phone: (208) 267-5553
Kellogg Senior Center
211 Mc Kinley Ave W, Kellogg, ID 83837
phone: (208) 783-4581
Lake City Center
1916 N Lakewood Dr, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
phone: (208) 667-4628
Post Falls Senior Center
1215 E 3rd Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
phone: (208) 773-9582
Rathdrum Senior Center
8037 Montana St, Rathdrum, ID 83858
phone: (208) 687-2028
Sandpoint Senior Center
820 Main St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
phone: (208) 263-6860
Spirit Lake Senior Center
32564 N 4th Ave, Spirit Lake, ID 83869
phone: (208) 623-4791
Wallace Senior Drop-in Center
621 Cedar St, Wallace, ID 83873
phone: (208) 752-5411