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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 9, 2022

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Alton sits along the Mississippi River near the Illinois and Missouri state line. It has museums, parks and a golf course not far from the Saint Louis metro area. This puts the amenities of a large city close at hand while protecting the small-town feel that many seniors appreciate in Alton.

With a small population and a lower-than-average cost of living, the city of Alton appeals to many older adults. Over 16% of the population is age 65 and older. An antique district with locally owned shops and markets is a fun place to visit, and Alton has several sites dedicated to Abraham Lincoln’s life. Active seniors appreciate the shops and restaurants of Alton’s chic downtown region.

Seniors who move to Alton and wish to enjoy the benefits of assisted living will find several communities nearby, and the average cost of care here is lower than in surrounding communities. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey estimates an average cost of $4,100 for Alton’s assisted living communities. This is more affordable than the state average of $4,488 and the national average of $4,500.

 Note: Information for Alton was not available, so data from the nearest city, St. Louis, was used.

Discover our favorite 10 assisted living communities in Alton and the surrounding communities.

Asbury Village

With a naturally beautiful location along the Mississippi River bend, Asbury Village is surrounded by woodlands, providing a tranquil setting for retirees. The assisted living portion of the community is divided into four neighborhoods, each with its own central dining room and activity area. A full-time nursing assistant is on hand to care for each resident, and personal attendants are available round-the-clock to help with daily living activities. A specialized memory support program is available.

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Cedarhurst of Godfrey

From the outdoor walking paths to the on-site, full-service salon, Cedarhurst of Godfrey has many amenities. It also has several unique offerings, which is why we included it in our top 10 list. The innovative Pair to Prepare program lets each new resident have a family member stay with them for free during the first days of their transition to the community. Cedarhurst also provides a 60-day money-back guarantee, ensuring all seniors and their families feel confident with their care. The dining program offers a variety of dining options, including meal plans for diabetes management, low-sodium needs and gluten-free dining options.

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Cedar Creek of Godfrey

Cedar Creek of Godfrey provides a maintenance-free lifestyle to seniors, so they can focus on enjoying the community's amenities. On-site features, such as a salon, physical therapy and speech therapy services, library and flexible dining options, provide for seniors' care needs. A robust life enrichment programming list includes regular activities and intergenerational programs to encourage social and mental activities. This community provides transportation services for shopping, medical needs and social activities and events.

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The Boulevard Senior Living

Situated just across the Missouri state line, The Boulevard Senior Living of Saint Charles is conveniently located off Highway 70, making access to Alton and the rest of the region simple. A full-service restaurant open all day makes dining here pleasant, and daily entertainment options are resident-directed. An indoor pool provides exercise and therapy options and is attached to a full-service fitness center. Residents can also access multiple libraries that partner with the local public library to provide ample reading material.

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Clarendale of St. Peters

With round-the-clock care and the help of a licensed nurse, Clarendale of Saint Peters provides assisted living not far from Alton. Residents benefit from private apartments with kitchenettes so that they can set up their own space. An outdoor living area with a patio and fire pit encourages time spent in the fresh air, and multiple floor plans help families find something that suits them. Two dining options — a formal dining room and a bistro — meet residents' nutritional needs while providing varied options.

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Brookdale Creve Coeur

Brookdale Creve Coeur is a pet-friendly community located not far from Alton. Here, a busy activities calendar includes art, dancing, clubs and movie nights, so residents have plenty to do. A daily menu offers a changing selection of restaurant-style meals featuring seasonal ingredients, and two dining rooms and a private dining space accommodate everyone. This community sits on a beautiful fishing pond with walking paths and a patio, encouraging residents to spend time outside.

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Windsor Estates of St. Charles

Seniors at Windsor Estates of St. Charles have many activities to fill their days. This community is close to many excellent golf courses for active seniors and offers veterans' discounts to qualified vets. This pet-friendly community has caring staff to assist with daily living needs. On-site religious programs and a fitness center help keep residents active physically and spiritually.

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The Garden Plaza of Florissant

Garden Plaza of Florissant provides restaurant-style dining and weekly housekeeping for residents so they do not have to focus on caring for their homes. Instead, they can pursue their interests through the many-faceted activities program. Art classes, music events and book clubs are some of the social activities available here, and an on-site salon and barbershop are available to help residents look and feel their best. Three chef-prepared meals are served daily.

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Autumn View Gardens - St. Louis

Salon services, pharmacy services and housekeeping services are some of the many examples of how Autumn View Gardens – St. Louis cares for its residents. This facility works hard to provide a social atmosphere that encourages residents to get to know their neighbors. A wander management system uses Bluetooth-enabled bracelets to keep residents safe within the community without unnecessary and frustrating door alarms.

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Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections

Light-filled common areas make Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections a welcoming place to live. Three times a day, residents come to the spacious dining room for fresh, home-cooked meals but can also grab a snack any time at the Four Seasons Cafe. The community offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and full kitchens. It has its own theater for movie nights, and each resident has their own personal response system. Pets are welcome to live with their owners.

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