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Athens, Texas, is a historic city that combines a small-town feel with the conveniences of a bigger city. It claims to be the home of the hamburger, and is home to several wineries and hosts an annual hamburger festival.

The cost of living in the city is slightly above average, but a lack of state income taxes and relatively low property taxes can help seniors stretch their incomes further. The UT Health Athens hospital is located in the city and is well-equipped, having an onsite emergency department and a cardiac ICU. The weather in Athens is mild in the winter and very warm in the summer, but with above-average rainfall. The air quality in the city is also above average, making it an appealing option for those who appreciate fresh air and a quieter life.

According to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of assisted living in the Athens area is $3,450 per month. This is much lower than the national average of $4,300 per month and more affordable than the state average of $3,998. Actual fees may vary depending on the size and location of the facility, as well as what sort of care and amenities it offers.

Note: Information for Athens was not available, so data from its host county, Tyler, was used.

Arabella of Athens

This senior living community is a beautiful gated community situated in stunning woodlands. The community offers assisted living with varying care levels to choose from and a selection of apartments and cottages with different floor plans. Pets are welcome, and the community has a huge selection of amenities, including a fitness room, movie theater and ice cream parlor. Active seniors can take advantage of the private walking trails surrounding the resort-style community.

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Features
  • Restaurant-style dining with a varied menu
  • Private, fully-stocked fishing lake for use by residents

Lakeland House

Lakeland House is an assisted living community that offers support for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living, medication management and limited nursing care. The facility is well-equipped, with a TV room, computer stations, and a beauty and barbershop on-site. Seniors are encouraged to stay active and maintain a busy social life with regular events and activities, including games, book clubs, arts and crafts and other activities. Transportation is available for residents to run errands and attend gatherings off-site.

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Features
  • Overnight guests are welcome
  • Home sale assistance makes moving in to the community easier

Country Place Senior Living of Athens

We've included this small assisted living facility because of the true community atmosphere. The facility has just 24 suites and offers assisted living and skilled nursing services in a welcoming and calming environment. Country Place Senior Living has its own fitness room and hosts religious services on-site and offers transportation services for seniors to attend off-site activities. Each suite has its own kitchen or kitchenette, and residents also have the option of taking meals in the community dining room or requesting meal services.

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Features
  • Guests are welcome at mealtimes
  • Spacious garden and patio for outdoor relaxation

Cedarview Place

Cedarview Place is an assisted living community conveniently located in the heart of Gun Barrel City. It offers various living options and care plans to help residents live as independently as possible and maintain a high quality of life. The community has staff on site 24 hours a day to provide medication assistance and help with the activities of daily living. Rooms are equipped with an emergency response system for peace of mind. Seniors are invited to participate in a wide range of activities as a part of the community's Meaningful Pursuits program.

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Features
  • Meals created by a registered dietician
  • Urgent placements are available for those with qualifying needs

Atria Willow Park

Atria Willow Park is located just a few minutes from the center of Tyler, giving residents easy access to the city's shops and restaurants. The community has its own three-acre park with an outdoor kitchen and putting green and lots of space for social activities. Staff is on hand 24 hours a day to care for residents and provide housekeeping and meal service and support with the activities of daily living. Regular fitness classes and other activities keep seniors engaged and active. The community restaurant serves nutritious meals every day, and during the warmer months of the year, residents can sample foods cooked on the outdoor fire pit.

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Features
  • Concerts and open-air events are held throughout the year in the community park
  • Emergency alert systems in resident apartments for extra peace of mind

Oak Wood Place Assisted Living

Oak Wood Place is a beautiful assisted living community made up of private assisted living apartments and luxurious independent living cottages on lovingly landscaped grounds. The community has its own hiking trails, beauty and barbershop, theater room, and party space. Seniors receive support with housekeeping, linen service, and the activities of daily living, and medication assistance. Attentive caregivers help residents stay active and encourage social activities through games, religious service, music, and a gardening club. Residents can prepare meals in their own kitchens or take advantage of nutritious meal service in the community dining room. A private dining space is available for residents to entertain guests.

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Features
  • Garden and patio spaces for relaxation
  • Internet service is available for an additional fee

Country Place Senior Living of Canton Mulberry Residence

This small and intimate assisted living facility features just 24 suites and is staffed 24 hours a day with trained caregivers who can offer a full continuum of care from assisted living to skilled nursing. This means seniors can age in place and benefit from having consistency and stability in their care. The community has its own library, fitness room, TV room and other amenities, and seniors are invited to take part in a variety of activities ranging from yoga to reading and musical entertainment, based on their abilities and interests. Meal service is included, and overnight guests are welcome in the community.

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Features
  • Pet-friendly property
  • VA Benefits consultation and other financing advice available

Three Forks Senior Living of Forney

Three Forks Senior Living is located in the historic town of Forney, just half an hour away from Dallas. The facility offers assisted living and memory care, and aging in place is possible. We've included this facility in the list because of its strong community focus and its commitment to making the transition into a long-term care facility as smooth as possible by providing seniors with individual care plans and hands-on support. The community is pet-friendly and offers a variety of social activities and educational sessions to keep residents physically fit and mentally sharp, as well as ensure they feel at home from the moment they move in.

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Features
  • Apartments, houses, and companion suites to choose from
  • Chef-prepared menu of nutritious meals served daily

Open Heart, Open Home

Open Heart, Open Home is a small, homey assisted living facility located six miles east of Terrel. The home accommodates up to six residents at a time, providing personalized care and assistance and delivering a "home away from home" atmosphere. Seniors are cared for by a registered nurse and a small team of caregivers who are committed to giving seniors the one-on-one attention they need to thrive and enjoy a long, healthy, and dignified life. Residents receive help with the activities of daily living and are encouraged to make new memories and bond with each other and their caregivers.

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Features
  • Located in a friendly residential neighborhood where seniors can feel a part of the community
  • Managed by a skilled nurse to allow aging in place

Colonial Lodge Assisted Living

Colonial Lodge Assisted Living is conveniently situated close to Terrell Airport, making it convenient for loved ones to visit residents. The facility offers assisted living, respite, and hospice care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Seniors live in studio apartments with their own kitchenettes and can make use of the facility's laundry and housekeeping services as well as scheduled room service or meals in a community dining hall. The facility offers transportation for residents to attend off-site activities or medical appointments, and caregivers organize a variety of activities on-site including discussions, religious services, and musical entertainment.

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