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The seat of Penobscot County, Bangor is one of the largest cities in Maine and has a senior population that represents nearly 17% of its 31,753 residents. According to the AARP’s Livable Communities Survey, nine out of 10 Bangor residents agree the city is a good place to live for older adults, and 57% say they’ve lived here for over 25 years. Bangor is also a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, indicating that leadership is committed to making it a safe, comfortable place for people in their golden years.

Bangor residents have easy access to quality health care facilities, such as St. Joseph Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center. For active seniors, assisted living transportation and other low-cost, door-to-door transit services make it easy to visit Bangor’s popular restaurants, local attractions and stores. Seniors on a budget may appreciate Bangor’s low cost of living, and thanks to Maine laws, residents don’t pay taxes on their Social Security income.

Assisted living rates in Bangor are lower than those in other parts of Maine, which can make this city even more affordable for retirees. Here, assisted living rates average $4,842 per month, while in Lewiston and Portland, seniors pay $6,150 and $6,583, respectively.

If Bangor sounds like a good fit, check out our list of the city’s top seven assisted living facilities to find one that suits your needs.

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living

Winterberry Heights features a welcoming homelike environment, well-kept outdoor spaces and tastefully decorated suites that let in plenty of natural light. Each day, residents have a full schedule of engaging activities to participate in, including games, fitness classes, movies and sightseeing trips to local attractions. Seniors enjoy healthy, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style setting, and the facility is able to accommodate special diets upon request. The community is located minutes from shopping venues, restaurants and local parks, such as Brown Woods.

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Phillips-Strickland House

Phillips-Strickland House is conveniently situated right off of U.S. Route 2, putting seniors in close range of Eastern Maine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital and other specialized health care facilities. Residents also live minutes away from the Bangor Public Library and many parks, churches, restaurants and stores. At home, retirees can enjoy a relaxing dip in the spa, nourish their spirit at worship services or entertain guests in the spacious and inviting community dining room. Compassionate caregivers are available around the clock to provide personal care, therapeutic services and medication monitoring.

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Ross Manor

Ross Manor makes everyday living a pleasure for seniors with its wide range of activities and events for all types of interests. Residents take part in cooking groups, painting classes, coffee brunches and weekly field trips to museums and other attractions. The community also offers regular live entertainment, including musical performances and plays by children from local schools. Ross Manor features wheelchair-accessible transportation, in-house banking services and room service for seniors who prefer having meals delivered to their door. Retirees are welcome to add artwork and personal belongings to make their apartment feel like home.

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  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services
  • Private and semiprivate rooms and apartments available

Dirigo Pines

Dirigo Pines caters to nature lovers with its walking trails, beautifully manicured gardens, trout ponds and outdoor putting green. The community encourages a vibrant, active lifestyle through its scheduled daily events, which include fitness classes, card games and movie nights. Seniors can choose from three deluxe residence styles, each with a full kitchenette. This facility is located near the University of Maine, and offers quick access to U.S. Route 2 and I-95, both of which take seniors into the heart of bustling downtown Bangor.

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Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer

Woodlands Senior Living offers fully furnished, tastefully decorated private or shared rooms with private bathrooms. Many apartments feature kitchens complete with dishwashers, laundry facilities and a patio and balcony that offers views of flower gardens and walking trails. For fun, seniors can take baking classes, pamper themselves with weekly manicures, find a new favorite hobby or just sip tea and chat with friends in the comfortable common areas. For emergency care, Eastern Maine Medical Center is only a few minutes' drive away.

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  • All staff receive advanced training on person-centered care
  • Elegant architecture and luxury furnishings

The Residence at Tall Pines

The Residence at Tall Pines is a small, locally owned family facility that focuses on getting to know each of its residents on a personal level. This community offers private one- and two-bedroom apartments, many of which include full kitchens, fireplaces and closets with plenty of storage space. Residents are regularly treated to live concerts by local performers, bowling competitions and trips to restaurants and shops around town. The Residence at Tall Pines is located around the corner from the Waldo County General Hospital and Belfast City Park, which features picturesque views of Belfast Bay.

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Solstice Senior Living at Bangor

Solstice Senior Living at Bangor features restaurant-style dining, an exclusive Vibrant Life wellness program and bright, modern apartments. The community is pet-friendly and welcomes residents to relax with their four-legged friends in the garden and along walking trails. Residents have access to MeMD Telehealth Services, which allows them to meet virtually with a doctor from the comfort of their own suite. For in-person medical services, Northern Light Walk-In Care is just a short drive away. This facility is also located near popular restaurants, stores and Bangor International Airport.

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  • Patriot Angels assistance program for military veterans
  • Chef-inspired dining program featuring New England favorites