Cheyenne, Wyoming’s state capitol, provides a balance of lush countryside and city amenities for retirees. It has been recognized as the best place to retire in Wyoming, and with over 8,000 seniors at least 65 years old, there's a flourishing retirement community here.
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is a great place for seniors to get familiar with local and exotic fauna, while the Mylar Park has buffalo and other animals, as well as accommodations for grilling and picnicking. As the largest city in the Cowboy State, Cheyenne offers many opportunities for aging citizens to experience art and culture. Railroad buffs can learn about the impact of trains on the city's history at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The Wyoming State Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the past and has Native American artifacts and items reflecting the area's natural history.
Cheyenne seniors pay an average of $4,610 a month for assisted living care, which is $610 higher than the U.S. average but more affordable than the state average of $4,235, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018.
Retiring in Cheyenne is more expensive than in many parts of the country. However, it may be more economical than in other parts of Wyoming. Check out this list of Cheyenne's top 10 assisted living facilities to schedule tours of the ALFs that best meet your needs.
Aspen Wind Assisted Living Community
4010 North College Drive
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
Aspen Wind offers assisted living and memory care for seniors who live on its three-acre campus in northeastern Cheyenne. Assisted living residents can live with independence and privacy in a studio or one or two-bedroom apartment. Personalization of these spaces is encouraged, and residents can move in with as many pictures and personal items as they have room for. Staff members are available 24 hours for emergencies, and regular housekeeping and laundry services are available for all residents. Seniors in residence receive personalized mental and physical therapy, along with regular on-site medical consultations. One wing of the community is designed with all-open floor plans, so residents can freely walk around and visit with each other without navigating confusing corridors.
Primrose Retirement Community of Cheyenne
1530 Dorothy Lane
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Primrose Retirement Community of Cheyenne is nestled in a quiet, residential community in the city's north end. Seniors and their pets can get comfortable in the community's spacious, wheelchair-accessible one and two-bedroom apartments. Guest suites make it easier for out-of-town friends and family members to visit. The facility offers an assortment of on-site amenities, such as the movie theater, billiard room and computer lounge. Religious services are offered throughout the week in the facility's on-site chapel. Each day, seniors can enjoy three freshly prepared meals and one snack.
Edgewood Sierra Hills in Cheyenne
4606 North College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Edgewood Sierra Hills in Cheyenne makes our top 10 list due to its combination of care and community. Health is a priority, with 24-hour, on-call access to a registered nurse, and blood pressure, sugar, weight and pulse monitoring available for seniors who need extra attention. All residents get an emergency pendant system, so a helping hand is available at the touch of a button. Communal meals and regularly scheduled outings encourage residents to build relationships and stay active among their peers. The staff provides housekeeping help, laundry service and assistance with daily tasks such as dressing and grooming so residents can spend their time on fun and social activities.
Pointe Frontier Retirement
1406 Prairie Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82009
With Cheyenne Regional Airport just a few minutes away, it's easy for family members and friends to visit residents of Pointe Frontier Retirement. Several studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans are available, each with an in-unit kitchenette, ample storage space and a private bathroom with grab bars. Residents have access to many common areas, including a billiards room, fitness center and library. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served restaurant-style, and between meals, residents can stop by the ice cream parlor. For fresh air and sunshine, seniors can visit the patio, gazebo and other outdoor areas.
Edgewood Spring Wind
1072 North 22nd Street
Laramie, WY 82072
Edgewood Spring Wind is located in Laramie, a picturesque city with a variety of outdoor recreation areas, coffee shops, restaurants and businesses. We included Edgewood on our Top 10 list because the facility received the Community Choice Award for Favorite Retirement Facility. Edgewood is widely known for being among the top providers of memory care services. Seniors benefit from the care of the facility's dedicated employees who have extensive experience delivering increased security measures, specialized care planning and programming, hands-on support and modified dining options.
Fox Meadows Assisted Living
4021 Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Managed by Northern Colorado Living Solutions, Fox Meadows Assisted Living benefits from the training and experience of its owner, a certified nurse practitioner with geriatrics specialty training. Located along the foothills in the Fort Collins area, the family-type community has a charming country atmosphere with an exciting view of city lights at night. With a small resident-to-staff ratio, the facility ensures close, personalized supervision of residents, providing assistance with daily living, medication and meal preparation. Assisted living residents are assured of a continuum of care as they progress to advanced levels of care. Fox Meadows addresses this through the special training of the staff, the addition of ancillary support and contracting additional private care staff.
Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care
5055 S. Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care offers faith-based assisted living and memory care for seniors in the Cheyenne area. The not-for-profit facility's approach to senior care is realized via the Medicaid-funded extension option, which allows seniors who outlive their funding to remain in their homes, close to the community they've grown attached to. Residents' days at Collinwood are filled with fun activities such as ice cream socials and exercise classes. The recreation staff schedules almost daily outreach events with the Cheyenne community and cultural outings to sites such as the nearby Wyoming State Museum and Terry Bison Ranch. Seniors at Collinwood can bring pets from home, and dog walking services are available by referral.
MacKenzie Place - Fort Collins
4750 Pleasant Oak Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Located in a vibrant neighborhood close to shopping, a movie theater and parks, MacKenzie Place - Fort Collins offers seniors an active lifestyle with multiple levels of care. The restaurant-style dining room uses fresh, local ingredients, and the resort-like amenities include a full concierge service, personal travel coordinators, and regular social events ranging from holiday parties to classic car shows. The gym offers fitness classes, and it includes a heated indoor swimming pool and spa. Residents can take advantage of BrainHQ classes designed to boost their mental acuity, as well as other continuing education programs. The independent and assisted living apartments are pet-friendly and accept dogs and cats.
New Mercer Commons
900 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
At New Mercer Commons, seniors in Cheyenne, Wyoming, discover an active assisted living community. A whirlpool spa gives residents a place to relax and soothe away aches and pains. The 24-hour juice bar is a favori hang out and social spot, while multiple fish aquariums provide serene entertainment. The sculpture park and butterfly garden give seniors a place to enjoy walks in a beautiful, serene setting. Restaurant-style dining lets
MorningStar of Fort Collins
3509 Lochwood Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Living at MorningStar of Fort Collins gives residents easy access to local attractions such as Warren Lake and the Collindale Golf Course, in addition to plenty of shopping, restaurants and hospitals. It also offers access to a slew of services, including medication management, on-call access to medical professionals, on-site podiatry and dental services and vitals and weight monitoring. Resident-led classes include everything from painting on canvas to unique crafts, such as pouring acrylic jewelry. Pets are welcome, and the staff can lend a helping hand with both senior and pet incontinence.