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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 3, 2024

Gilmer, TX, is a small town of about 5,000 people, and 19% of these are seniors ages 65 and older. The city offers seniors plenty to enjoy, including beautiful natural vistas, parks, historical museums and annual festivals. And since the city’s climate is relatively comfortable year-round, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside.

Gilmer also boasts a below-average cost of living, which can help seniors balance their budgets more easily. Older adults can benefit from Texas’ tax-friendliness, too, as the state does not have an income tax. When the city’s seniors need health care, they can turn to Healthfast Medical Center right in Gilmer for primary care. The nearest hospital, Longview Regional Medical Center, is about 18 miles away, and it offers emergency services and specialties such as cardiology, surgery and orthopedics.

Note: Data for Gilmer was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Longview, was used instead.

Seniors who need extra help with medications, therapy, personal care or housekeeping may turn to an assisted living community. Assisted living rates in Gilmer run an average of $4,275 per month, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This rate is lower than the national average of $4,500 but $277 more than the Texas average.

The following guide features the top 10 best assisted living communities in and near Gilmer.

Wesley House

Wesley House is located in a quiet neighborhood with broad vistas, but it is not far from restaurants and shops for fun outings. This community provides assisted living, focusing on care, comfort and support. Staff members are on hand 24/7 to assist with daily living activities, housekeeping, laundry and medication. Residents can maintain their independence but still find comfort in knowing that support is available whenever they need it. The community also provides a wide variety of activities to keep seniors busy and engaged. These include exercise sessions, arts and crafts and social events. Comfortable indoor and outdoor common areas offer prime spots for activities, relaxation and enjoyable chats.

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  • Three meals per day with many menu options plus snacks
  • Full-service beauty shop

Arabella of Longview

Arabella of Longview is only a five-minute drive from downtown shopping, museums, parks and a golf course. But residents have plenty to do right on-site, and they can fill their days with exercise, special interest clubs, classes and social events. The community’s Passion Program incorporates these daily activities but also extends to the My Wellness program that allows for a personalized care plan to meet each senior’s individual needs and to the My Food program that offers customized meal planning, themed dinners, cooking demonstrations and signature dishes for special occasions. What’s more, caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with daily living activities, medication, mobility and household tasks, and on-site therapy services add convenience.

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Parkview on Hollybrook

Parkview on Hollybrook is conveniently located just down the street from a major medical center for easy health care. This community stands out on this top 10 list for offering one of the best culinary programs. Elevate dining provides flavorful, chef-prepared meals each day but also Chef’s Academy exhibitions and classes, the Traditions to Table program that brings residents’ favorite recipes to the table for all to enjoy and Culinary Keepsakes immersive dining experiences. Residents can even grow their own fresh foods in their personal gardens and enjoy cooking in the kitchenettes in their apartments. Caregivers are always on hand to help with personal needs, medication and housekeeping, and the Vibrant Life activity program gives seniors plenty of opportunities for fun.

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Hawkins Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

Hawkins Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is close to the action with a wide variety of shops and restaurants nearby for afternoons out. The community makes this list because it features one of the best outdoor spaces with beautifully landscaped gardens, seating areas, walking paths and a peaceful environment to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Residents also have plenty of activities to choose from to enrich their days. Happy hours, pet therapy and themed parties are all popular as are musical performances, clubs and crafts. The Spark program encourages seniors to participate socially and set goals for themselves so that they continue to learn and grow. Staff members are eager to assist residents with their personal care and household tasks.

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Brookdale Longview

Brookdale Longview is only a short drive from a major medical center and is also close to restaurants, shops, parks and churches for added convenience. Assisted living in this community focuses on customized personal assistance to meet residents’ individual needs. Seniors are also encouraged to participate in a variety of health and wellness programs including B-Fit exercise sessions and brain fitness activities. The calendar is packed with many other opportunities for enjoyment, too, with games, crafts, music and socials. The community’s dining program offers menu options designed to match residents’ tastes and dietary needs. Seniors can even participate in monthly menu chats and contribute their favorite recipes.

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Trinity Timbers Assisted Living

Trinity Timbers Assisted Living is located in a primarily residential neighborhood for a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. This small community prides itself on offering personalized assisted living in a family-like setting. Residents live in private studio apartments, each of which comes with a private bathroom. They gather in the comfortable living room for chats and activities, the dining room for three meals per day and outdoor sitting areas to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Seniors participate in daily activities that include everything from movies to crafts to fitness classes. Staff members organize these activities and help with personal care, medication, housekeeping and transportation.

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Heartis Longview Assisted Living

Heartis Longview Assisted Living is surrounded by beauty, overlooking a small lake and close to a park and walking trails. Seniors can choose from spacious studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, and each private apartment features a kitchenette, accessible shower and plenty of storage. Staff members are always on duty to help with daily living activities, medication, meals and mobility. Housekeeping and laundry services are also included, and residents gather in the elegant dining room for three chef-prepared meals daily. The community offers a wide variety of other amenities. A game room allows for friendly competition among residents, while the on-site theater is perfect for movies and entertainment.

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Buckner Westminster Place

While Buckner Westminster Place is set back in a residential neighborhood, it is only blocks away from a shopping center, movie theater and a wide selection of restaurants for enjoyable outings. This community is one of the best in the area, and on this top 10 list, for scheduled programming and activities. Lifelong learning is central in this community, which has established partnerships with local colleges and other organizations to bring in classes and seminars for residents. Seniors also participate in arts and crafts, clubs, cooking demonstrations and games. Social activities are popular as well, with frequent happy hours and parties. Caregivers assist with personal needs and household tasks so that residents can focus on the fun.

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Arabella of Kilgore

Arabella of Kilgore is tucked into a residential neighborhood that borders a park with a golf course and walking trails. Residents, however, have their own outdoor paradise right on the grounds, complete with landscaped gardens, walking paths and water features. Staff members are available 24/7 to help seniors with daily living activities, household chores and medication. That way, seniors can focus on activities, which fall into five categories: social, physical, outreach, intellectual and spiritual. Many days begin with Fit For You exercise sessions and continue with games, classes, crafts and socials. Seniors go on planned outings at least once a week and gather for movies and musical performances.

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  • Sagely connections program for residents and families
  • Miracle Moments program to honor resident achievements

The Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care

The Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care is located on the western edge of Mount Pleasant, so it’s surrounded by open spaces and broad views. Residents can sit outside on the porch, stroll in the gardens or relax on their private patios. Common areas and personal apartments are bright with many windows, and the decor combines traditional and modern touches with the warmth of a central fireplace. Caregivers provide help with daily living activities, housekeeping and laundry services and medication management. The dining room serves three meals per day plus snacks. Transportation for medical appointments is available as well.

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