Senior citizens looking to retire in a small town can consider moving to North Providence, Rhode Island, the capital and commercial, industrial and residential hub for the state. Retirees seem to find North Providence favorable, with nearly 20 percent of the area's population being at least 65 years old.
On average, North Providence residents enjoy 201 sunny days per year, with June, July and August being the most pleasant months. There are two major parks in the city, Capt. Stephen Olney Memorial Park and Governor John A. Notte Memorial Park. The latter has a freshwater beach and campground, while both parks feature sports fields and playgrounds. Seniors can expect to enjoy several major annual events such as The Memorial Day Parade Celebration and Mayor Lombardi's Fishing Derby.
The cost of living in North Providence is high compared to the national average, and so are the assisted living costs. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the cost of assisted living in North Providence is $5,199, same as the Rhode Island state median, but way higher than the national average of $4,051.
Note: Information for North Providence was not available, so data from the closest region, Providence area, was used.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in North Providence to see if any are right for you.
Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard
353 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI 02906
Situated on the east side of Providence, Rhode Island, in a historic neighborhood, Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard has a fresh, modern feel. Studio apartments and companion suites are available with designer finishes and an upscale, hotel-like atmosphere. A peaceful walking path with beautiful landscape lets seniors enjoy the outdoors, and a salon and spa gives residents an on-site place to go for a day of relaxation and pampering. Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard has several common areas where residents can socialize with their neighbors, including a living room with a fireplace, media room, community room, bistro, worship room and wellness center.
Wingate Residences on the East Side
1 Butler Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
Wingate Residences on the East Side is located along the Seekonk River and right next to the Eastside Marketplace giving residents easy access to shopping and scenic waterside views. Seniors can enjoy group outings to cultural events and shopping centers around town with transportation provided by the facility, and on-site amenities include a movie theater, pool, salon, library, fitness center and casual dining area. Seniors and their family can rest assured that the 24-hour support staff and 24-hour emergency response team are available in case of any medical issues. Wingate Residences on the East Side offers both studio and one-bedroom apartment layouts as well as companion suites.
Tockwotton on the Waterfront
500 Waterfront Drive
East Providence, RI 02914
Just up the road from Bold Point Park, Tockwotton on the Waterfront provides seniors with picturesque views of the water and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities. This facility keeps the beauty going inside with a luxurious, hotel-like atmosphere and decor and a full-service salon, cafe and pub. The community dining area has views of the harbor as well as an al fresco space, and seniors can enjoy amenities such as a theater room, library, media room and fitness center. A 24-hour security system and an emergency call system are in place for peace of mind and safety.
Anchor Bay at East Providence
1440 Wampanoag Trail
Riverside, RI 02915
Located within easy driving distance of everything Providence has to offer, Anchor Bay at East Providence is an assisted living facility that has the best of both words with all the big-city amenities and a peaceful, private atmosphere. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and an emergency response system and daily check-ins help ensure residents' safety and give family members peace of mind. Seniors at Anchor Bay at East Providence can participate in everything from after-dinner walks and afternoon bird-watching to Forever Fit classes and gentle chair yoga, as well as group outings, thanks to the facility's packed social and activities calendar.
Capitol Ridge at Providence
700 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Roger Williams Medical Center and the VA Medical center is just a few blocks away from Capitol Ridge at Providence, allowing seniors and veterans to be close to their care providers and emergency medical assistance. Several activities are offered throughout the day such as Wii sports, gardening, cooking and arts and crafts. The staff at this facility knows that it's important for seniors to continue to stay active and engaged throughout their retirement years, and amenities and activities like a fitness room and yoga classes help foster this. A computer room is available along with computer classes to help seniors stay connected with loved ones.
The Highlands on the East Side
101 Highland Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
A modern facility located just a few blocks from North Main Street, The Highlands on the East Side provides residents with a fun, vibrant and close-knit community. The staff keep a packed activities calendar so there's always something to do, including concerts, guest speakers, games, cooking classes and gardening, and there are also resident book clubs and group outings. Seniors at The Highlands on the East Side can take advantage of the resident transportation services to get to appointments or go into town for errands, and the creative arts program gives seniors an outlet for self-expression and socialization.
Smithfield Woods Senior Living
171 Pleasant View Ave.
Smithfield, RI 02917
Smithfield Woods Senior Living is located along the Curran Lower Reservoir, and residents can enjoy the waterfront during their daily walks. This facility offers studio apartments and companion suites that have a traditional decor that provides a homelike feel. Planned activities are available every day, including walking groups, morning coffee chats, happy hours, card games, scenic bus rides and bingo. A full-time staff is always on duty to help seniors, whether it be for an emergency or just a question about the best way to get to downtown for shopping. Smithfield Woods Senior Living makes our top 10 list because of its beautiful grounds, which include a gazebo, and many amenities that cater to residents' every need.
40 Irving Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Winslow Gardens assisted living facility is located near churches and shopping in a walkable area of East Providence. Friendly staff members are available around the clock to help with resident needs, including mobility and daily living activities. Three hot meals are served daily in the community dining room, with optional room service delivery for residents who are unable to attend meals. Skilled nursing care and medication management services are available during business hours. Planned activities including book clubs, hobby groups and fitness classes allow residents to meet new friends and stay active and engaged. Parking is available on-site, and transportation is provided when needed.
Saint Elizabeth Court
2364 Post Road, Suite 100
Warwick, RI 02886
Saint Elizabeth Court is a welcoming assisted living residence located in Providence, Rhode Island. It's part of the Saint Elizabeth Community, a non-profit, non-sectarian, charitable organization founded in 1882 and dedicated to providing affordable quality care to older adults. Saint Elizabeth Court has studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments available for seniors who desire assisted living services. A fully-furnished apartment is also available for short-term respite care. The Court has several enjoyable amenities, including group exercise classes, religious services, enclosed sun porches, a library and an arts and crafts room. All resident apartments include emergency response systems, and the nursing staff is available 24 hours a day.
153 Dean Street
Providence, RI 02903
Arbor Hill is located in the Federal Hill district and just a short drive to downtown Providence in a neighborhood known for its famous restaurants that line the main street. A variety of activities are planned throughout the week by the activity director, from special events hosted by guest speakers and entertainers to games and crafts. Socializing with other residents is an important part of everyday life for seniors, and the rooftop terrace and courtyard with garden lets residents spend time with neighbors. Resident transportation is available to help seniors make it to appointments or to take them out to a local theater or show for an evening of fun.