4 Reasons Why It's Smart to Retire in Morris Plains

All seniors are unique, and their retirement plans don’t always include moving to the southern parts of the United States. Though some older adults choose to spend their retirement years in areas like Florida, many choose to stay near family, friends, or the neighborhoods they love.

Here in the Morris Plains area, seniors can retire and enjoy more than just the beauty of our four seasons. There is plenty of recreation, shopping, and dining to take advantage of in addition to easy access to resources designed to keep seniors healthy. If you are on the fence about retiring in Morris Plains, you just might be persuaded to call our city home after learning more.

Suburban Charm with Big-City Access

Morris Plains is a small borough with big amenities. It offers a variety of shopping, volunteer, and dining opportunities, as well as access to everything New York City has to offer within an hour’s commute. The streets of Morris Plains are far less crowded than those of other NYC suburbs, and you can take a deep breath while enjoying all that space. It’s lovely to have so much greenspace, but still be so close to the bustling city.

Leisure and Recreation

Morris Plains offers residents of all ages leisure and recreation opportunities around every corner. Residents can enjoy the library, which offers books and programs all within one gorgeous building. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains more than 20 parks and fields, featuring amenities such as bocce courts, tennis courts, hiking trails, and biking paths. Morris Township offers a variety of senior-specific events and programs, including overnight trips to Pennsylvania Amish country, monthly sewing circles, and weekly art classes. One thing is certain: There is always something to do and somewhere to explore in Morris Plains!

Outstanding Hospitals and Health Systems

Retirees are wise to move to a community that features outstanding healthcare options. The Morris Plains area features Morristown Medical Center, winner of an America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020, as well as Saint Clare’s Hospital, recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award and named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.

Specialized care is readily available in the area as well. There are VA options, with a VA clinic in Morristown and the VA Lyons Campus less than 30 minutes away. Finally, residents of Morris Plains can take advantage of cutting-edge care and highly recommended specialists in New York City.

Senior Resources

Seniors living in Morris Plains also have access to a variety of services and resources that are designed to keep them as healthy as possible. The Office on Aging Services offers a toll-free number to call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a service for seniors and their family members that provides information about surrounding senior support services.

The Morris County Nutrition Project offers a variety of services, all designed to provide homebound or vulnerable older adults the nutrition they need. The program offers home-delivered meals, weekend meals, and congregate meal sites throughout the county.

Finally, older adults who need the extra support and socialization senior living communities offer can find a variety of choices throughout the Morris Plains area. For those looking for assisted living or dementia care, Arbor Terrace Morris Plains is an exceptional choice.

Featuring beautiful apartments and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy, Arbor Terrace Morris Plains gives residents the opportunity to connect with friends and the greater community. We love our hometown and take frequent trips with our residents to their favorite restaurants, museums, and galleries.

Take a look at what assisted living and dementia care in Morris Plains should be by scheduling your personalized tour today.

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Mary Beth Kane

About the Author: Mary Beth Kane

Mary Beth began her career as a therapeutic recreation specialist developing award winning activity-based programs for people living with dementia and their care partners. Since 2004, she has worked in assisted living communities where she strengthened ties within the professional community and helped families find the right senior living communities for their loved one. Mary Beth has been a care partner for both her parents and brings the joys and challenges of these years to her work on a daily basis.

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