Senior Living Is Just Better in the Big Easy

smile pleaseA bona fide mecca for distinctive architecture, out-of-this-world culinary delights, and an arts and culture scene that rivals any metropolitan city in the country (if not the world), there’s no place like our native New Orleans. And as more senior residents will attest, there’s a lot more to life in NOLA than all-night revelry in the French Quarter. Indeed, for seniors especially, the city offers so many fun and fulfilling experiences that the real difficulty comes from deciding which to try first!

SummerHouse makes a picture-perfect home base for exploring the city, starting with neighboring New Orleans City Park. One of the largest urban parks in the U.S., it’s home to mature live oaks that are among the oldest in the world, with some having stood for as many as 800 years. The park offers a lot more than just green space, however; it’s also home to some of the city’s premier attractions, including New Orleans Botanical Garden, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Children’s Museum and more.

For music, theater and history lovers, New Orleans offers a bevy of choices to suit just about anyone. From ballet to burlesque, operas to orchestras, companies and troupes perform city-wide all year long. Add to that well over a dozen performing arts theaters, including iconic stages like Saenger Theatre, Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, and Broadway in New Orleans, an annual series that brings six touring musicals to the city each season.

New Orleans is the proud home to the National World War II Museum, a must-see destination for veterans and patriots alike. Plus, with the city widely considered the birthplace of jazz music, it’s only natural that the New Orleans Jazz Museum stands near Jackson Square in the heart of the city. Multiple museums even capture the essence and rich history of Mardi Gras, further adding to the rich and informative history lessons that await inquisitive minds here in NOLA.

The city is home to a raucous month of Mardi Gras celebrations, of course, but it’s also well-known for hosting the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, itself one of the world’s largest music and cultural celebrations. There’s also the French Quarter Festival, a range of music and film festivals, and over 100 more themed events and festivals held throughout the year. Resident seniors may also choose to enjoy a riverboat cruise, frequent Harrah’s New Orleans Casino or cheer on our favorite hometown teams, which include the NFL’s Saints and Pelicans of the NBA.

It seems that no matter a person’s preferences, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy here in the Crescent City. SummerHouse Vista Shores is accessible to all of this and much more, including several of our favorite neighborhood dining and recreational venues. A convenient downtown location, picturesque scenery and big-time possibilities for fun and entertainment just add to the list of reasons why SummerHouse provides a perfect setting for living well and enjoying life in the Big Easy.