Durango - Additional Senior Care & Assisted Living Options
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This has to be one of the best, funniest, and well-done videos about moving into assisted living that we have ever seen - it's a video about a dad moving into Sunshine Gardens:
25 SUNSHINE COURT
DURANGO, CO 81301 - LA PLATA COUNTY
Telephone: Assisted Living Residence - Medicaid Certified
Licensed Beds: 70
Our Full-Circle Retirement Story - Durango
I do know a lot about Durango, and lately, I feel as if Durango is coming back to me in a full-circle sense.
I first visited Durango when I was maybe 6, and I have very vague memories of it. My folks would pack the kids in back of the station wagon, and drive through the reservation that spans the four-corners area, usually stopping for lunch at a wind-blown, desolate rest area - on our way to Southwest Colorado. I remember the sense of excitement I felt as we passed the four-corners monument, and then slowly, the landscape started to change. Desert became more scrub-brush, and then, off on the horizon, the distant, watercolor-ish streak of horizontal blue that hinted of mountains off in the distance. As the streaks of blue turned into greens, blues, purples, and whites on top, I knew we were near Durango.
I loved this area for some reason. Maybe it was just the sense of being in the crisp, mountain air, in a town that is a gateway to things exciting and to be explored. On one trip, we took the Durango to Silverton train, and my head hung out the window for so long that I had little bits of rock and dust in my hair. I was that excited to investigate the scenery, and landscape.
We had many trips like that to Durango when I was a kid. Now that I live in Colorado, I have a 6-year old of my own, and we have made frequent trips to this "four corners" gem, retracing some of the steps and adventures I took as a kid.
My wife and I now talk about retirement, and where we might land once the kid (or kids...this part is still being discussed) fly the coop. Landing in Durango as seniors has always been towards the top of our list. With so many wonderful things to do in Durango - and being such central launching point for other adventures in the area, it would be hard to top.
We do wonder about the cold winters. As life goes on, we've become less tough, and prefer warmer weather - as most seniors do. Durango certainly gets chilly. We also wonder about care options for seniors. It seems to us, that, at this point, Durango could use a few more care options, or assisted living places - should our health ever take a turn. Being a college town, there is a large percentage of younger folks living here, but I imagine as time goes on, seniors will definitely have a strong presence here.
Who knows, it may grow by at least two in about 20 years. We'll keep you posted on that! By D. Besnette
Assisted Living Facilities, Senior and Long Term Care in Durango, Colorado (CO)