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Durham Retirement

Durham's culture of youthful vibrancy makes it especially welcoming to retiring newcomers. Affordable housing options include urban apartments, sleepy suburbs, historic mill villages, and farm houses with plenty of land so that your golden years can have the setting you always dreamed of.

Downtown Durham is easily enjoyed on foot, and walking trails and parks throughout the city make for a very pleasant afternoon in the springtime (or fall – that's the benefit of a mild climate). The parks and recreation department also runs a senior games program with everything from basketball and cheerleading to woodworking and quilting so you can stay active by keeping up old hobbies or finding new ones.

Senior Center Art Class

A Lifetime of Learning

The educational opportunities in town mean that it's easy to explore interest areas and find new ones. Duke, NC Central University, and Durham Tech's continuing education programs offer a wide range of classes and lecture programs as part of a lifetime of learning. More

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Giving Back & Getting Involved

Durham has many fulfilling volunteer opportunities that allow you to share your time and talents while getting involved in the community. More

Durham Medicine

City of Medicine

Durham is known as the City of Medicine, with some of the best doctors and surgeons in the world. Whether you need help addressing aches and pains or need more intensive care, Durham is the right place to be. More

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Atria Southpoint Walk

  • 5705 Fayetteville Rd
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 666-2624
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Offers three levels of care with no buy-in fees: independent living, independence plus, and assisted living.

Bartlett Reserve

  • 300 Meredith Dr, I-40 Exit 278
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 361-1234
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Senior resort-style living including on-site fitness and business centers, spa, and community garden.

Brookdale Durham

  • 4434 Ben Franklin Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 335-6579
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Private apartments in a variety of styles and sizes with community areas for socializing, dining, and entertaining. Offers personalized assisted living, Alzheimer’s, and dementia care.

Carillon Assisted Living

  • 4713 Garrett Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 401-1101
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Carillon’s assisted living and Alzheimer’s care community in Durham has the grace of a Southern plantation home, the charm of a New England bed and breakfast, and the convenience of a metropolitan …

Croasdaile Village

  • 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 384-2475
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Suites, apartments, and homes on a 100-acre campus that includes walking paths, fitness programs, and a multitude of activities. Full continuum of health care on site.

Durham Center for Senior Life

  • 406 Rigsbee Ave, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 688-8247
  • Downtown Area

Opened in 2006, this $7 million, 44,000 sq.ft. free-standing, accessible, and comprehensive health and recreational center is a hub for Durham’s growing population of older adults.

Durham Regent

  • 3007 Pickett Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 794-7728
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Assisted living community located near shopping, golfing, fine dining, and state-of-the-art healthcare.

Durham Ridge Assisted Living

  • 3420 Wake Forest Hwy
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 596-9464
  • East Durham

142-bed facility featuring a 28-bed secured unit for Alzheimer's and dementia-related care. Located on seven acre campus on the outskirts of the city.

Ellison's Rest Home

  • 100 Ellison Dr
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 544-3714
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Assisted living facility providing personal care and health services according to residents' needs.

Emerald Pond

  • 205 Emerald Pond Ln
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 493-4713
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Set on a 100-acre nature preserve, promotes an active, independent lifestyle through life-enriching activities with an on-site management team.

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
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