Retirees are drawn into the Monroeville community due to its affable environment, recreational opportunities and a wide range of outstanding senior services. Many original natives of the area come back to their hometown for retirement, while others new to the area are just finding out why Monroeville and its surrounding communities are perfect for their lifestyle.
Local institutions, such as the Monroeville Area YMCA and the 18-hole Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club, are teeming with recreational activities for seniors. Area houses of worship provide a number of great programs as well, and many of the county’s municipalities house their own senior centers complete with social diversions and the Meals for the Elderly lunch program.
For those looking for educational enrichment, Alabama Southern Community College offers an array of adult education and personal interest courses.
Monroe County is filled with opportunities for volunteer work through a host of local civic clubs including Kiwanis, Rotary, Civitan, The American Red Cross, Professional and Business Women, Belles Lettres, Three Arts and Centurettes and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Retirees hoping to join a retirement community without the hassles of keeping up a home are satisfied with the area’s senior housing opportunities. Cedar Chase and The Meadows of Monroeville are excellent choices for senior and assisted-living options, while apartment complexes provide rentals for the area’s mature adults. Additionally, skilled nursing options are provided through Englewood and Monroe Manor Nursing Homes.