Grant County offers seniors a slower pace, active community and rural quality of life. The temperate climate, abundant sunshine, blue skies and clean air energize the spirit, and the low humidity reduces, and often eliminates, old aches and pains. While Silver City is more than 90 miles away from the border rich cultural influences of the region’s Old Mexico heritage remain. The cost of living here is reasonable with lower property taxes, no sales tax on groceries and many senior discounts are offered throughout the community. Various architectural styles, topography and prices can be found in he residential neighborhoods. The tranquil communities of Tyrone and Hurley are especially popular with seniors as well as 55-and-older condominiums and rental homes.
Here, folks find they finally have the time to enjoy participating in the hobbies, clubs, community service, volunteerism, teaching/skill training and personal growth (and perhaps part-time work) they have been yearning for. Opportunities like: the Grant County Archaeology and Gem and Mineral societies, Astronomy, Audubon, Hiking and Golf groups, Habitat for Humanity, Lions Club, Arts Council, Silver City Museum and hospital auxiliaries, and crafts, gardening, textiles and Western Institute for Lifelong Learning classes abound.
Local senior centers, fitness clubs, community walking tracks, swimming pools (both warm and cool options) and shopping are all easily accessible through the public Corre Cominos bus system, which offers Senior passes and regional transportation to Deming and Lordsburg for Amtrak connections. Schedules or on-demand shuttle vans can be arranged to the El Paso Airport and airline service is available twice a day to and from Albuquerque at the Grant County Airport.
Grant County Senior Services offer medical transportation for doctors and hospital appointments, Home Health Services, Meals on Wheels, Foster Grandparent, Senior Olympics, Senior Companion and Retired Senior Volunteer Programs. In addition to quality healthcare in Silver City, satellite clinics, EMT service and ambulances are located in the outlying areas for immediate response, and Life Flight can transport emergency patients to specialty hospitals quickly.
Whether it’s a live performance at the Fine Arts Center Theatre, an intimate dinner at one of the great local restaurants, catching a current movie, bowling or just staying at home with friends and family, there is always plenty to do in the evening with a variety of civic, arts and cultural events. From sunrise to sunset, every day is fulfilling in Grant County!