As a place to retire, Midlothian offers its residents 55 and up many options. With a genuine small-town feeling, Midlothian offers its retirees and active adults an abundance of recreational activities, one of the nation’s lowest crime rates, the opportunity to know your neighbors and real peace of mind. Yet, they can enjoy more urban activities just minutes away in the DFW Metroplex, such as luxury golf courses, world-class restaurants and shopping, major league sports and the arts.
Many services for seniors are offered in Midlothian. Healthcare services, including rehabilitation centers, MRI facilities and home healthcare, are available. Both Baylor and Methodist health systems have clinics in Midlothian and hospitals just 10 minutes away. Meals on Wheels are at the door each day, if needed.
Midlothian has a number of affordable housing options for seniors. Garden homes, duplexes and apartments are currently available. Soon, MidTowne, located between FM 663 and 14th Street, just north of U.S. 287, will offer housing just for seniors.
Senior Activity Center
The Center is a home away from home for many seniors and gives new purpose and direction to many who spend time there. Midlothian cherishes its senior citizens. It is this appreciation for our older generations that prompted the citizens of Midlothian to build the Center. The Midlothian Senior Activity Center, Inc. board of directors built the center with monies raised in the community and a matching grant from the Meadows Foundation.
Located on Mt. Zion Road, between the Midlothian Conference Center and the new Navarro College Campus, the Senior Activity Center was designed to be open and spacious both inside and outside. There are plenty of windows for natural light on the inside and a large comfortable patio with several table and chairs outside. The Center has plenty of room for crafting, gaming, dining and good ole’ “remember whens.”
The Center is more than just a meeting place for Midlothian’s seniors. Many health and wellness services are available to those that do more than visit. Mornings begin with chair exercise class, coffee and snacks. Programs are presented including speakers on many topics of interest to seniors such as legislative updates, nutrition, health care, and legal and financial services. Field trips to the Public Library, Metroplex parks, museums and points of interest, like the State Fair, allow seniors to continue to be a part of the community after they no longer drive. The calendar of events includes computers classes, arts and crafts, as well as entertainment like bingo and live music.