Situated opposite Missouri on the east bank of the Mississippi River is the city of Quincy. According to the 2020 census, 20.9% of its 39,463 residents are in the 65+ age group, above the national average of 16.5%, which suggests Quincy holds above-average appeal for seniors. Its affordability is a likely factor, as is the excellent air quality, low-cost transportation and medical services. It’s also home to a large number of parks suitable for strolling, hiking, picnicking and walking the dog.
Assisted living communities offer a compromise to seniors who want to retain their autonomy but need help with daily tasks, such as cooking and cleaning. They provide secure accommodation tended to by housekeeping staff, meals prepared by chefs and social activities that can improve physical fitness while also enriching the lives of residents. The typical fee for assisted living in Quincy is $2,900 per month, saving seniors around $1,675 per month when compared to the state average.
This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Quincy and the costs of different types of senior care in the area. There’s also a list of free and subsidized resources for seniors.