There are so many perks of retirement in Rockville and North Bethesda, Maryland. Both areas are full of culture and have plenty of opportunities for community involvement. Residents at Charles E. Smith Life Communities will have much to explore and enjoy in the vibrant North Bethesda and Rockville areas.
Retiring in Rockville, Maryland
No matter what your interests and hobbies are, Rockville and North Bethesda have you covered. With a prime location North of Washington DC and Southwest of Baltimore, you’re near any activity that might interest you. Take a look at some of the fun things for older adults to enjoy in both areas:
1. Rockville Little Theater
This is the oldest continuously operating theater in Rockville. Open to the community, they encourage Rockville residents to get involved in local performances.
2. Pike and Rose Shopping Center
Located in North Bethesda, Pike and Rose Shopping Center is the epitome of the upscale shopping experience. In addition to the stores, Pike and Rose also has dining options, a cinema, weekly farmers’ markets, and seasonal events. This is the perfect option for a day when you want to be out and about with friends.
3. Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Bender JCC of Greater Washington is an inclusive place for everyone in the community. There are all kinds of fun activities to enjoy at Bender JCC.
Whether it’s using one of their indoor or outdoor pools to keep up with your fitness, participating in a Challah baking class, or attending one of their concerts–there’s always something exciting happening here.
This beautiful cultural venue is the place to go for a concert, view an art exhibit, and attend an afternoon tea where local musicians serenade you. Their schedule is full of fine events for an upscale evening.
5. Round House Theatre in Bethesda
The Round House Theatre in Bethesda, included in the “Big Six” professional theaters located in or near Washington, D.C. is a theater committed to everyone. With a foundation in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, the theater and its shows are truly for all in the community.
6. Close to Washington, D.C.
Merely half an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., Rockville residents can enjoy everything about D.C., whether they’re sightseeing popular landmarks like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, or the National Mall or attending live performances at The Kennedy Center. Washington, D.C. is also home to a number of interesting museums with free admission.
7. The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Part of the Montgomery College Rockville campus, this performing arts center shows music, dance, dramas, and even art-house films.
8. Montgomery County Historical Society
Anyone interested in the history of Rockville can visit the Montgomery County Historical Society. There you can learn about Montgomery County’s settlement and how it’s grown into what it is today.
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
Located in the Civic Center and with over 100 performances a year, there’s always an interesting show to see at this theater.
10. Surrounded by Nature
One of the best parts of Rockville is you get the best of both worlds – plenty of options for entertainment and fun in the city, surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape.
This makes it easy to go for nature walks or visit a lake for an afternoon. Rockville Civic Center Park and Rock Creek Regional Park are beautiful places to visit and enjoy the great outdoors.
Rock Creek Regional Park includes Lake Needwood, where you can hike, fish, or go out on the water.
Proximity to Independent Living and Healthcare Services
Another perk of retiring in Rockville, Maryland, is the peace of mind that comes with being close to an active, engaging independent living community and quality healthcare services.
Charles E. Smith Life Communities is located in Rockville and provides all types of care for older adults. The campus includes several care communities:
Independent living in Ring House and Revitz House at Charles E. Smith Life Communities provides a robust lifestyle where older adults can live the life they want, without worrying about things like home maintenance.
Warren R. Slavin Post-Acute Care Center
The Warren R. Slavin Post-Acute Care Center at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington helps older adults rehabilitate in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our on-site physicians work closely with patients to help them return home with confidence.
Older adults in assisted living apartments receive help with medical care and daily tasks that allow them to be as independent as possible. Explore the spacious living options and amenities that Landow House has to offer.
Memory care at Charles E. Smith Communities provide a safe and engaging environment for older adults with dementia. Residences offering memory care include Cohen-Rosen House, Connections at Landow House, and Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.
Our long-term care at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington is focused on the individual. We’ll develop a personalized plan so each resident gets the care that addresses their unique needs and provides a high quality of life.
Hirsh Health Center
This center specializes in geriatric outpatient care that serves residents of Charles E. Smith Life Communities and people in the surrounding area. Retirees in Rockville won’t have to travel far to get the expert geriatric physician services they deserve.
For those who wish to receive health care at home, we provide SmithLife Homecare, ranging from assistance with medical appointments to 24/7 care. Our compassionate, skilled caregivers are ready to help you get the care you need–all designed to help you age in place.
This program provides shelter to older adults who have experienced elder abuse. The ElderSAFE Center is the first program in the Washington, D.C., area that gives older adults a safe place to stay, along with community referrals and other forms of support.
Learn More about Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Charles E. Smith Life Communities is dedicated to providing the best of senior living to residents by taking a comprehensive approach to care and programming to ensure a vibrant, high quality of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about Charles E. Smith Life Communities, call to schedule a personal tour of our beautiful campus.