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Retiring in Wichita

With more and more Americans reaching retirement age, it's no wonder many are choosing the Wichita area as home – thanks to the community's annual average of 268 sunny days, lots of activities in the area and cutting edge hospitals and clinics. Around here, retirees can choose from a number of options that will keep them active and healthy – from volunteering in local schools and hospitals to enjoying Wichita 's numerous outdoor activities throughout the year.

Metro Wichita offers retirees a myriad of options for those choosing a retirement home. From beautiful neighborhoods to fit any budget to full care retirement facilities and independent retirement communities, there is something for every adult who wants to make the most of their golden years.

Information and referral for older adults

  • Central Plains Area Agency on Aging and Sedgwick County Department on Aging have combined offices at 2622 W. Central, Ste 0500. (316) 660-5120
  • Central Plains Area Agency on Aging works to help older adults maintain independence.
  • Sedgwick County Department on Aging connects people age 60 and older with the social service agency or volunteer organization appropriate to their interests or concerns. 
  • Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering innovative, effective programs that allow older adults and their families to lead quality lives and to continue to make positive contributions to the community. The agency provides advocacy, information and services to help seniors, their families, friends and everyone in the community who cares about older adults and the issues that face them. (316) 267-0302 
  • The Shepherd's Center of West Wichita is dedicated to celebrating aging as a time of renewed growth, new horizons, expanding perspectives and service to others. Offerings include mini-university classes, social events and Kansas day trips. (316) 721-2208
  • Assistance may be available from the United Way, call 211 statewide.
  • Kansas Department of Aging, Topeka, 800-432-3535.

Volunteer opportunities
Retirees across south-central Kansas can continue to give back to the community through business and volunteer work, serving in a variety of capacities. For volunteer information, contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at (316) 660-5134.

Volunteer opportunities are also available by calling the United Way at 211, statewide.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.
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