In March of 2022, seniors from Gregg and Rusk Counties of East Texas attended a health fair at Arabella of Kilgore. Jamie Quebedeaux, Arabella of Kilgore’s Executive Director, says, “Seniors today are healthier and more active than ever.”
The health fair featured blood pressure checks, health equipment checks, fall risk assessments, and a variety of senior-friendly exercise advice. Understanding how to stay in tune with your body is a vital step of proper aging.
The new baby boomer generation of seniors needs Independent Living and Assisted Living communities that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyle. Senior living facilities that only offer television and puzzles will not cut it anymore.
Discover why Arabella of Kilgore is changing how older adults think about independent and Assisted Living in East Texas.
Is Kilgore, TX a retirement destination?
Kilgore experienced a rebirth as an oil boom town in the 1930s. At its peak, a single town acre produced over 2.5 million barrels of oil. Known as the World’s Richest Acre, a park and historical marker now educates the public about Kilgore’s “rich” history.
The town has grown but retains its small-town feel. It’s known for annual events like the Texas Shakespeare Festival and East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. Killgore is a place where everyone meets up on Friday nights to cheer on the Ragin’ Red Bulldog football team.
Kilgore attractions include:
- Synergy Park Nature Preserve
- Meadowbrook and Tempest Golf Courses
- Rangerette Showcase and Museum
- Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum
Older adults and recent retirees who want to continue living a small-town lifestyle but enjoy big-city amenities can find that destination at Arabella of Kilgore.
Resort-Style Senior Living in Kilgore, TX
Arabella of Kilgore is a Civitas Senior Living community. Our brand of retirement living is bold and passionate.
Our senior living community in Kilgore is one of the only one-stop destinations for Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in East Texas. Offering all three levels of care allows seniors to age in place and enjoy high-quality retirement living.
Arabella of Kilgore is a gated community sitting on six acres of activities and relaxing services. Every day focuses on senior success, from meeting fitness goals to meeting new friends. Residents enjoy access to amenities such as:
- Fitness studio and wellness center
- Movie theater
- Game room
- Barbershop and salon
- Well-manicured courtyard
- Paved walking paths
- Raised garden beds
- Restaurant-style dining room and private fine dining area
- Scheduled transportation and group outings
- Daily activities schedule
Resort-Style Retirement Living
Recent retirees and seniors interested in pursuing an active lifestyle can live with passion in the Independent Living townhomes at Arabella of Kilgore.
Residents enjoy chef-prepared on-demand dining or have the freedom to cook in their homes. With housekeeping and maintenance services available, seniors can continue focussing on having fun over home repairs and cleaning.
While enjoying the daily social and physical activities of the communities, older adults can live in senior-friendly housing featuring:
- Weekly housekeeping
- Laundry service
- Covered carport
- Private-fenced patio
- Storage space
- Pet-friendly two-bedroom floor plans
East Texas Assisted Living and Memory Care
Seniors who need help in one or two aspects of their lives to continue living an independent lifestyle can find what they need in Assisted Living at Arabella of Kilgore.
Assisted living residents enjoy living in spacious, pet-friendly apartments. Floor plans include studios, one, and two-bedroom options. Residents can receive personalized senior care services in the privacy of their new apartment.
Assisted living services include:
- Medication management
- Activities of daily living assistance
- On-site physical therapy
- Nurse oversight and 24-hour team member assistance
Seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can find relief and purpose in The Cottage. Our secure Memory Care neighborhood lets people with memory loss feel valued and active at a pace that’s right for them.
Personalized assistance extends to Cottage residents’ family members as well. We offer support groups and our signature Dementia Live program.
Daily activities and social clubs allow dementia care residents to experience a sense of belonging. We encourage residents and team members to live in the moment and enjoy as much of their time as possible.
Our specialized team members understand the challenges of providing Alzheimer’s care to a loved one. Let The Cottage at Arabella of Kilgore be a resource for your family.
Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in East Texas
Find a resort-style senior living community that will grow with your lifestyle. Contact Arabella of Kilgore to arrange a personalized tour of the service that fits your needs.
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