This is my first post on City-Data (although I have spent countless hours over the last few months reading the threads)! This forum has been very helpful and full of good information for someone looking for info on relocating to the area (Wilmington or Raleigh-Durham).
As for my question...I am trying to find out what services are available for low income senior citizens in the Wilmington area. My husband and I will be moving and bringing my 72 year old father with us. I will be contacting the local Agency on Aging in the area but was hoping to get some local feedback, too.
A little background info may be helpful, so here it goes:
My husband and I (late 30's no kids yet) will be moving from Maine. We have only been in the ME/NH area for the past 2 1/2 years and are looking to move to warmer climates! We were previously living in the Kansas City area (my husband lived there most of his life, I grew up in CA and TX before moving to KC in 1991). We moved to the northeast for family reasons but can no longer take the extremely long and dreary winters.
We would like to consider the Wilmington area for relocation but must be sure my father's needs will be met wherever we settle. He needs low income subsidized senior housing ( in a safe area), public transportation, senior center, and proximity to a VA healthcare clinic. I know there is a large retiree population in Wilmington, so I'm hoping there are lots of services and things to do for someone in his age bracket.
I would truly appreciate any feedback on this topic. My husband and I love what we have read about Wilmington so far, and will be visiting the area in early June to check it out for ourselves. Hopefully, we will find it is a good fit for us and my father.
Thanks so much...Krista