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Old 04-01-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The Redding, CA area might work for you. Dang hot for half the year, but mild winters, dry weather (not humid) good air quality, very pretty area with views of Mt. Shasta and others, lots of sunshine, good healthcare, good entertainment. Population in the city proper is about 92,000. There are smaller towns nearby. You'd probably have to buy a bit outside of Redding in your price range, but you could check it out.
Do you have a favorite region?
Do you have family restrictions?
Are you VA medical eligible? (will control the locations)
States vary a lot on subsidized Healthcare, so chose wisely.

Need to pick a climate and region you desire (and a place you can afford)... and GO!
I use a spreadsheet with weighted Must / Wants.

I too like Redding and places SE from there (toward Chico, but in the mtns)
SE AZ is also quite mild and reasonable housing (Sierra Grande and area)

Gardening is VERY ez in the PNW (OR / WA).
$100k cap would keep you out of the metro areas.
Some rural counties have excellent senior transportation and college towns with medical. (Small colleges in small towns can be a great retiree place)

Hydro Power, very little coal power
Eco conscious
Fresh air (usually cool, often drizzle (west side of Cascades))
Mild Climate (minimal utility expense).

NoMoreSnow: Can you advise on the most direct route to follow for 55+ low income assistance in CA? (who / where to contact)

I have a cousin who just lost a spouse in SoCA and they have spent all their savings and assets on HC, so... the surviving impoverished spouse needs to find a place to live when the bank comes and takes the house.

Your guidance is appreciated (cannot send DM)

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Old 04-02-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Do you have a favorite region?
Do you have family restrictions?
Are you VA medical eligible? (will control the locations)
States vary a lot on subsidized Healthcare, so chose wisely.

Need to pick a climate and region you desire (and a place you can afford)... and GO!
I use a spreadsheet with weighted Must / Wants.

I too like Redding and places SE from there (toward Chico, but in the mtns)
SE AZ is also quite mild and reasonable housing (Sierra Grande and area)

Gardening is VERY ez in the PNW (OR / WA).
$100k cap would keep you out of the metro areas.
Some rural counties have excellent senior transportation and college towns with medical. (Small colleges in small towns can be a great retiree place)

Hydro Power, very little coal power
Eco conscious
Fresh air (usually cool, often drizzle (west side of Cascades))
Mild Climate (minimal utility expense).

NoMoreSnow: Can you advise on the most direct route to follow for 55+ low income assistance in CA? (who / where to contact)

I have a cousin who just lost a spouse in SoCA and they have spent all their savings and assets on HC, so... the surviving impoverished spouse needs to find a place to live when the bank comes and takes the house.

Your guidance is appreciated (cannot send DM)
Sent you a message via the rep button. If you don't get it, maybe start a new thread in the retirement or California forum? Happy to help.
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