Eugene has been selected by many sources over the past decade as one of the best places to retire in the country. Quality of life, mild climate, taxes, crime rate and affordability of housing are just a few of the reasons noted. Nicely located between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains makes for many outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, golfing, river rafting, boating and fishing. There are chances to volunteer, visit the symphony, opera, and ballet or take one of the many classes in a program offered by University of Oregon specifically for seniors called Learning in Retirement – 1-800/824-2714
Eugene routinely lands in the top rankings of retirement towns. Recent honors include: Oct. 2010, Where to Retire magazine; Mar. 2013, Oregon was ranked number 5 in the best states to retire, MoneyRates.com and most recently, Jan./Feb 2014, Where to Retire magazine featured Eugene as one of the eight low tax towns. Lots of people talk about us.
Services to seniors in Lane County are varied and comprehensive. They range from information referral, escort transportation, and in-home counseling to delivered meals Meals on Wheels and home health care. With a focus on community-based care, assistance is also available to assess an individual’s need for institutional care. In fact, help can even be obtained for those within institutions that have the desire and the capacity to return to a less-restricted setting.
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - 541/741-600 X159
- Lane Council of Governments Senior Services - 541/682-4498
- Senior & Disabled Services
There are many retirement living options available in Eugene-Springfield ranging from owning or renting in a senior community to full service assisted living facilities.
Senior Centers & Community Centers
Campbell Senior Center
155 High St. Eugene OR 97401
Peterson Park Barn Community Center
870 Berntzen Rd. Eugene, OR 97402
River Road Park & Recreation
1400 Lake Dr. Eugene, OR 97404
Trude Kaufman Senior Center
996 Jefferson St. Eugene, OR
Willamalane Senior Adult Activity Center
215 W. C St. Springfield, OR 97477
For more Retirement information, please click the following link: Retirement