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Retirement Living in Sedalia - Missouri

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Area Description

Sedalia is centrally located in Missouri with easy access to anywhere in the state. Major highways 50 and 65 intersect in our city, and are only 18 miles from Interstate 70. We are 20 minutes east of Whiteman Air Force Base, or only 30 minutes North of the tranquility of the Truman Lake area. If you enjoy the serenity of country our city prides itself on being an excellent place to raise a family, and an ideal place for business growth and development. Sedalia is the commercial hub of a nine-county area, serving more than 145,000 residents with-in a 45 mile radius.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Historic Katy Depot Landmark is Sedalia's Welcome Center. The Katy Depot is a year Round Visitor Destination & Interpretive Center. Located at mile marker 227 on Missouri's Katy Trail, the Katy Depot serves as a full service trailhead including long term parking; bicycle rentals, repairs and sales; restrooms, refreshments; directions and referrals; and trail souvenirs. Sedalia is the permanent home of the Missouri State Fair that is held annually for eleven days in mid-August on the 400 acre fairgrounds. Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival is held annually the first Wednesday through Saturday of June. Sedalia is fortunate to offer three public libraries, Galaxy movie theater, Bowling Alley,city parks and water park, and also has stocked fishing ponds in two of the parks. Leisure Park offers two miniature golf courses, Go-Karts and arcade. Sedalia also has a private Country Club.

Cultural Activities

Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts is held in the open air downtown in September. Boasting two live theaters as well as several art galleries, Sedalia has an array of choices of arts and entertainment. Daum Museum of Contemporary Art is open year round. The Daum collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits modern and contemporary works of art.

Public transportation

Both OATS, and city bus service that run scheduled stops. Taxi cab companies, an Amtrak, and a Regional Airport service the area.

Medical Facilities

Bothwell Health Center-Sedalia opened the Bothwell Diagnostic Center, Bothwell Health Center-Truman Lake, Bothwell Sleep Center, Bothwell Healing Arts Center (with multiple physician practices), the Canon Center for Cancer & Cardiovascular Care and the Bothwell Wound Healing Center. To better prepare for the changes occurring in health care, Bothwell also joined five other acute care hospitals to form the Health Network of Missouri. Independently is Katy Trail Community Health.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  17.5  27.3  37.1  1.6 "  4.2 "
 Feb  22.2  32.6  43.0  1.8 "  4.3 "
 Mar  32.1  43.3  54.4  3.0 "  1.8 "
 Apr  41.6  53.4  65.2  3.9 "  0.1 "
 May  51.9  63.1  74.3  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Jun  61.7  72.5  83.3  5.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  66.2  77.4  88.6  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Aug  63.5  75.5  87.4  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  55.2  67.3  79.4  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Oct  43.7  56.0  68.2  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Nov  33.4  43.4  53.4  3.5 "  0.3 "
 Dec  23.1  32.3  41.4  2.3 "  3.6 "

Sedalia's typical Midwest climate spans all 4 of our Mother Nature Seasons. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 84 degrees F, While January brings the coldest with an average of 10 degree F. We average 44 inches of rain and 13 inches of snow annually. Sedalia sits 904 above sea level.

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Cost of Living for Sedalia, MO

Sedalia, Missouri cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Housing consists of owner-occupied, renter-occupied, vacant for rent, vacant for sale, vacant for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, also residential care facilities, assisted living, and senior housing.

Senior Assistance in Sedalia, MO

Sedalia, Missouri offers the following assistance for seniors:

The Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, offers adults many services. Nutritionally balances meals are served Monday through Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm. Home delivery is available, as well as frozen meals on request.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Missouri State Fair Foundation has volunteer opportunities from working museum to selling water just to mention a few. The local Hospital offers many volunteer opportunities. Open Door, The Food Pantry, Community Café are organizations depending on volunteer hours to help the needy.

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