Senior Citizen Resources in New York City
Activities & Resources for Senior Citizens in New York City
8 million people live in New York City and more than 1 million are at least 65 years old. When you consider great places to age-in-place or retire, New York City may not be top of mind. However, New York is “one of the global leaders” in adapting to the special needs of its growing senior population.
The city of New York is a wonderful place be a senior and offers a multitude of interesting activities. New York City, especially Manhattan, is the place for museums, parks, shopping and exhibits. And many cater to the senior population.
Also, many retail establishments have adapted to serve the growing senior population. Many supermarkets offer handicap-accessible aisles, larger signage, help with delivery, foods in single portion servings, easy access restrooms, senior discounts, a drink of water and sitting areas.
Comfort Keepers, based in Manhattan, also supports seniors with help at home. For a few hours a day to 24-hour live in care we have solutions. We provide in-home care including , companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation and incidental transportation throughout all five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. All services are provided by our trained and certified professionals.
Resource Links for NYC Seniors
Age Friendly Resources for Residents - Here you will find information on everything from age-friendly transportation options to shopping that offer perks to senior citizens.
Free Movies - In Brooklyn free movies for seniors with free popcorn and soda too! Yes you can see classic movies here. http://www.bam.org/programs/senior-cinema Also try http://www.seniordiscounts.com and enter New York City to find movie discounts.
City of New York Guide to Senior Centers - More than Bingo, these centers are bustling with activity and a great place to meet new friends! Take an exercise classes, join a walking club, or get involved with a senior discussion group. Sign up for blood pressure monitoring program or sit in on poker game. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/services/centers.shtml
Education - It’s never too late to learn - or teach. This is searchable database that lists opportunities for older adults at NYC area colleges and universities. http://www.agefriendlycollege.org/
Museums, Parks, Theater - List of NYC museums and parks with reduced or no-cost senior discounts:
Many museums, theaters, libraries, performing arts centers, zoos and more offer discounts and special senior assistance programs. Organized by the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island http://www.nyc-arts.org/seniors
Transportation Options in NYC - When the subway just won’t do there are many options. Funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, CART provides private car or van service in Manhattan for free http://www.nyfsc.org/support-services/free-transportation/
Manhattan, NY Neighborhoods Serviced
All neighborhoods in Manhattan are serviced by Comfort Keepers NYC including:
Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown, Midtown West, Midtown East, Gramercy Park, Sutton Place, Tudor City, Lincoln Square, West Village, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Murray Hill, Beekman, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Kips Bay, Penn South, Battery Park City, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Carnegie Hill, Flatiron