Information About Senior Living Option in Hempstead
Located on the southwestern side of Nassau County on Long Island in New York, Hempstead is home to almost 800,000 citizens. Named for founder John Carman's original home, Hemel Hempstead of England, the city has incorporated 22 villages in the centuries since its founding in 1644. Hempstead senior living
offers many advantages to retirees, including proximity to the attractions, amenities and services of New York City, without the disadvantages of big-city living.
Plenty of attractions help make Hempstead senior living an exciting retirement destination. The city is home to the most popular beach on the east coast, Jones Beach, which is visited by over six million people each year. The Rock Hall Museum
, situated at a Revolutionary War trail site, shows what life in an 18th-century, plantation-style home was like. A multitude of museums appeal to a variety of tastes, including the Long Island Children's Museum
(a great place to enjoy with grandkids), the Hofstra Art Museum
, the Cradle of Aviation Museum
and the East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum. Those who prefer the outdoors may enjoy sailing, taking a seal cruise along the coastline or walking through one of the area's many parks.
Hempstead Senior Activities
Hempstead senior living features plenty of activities in the town's 90 parks, which include two driving ranges, 22 outdoor pools, 42 shuffleboard courts, 20 horseshoe pits and 4 Bocci ball courts. A free neighborhood concert series each summer presents a medley of sounds from country to rock to classical music. Senior services
offered by the town include EASEL (Experienced Art Students Enrichment League), GLO (Golden Learning Opportunities), HATS (Home Aides to Seniors), senior day care programs and a 10-week Senior Summer Beach Program. Many area merchants and attractions also offer special senior discounts to older visitors.
Hempstead Medical Facilities
Medical facilities in the Hempstead area include the Hempstead Main Medical Center
, an urgent care and occupational care facility, and the Queens-Long Island Medical Group
, which is the tri-state area's largest physician-owned and operated practice group. Others facilities available are the Winthrop University Hospital
, a teaching hospital whose specialties include several areas important to Hempstead senior living residents, such as cancer care, digestive disorders, heart and lung care, and neurosciences.
Plenty of public transportation, primarily in the form of buses and light rail, is readily available in Hempstead, and many of the senior programs offer shuttles and other free transportation. The Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center serves 19 different train routes and is one of the largest transit centers in the Long Island bus system. Seniors may take the train or bus into the city for the day and experience the best of both worlds: the bright lights of New York City followed by the soft suburban sleep of Hempstead senior living.
Find Hempstead Senior Living
Hempstead senior living affords retirees surroundings that feel comfortable and secluded while still providing a chance for big-city excitement on occasion. The available senior services, attractions and facilities in the area help make it an attractive retirement location. Browse our directory to find Independent Living
, Assisted Living
and Retirement Communities
in Hempstead… Written by senior housing staff writer.
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