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With more than 1.5 million residents living within its 23-square-mile island, Manhattan is the most densely populated city and county in the United States, as well as the most densely populated New York City borough.
High-quality health care, a robust public transit system and many friendly senior centers make Manhattan senior living the perfect choice for the retiree who wants it all.
Home to Wall Street, Ellis Island, The United Nations, the bright lights of Broadway and the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan offers a never-ending array of attractions and activities. From art exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art to concerts by the New York Philharmonic to a ball game at Yankee Stadium, residents of Manhattan senior living enjoy access to some of the finest entertainment and culture.
For seniors who want a more relaxed lifestyle, one of the world’s largest and most famous parks is located in the heart of the city. Central Park sits on 843 acres of public land and opened in 1857. There are many fun things to see and do in the park every day, including bird watching, horse-driven carriages, ice skating and the Central Park Zoo.
Manhattan Senior Activities
There are 105 senior centers in Manhattan. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) operates 34 of these in neighborhoods throughout the city. NYCHA centers are open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and provide activities and meals to local seniors.
There are also several privately funded Senior Centers located within the city, such as those operated by Project FIND. With five locations around town, Project FIND enhances the quality of life for adults enjoying senior living in Manhattan through exercise programs, meals, education and social activities.
Manhattan Medical Facilities
Senior living in Manhattan wouldn't be the same without the high quality of healthcare available in the city. There are seven major hospitals around Manhattan that are nationally ranked for care. Langone Medical Center is the home of New York University's medical program and has won numerous awards for their services, including rehabilitation, cancer treatment and diabetes care.
New York Presbyterian Hospital has been repeatedly named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and also boasts more physicians named as one America’s Top Doctors than any other medical center in the country.
From buses to trains to ferries, Manhattan has one of the most heavily used public transportation systems in the nation and the largest subway system in the world. More than 75% of Manhattan residents do not own a car.
Seniors on the go have their choice of subway train, city bus, commuter rail, cable car and ferry to get around the New York Metropolitan area, as well as two international airports and multiple rail stations to get them further abroad. Manhattan senior living is made much easier by the abundance of public transportation in the area.
Find Manhattan Senior Living
Living in the big city isn't only for young people. Seniors looking for a place to settle down should definitely consider Manhattan. With all the transit options, healthcare and activities the city has to offer, it would be hard for any city to match what it has.
Browse our comprehensive directory to find Assisted Living, Independent Living and Retirement Communities in Manhattan.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
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