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New York is an ideal place for senior citizens to spend in their retirement years. In the state of New York twelve percent of the population is over the age of sixty-five. Residents who live in New York retirement communities will be in close proximity to a number of exciting and famous landmarks. Residents who love nature can visit one of the states many national parks, including the Saratoga National Historic Park, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. The state is also home to a number of sightseeing attractions such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Staten Island, as well as the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Art lovers will enjoy exploring the homes of some of the nations greatest artistic endeavors at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the New York State Museum, the Eastman Theatre, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York Retirement Communities differ from other types of senior living options. A retirement community is a residential complex specifically for retirees. In a retirement community residents are independent and they do not have any major health issues that would prevent them from carrying out daily tasks themselves. If residents do require emergency assistance, or other services like housekeeping, these are available. On the other hand, nursing homes, care homes, memory care homes and assisted living facilities are designed for those who health problems and cannot carry out routine tasks, such as bathing, without assistance.