New York is a diverse state, incorporating everything from the bright lights of the Big Apple to the roaring spectacle of Niagara Falls. There are a great many independent living communities in the state, where retirees can relax in comfortable and peaceful surroundings in between their trips to see the sights. Independent living communities in and around New York City are the perfect base from which to visit the city's art museums or catch a performance on Broadway. Residents of independent living facilities in Queensbury and Albany can easily visit the largest state park in the United States, Adirondack Park, which has beautiful lakes, diverse wildlife and over 30 golf courses.
Independent Living in New York Defined
People reaching retirement age don't want to give up their independence, but many do want to take it easy. New York independent living facilities aim to take the hassle out of life by creating a community where residents can easily socialize and take part in group activities and outings. Retirees moving into an independent living community should be able to take care of their own daily needs, such as eating, bathing and taking medication, although many New York facilities do offer housekeeping and gardening services to make life a little bit easier and more fun. Seniors who need assistance with life’s daily activities should consider moving to an assisted living community, where personal care services are provided 24 hours a day. You can find New York senior living communities that offer supportive care services in our Assisted Living category.
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