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Home Care Neighborhood Guide

If you’re looking for some fun, interesting, and unique activities to do with your home health care patient, this list will keep you busy for a long time. The neighborhood guide is divided by borough and should help senior and home care aid enjoy their time together.

Activities for seniors in Bay Ridge

fort_hamiltonThe Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton: If your home care patient served in the military, the Harbor Defense Museum might be an interesting day trip for senior and caregiver. Constructed from a portion of Fort Hamilton, the museum preserves the history of one of the oldest military installations in the nation. The facility displays United States Army weapons, uniforms, and cannon from the 18th century to present, as well as military-themed art. Current exhibits cover the Revolutionary War, World War II, and much more.

Located in Bay Ridge, the main gate is located at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 101st Street at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Remember, since the museum is on an active military base, all guests must bring photo ID. Admission is free, but be sure to call ahead because they can close early. 718-630-4349.

Activities for seniors in Brooklyn Heights

brooklyn heightsBrooklyn Historical Society: If you’d like a low-key, quiet day out with your senior, the Brooklyn Historical Society might be a good idea. The building houses a library that contains thousands of books, articles, maps, photographs, paintings, and various artifacts covering the history of Brooklyn. The museum has permanent installations celebrating Brooklyn landscape paintings throughout history and featuring portraits of prominent New Yorkers. Current and future exhibits cover professional hockey in Brooklyn, photographs and letters between Brooklynites from the Civil War, Brooklyn sewers, Brooklyn abolitionists, and a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation. If your senior is a history buff, this would be a great way to stimulate their mind and give them something to concentrate on.

Check the Brooklyn Historical Society website to plan your visit. Admission is based on donations, with a discounted rate offered for seniors. The building is wheelchair accessible from their 128 Pierrepont Street entrance with elevators for every floor. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are on the first floor. 718-222-4111.

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