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Home Care Guide: Bronx

New York City is full of fun, interesting, and unique senior-friendly activities that will keep you busy for a long time. This neighborhood guide is separated by borough and it should help senior and home care aid figure out where to go today.

Activities for seniors in Bronx Park

Set in the heart of the Bronx, Bronx Park is a 718-acre swath of New York City green space. The grounds makes up an entire complex of greenery that includes Bronx Park, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden, making it an amazing place for relaxation and exploration.


Activities for seniors in Claremont

Located between Grand Concourse to the west and I-95 to the north, Claremont is noted as the home of Crotona Park and Claremont Park. Both parks add up to a combined 166 acres of greenery, giving residents plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.

Activities for seniors in Concourse

The Concourse area of the Bronx is known for being the home to Yankee Stadium with several public parks in the area. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is also located in the neighborhood, as is the Bronx Terminal Market, providing plenty of fun activities for outgoing seniors.



Activities for seniors in Concourse Village

The South Bronx has a community feel: it seemed like everyone we spoke to in our travels was connected to everyone else up and down the Grand Concourse, the area’s main artery. Grandmaster Caz of Hush Hip Hop Tours frequents Sam’s Soul Food. Hush’s founder, Debra Harris, speaks warmly of artist Lady K Fever, whose work you can see at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College.


Activities for seniors in Hunts Point

Located in the South Bronx, Hunts Point sits between the Bronx River and East River. Barretto Point Park is an 11-acre waterfront park in the neighborhood that overlooks the river and provides a fantastic view of New York City.



Activities for seniors in Mott Haven

The South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven is located on the southern tip of the borough surrounded by the Harlem River and the East River. The neighborhood has St. Mary’s Park and Longwood Art Gallery as notable points of interests to check out.



Activities for seniors in Norwood

For the history buffs, Norwood–located south of Woodlawn Cemetery–is the right destination. The neighborhood is home to Bronx County Historical Society as well as the Museum of Bronx History.



Activities for seniors in Pelham Bay Park

Located in the northeast part of Bronx County, Pelham Bay Park is the largest public park in New York City. It is over 2,700 acres of green space with a rich history to explore and plenty of wildlife to observe. This is the the park for the adventurous senior.



Activities for seniors in Riverdale

The neighborhood is situated on the Hudson River and is considered to be one of the most sought-after residential neighborhoods in New York City. It is the home of Wave Hill, a historic house and botanic garden that should make for a great outing.

Activities for seniors in Soundview

Rounding off the southern end of the Bronx River, Soundview Park is built on a former landfill and is known for its sport fields, fishing, and its beautiful views across Hunts Point to Manhattan. At 163.5 acres, Soundview Park is the largest public park lining the Bronx River, and it offers a wide variety of educational and recreational activities.

Activities for seniors in Throggs Neck

Known mostly because of the Throggs Neck Bridge that connects the Bronx and Queens, there is a thriving neighborhood on the peninsula. There is a 413-acre public park called Ferry Point Park, which offers a great view of Long Island.


Activities for seniors in Van Cortlandt Park

The third-largest public park in New York City, Van Cortlandt Park has a long-standing legacy behind it. The Van Cortlandt House Museum is on the 1,146-acre green space and is a must-see for any history buff.


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