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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would like to express my gratitude for your great service. The attendant you sent to me, Olga, is a caring, loving, dedicated and devoted person.
I was visiting Parker this week and had an opportunity to meet Mireille and observe her in action. I was very, very happy to see the care she takes of my uncle.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your unstinting help in taking care of my father. I can’t overstate what a difference it has made in his life.
I writing you to let you know my satisfaction with the service that my mother Matilda S. and I have received from your Patient Advocate Tanya. We were without an aide on Sunday, October 12, no one was scheduled, or aide said no one told her, the coordinator said she did.
We would like to thank Edison Home Health Care’s amazing staff for taking such wonderful care of our grandmother. Two years ago, she suffered a stroke, rendering her immobile.
I am a social worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC. I first learned of Edison Home Health Care through a patient, who specifically requested that I arrange for a home attendant through Edison, given its strong reputation.
I am writing this letter to let you know how I feel about my home attendant, Ms. Grant, who is with me seven days a week. Let me emphasize some of her qualities and explain what makes her an amazing home health aide (“HHA”).
My mother suffered a traumatic brain injury ten years ago, which sadly caused her severe physical, mental and emotional disabilities. While she requires constant care, she is not an easy person to live with – she can explode out of nowhere, lashing out at those around her, and often shouts and cries incoherently.
It is my immense pleasure to inform you that my family is very pleased with Guerli Jean as a caregiver for my mom Gertrude Mercado. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers/Dementia three years ago and it has been difficult on the family.