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.
Adjacent to the borough’s westernmost neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton is a long-standing military installation supporting the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve. The Harbor Defense Museum located on its grounds is a military history museum that is worth a trip.
A prominent neighborhood over the years, Brooklyn Heights has a lot to offer seniors. This part of Brooklyn is right on the water, offering a beautiful view of the East River and Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn Bridge Park and Cadman Plaza Park offer plenty of greenery, and Brooklyn Historical Society and The Heights Players provide plenty of fun activities.
The southernmost part of Brooklyn is home to the Coney Island Boardwalk just off the beach. Many famous points of interest are here, including Nathan’s original location and Luna Park. The New York Aquarium is in the area and the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team plays at MCU Park.
A major hub for business in New York City, Downtown Brooklyn is also the seat of local government at Borough Hall. The New York Transit Museum is perhaps the neighborhood’s most popular attraction and a great sight to see.
Just south of Prospect Park is the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Brooklyn College campus, is a great place to see live performances in a senior-friendly venue.
The area is designated as a historic district of New York City because of its importance during Revolutionary War-era America. Fort Greene Park and Brooklyn Academy of Music are two of its main points of interest.
A great place to shop with your home care patient in Brooklyn is the Kings Plaza Mall. They have clothing, jewelry, electronics, and many different places to eat that should keep you busy for hours. For seniors they have complimentary wheelchair rentals with the use of an ID, and family-sized restrooms. The mall is located at 5100 Kings Plaza, browse their website and figure out what store you want to visit before you arrive.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a big part of the borough’s history for nearly 200 years, beginning in the time after the Revolutionary War. Today it is the home of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92–a museum dedicated to the history of the location over the years.
Located to the west of Prospect Park, Park Slope is a residential neighborhood in high demand these days. The Old Stone House is a museum in the neighborhood that is dedicated to the reconstructed Vechte-Cortelyou House.
The neighborhood is located to the east of Prospect Park and contains plenty of sights to see. Chief among them are the Brooklyn Museum and the Barclays Center, which hosts many different live events.
Perhaps the most famous park in Brooklyn, Prospect Park has plenty of outdoor space. The grounds are also part of the same complex as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo.
The Sunset Park neighborhood is situated on the shore of the New York Harbor, but it is better known for the park it took its name from. Sunset Park consists of 24 acres of greenery and its elevated location provides amazing views of New York City.
Williamsburg is one of the busiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but it still has plenty for seniors to enjoy. The area has McCarren Park to provide plenty of outdoor space, as well as the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in the Kings County Savings Bank building.
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.