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I can't day enough good things about the Atria Forest Hills facility and it's wonderful staff. My mom unfortunately has memory issues that have gotten worse over time and a number of years living alone...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.
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My friend, a resident of Atria Kew Gardens, had dear friends visiting from Switzerland who wanted to have lunch with her. We were accommodated at a table of our own, where we enjoyed delicious food with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
KosherTwo blocks from Forest ParkIn house religious servicesMemory Care25 minutes from ManhattanOne block from restaurants and shoppingTenured team with over 20 years of experienceOne block off Lefferts and MetropolitanDirectly off Jackie Robinson Parkway
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These are the main problems with this facility: One elevator is constantly broken. The breakfast food is a very limited selection. Addressing issues like a clogged toilet on off hours or weekends is...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Flushing House is New York’s Premier Independent Living Community and 2020 ‘Best in Boro Award’ Winner for Retirement Community. Flushing House is now offering virtual and in person visits by appointment.Since 1974, Flushing House was one of the first communities to offer independent living for...
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Problem is they've gone downhill a bit over the year with new management, so done decline on cleanliness, Food, Activities since we joined. They accept Medicaid which was huge for us. It's the first thing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills offers a unique supportive living environment with all the comforts of home. Conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway, we offer elegant suites, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, and linen service and three delicious kosher meals served daily in...
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The housekeeping staff is very approachable...when we requested different curtains we got the curtains that worked well for the room. When we asked about extra physical therapy when insurance would no longer...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Homestead The Homestead is an assisted living community located in Kew Gardens, NY. Kew Gardens is an upscale neighborhood situated in Queens, an area known for its diverse museums and cultural institutions. Queens is home to the John Bowne House, the site of a former Quaker meeting place...
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I have fund that the staff within the facility stays in touch with me re: my dad constantly. They are very friendly and professional. The place is kept very clean and tidy. The move-in process was smooth and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We would very much like to provide an overview of our communities, and why we are so proud of our reputation as the hidden gem of senior living on Long Island. Conveniently located in Western Nassau County, we are near Queens County, all Parkways and the LIRR. An even closer train station...
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Belvedere is a wonderful Assisted Living that offers Kosher living in a premium setting. This facility is just like a beautiful hotel but has a warm and cozy feeling. The staff are always so helpful and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
estled in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn, Kings County, The Belvedere stands as a beacon of elegance and warmth in assisted living and memory care. This charming community, surrounded by the bustling energy and conveniences of a cosmopolitan neighborhood, offers its residents not just a place to...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Sunrise of North Lynbrook and overall her experience at this facility was good, much better than things were at her previous facility. This facility was better...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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I have only been to East 56 once to visit, everyone I met was very friendly. My brother feels cared for and I am grateful for that.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sunrise at East 56th we deliver personalized assisted living and memory care with a caring staff trained to the highest standards. We are home to New Yorkers with refined tastes, and offer programs catering to your unique interests and NYC lifestyle. All so you can thrive in the city where you...
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We started our family’s journey with [name removed]-she helped us every step of the way. She was incredibly helpful and invested in finding us the perfect apartment for my father in law. He is so happy at...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Tanglewood is one of the premier independent living communities on Long Island, where residents enjoy opportunities for staying active. Join the knitting group, which donates hats to cancer survivors at nearby South Nassau Hospital; stay abreast of current events with the News and Views...
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My mother is 99 years old and has been at Atria West 86 for approximately 2 months now. She says it has been a godsend and that the staff is wonderful and takes excellent care of her. She loves the food...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Ideally situated and all-inclusive, this luxury residence is tailored exclusively to older New Yorkers – and makes it easier to live in the artistic and cultural heart of the City, just one block from scenic Riverside Park. Featuring handsome pre-war architecture, art deco-inspired finishes and...
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Atria of Roslyn Harbor is a wonderful place for my mother. The staff is incredibly caring and loving to each resident. The activities are fun and engaging. It is always difficult to find the right place for...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria on Roslyn Harbor is a luxury Senior LIving property offering Signature level amenities, dining and programs, while giving seniors the ability to "age in place" Located within walking distance to the quaint village of Roslyn on Long Island's Gold Coast, the community overlooks the beautiful...
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At 95, my mother didn’t want to go into assisted living. Then she saw The Apsley, and everything changed. Unlike any senior home, The Apsley is for the young at heart. Gorgeous private apartments with huge...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Introducing The Apsley by Sunrise: a new standard of senior living on the Upper West Side. Offering best-in-class assisted living and memory care, this 19-story community is a place where your next chapter can exceed your expectations. Discover an extraordinary senior living journey deeply...
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My mother loves Kittay. She is happy with her apartment, the staff and the activities. She has made friends and is happy she is there.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Kittay - CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE "BEST OF SNEIOR LIVING 2020" BY SENIOR ADVISOR.COM - is an independent living community where tenants can live on their own, in a place that encourages their independence, creativity, vitality, and spunk – all with the level of support that’s right for them.Kittay...
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The staff at Atria Park of Lynbrook was wonderful in helping us set up my mom's room and helping her feel comfortable. We even had to switch rooms because my mom was bothered by the sound of the elevator...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
For more than 20 years, Atria Lynbrook has proudly served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality, scheduled for completion in March 2020. Residents will enjoy a host of...
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So many wonderful aspects of this facility. The room and bathroom are spotless. I'm jealous of the menu for meals. My brother loves their word search etc, cognitive activity time. It's very bright and airy...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Bristal at North Woodmere is one member of a growing family of Assisted Living communities that have been built on Long Island, by Long Islanders, bearing The Bristal name. Like all of our communities, North Woodmere has been designed to strike the ideal balance between privacy and...
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Overall the Atria Park community has a bright and welcoming environment. The areas within the community are well lit so there isn't a sense of heaviness while moving throughout the community.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Since 1999, Atria Park of Great Neck has served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance its beauty and functionality. Residents enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...
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Everyone there seems very helpful and nice. The only thing missing is the art classes that we were told about. I'm a little disappointed that the art person is not there now other than that everything else...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located in the heart of Great Neck, with easy access to village shopping, restaurants and the LIRR, Atria Cutter Mill is a senior living community designed for those looking for the simple life, along with discreet, round-the-clock support from a friendly and professional staff.Atria Cutter Mill...
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The head RN and staff are all wonderful. Hope below will tell you how families love Sutton. Sutton started out as assisted living not full care. But the original families that were there were all very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sutton Gardens Senior Living, we place great emphasis on Personal Care. Our unique home--like environment allows us to give more attention to each resident. We are like one big family. Our Mission is to preserve dignity and well--being,by providing quality care and enjoyment in a warm and...
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My Uncle is so happy here. When I visit him he just looks so alive and he doesn’t want to leave. The staff members are so nice and are very well mannered. Everyone is so helpful and understanding. If they’re...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Cannot say enough about the staff at the Bristal at North Hills. They all get to know both residents as well as families - not just their names but on a personal basis as well. My parents were so well taken...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
When you enter The Bristal at North Hills, you are filled with a sense of the familiar. You witness the care. You feel the compassion. And you become reassured by something even more, something fundamental. You perceive a community's commitment to excellence that is second to none. It's a...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Amber Court Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated community founded in 1968 by Alfred and Judith Schonberger. With over 50 years of experience, our commitment to bringing outstanding care to the elderly has grown the Amber Court family to six locations in the New York and New Jersey...
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The community has been COVID free. It gets more expensive each year due to the raise of rent. You have to give a big down payment which the community keeps. If you have to move out then the community...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Harborside, the first and only true life care community in Nassau County, opened in September, 2010 and is located on the North Shore of Long Island, adjacent to the Harbor Links Golf Course and Bar Beach and a 38 minute train ride to NYC. The community offers gracious, vibrant independent...
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There has been a lot of boredom due to the legal restrictions for the activities. Due to COVID this has made it hard for us to be able to see my loved. All my ratings are based on prior to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Bristal at Lynbrook is one member of an ever-growing family of Assisted Living communities that have been built on Long Island, by Long Islanders, bearing The Bristal name. Like all of our communities, Lynbrook has been designed to strike the ideal balance between privacy and protection....

Cost of independent living in Queens, NY

The average cost of senior living in Queens is $6,136 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Valley Stream, NY with an average of $6,102 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Queens, NY vs. nearby cities

Queens, NY
$6,136/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Queens, NY vs. the state and national average

Queens, NY
$6,136/mo
U.S. national average
$3,994/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Queens vs. other types of senior living

$6,831/mo
Independent Living
$6,136/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Queens, NY by room type

Semi-Private
$7,712/mo
Studio
$8,151/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,388/mo
2 Bedroom
$11,081/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Queens over time

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What families are saying about independent living in Queens

Recent reviews for independent living in Queens

The Residence at St. Peter’s in River Edge, NJ

3.4
We went with The Senior Residence at Se. Peter Apostle because they offered a comparable level of service for almost $2000 less a month. The facility is smaller with only 20 rooms, it is a former convent so you have to be ok with a small room versus some other places that had large rooms. They ...
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Westchester Center for Independent and Assisted in Yonkers, NY

4.0
My father in law is doing okay here at this community, he is still adjusting, but they are caring for him well. We do feel comfortable with his move to this community, it is a nice place. [Removed] is amazing. She was great to work with, she was very helpful, and understanding. The front desk ...
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The Bristal at East Meadow

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I have toured many assisted living before deciding to place my family member here. I am so pleased with the decision! You can tell the management truly cares about us and it stems off into all the other workers. [Name removed] went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and I would ...
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Queens independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Queens independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Queens, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Queens independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Queens partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Queens, NYNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
21.4%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
37.5%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
30.4%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
28.6%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
8.9%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Queens independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Queens communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Queens, NYNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
33.9%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
41.1%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
30.4%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
10.7%
16.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Queens independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Queens offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Queens, NYNational
Activity director
Activity director
35.7%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
32.1%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
28.6%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
51.8%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
42.9%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
51.8%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
35.7%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
39.3%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
37.5%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
42.9%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
42.9%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
28.6%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
28.6%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
41.1%
45.3%
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Related senior services in Queens, New York

In Queens, New York, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Queens is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Queens include MTA (bus or subway), Lyft, and Uber. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Queens has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is walkable.

Queens offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including Glen Falls Hospital and Saratoga Hospital.

Vibrant and unique, Queens is known as a patchwork of neighborhoods where residents can enjoy a slower pace of life without compromising on a culturally rich environment. Residents can catch a New York Mets game at Citi Field, feel the sand between their toes along The Rockaways, or sit back and watch the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline in the Gantry Plaza State Park. Seniors can benefit from discounted rates at the Queens Botanical Garden, New York Hall of Science, and the Museum of the Moving Image, among many other attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plattduetsche Home Society, Atria Forest Hills and The Belvedere are the top-rated independent living facilities near Queens, New York. See full list of communities.

There are 65 independent living facilities near Queens, New York. See the full list.

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