Senior Apartments: An Option For Active Independent Elders

Our latest guest post has been written by Joe Nevins, the Administrative Coordinator at Kittay House

When considering living options for elders, there are choices beyond nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Senior Apartments allow elders to live independently and to have an active vibrant community around them.  In a Senior Housing setting there will be elders who are still working or volunteering, as well as those who need extra help managing and make individual arrangements for support services.

Senior housing is all about community. At Kittay House Senior Housing, for example, tenants can be involved in activities as diverse as the city itself – from trips to Shakespeare in the Park, the Culinary Institute, New York’s Lower East Side or the Apple Store to visits from local artists and entertainers, on-site movies, lectures and workshops, and even live broadcast from the 92 Y.  Meals can be shared (Kittay House offers three daily meals included in the monthly fee).
Physical well-being is another important aspect of senior apartments. Tenant units should be equipped with emergency call bells, and senior-friendly physical activity should be available.  At Kittay House, tenants may participate in a walking club, in movement classes, Yoga, Tai Chi or a special falls prevention series, all designed to help seniors stay fit and active.
Of course convenience is important, too.  Tenants in senior apartments appreciate the housekeeping and linen services – at Kittay they’re included in the fee – as well as proximity to transportation, shopping and medical services.  Kittay, conveniently located near public transportation, has on-site medical professionals and is across the street from the VA Hospital.

For seniors who are still active – working, volunteering, involved in cultural pursuits senior apartments offer community and convenience.  If you’d like to consider senior housing, contact Director Arlene Richman at (718) 410-1441 or read more at

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