The baby boomers were the largest generation in the history of the United States. Now they are reaching another milestone, they are aging and becoming our senior population. Another phenomenon being spearheaded by this group is their extended longevity. Today the average person lives to be 77.7 years of age, this contrasts significantly with the 1700’s when the average life expectancy was only 35-40 years old. So our new concern is providing a healthy, positive environment for our aging population.
Assisted living is an excellent option for many of our elderly citizens. Unlike hiring a home health aide for over $4000 a month or engaging homemaker services for over $3800 a month, our assisted living facilities offer the same services plus a private apartment. Our monthly costs are around $3900 per month for the state of New York. Here in Greenburgh, NY our apartments offer many amenities in addition to access to 24 hour attendant care. It’s independent living with assistance readily available to those seniors who need it.
Our private apartments range in size from efficiencies to one and two bedrooms. They’re all inclusive units with water, electricity, gas and garbage included. We have staff available 24 hours a day, so our senior residents can always get help in a manner of minutes. Because we cater to the elderly, many or our residents do have minor to major medical issues. Our facility has medical professionals who can provide care in each instance.
Deciding to live in Greenburgh, NY is a great decision for seniors who enjoy the being in a small town atmosphere. While Greenburgh has the qualities of a small town it is part of the larger community Westchester County, NY. Westchester is known for its shopping opportunities. There are outlet, discount and department stores galore. Men’s and Women’s stores and specialty stores are plentiful. Tour the Hudson Valley and see the historic Rockefeller Estate, and explore the six floor Kykuit mansion; visit the Union Church of the Pocantico Hills and see the stained glass windows made by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall or visit Sunnyside along the banks of the Hudson River, the former home of the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", William Irving. The whole area is filled with an endless supply of activities. Outdoor activities are especially numerous with opportunities 40 miles of bicycling paths connecting several parks, three well known golf courses and a long fishing season that last from April through October.
The cost of living in Greenburgh is slightly higher than the average cost throughout the US, but it is 10% lower than the larger cities nearby, such as Westchester, NY. This allows seniors with fixed incomes to get the most value from their dollar. Coupled with living in a community of people with like interests and concerns, our residents enjoy the freedom to come and go as they please and the confidence of knowing if they need extra help with their activities of daily living (ADLs) or professional medical care, it is always available at our assisted living facility. Regardless of your goals, SeniorLiving.Org is here to help minimize your stress.