Albany NY Senior Living Community

10 Reasons to Retire Near Albany NY

At Eddy Senior Living near Albany, we offer the best on-site amenities in the region. But a big reason residents choose to become part of our retirement community is what’s happening outside our doors.

Retire in AlbanyThe Albany Region is home to an abundance of cultural options, local events, recreational activities, volunteer opportunities, and even a great job market for seniors. It’s all easily accessible via Albany’s proximity to major highways and a senior-friendly public transportation system.

Times Union Center: For sports fans, there’s no shortage of teams to root for in Albany. The TU Center is home to the Siena Saints and regularly hosts NCAA tournaments in various sports. The Albany Empire arena football team and a brand new professional lacrosse franchise play at the arena. The TU also has a great schedule of concerts featuring well-known artists and holds annual events including the popular Auto Show and Home Show.

Albany NY viewPerforming Arts: If you love concerts, plays, musicals, and dance performances, Albany has some great venues offering everything from off-broadway productions to local players. Enjoy the Palace and Capital Repertory Theatres, The Egg in the Empire State Plaza, and the unique outdoor experience at Park Playhouse in Washington Park.

Golf: There are 40 golf courses within 20 miles of Albany so whether you’re a duffer or a serious golfer, there’s a golf course you’ll love. Closer to home you have public courses including Capitol Hills at Albany, Normanside, and Western Turnpike. Private courses include Wolfert’s Roost and Shaker Ridge just to name a few. There’s a fantastic variety in course designs and green’s fees or memberships to suit every budget.

Annual Events: When the warm weather arrives, so do the festivals in Albany. For music lovers, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, Alive at 5, and Larkfest are local favorites. Don’t miss the Tulip Festival as the flowers take over Washington Park and celebrate Independence with one of the biggest July 4th fireworks shows in the Northeast.

Restaurants & Shopping: Whether you want a 5-star dining experience, a meal in a great pub, or anything in between you’ll find everything from international fare to vegetarian options close by in the Albany area. Shoppers will enjoy the variety of high-end stores at Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center and also specialty stores at Stuyvesant Plaza. There are also countless boutiques with smaller storefronts all across the region.

Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities: Research cited by the AARP’s Public Policy Institute shows that workers 65 and older are twice as likely to work part-time as workers ages 25 to 64. Whether you’re interested in earning some extra money, building social connections, or just like to stay busy, post-retirement opportunities are widely available. There’s a large number of area nonprofits, colleges, and small businesses that welcome the professional and life experience seniors offer. Learn about the benefits of volunteering >

Quality Healthcare: Access to quality healthcare is something seniors in the Albany area don’t have to worry about. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the Capital Region’s most comprehensive health care network, which provides high-quality, compassionate care to thousands of people every day. In Albany, the ACE Center (Acute Care for Elders) at Albany Memorial Hospital provides specialized medical care tailored to the needs of seniors.

Outdoor recreation: The Albany area has an abundance of parks and nature centers that feature walking and hiking paths, pools, and sports activities. Enjoy scenic views and fresh air at John Boyd Thacher State Park, The Crossings of Colonie, Albany Pine Bush, Hudson Mohawk Bike-Hike Trial. The Corning Preserve on the Hudson River is just minutes away. Albany is also on the doorstep of the Catskills, Helderbergs, and the Adirondack State Park. Click here for fun summer activities around Albany.

Travel made easy: When you’re ready for a trip, proximity to Albany International Airport, the Adirondack Northway and New York State Thruway get you on your way in minutes. If travel by train appeals to you, the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station will take you anywhere from New York City to Montreal and points beyond.

Rich history: The Albany area’s history stretches back more than 400 years. Home to the New York State Museum and Albany Institute of History and Art (founded in 1791) the region is full of historical sites and events. Locally, places such as the Schuyler Mansion, Pruyn House, and Shaker Heritage Society offer tours and educational programs. You’ll find history throughout the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, and the North Country.

Independent Senior Living Community near Albany NY

If you are looking for senior living communities near Albany, consider Eddy Senior Living. All of our independent senior living communities, enriched housing/assisted living and memory care communities are located near Albany NY. For more information, contact us or call (877) 748-3339.