The media might have you believe that New York City is comprised entirely of black-clad twenty-somethings walking brusquely in heels and staring at tiny screens. But those of us who live here know that New York City, and Manhattan specifically, are hubs of senior activity.
In fact, NYC is home to more than 450,000 residents over the age of 75, with nearly 100,000 of them living in Manhattan (where they account for more than six percent of the population). So why does it feel so tricky to find things to do for older adults in Manhattan?
The answer has been hiding in plain sight, and its so obvious you may have missed it: New York City IS your solution. The city sponsors dozens of programs, centers, events, and facilities especially for seniors; and they’ve been hiding right under your nose.
So what are some of the best, city-sponsored things to do for seniors in Manhattan? Let this short list be an inspiration: