A NYS Licensed Enriched Housing program, best described as senior apartments with supportive services. Carnegie East House consists of 74 apartments ranging in size from studios to 2-bedrooms. Majority of the apartments have an excellent view of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our interdisciplinary staff of health care professionals completes an individualized assessment of each resident’s lifestyle needs and formulates a plan to ensure health and safety.
Although each apartment has a kitchenette, all residents of Carnegie East have the option of receiving three meals a day in the dining room. Both lunch and dinner are served restaurant-style.
The apartments are designed to include adjustments for safety. Each apartment includes an emergency call system, temperature control, wall to wall carpeting, modified bathrooms, and ample closet space. Additional building features include a private dining area, community room, library/computer room, spacious patio, and laundry room on each floor.
The highlight of the resident services is the extensive cultural, recreational, social, and educational activities available to individuals at Carnegie East House. The Activities Director at Carnegie East arranges for activities and trips based on resident requests and interests. The residence location affords easy access for both residents and families to excellent museums, art galleries, and shopping.
Carnegie East House is located on New York's Upper East Side, home to world-renown museums, theaters, schools, and historical landmarks.
- Walkability Score: 99/100. New York City is one of the most walkable cities in the world. The Upper Eastside especially is a walker's paradise as it offers world-class shopping, art museums, Central Park, and more.
- The average age of residents in The Woodlands is 39.1.
- Number of Senior Housing Facilities in the area: 111
- Number of Veteran Facilities in the area: 0, although there are 5 facilities in other Manhattan neighborhoods.
- Weather in New York City ranges from warm and sometimes humid in summer with temperatures on average ranging from 71-84 degrees Fahrenheit and winter from 28-39 degrees, though it certainly can be hotter or cooler.
New York City has some of the best public transportation systems in the world. Residents can easily get around town on the public buses and trains, or they can take advantage of the hundreds of bike pathways. Seniors may take advantage of discounted or even free rides on public transportation.
- Hundreds of subway trains and local buses are easily accessible from anywhere in New York City: http://www.mta.info/. Residents over age 65 or who have a qualifying disability are eligible for a reduced fare, http://web.mta.info/nyct/fare/rfindex.htm.
- For seniors who are unable to use public transportation for any reason, car/taxi services are available for medical appointments and other essential needs. These are funded by the Department for the Aging, which also offers other services, such as meal delivery, to elderly residents who are unable to get around easily on their own: https://a125-egovt.nyc.gov/egovt/services/service_result.cfm.
- NYC has dozens of taxi services to choose from: Yellow Cab NYC, OnCabs New York, Manhattan VIP Limo, Dial 7.
- Uber and Lyft ride share services are available in New York City. Seniors can easily find a ride by downloading either of these apps on their phone.
Health and Safety
With over 10 hospitals in the Upper East Side, plus dozen more throughout New York City, seniors and their families never have to worry about not having access to care.
- A sampling of hospitals in the area: Lenox Hill Hospital, an acute care hospital on the Upper East Side, has been providing quality care for over 150 years; nearby Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital is a world-famous cancer treatment and research facility and was voted the #2 cancer facility in the United States in 2015/16; New York Presbyterian Hospital is affiliated with both Columbia and Cornell medical schools and was ranked the 6th best hospital in the United States in 2016, and each specialty was ranked within the top 50, with multiple specialties being ranked in the top 10.
- The Upper East Side is the safest neighborhoods in New York City. The crime rate has dropped over 80% in the last 25 years, and residents can feel safe and comfortable living and walking around, though of course, sensible safety precautions ought to be taken, as in any major city.
Sports and Leisure
New York City has dozens of professional and semi-professional sports teams for residents to cheer on! Additionally, NYC offers many opportunities for seniors to get active and involved in their community through programs targeted towards their demographic.
- Locals can check out the official Sports Calendar of NYC, offered by the NYC The Official Guide, to be sure they don't miss any upcoming games. The Guide also provides information on hundreds of other events going on in the City.
- NYC Parks offers a myriad of activities designed specifically for seniors from swimming to tennis to art class to language lessons. Plus, seniors can enjoy social activities such as bird-watching, history walks, and movie nights.
- New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a great resource for seniors who want to remain actively engaged in their community. The foundation ""is dedicated to helping New York's seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives."" There are three Senior Centers in the greater NYC area that are affiliated with the Foundation: Dyckman Senior Center, LaGuardia Good Health and Happiness Senior Center, and the Mott Street Senior Center. Intergenerational activities are a major focus of the Foundation, and it has started a ""foster a grandparent"" program that connects seniors with local school kids.
Shopping and Entertainment
People come from all over the world to shop on the Upper East side. From high fashion to budget-friendly, choices are endless. If shopping is not one's cup of tea, there are endless museums, theaters, and important historical landmarks to enjoy.
- NYC boasts some of the best art museums in the world: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among thousands of others.
- Residents don't have to go far to find live music in NYC. Time Out New York is a comprehensive guide to all the live music going on in the City.
- While there aren't any massive one-stop-shop malls in the Upper East Side (or anywhere in Manhattan, for that matter), residents have access to thousands of quality shops for all their needs.
- There are two movie theaters in the Upper East Side for residents to enjoy that offer senior discount days.
- The New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States, and fourth largest in the world! It offers many fun activities targeted towards seniors such as book club and Senior Tech Hour, where seniors are supported while learning basic computer skills.
New York isn't called the melting pot for nothing; the City offers numerous places of worship for religious or spiritual practitioners of all sorts.
- A sample of churches on the Upper East Side: Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish (Jesuit), Church of Saint Monica (Catholic), Central Presbyterian Church, Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Catholic/Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop), Church of the Epiphany (Episcopalian).
- Synagogues: Temple Emanu-El (Reform), Central Synagogue (Reform/All denominations), Sutton Place Synagogue (Conservative), Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (Orthodox), Adereth El (Orthodox),
- While there are no mosques on the Upper East Side, there are several cultural and education centers where practitioners may pray and connect with their religious community: Islamic Society Mid-Manhattan, The Islamic Cultural Center of New York, Muslim Education and Convert Centers of America (M.E.C.C.A.).