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Birchwood invites seniors to share the good life in a home-like setting, living each day to its fullest. Our trained, caring staff provides assistance with grooming, dressing, eating and medication management. In addition, care is available for bathing and personal hygiene. There is a varied daily activities program and 24 hour security coverage. A Day Care Program is available. Extensive Physical Therapy, specializing in a fall prevention program and risk assessment analysis. This enables many seniors to lead fuller lives without expensive nursing care.

East Northport, New York was once a quaint farming community on Long Island. However, now it has evolved into a quiet little hideaway from New York City. If you want to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of big city life, East Northport may be the perfect place for you. While there are some days when it is not so quiet, East Northport is also the perfect place for active seniors looking to keep themselves busy.

City Information


A quiet hamlet, just outside Huntington, East Northport is located in Suffolk County about an hour or so away from New York City. The 2010 Census lists the population as about 20,217. It is a town of about equal opportunity, as the men to women ratio is about even.

Walkability score 6: The neighborhood surrounding Birchwood Suites is not very walker friendly. Running most errands requires some mode of transportation. It is not really possible to talk a leisurely walk to the corner store. However, once you travel away from Birchwood Suites, the walkability score of East Northport becomes much higher. So, you may want to plan your day by getting a ride to the places it is easier to walk and arranging for a ride home.

Average age of the population 44: While it is true that the average age of an East Northport resident is younger than the age of a senior citizen, it does indicate that the culture and activities in East Northport may be more senior friendly. Of course being an hour or so away from New York City means there will always be something to do, as long as you have a reliable mode of transportation.

Number of senior living communities in East Northport: 140

Veterans' facilities: Veterans will not have to worry about receiving adequate health care with the Northport VA Medical Center nearby. Every Veterans Day the Northport VA Medical Center also celebrates veterans will Veterans Day ceremonies and a luncheon.

Weather: East Northport experiences the four seasons, however, it is not your weather most typical to the Northeast. It is usually a tad bit warmer than the average temperatures the rest of New York State experiences. A typical winter sees temperatures in the low to mid-40s, while the rest of the year temperatures average between the mid-50s and mid-80s.

Transportation


Depending on where you are in Suffolk County, transportation may or may not be required. Sometimes it is possible to walk out your front door and go right to the corner store and get the daily essentials you need. However, the area surrounding Birchwood Suites in East Northport requires some sort of transportation to run errands.

Buses: The Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) provides public transportation. There are fixed bus routes in and around East Northport. Senior citizens receive a discount on passes or a given fare.

Airports: Republic Airport is the only airport on Long Island. You may find that flight plans could be limited, depending on your destination. If you find you cannot get where you want to go, you can always travel an hour or so to New York City and fly out of JFK or LaGuardia Airports.

Other: Technology savvy seniors will enjoy the fact that East Northport is an Uber or Lyft friendly area. Simply log on to either website and arrange for transportation to your destination of choice.

Healthcare and Safety


When choosing a place to spend your golden years, it is likely that healthcare and safety are among the top factors in helping you make your decision. East Northport is likely one of the safest areas in New York State. The chances of being involved in a violent crime are 1 in 1,273, which is significantly lower than the average in New York State.

Hospitals: Huntington Hospital provides the best health care in Long Island. It was named in the top five percent of hospitals by US News and World Report. It also received nursing excellence honors by MAGNET.

Sports and Leisure


While you will not find professional sports teams in East Northport, you can travel to New York City to see the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Rangers, or New York Islanders. If you are really in the mood to travel, you are also not far from the New Jersey Devils, New York Jets, or the New York Giants.

Parks: You will not have to travel far to enjoy the four seasons and the outdoors in East Northport. Enjoy the picnic settings in Cedar Road Park, Veterans Park, or Knolls Park. Take a walk on the beautiful trails and enjoy breathtaking views. Enjoy participating in or watching the various sports activities, including baseball, tennis, football, or soccer.

Entertainment and Attractions


East Northport might be a quiet little hamlet in Suffolk County, but that does not mean life will be boring. Something is going on in East Northport everywhere you look. Even if you cannot find something that suits your fancy, you can still travel about an hour or so to New York City and find the attraction or entertainment that is right for you.

Restaurants: If you enjoy the national chains, such as McDonald's, Chili's, Burger King, or Starbucks, you will find all of these in East Northport. There are also local favorites serving up Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Asian Fusion, pizza, coffee, pastries, and more.

Theaters and museums: The John W. Engeman Theater brings a little piece of Broadway to East Northport. You can also see independent plays and productions. If museums appeal to you, you can enjoy the Northport Historical Society or the Vanderbilt Museum.

Religious Services


Church services and activities in East Northport are not hard to find. Christian, Baptist, Presbyterian, Gospel, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal faiths are all represented in the surrounding areas. Some churches even offer Bingo. Check with your activities coordinator in your senior living community to see if transportation to and from church services and even bingo are provided.