Resting on the Hudson’s east bank, Poughkeepsie provides older residents with a blend of urban and suburban living. It’s more walkable than the average city, and there are plenty of parks, restaurants and coffee shops for seniors to spend their leisure time in relative peace. The 65+ community comprises 17.2% of Poughkeepsie’s 32,000 residents, which is slightly above the U.S. average. Locally, they benefit from excellent transportation links and a favorable cost of living.
Assisted living is a type of care for seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, but don’t require 24/7 medical support. The facilities are homey, with residents often able to furnish and decorate their apartments, while the staff takes care of cleaning, laundry and meal preparation. The median monthly fee in Poughkeepsie is $4,770, which is a few hundred dollars above the New York and U.S. averages of $4,580 and $4,500, respectively.
This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Poughkeepsie and includes the cost of assisted living in comparison to nearby cities and other types of care. It also looks at financial aid options and free resources for the city’s seniors.