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Albany, New York provides a unique blend of activity and leisure, of culture and natural beauty. It’s a perfect place to write the next chapter of your life. Discover retirement communities in Albany NY!
Retirement The Peregrine Way
At Peregrine Senior Living, we are redefining retirement living every day, inspiring residents to uncover more purpose and fulfillment in their daily lives. Here, you can relax and carve your own path, knowing exceptional care is available for any future needs.
We support our residents through every stage of retirement, with care, convenience, and all the ingredients for healthy aging. We call it The Peregrine Way. Our retirement communities in Albany NY area communities provide support whether you just need some assistance from time to time—with supportive assisted living services—or for those with more acute memory care needs, in one of our dedicated memory care communities.
The Albany area provides an inspiring mix of history, world-class museums, stunning architecture, and natural beauty all around. With great restaurants, active volunteer and religious communities, and some of the best craft beer breweries in the country, Albany is perennially considered one of the best places to live—and retire—in the country.
Albany, the capital city of New York state, is located on the bank of the Hudson River approximately 135 miles north of New York City. It is surrounded by mountain ranges, and enjoys premier hiking, leaf-peeping, and outdoor recreation.
Albany is full of interesting spots to visit, learn, and enjoy. From the VIA Aquarium, with over 35 distinct exhibits, to the USS Slater—fully restored and moored on the Hudson River. Or, if you’re more interested in solid ground, you can visit the historic Saratoga Race Course—fun on a race day, or to explore on a quieter day—or learn about the history of the area at the New York State Museum. As the capital city of New York, downtown Albany is also home to the awe-inspiring Empire State Plaza, with beautiful reflecting pools, an underground shopping area filled with beautiful art, and the seat of state government.
Albany is also home to lively music, theater, and arts scenes. Check out the Albany Institute of History and Art for a stunning collection of art and artifacts. Or take in a performance at one of the area’s beloved venues—like the Palace Theater, or “The Egg” with its unique architecture.
Albany is also home to some can’t-miss festivals and events. Enjoy the beauty of 140,000 blooming and colorful tulips at the annual Tulip Festival each spring in Washington Park. Or enjoy the culture of the Albany Book Festival and the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival—perennial favorites!
If you’re looking to spend some time exploring the outdoors, Albany county has a number of pristine hiking options, with opportunities for fishing, bird watching, and spotting all manner of wildlife. The Six Mile Waterworks Park trail includes a lake stocked with rainbow trout (and fishing platforms) as well as parks, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The 9-mile Albany Country Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail takes you along the old Delaware & Hudson Railroads, on a scenic, paved footpath.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve offers a true step into nature—with 20 miles of trails, an interpretive center full of learning opportunities, you’ll be steeped in geological, natural, and cultural history.
There are also plenty of options for staying fit and active without journeying too far outdoors. From senior-specific swimming lessons, to free cycling and Zumba classes, there is no shortage of activities for a rainy day.
Albany may be known for its active lifestyle, but locals know how to fuel those activities with fresh, delicious meals and ingredients. Stop by a local farmers market like the famous Troy Waterfront Farmers Market to pick up some fresh, local ingredients for your next meal. There’s also the Guilderland Farmers Market, Schenectady Greenmarket, and Delmar Farmers Market. The beautiful geography of the area isn’t just great for hiking—the variety of fruits, vegetables, and other natural products proves that!
If you’re more interested in having a meal out, Albany has restaurants for every appetite. From savory institutions like Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse, to the fine flavors of Jack’s Oyster House, you can always find a great sit-down dinner. Or grab a quick bite at Latham 76 Diner, or Jumpin Jacks for old-school burgers and sundaes with a river view!
There are plenty more reasons to consider retirement communities in Albany NY. Download our Guide to Living Well During Retirement in Albany, New York to learn more!
We assist each resident in identifying new goals or renewing old interests so they continue to grow mentally, spiritually and socially.
We emphasize the spiritual dimension of aging and help provide continuity of experience from childhood to the present.
We partner with local colleges and organizations to provide a lecture series on a wide variety of topics that can be shared with family and friends.