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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 30, 2023

Located within driving distance of New York’s capital city and surrounding state parks, Amsterdam is a small city of 18,000 residents, 17% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. From beautiful scenery and a thriving arts community to diverse eating establishments and a lower-than-average crime rate, upstate New York’s charming city has a lot to offer older adults. Furthermore, the city’s overall cost of living is lower than the national average.

Senior residents of Amsterdam can access acute health care at St. Mary’s Hospital, a facility recognized for excellent care in outpatient surgery. Warm summers and cold winters characterize the city’s climate, and a variety of parks and golf courses support seniors interested in leading an active lifestyle.

For those seeking an assisted living community in the region, Amsterdam costs an average of $4,980 a month, compared to $4,480 in the state and $4,500 nationwide, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. These facilities offer exceptional care, engaging activities and a strong sense of community. 

Note: Data for Amsterdam was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Albany, was used instead.

Discover Amsterdam’s top 10 assisted living facilities, offering nurturing care and tailored amenities for a fulfilling senior lifestyle.

The Sentinel of Amsterdam

The Sentinel of Amsterdam is centrally located in downtown Amsterdam, near local amenities such as retail shopping, grocery stores and a golf course. This community provides one-bedroom and semi private suites as well as personalized care such as bathing and medication assistance. Emergency call systems are provided in each room, along with cable television, Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy environment. Community members are served three homemade meals daily along with refreshments. They also have access to a beauty parlor and transportation to medical appointments. A variety of daily activities are offered to residents to keep them active and engaged, such as chair exercises, gardening, bingo, sewing, painting and board games.

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Sarah Jane Sanford Home

Sarah Jane Sanford Home is located near Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and local amenities such as shopping, grocery stores, pharmacies and churches. The community earns a spot in our top 10 for being exclusive to senior women and providing excellent assisted living services. While personal care attendants provide assistance with ambulation and other activities of daily living, outside agencies offer nursing and therapy services as needed. With the help of housekeeping, community members can relax and enjoy time at the beauty salon instead of tackling mundane tasks. Sunlit solariums, living rooms, sitting areas and outdoor porches provide residents with gathering spaces for socializing and enjoying the outdoors. Activities include music programs, educational speakers and entertainment.

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Hillcrest Spring Residential

For those who require some assistance maintaining independence, Hillcrest Spring Residential offers assisted living services in a community located near supermarkets, medical facilities and local parks. Nursing and care associates are available around the clock to assist residents with medications and daily living tasks, and pharmacy services ensure prompt delivery of drugs. There is transportation available for medical appointments, as well as staff to handle chores such as housekeeping and laundry. The community provides beauticians and religious services to promote relaxation and spiritual growth. Community meals are served three times a day in the two dining rooms, and crafts, cooking and games are part of the packed activities program.

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  • Special diets are accommodated
  • Physical and occupational services are available

The Terrace at Glen Eddy

We featured The Terrace at Glen Eddy in our top 10 due to its wide array of on-site health care services. Nurses are on-site to help with medication administration, and seniors have access to physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological care, podiatry and psychological assessments on-site. Residents receive care in well-designed one- and two-bedroom apartments, alongside assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing. To ensure resident safety and a clean environment, wellness checks, bed making, touch-up cleaning and trash removal are performed each day. Community members can enjoy beautifully landscaped grounds and courtyards as well as other on-site amenities, including a beauty salon, a library, a living room and dining room, and a country store.

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  • Scheduled transportation available
  • Offers recreational and social activities

Kingsway Manor Assisted Living

Kingsway Manor Assisted Living provides residents with easy access to shopping, grocery stores, cultural and recreational attractions, and a worry-free living environment. There is a coffee shop, a beauty salon, walking trails and a courtyard outside the apartments, whose floor plans range from studios to one- and two-bedroom accommodations. Kingsway Manor is included in our top 10 for the wide range of activities and events it offers. Among the activities designed to keep residents active and engaged are exercise, Wii bowling, golf and bocce ball. Holiday celebrations and parties are held in the community, as well as piano concerts and live performances by local bands. Other activities include pet therapy, bingo and various board games.

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Brookdale Niskayuna

With the help of qualified and compassionate caregivers and a homelike environment, Brookdale Niskayuna residents can enjoy an independent and maintenance-free lifestyle in a convenient location close to shops and medical facilities. Seniors can choose from various floor plans, all of which have a kitchenette, ample storage and a welcoming environment for pets. Amenities designed to maximize residents' health and happiness include a library where residents can read and study and courtyards and gardens where they can relax and enjoy nature. With its health and wellness program, the community strives to keep residents active and engaged, both physically and mentally. Using the community transportation service, members can also visit local shopping spots, restaurants and attractions.

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Elderwood Village at Colonie

Elderwood Village at Colonie provides an intimate and supportive environment in a beautifully landscaped setting frequented by wildlife. This 91-bed community offers assistance with daily living in comfortable private rooms equipped with baths, walk-in showers and emergency call systems. On the walking trails and in the courtyards and gardens, residents can exercise, relax and observe nature. The pet-friendly community features an arts and crafts studio and library, as well as a full-service hair salon, so residents can always look their best. Community members enjoy restaurant-style dining as well as snacks and refreshments at the café and bistro. An onsite chapel provides spiritual stimulation, while daily activities and outings keep residents active and engaged.

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Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker

With its convenient location in lively Albany, Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker is close to many local conveniences, including shops, banks, restaurants and pharmacies. Residents of the assisted living community enjoy a safe, supportive environment with customized care, engaging activities and amenities and services that enhance their quality of life. The community's one-story building features common areas such as a living room and an activity center. Furthermore, there is a beauty spa that offers hair styling, manicures and pedicures, as well as a gardening workshop for people interested in growing plants and flowers. All resident rooms come equipped with a private bath and shower, and meals are served restaurant-style.

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  • Emergency call systems in bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas
  • Offers a calendar of daily activities

Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate

Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate offers a comprehensive range of services to help seniors maintain an active and independent lifestyle. Located in the heart of Pine Bush, the community provides easy access to parks, museums, shopping and restaurants, many of which can be visited by residents on community outings. As members of the community stroll the expansive grounds and tend the plants and flowers in the raised garden beds, they can enjoy scenic views of Pine Bush Reserve. Restaurant-style dining rooms, a beauty spa, a movie theater, a cafe and a library are among the amenities located indoors. Residents can also enjoy walking clubs, bingo, exercise classes and trivia.

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  • All resident rooms have a private bath/shower
  • The building is on one level

Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland

Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland offers all the comforts of home without the chores, as well as access to local conveniences such as medical facilities, shops, banks, and pharmacies. Personalized support with daily living tasks is available to residents 24/7. Should an emergency arise, seniors can utilize emergency call systems located in resident bathrooms, bedrooms and common areas. The on-site beauty spa offers senior residents a chance to update their hairstyles, get their nails painted or enjoy a pedicure. Gardeners who want to grow and tend their own plants and flowers can take advantage of the gardener's workshop. Activities such as cooking and baking, bingo, exercises and movies are offered as part of the community's vibrant social calendar.

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