About Independent Living and Flushing House
Who We Are

Who We Are

Seniors know from experience that life is a challenge. Many may face limited choices when deprived of complete independence by advancing age. Do you move in with your children? Do you agree to a nursing home? What options are available to you?

Retirement residences which combine Independent Living with supportive services on premises, have recently become a popular alternative in the U.S. In Queens, Flushing House is known as a pioneer in such communities. Built in 1974 as a not-for-profit Independent Living retirement community, Flushing House was one of the first ones to offer older adults an alternative and affordable retirement experience.

Practically non-existent a few decades ago, retirement residences similar to Flushing House now number in the thousands across the United States. However, most of these Independent Living facilities are real estate developments, owned by large, for-profit corporate chains, and they’re a lot more expensive than Flushing House! As a not-for-profit, we pioneered our unique living arrangement, which we called Congregate Living. But our residents don’t have to share rooms to keep costs down! They enjoy their own private, spacious apartments. They are free to come and go, to entertain family and friends, and to make their own financial decisions.

In addition, we provide a full range of communal services to assist residents with daily tasks, such as restaurant style dining with continental breakfast, lunch and dinner served in our beautiful dining room, housekeeping and linen services, a concierge, 24-hour security, a comprehensive activities program featuring state-of-the-art computer learning and fitness centers, arts and crafts room, concerts, movies, game nights, and weekly trips on our own bus! Catholic, Jewish and Protestant religious services are held weekly in our interfaith chapel.

For the convenience of our residents, Flushing Hospital Medical Center operates a satellite Geriatric Clinic right on the premises with physicians and nurses, who are experts in the care of older adults. Two New York State-licensed home health care agencies are available on premises to provide personal services such as assistance with bathing, hygiene and dressing, as well as self-medication management. Residents may use these services or any service providers of their choice.

Why is Flushing House so different from most of those other retirement communities? Because as New York State’s largest not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement community, the mission of Flushing House must always come first? To provide a safe, enjoyable and affordable retirement experience for our residents.

Please call our Marketing Department at (718) 762-3198 or (888) 987-6205 for a brochure or to arrange a tour. We also offer a limited number of inexpensive two-week or one-month trial stays. Please call for information.

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