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The Zumba class held by Margaret Tapogna Gatzonis,
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The Zumba class held by Margaret Tapogna Gatzonis, 55, at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, seeks to get seniors up and moving about, incorporating dancing and a more progressive form of exercising. (Sept. 10, 2013)(Credit: Johnny Milano)

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Long Island's best places to live for seniors

Successful senior living will largely boil down to finding a place that offers things like transportation options, opportunities to socialize and a selection of homes that are set up for, or can be adapted to, declining physical abilities. A number of Long Island communities fit the bill -- including some neighborhoods previously highlighted in the Best Places to Live series, such as Huntington, Great Neck and Stony Brook -- with perks for all ages such as walkability, cultural arts and parks, as well as senior-specific housing, clubs and services.

Here, we shine a light on some senior hot spots you may not have heard about. Continue your home search with Newsday Homes.