Resources

WELLNESS

NYC Department for the Aging
User friendly website Program types include:
Caregivers
Case Management
Elder Abuse
Employment
Geriatric Mental Health
Home Care

Click for City programs such as:
NYC Cabinet for older New Yorkers
Freeze your rent
Voting assistance
Apartment seekers
Food Help NYC
Greenwich House Network of Older Adult Centers
Greenwich House’s Older Adult Centers are a vital resource for many in the community. They offer social, educational, physical, and cultural programs to engage members and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Most importantly, they support the members of our Older Adult community throughout multiple locations in Manhattan. These programs are free for all adults 60+, all you need to do is register online or in person at one of the centers.

LEGAL ADVICE

The Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Senior Law Project
They provide free legal services to NYC seniors (age 60+).
VOLS partners with pro bono lawyers to prepare wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies and other advance directives for free.
They also conduct trainings for seniors and senior center staff.
Please call the Senior Law Project hotline at (347) 521-5704 or fill out the online form to request a conversation with a VOLS representative.
The state of New York offers a program called Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly or EISEP for short. This program provides non-medical services such as personal care, adult day care, and transportation assistance to seniors who live in their homes, as well as support services, such as case management.

TRANSPORTATION

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Transportation Program Project CART
“Helping Seniors Get Out and About”
Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (Project CART) provides free transportation to medical appointments and hospitals, senior centers, entitlements, shopping centers, museums, places of worship, theaters, and cultural events.

ACTIVITIES

Encore Senior Services
Encore doors are open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon. to Fri.
All activities are listed on the Monthly Newsletter which is provided to seniors onsite and posted on Encore’s web site.
Encore Senior Services
On-site Meals Program
Home Delivered Meals
Outreach Programs
Virtual Programs

FOOD

FARMER’S MARKET
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Type of service: Nutrition incentive program. Older adults are given booklets of four $5 coupons to purchase fresh produce at farmers’ markets throughout the City.
Eligibility requirements: Adults 60 years old or older and earning below a specified income threshold.
Locations served: Throughout NYC.
Frequency of service: Coupon booklets distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at older adult centers or congregate meal centers.