171 West 85th Street
Phone: (212) 769-2850
Whether you’re looking for friendship, exercise, volunteer opportunities, creative arts, cultural activities, frozen Kosher home delivered meals, escorts to medical appointments, referrals, or even personalized computer lessons, you may take advantage of the many programs and services offered by DOROT.
Goddard Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Avenue
Phone: (212) 415-5630
Goddard Riverside provides case management services. Their Senior Center offers social activities, exercise, outings, and nutritious reduced-price meals. For their home meals program, see "Selfhelp Community Services" below. To learn more, visit the website above.
Jewish Home Lifecare
120 West 106th Street
Phone: (800) 544-0304
JHL offers a Social Day Program for adults living at home. It includes assistance with personal care, breakfast, lunch and snacks, along with a wide range of activities and wellness programs.
49 West 45th Street
Phone: (212) 398-6565
LiveOn NY offers eligibility screening and application assistance for benefits and entitlements for New Yorkers over 60. LiveOn can assist ou with SNAP, NY Rent Freeze, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Program, HEAP and Low Income Subsidy. LiveOn also participates in New York's Senior Medicare Patrol program to help detect mistakes or potential fraud in Medicare payments.
Phone: (212) 453-9500
Met Council provides help with emergency financial assistance, food and clothing, as well as eviction prevention, advocacy and other legal issues. It operates several affordable housing sites for low- and middle-income seniors throughout New York City. And its Project Metropair makes free home visits to seniors for minor home repairs. Services include installation of grab bars and locks, moving peepholes, and reinforcing window gates. Met Council serves all people in need, regardless of ethnicity or background.
Phone: (347) 688-6599
Morningside Village offers volunteer help to seniors living in the area bordered by West 108th and 118th Streets from Riverside to Morningside Drives.
One Stop at JASA
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1846
New York, NY 10015
Phone: (212) 864-7900
One Stop helps seniors live safely and independently in their own homes by providing legal, housing, elder abuse, and general assistance services. One Stop at JASA is a unique walk-in agency where compassionate professionals go the extra mile to help older adults solve their problems--all in one place. Services are free and available in English, Spanish & French/Creole. One Stop counselors are on-site in our neighborhood on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Franciscan Community Center at 214 W. 97th Street.
NYC Council District 6 Office
Helen Rosenthal, Councilmember
563 Columbus Avenue at W. 87th Street
Phone: (212) 873-0280, Ext. 202
The Councilmember's office is a good resource for information on senior housing and services.
SAGE - Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
305 Seventh Ave, 15th Floor
Dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults, SAGE offers a full-time center where you will find a comprehensive array of services, support groups, and programs related to arts and culture, fitness, food and nutrition, health and wellness, and lifelong education for LGBT elders.
Selfhelp Community Services - Meals-on-Wheels & Case Management Program
520 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
Phone: (212) 787-8106
Selfhelf Community Services (SCS) case management can assist with referrals and entitlements. SCS social workers do intake for home-delivered meal services provided through Encore Community Service's and Goddard Riverside's meal program. These include delivery of hot, frozen or kosher meals. The first step is to schedule a client assessment.
SPOP - Service Program for Older Adults
302 W. 91st Street
Phone: (212) 787-7120 x514
SPOP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of older adults and to foster their independent living through the delivery of comprehensive mental health and supportive services, advocacy and education. It offers counseling in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Creole and Korean. SPOP also provides bereavement support; an adult day center for adults with Alzheimer's, dementia, or memory loss; and a continuing day treatment program for adults with serious or persistent mental illness.
Healthcare Guide for Older New Yorkers
This annual guide from New York City's Department for the Aging (DFTA) contains lots of useful information on Medicare, Medicaid, Long- Term Care Insurance and other important subjects. The full title is "A Complete Guide to Healthcare Coverage for Older New Yorkers."
Mental Health and Psychology Resources Online
At the above link you will find a range of mental health resources available online. This collection of mental health and psychology resources is the oldest annotated online directory of its kind.
Lifeline - Telephone Discount Program
Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers qualified customers a discount on their monthly telephone bills. To see how it works and who is eligible, click on this link: