Senior Services

CB6 Senior Resources
Below are listings of Senior Centers and services located within CB6.
For other senior services and centers around the City, visit the Department For the Aging website  Click Here
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Lenox Hill Senior Center II
St. Peter’s Church,
619 Lexington Avenue, corner of E 54th St.
212-935-2200

Stein Senior Center
204 East 23rd Street, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10010
646-395-8083

Phipps Plaza West NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community)
520 Second Avenue, NY (Ground Floor)
646-721-3036

Epiphany Church 22 Club
Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 3 PM, Sept. – May
239 East 21st St. at 2nd Avenue
212-475-1966

Meals on Wheels
355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-687-1234
info@citymeals.org

 

Free and No-Cost Legal/Advocacy Services for Seniors 

NYC Human Rights Commission 
100 Gold Street, Suite 4600
New York, NY 10038
212- 306-7560
Ted Finklestien (Senior Accessibility Issues)

Medicare Rights Center
266 West 37th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-869-3850
info@medicarerights.org

Volunteers of Legal Service
281 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10010
212-966-4400
Alex Ryley (Advance Directives/Healthcare Proxies/POAs) 

New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-613-5000
info@nylag.org

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Senior Resource Guide from NY State Senator Liz Krueger
This resource guide is printed every two years.

Architects show how to improve the urban environment for older adults
Over 1.8 million New Yorkers are expected to be over 60 by 2030.  Risk factors for social isolation include living alone, not working, not belonging to community or religious groups, and poor health, according to a report from Age Friendly New York City.  Architects have come up with design changes to help seniors with physical needs and encourage community.  Some will be on exhibit at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Recommendations include: improve handrails and lighting on stairs; higher contrast surfaces and textures; add small lockers in lobby for residents; add a bookshelf in lobby for building-wide book sharing; add seats or resting places along stairs; improve landscaping and places to gather outside; improve interior communal spaces; and create community care centers.

Volunteer legal services for low income residents over age 60
The Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) conducts legal clinics each month at senior centers where residents can discuss their legal concerns in confidence, receive legal advice, and where appropriate, obtain referrals to a volunteer lawyer for representation.   nearby centers for days and times: Stein Senior Center, 204 East 23rd St., 646-395-8083; Burden Center, 1484 First Ave. at 77th Street, at 212-879-7400; Stanley Isaacs Senior Center, 415 East 93rd St. near First Ave., at 212-360-7620.

Alzheimer’s Day Program
Stein’s Service Program for Adults (SPA) Alzheimer’s Day Program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1 – 4 PM, with supervised socialization under the direction of experienced teachers offering exercise, art and music programs.  Stein Senior Center also provides caregiver support and counseling.

CB6 Spring 2015 Community Health Forum
Keynoted by Councilmember Corey Johnson, chair of the Council’s Health Committee, the CB6 April 2015 forum at the Stein Center featured a presentation about how to treat hoarding behavior, which affects millions of Americans, and an introduction to SMART MH, a project to identify the mental health and social support needs of older adults in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Become better organized and take charge of clutter
Do you feel overwhelmed by the possessions, papers and piles that have taken over your life and space?  Join the NYPL Clutter Support Group for education and support, at the Kips Bay Library on alternating Thursdays. Open to people of all ages with any degree of disorganization.