Senior Services

Supporting self-reliance and independent living for East Harlem’s senior community.

We are planning a phase-in reopening that allows us to follow the City’s regulations for reopening our senior centers. We are currently planning exciting outdoor programming, and seniors are now able to make appointments for assistance on-site to help with issues which we cannot assist with remotely. For more information, contact your Center Director.

 

Estamos planeando una reapertura gradual que nos permita seguir las regulaciones de la Ciudad para reabrir nuestros centros para personas mayores. Actualmente estamos planeando  programación al aire libre, y las personas mayores ahora pueden hacer citas para recibir asistencia en el centro con  los problemas que no podemos ayudarlos de forma remota. Para más información comuníquese con el Director de su Centro.


WHAT WE DO

Union Settlement has been providing essential services to East Harlem seniors for over a century, and our Meals on Wheels program has served homebound seniors for over 40 years. Our senior population of over 1,400 seniors relies heavily on Union Settlement to help meet their everyday needs. We offer healthy aging programs at our four senior centers, NORC and assistance to the homebound elderly. We connect seniors with transportation, counseling, nutritious meals and volunteer opportunities.

Contact

Luz Carty
Director of Senior Services
llara@unionsettlement.org
(212) 410-4683

Senior Centers

Our six Senior Centers offer daily group meals, a variety of exercise activities, benefits assistance, nutrition classes, health and wellness classes, computer classes, games, and arts and cultural activities to seniors in East Harlem. Visitors are welcome. Please call our centers to schedule a visit.

Senior Center Locations:
Corsi Senior Center, 307 East 116th Street
212.828.6756

Gaylord White Senior Center, 2029 Second Ave (104th St)
Ingrid Miranda, Center Director, imiranda@unionsettlement.org
212.828.6055

Jefferson Senior Center, 2205 First Ave (113th St)
Sacha Tapia, Center Director, stapia@unionsettlement.org
212.828.6104

Wagner Senior Center, 435 East 120th Street
Julie Lawrence, Center Director, jlawrence@unionsettlement.org

Washington Lexington Senior Center, 1775 Third Ave (98th St)
Annette Soto, Center Director, asoto@unionsettlement.org
212.828.6115

Union Settlement NORC, 2078 Second Ave (108th St)
Melanie Kane, NORC Director, mkane@unionsettlement.org
646.545.5208

NORC

The Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) at Franklin Plaza Apartments offers its resident senior citizens access to health services, social services and activities right in their own community.

Union Settlement NORC at Franklin Plaza, 2078 Second Ave (108th St)

Melanie Kane
NORC Director
mkane@unionsettlement.org
(646) 545-5208

Meals on Wheels

Providing services to seniors has long been a critical priority of Union Settlement, and Meals on Wheels has been a part of that mission for over 40 years. Our Meals on Wheels program currently serves approximately 540 homebound seniors each day.

To register for Meals on Wheels call (212) 218-0506.

Jessica Munoz
Meals on Wheels Coordinator
(212) 828-6001
jmunoz@unionsettlement.org

Senior Services Volunteer Program

Our Seniors United to Serve volunteer program gives our members the opportunity to volunteer up to 20 hours a week across our four centers. Volunteers can assist in packing meals and sandwiches, planning trips and parties, calling bingo numbers, and assisting in arts and crafts activities. Our volunteers are also visiting and calling our homebound and ill clients, providing a vital lifeline to the outside world.

For information call (212) 828-6103.

Virtual Activities

MONDAYS
9:30am-10:30am: NORC Chinese Chat Group
10am-11am: ZUMBA GOLD WITH VNS
3pm-4pm: Crafting w/ Julia
  

TUESDAYS

2pm-2:45pm: Bingo Time

WEDNESDAYS

10:30am-11:30am: Virtual Chair Yoga/Meditation w/Elizabeth Hansen
1:00pm: Virtual Tea Talk Text (call Gaylord White office number)
2:30pm-3pm: Sweat It Out

THURSDAYS

11:30am-12:30pm: Tai Chi for Arthritis

FRIDAYS

10:00am-11:00am: Morning Coffee