Geriatric Resources



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Patient Resources:

Link to Washington Heights Senior Resources 


Fall Prevention Patient Education (printable in English/Spanish/Chinese) from The CDC

Senior Centers
Senior centers serve anyone over the age of 60. All provide hot lunch (at noon unless otherwise listed), educational, health, cultural, recreational and social programs and activities. Their staff, who speak English and Spanish, will help patients with information and entitlement applications.

ARC XVI Ft Washington Senior Center

21 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033
Marian Spencer, Director. 212-781-5700
Social adult day care

Mary McLeod Bethune Senior Center

1970 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10032
Ianthe Gillette, Director. 212-568-6933.
Breakfast provided.

Church on the Hill Older Adult Luncheon Club

2005 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10032
Jane Ruddy, Director. 212-781-6580.
Lunch is at 1pm. Meals delivered in immediate area.

Dyckman Senior Center

3754 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY 10034.
Luz Rivera, Director. 212-569-7790.
Breakfast provided.

Ft. Washington Houses Senior Center

99 Ft Washington Avenue, NY, NY 10032
Rebecca Carel, Director.
Programs for persons with memory loss and developmental disabilities. Daily money management.

Inwood Senior Center

84 Vermilyea Avenue, NY, NY 10032
Jessica Benito, Director.  212-567-3200.
Breakfast provided. Meals delivered in immediate area.

Moriah Older Adult Luncheon Club

90 Bennett Avenue, NY, NY 10033
Betty Moniker, Director. 212-923-5715.
Additional languages: Russian, German, Yiddish.
Glatt Kosher lunch served at 1:30 Monday-Thursday and 11:30 am Friday.
Meals delivered in immediate area.

S.T.A.R. Senior Center

650 West 187th street, NY, NY 10033
Ruth Rossini, Director. 212-781-8331.
Additional language: Armenian.
Limited transportation available to center, mental health services and Meals on Wheels intake.

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Senior Center - YM/YWHA

54 Nagle Avenue, NY, NY 10040
Faith Fogelman, Director. 212-569-6200 x 221
Additional languages: Russian, German and Yiddish. Kosher lunch and home delivered meals. Transportation to center available.


Senior Clubs (no lunch is served)

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
351 Fort Washington Avenue, NY, NY 10033
Stephanie Lynch 212-927-1514.

North Manhattan Council of Senior Citizens

Elizabeth Wright, President. 212-862-0141.
Meets monthly. Advocates for seniors.

RENA-COA Senior Club

1920 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10032
Francine Conde, Director. 212-368-3295.
Trips, arts & crafts, social support and intergenerational program.

Washington Heights Institute for Retired Persons (WHIRP)

Rita Palter 212-795-6666.
Study groups; meets weekly.


Memory Loss

New York State Psychiatric Institute - Memory Disorders Center

151 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10032
Comprehensive diagnosis for persons with memory loss. Research studies/treatment


North Manhattan Community Information Center on Memory Loss

Ft Washington Houses Senior Center
99 Fort Washington Avenue, NY, NY 10032.
Library with bilingual information and educational material about memory loss and services.
By appointment.


Adult Day Services
Provide social, recreational and therapeutic activities for mentally or physically frail seniors in a congregate setting. Some have services for caregivers as well
ARC Adult Social Day Care Center for the Elderly
21 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033
Agueda Perez, Program Director 212-781-5700


Club Isabella

An Adult Day Health Care Program serving adults of upper Manhattan and the Bronx

Hours 8:30-2:30

For list of services

Patients must be functionally limited, under a doctir's care, over 18

Community Caregiving
Ft Washington Houses Senior Center

Maria Pichardo, Case Worker 212-927-5600
For adults with memory loss

ElderServe at the Y
54 Nagle Avenue NY, NY 10040
Ann Marie Levine 212-942-4182

Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights and Inwood
Robin Kahan 212-568-5450
A weekly activity group for persons with memory loss. Kosher meals.

Care at Home
Institute Home Care Services
23 Nagle Avenue NY, NY 10040
Joan Shockness 212-942-6780
Nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, social work, home health aides, housekeepers.

RENA-COA "Friends for Friends"
1920 Amsterdam Avenue NY, NY 10032
Mary Merriweather, Director 212-368-3295
Information, referral and case management. Entitlement screenings.

VNS Home Care Services
Ginny Fields, Manhattan director, 212-290-3800
VNS link

St. Elizabeth's Church Parish Outreach
268 Wadsworth Avenue NY, NY 10033
Sr. Loretta Carey 212-568-8803
Supportive services and home visits to elderly community homebound and nursing home residents.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association
Ruth Robart-Mayer 212-983-0700.

Other Special Needs Resources


Adult Protective Services (APS) is a state-mandated program that is available to persons 18 years of age and older without regard to income who:

Are mentally and/or physically impaired; and

Due to these impairments are unable to manage their own resources, carry out the activities of daily living, or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, exploitation or other hazardous situations without assistance from others; and

Have no one available, willing, and able to assist them responsibly.

Parenting Help and Support


The "Open Door"
A social/recreational program for developmentally disabled persons over 55 yrs.
Fort Washington Houses Senior Center, Lynn Diwinsky, program director 212-927-5600

NAVH Low Vision Library
Isabella Geriatric Center

515 Audobon Avenue, NY, NY 10040
Ivette Palestrant 212-342-9370
Library and services for persons with low vision. Visual aids, reading equipment and counselling.

Jewish Guild for the Blind
Low vision clinic, cassette library, day health care, radio station that broadcasts newspapers and a residence for blind seniors.

League for the Hard of Hearing
Keith Muller, director 212-741-7650
Hearing testing, counselling, hearing aids.

Lighthouse International
Low vision clinics, vocational training, independent living classes.

Northern Manhattan Stroke Club

710 West 168th street #555  NY, NY 10032
Lauren Evensen, MPH Research Coorindator/Swift Stroke Study

Bilingual activity and support group for post-stroke persons, families and care-givers.

Visions - Services for the Bling and Visually Impaired
Recreation, camp, educational programs and rehabilitative services for the legally blind.

Respite/Care out of Home
ElderServe at Night - Hebrew Home at Home
Overnight recreational and therapeutic program for older persons living at home who require continuous supervision during the night.

Isabella Geriatric Center
Yvonne Jones, director of admissions 212-342-9245
Scheduled stays of up to 30 days.

Long Term Home Health Care
Isabella Home


Tracey Sokoloff-Director

Jewish Home and Hospital
Agnes Lewis, director 212-870-5071

Sherri Zabko, coordinator 212-290-4975
Total continuum of managed care for nursing home eligible patients with Medicaid and Medicare.