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Our seniors create a home away from home that reflects the cultures and wisdom of their diverse experiences. The result is a second family of leaders, learners and advocates that make our community strong and vibrant.
New Yorkers aged 60 and better, along with their partners, are welcome to join our free and open programs and services. Our commitment to affordable supportive housing, sustaining aging communities, and hosting gatherings and fellowship is all to create a feeling of home.
One of the best parts about coming to our Community Center is sharing it with others. Sharing stories, dance steps or meals means making friends of all ages. Inter-generational learning and shared celebrations connect community members of all ages, from early childhood participants to older seniors.
Daily activities in English, Spanish and Chinese feature cultures and traditions from around the world through art, dance, music, games and food. Opportunities to learn new skills – from calligraphy to computers – open more ways to connect with friends both near and far away.
One-on-one appointments with our staff get you the support and services you need, and help you advocate for yourself and family. We can help navigate legal and financial counseling, benefits and entitlements screenings, tax services, and more.
Our holistic approach to well-being shows you all the different ways you can improve your health. The staff, caseworkers and social workers in our family share self-care strategies and help navigate health challenges to get you the care you need.
Join us for fresh, healthy meals served morning and noon every weekday and daily fitness opportunities to keep your mind sharp and body strong. We have flavors, rhythms and traditions from across the globe – and we want you to add to them.
Our 80 Pitt Street Community Center hosts this hub of activities, services and support for seniors. We provide communal and nutritious meals twice daily throughout the week, and host an array of health and wellness, educational, cultural, and social activities. From celebrations to advocacy initiatives, this diverse group of life-long learners bring the buzz to our Headquarters.
WEEKDAYS 8:00AM – 4:00PM
The BEST program brings medical, social and support services to over 700 older residents of the Bernard M. Baruch Houses (a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community). A comfortable lounge, activity room and outdoor garden allow members to socialize and take part in programming that includes arts and crafts, bingo, gardening, Latin dance, mental health support groups, yoga, Tai-Chi and more. Peer volunteers visit homebound seniors and provide escorts to medical and other appointments.
WEEKDAYS 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Grand St. Settlement’s 74-unit apartment building provides homes to 110 seniors, along with supportive services to address their needs, a beautiful garden and shared community spaces.
WEEKDAYS 9:00AM – 5:00PM
GRAND COALITION OF SENIORS
The concern, compassion, and care central to my job is what makes ours a model program and second home for seniors. They bring positive energy, joy, and many years of knowledge into my life each day, which is why I enjoy coming to work every morning.
B.E.S.T. / NORC Program Director
Senior Housing Residents Services Coordinator