Resources for Seniors

NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors (SCRIE)

Tenants who qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors (SCRIE) can have their rent frozen and be exempt from future rent increases. For more information you can download A Guide for Tenants – Senior Citizens (62 and over) and People with Disabilities.

Government Agencies:

New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)
City services for the elderly. Provides directory of services, including how to check into qualifications for benefits, inter-generational programs and medical tips.

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
The New York State Office for the Aging’s home and community-based programs provide older persons access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services designed to support and supplement informal care.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Senior Centers
NYCHA developments are home to 120 Senior Centers which offer a great variety of programs for senior residents of public housing and their neighbors in the community.

United States Administration on Aging (AOA)
The Administration on Aging is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965.

Senior Centers & Programs:

Search for Senior Services by Zip Code

Penn South Live
Created in 2011, this is the first website for the Penn South Program for Seniors located at the Penn South Co-op in New York City.

Greenwich House Senior Centers
For almost a half a century, Greenwich House has provided services for its elderly neighbors in Greenwich Village and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Hudson Guild Adult Services
Hudson Guild’s Adult Services program helps older adults age “55 & better” live in independence and with dignity as contributing members of the community.

Encore Senior Center
More than 330+ seniors come to Encore Senior Center each day to participate in the varied programs and services that are offered. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The SAGE Center for LGBT Older Adults
A citywide center tailored specifically to meet the needs of LGBT persons 60 years of age and older. It offers a wide range of activities, including health and wellness, cultural programs and lifelong education. Hot meals are available daily. The center is located in a brand-new facility at 305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor. Call 212-741-2247

VISIONS at Selis Manor Senior Center
A citywide center specifically designed to engage blind or visually impaired older persons in social, health and educational activities. The Center also offers hot meals and benefits counseling. VISIONS Senior Center is located at 135 West 23rd Street. Call 212-486-444, ext. 16.

The Medicare Rights Center
A national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Medicare Rights’ national consumer helpline can be reached at 800-333-4114 and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Abuse Center

Nursing Home Abuse Center’s mission is to protect our seniors by educating them on things to be aware of while living in a nursing home and to provide them the support and education they need to help prevent future abuse from taking place. For more information, please visit their website.

Gray Panthers Legal Services Directory

Gray Panthers, a leading advocacy organization for older adults, has a comprehensive list of legal services, which you can find by clicking here.

Seniors and Dental Care

The Seniors and Dental Care blog addresses the oral issues that the seniors years can present and specific advice for those issues, which you can read about here.

Travel Guide for Seniors

A travel guide for seniors covering discounts, a list of the must-visit websites and organizations as well as money saving ideas, which you can find here.