Older Adult Services

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

We are pleased to announce that all of our Older Adult Centers and our NORC programs are fully open.  We are now offering both onsite and virtual programming. For more information on what is happening at our sites, click on the link for the programming calendar below.

Estamos muy complacidos de anunciar que todos nuestros centros están abiertos. Nuestros centros estan ofreciendo programación en persona y virtualmente. Para más información sobre lo que tenemos planeado para cada mes, hagan clic en el enlace de abajo que contiene nuestro calendario del mes.


WHAT WE DO

Union Settlement has been providing essential services to East Harlem Older Adults for over a century, and our Meals on Wheels program has served homebound seniors for over 40 years. Our senior population of over 2,000 seniors relies heavily on Union Settlement to help meet their everyday needs. We offer healthy aging programs at our four Older Adult centers, NORC and assistance to the homebound elderly. We connect older adults with transportation, counseling, nutritious meals and volunteer opportunities.

Contact

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

Older Adult Centers

Our Older Adult 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.

Older Adult Center Locations:

Corsi Older Adult Center, 307 East 116th Street
Roossvert Jimenez, Center Director rjimenez@unionsettlement.org
212.828.6756

Gaylord White Older Adult Center, 2029 Second Ave (104th St)
Igor Guerrero, Center Director
iguerrero@unionsettlement.org
212.828.6055

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

Wagner Older Adult Center, 435 East 120th Street
Julie Lawrence, Center Director, jlawrence@unionsettlement.org
646-672-2599

Washington Lexington Older Adult 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 older adult 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 older adults each day.

To register for Meals on Wheels call 212-828-6099.

Raymond Vargas
Meals on Wheels Director
(212) 828-6102
ravargas@unionsettlement.org

Shara Woolley
Meals on Wheels Assistant Director
(212)-828-6102
swoolley@unionsettlement.org

Want to refer a loved one to Meals on Wheels? Please fill out our referral form.

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 or (212)-828-6098

Programming Calendar of the Month

Please click here to see our full list of programming for December 2022