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.


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 2,000 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.


Luz Carty
Director of Senior Services
(212) 410-4683

Senior Centers

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Our 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 Older Adult Center, 307 East 116th Street
Roosevert Jimenez ,Center Director,

Gaylord White Older Adult Center, 2029 Second Ave (104th St)

Jefferson Older Adult Center, 2205 First Ave (113th St)
Sacha Tapia, Center Director,

Wagner Older Adult Center, 435 East 120th Street
Julie Lawrence, Center Director,

Washington Lexington Older Adult  Center, 1775 Third Ave (98th St)
Annette Soto, Center Director,

Union Settlement NORC, 2078 Second Ave (108th St)
Melanie Kane, NORC Director,


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
(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

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

Zumba w/VNS
Every Monday at 10 AM

Chair Yoga w/VNS
Every Tuesday at 10 AM

Memory Game w/Humana
Every Thursday at 1 PM

Exercise Session
Every week Tuesday and Thursdays at 10 am
Meeting ID: 815 9812 9338, Call: +19294362866,,81598129338#

Every week Tuesday and Thursdays at 2 pm
Meeting ID: 821 3744 0622, Call: +19294362866,82137440622#