Health And Nutrition For Everyone
We rise to the challenge of the most critical health and nutrition needs of our community. Our focus on wellness and fitness can be found across all of our programs.
We combat high rates of pediatric asthma in East and Central Harlem. Working with the New York Academy of Medicine, Union Settlement developed what is now the model for early childhood asthma tracking and education throughout New York City. In the 2013-2014 school year, nearly 5,000 children were enrolled in this life-saving program.
With children and their parents, we focus on making healthy food choices, eating fresh produce and learning to prepare healthy meals. Children participate in sports, dance and even circus arts programs, gaining confidence, developing coordination and getting lots of exercise.
Our Mental Health Services support children, teens, adults and seniors through counseling, therapy and supportive services. Bilingual therapists and social workers help individuals and families who are struggling to overcome trauma and other obstacles.
For our senior citizens, we emphasize movement, fitness, and socialization with dance parties, swimming, Tai Chi and many other engaging activities. By helping our older participants stay active we help them stay healthy and lead independent lives.