Resources

Older Adult Services

Administration on Aging

Promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing resources and services designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. –

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BenefitsCheckUp

Created by the National Council on Aging, this website helps people learn about benefits they may qualify for. You can learn about local and national programs that can help with medical costs, prescriptions, transportation and food costs.

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Community Health Advocates (CHA)

Helps New Yorkers understand their health insurance, and access the heath care services they need. CHA is a program of the Community Service Society and provides free confidential individual counseling to individuals and families.

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DOROT

Addresses basic needs such as food and housing, health and wellness resources, and life management skills.  They also provide social, cultural, and educational activities to alleviate isolation and to foster interaction between the young and the elderly. Operates a number of programs including friendly visiting, shop and escort, holiday package delivery, kosher meals for the homebound, support of caregivers, and homelessness prevention. DOROT serves older adults in Manhattan from 59th to 125 streets on the West side and from 14th street to 96th street on the East side, also seniors living in Westchester County. Their teleconference education programs can be accessed nationwide.

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Educational Alliance

Programs for all ages. For older adults there are numerous educational and social services to get them active. They have centers all around the borough of Manhattan. Depending on the location of the center the activities and events might be free of charge or with a membership.

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Eldercare Locator

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services such as government benefits, support organizations, geriatric doctors and nursing homes.

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Encore

Encore provides a community where older adults can share and support each other through their life experiences. Many times our seniors are stuck at home because they may feel like they have no one to talk to or nowhere to go. Encore could help them get out of their home and be part of something again.

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