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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Elder Abuse

Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center: New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Provides direct resource and referral, elder abuse prevention activities and counseling and supportive services to victims of elder abuse.

JASA Elder Abuse

Has teams of attorneys and social workers trained to help people who are victims of elder abuse.

Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

Offers victims a full range of healthcare and supportive services including an emergency residential shelter and a coordinated system of care that provides a safe harbor, emotional support, psychological counseling, healthcare, legal advocacy and representation for victims of elder abuse.

Government Agencies and Benefits

Benefits CheckUp

An online screening site providing information about federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health, and a variety of other basic needs.

Provides information on public benefits by state and an online screening questionnaire that helps visitors determine their eligibility for benefits.


A federally funded program that provides medical and prescription coverage for seniors and the disabled.

New York State Office for the Aging

The Office of the Aging's mission is to preserve independence for seniors as long as possible by providing advocacy and a variety of support services and programs to them and their caregivers. In addition, they host the Senior Citizen's Help Line, 1-800-342-9871, available to anyone seeking information about resources and services for seniors throughout New York State.

Social Security Administration

A federal agency that administers benefits to retired and disabled individuals, spouses of living benificiaries, and child and spousal survivors of deceased individuals eligible for Social Security benefits.

United States Administration on Aging

Works to ensure quality long-term care for seniors. They offer a host of programs for seniors who are disadvantaged socially, economically, or in terms of healthcare.

Health and Wellness


Serves older adults by providing information on topics like health, aging and employment; by advocating on personal, legislative and legal issues; and by providing a wealth of services to their members, ranging from a driver safety program to member discounts, to help with independent living and end-of-life issues.

Beth Israel Senior Health

A comprehensive health care program for older adults 65 and over offering primary medical care, consultations with physicians and house calls to those that are home-bound.

Beth Israel Senior Health: House Calls Program

Provides care to lower and midtown Manhattan's home-bound senior 65 and over. A team of geriatric physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers help seniors manage chronic illnesses so they can remain in their homes, visit patients who have difficulty getting to a doctor's office, coordinate care with visiting nurse services and community based social agencies.

Medicare Rights Center

Provides comprehensive information about Medicare options and rights through online resources and a telephone hotline service. Find information about Medicare, drug coverage options and accessing benefits on a limited income.

Mount Sinai Visiting Doctor Program

Delivers comprehensive primary care to home-bound adults throughout Manhattan, consisting of geriatrics patients, as well as those with psychiatric, neurological, complex, and terminal illnesses and also reaches out to families and caregivers to offer emotional support and counseling.

New York City Cooling Centers

When the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries to offer people relief from the heat. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.