Provides direct resource and referral, elder abuse prevention activities and counseling and supportive services to victims of elder abuse.
Has teams of attorneys and social workers trained to help people who are victims of elder abuse.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.