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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.

Health and Wellness

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale: RiverSpring at Night

An adult day health care program serving a population suffering from sleep disturbances associated with various types of dementia. It provides participants a host of activities throughout the night operating from 7:00pm - 7:00am. It is the only overnight adult day healthcare program in the country and is designed for people 65 years old and over living at home who require constant supervision at night.

Home Delivered Meals


Provides home-delivered meals to New York's homebound seniors 60 years old and over.

Encore Community Services

Provides meals each day to home-bound seniors on the West Side of Manhattan from 14th St. to 110th St. from 8th Ave. to the Hudson River and select areas of Midtown.

Meals on Wheels Henry Street Settlement

Homebound seniors or those unable to prepare their own meals 60 years of age and older who live in Manhattan Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 or 6 can receive home delivered meals.


New Lifestyles

This site offers options in housing such as continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, residential care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, home care, day care, care management and hospice care.

New York City Department for the Aging: Housing

This site lists virtually all of the subsidized low-income and very low-income senior housing sites throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Also listed are middle income Mitchell-Lama developments which are either wholly or partially set aside for seniors.

Nursing Home and Hospital Locator/ Compare

The Medicare website provides information on long-term care planning, steps to choosing long-term care and explanations of different services. This site also offers tools to search for and compare nursing homes, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and hospitals.

Senior Centers

Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Access a list of senior centers and other senior services throughout New York City on the DFTA homepage. Under Senior Services found on the left hand side of the page, insert zip code or borough, then chose service of interest.

Public Advocate for the City of New York

The Public Advocate's office seeks to ensure that all New Yorkers receive the city services they deserve. They can be reached by visiting the office in person at 1 Centre Street, 15th Floor, or by phone: 212-669-7250 or email:

SAGE New York City

Extends a comprehensive array of affirming services and support throughout New York City to ensure that LGBT older people can age in good health, financially secure and with broad community support.

Services and Assistance

Free Glasses for Seniors

Several agencies that help senior citizens who need new glasses but can't afford them, including Lions Club International, New Eyes For The Needy, and Vision USA. This page explains these programs and how to apply for each.

Jewish Association for Services to Aged (JASA)

JASA provides a vast array of social, recreational, health, legal, housing, educational and advocacy programs for seniors 60 years of age and older regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC)

Has a case management program to help coordinate home care and other services for frail residents 65 years of age and older in Manhattan Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6, a home attendant program, home repair & safety audit program, home sharing program, ombudsman program to investigate and resolve challenging situations in adult homes and assisted living facilities and a respite care program to give temporary relief for primary caregivers.

Service Program for Older People

Accepts referrals for older adults ages 55 and over. Services include individual insight-oriented and supportive counseling, psychiatric evaluation and supervision of medication, family/caregiver counseling, and short-term behaviorally focused therapy.

Service Program for Older People (SPOP)

SPOP provides comprehensive mental health and supportive services, advocacy and education for people 55 years old and older. Services include counseling, case management, crisis intervention, family supportive counseling & home visits, an adult day center for adults with cognitive impairments, memory loss and dementia, bereavement support and assistance with entitlements and benefits.