Helping New York City Residents 60 and Over
The New York City Department for the Aging has many services and programs available for people 60 and older that will help enhance their quality of life. All of the information for this article comes from the pamphlet published by the Department.
Alzheimer's and Long-Term Care Resource Center- counseling and referral services for Alzheimer's families. 212-442-3086.
Bilingual Helpline- assists Spanish-speaking elderly. 212- 442-3010
Central Information and Referral- guidance on benefits and referral to community services. 212- 442-1000
Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center- helps elderly victims of crime, and also offers prevention counseling as well as assistance on elder abuse. 212- 442-1384
Grandparent Resource Center- for grandparents and older relatives raising children.
Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP)- free assistance to people with questions on health benefits and programs, supplementary health insurance, and long term care insurance. 212- 333-5511
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)- provides financial help with fuel and utilities to income-eligible homeowners and renters. 212-442-1000
Housing Unit- works with service providers to meet the particular needs of the elderly. It also provides information on New York City housing options and opportunities.
Legal Assistance- provided through legal service organizations.
Staten Isl.: 718-273-6677
Partnership for Eldercare- works with participating corporations, providing information, guidance and group programs for employees who are caring for older family members. 212-442-3113
Reduced Fare- for those 65 and over. 212-442-1000
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)- rent increase exemptions for tenants 62 and older. 212-441-1000
Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP)- helps low-income elderly keep homes warmer in winter and more comfortable all year round with weatherization and energy-related services. 212-442-3055
Community Services the department for the Aging contracts with more than 400 local agencies to support services in neighborhoods across the city.
Senior Centers, 335 throughout the 5 boroughs. 212-442-1000
Health Promotion 212-442-1399
Employment Opportunities 212-442-1353
Foster Grandparents 212-442-3117
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July 30, 1999
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