Senior Citizens

Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (C.A.R.T.)

FREE TRANSPORTATION for the frail elderly
Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (C.A.R.T.) Project
C.A.R.T. van service for seniors provides free specialized transportation for the frail elderly. Operating in Manhattan, from the Battery to 96th Street on the East Side and to 110th Street on the West Side, C.A.R.T.’s five vans take seniors to and from medical appointments and hospitals, planned activities at senior centers and entitlements on which they depend. C.A.R.T. also delivers meals to homebound seniors living in mid-Manhattan. In addition to its established routes, Project C.A.R.T. provides private car service for seniors who need special transportation within Manhattan. Private car service is approved for emergencies as well as for medical, social service and entitlement appointments. In addition, the service is available for visits to relatives and friends in hospitals or nursing homes. Each year, hundreds of passengers – including those with wheelchairs – are served five days a week.
The project is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Transportation Program
490 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-956-0855
Fax: 212-956-0842


Flier: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb2/downloads/pdf/newsflash/projectcartescortservice.pdf

 

NYU Langone Family Support Program - Peer Mentor Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Caregivers

NYU Langone Family Support Program - Peer Mentor Program for Caregivers for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
 
The Peer Mentor program is open to caregivers caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias who live in the five boroughs of New York City.
 
The NYU Langone Medical Center Family Support Program offers caregivers a free Peer Mentor Program where they canbenefit from talking privately, one-on-one, with others who have had a similar experience. Volunteer mentors, who are former or current caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias, offer support and practical information through empathic listening and sharing of their own experience. The Peer Mentor Program offers caregivers a "bridge" to support groups and other community and Family Support Program services that they may find helpful.
 
Mentors and caregivers will "meet" over the phone.
Peer mentoring will be offered to each caregiver for a 3 month period, through a minimum of six sessions. Mentors and caregivers can choose to contact each other more frequently if they wish.
 
Call or e-mail the Peer Mentor Coordinators to enroll or make a referral:

Ann Burgunder- 646-754-2283

Thea Micoli - 646-754-2282

E-mail: cgpeermentor@gmail.com

Office Address: 145 E. 32"d St. (Lex./3'd Ave.) I 8th Fl. - Rm. 830 
 

Related Document: NYUPeerMentorProgram.pdf

VOLS Legal Clinics for Low-Income Residents Over Age 60

The Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) Elderly Project provides pro-bono legal services to low-income people over age 60 who live in Manhattan. VOLS conducts legal clinics each month at senior centers where seniors can discuss their legal concerns in confidence, receive legal advice and, where appropriate, obtain referrals to a volunteer lawyer for representation. Areas of legal assistance include wills, medical directives, powers of attorney, housing, consumer matters and Medicaid. Over 150 lawyers serve on their Elderly Project volunteer attorney roster.
 
Burden Center for the Aging, 1484 First Avenue (between 77th & 78th Streets) 2 pm, 2nd Friday of the Month. Call Margaret Reiff at 212-879-7400, ext. 204 for information.
 
Stanley Isaacs Senior Center, 415 East 93rd Street (east of 1st Avenue) 10 am, 3rd Friday of the Month. Call Khristel Simmons at 212-360-7620 ext, 158 for information.
 
Encore Community Services Senior Center, St. Malachy’s Church - 239 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) Call Narobe Arias at 212-581-2910, ext 125 for information.

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