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
490 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
The "Find Services" web application was developed by New York State in partnership with Google.org, to assist New Yorkers in locating appropriate services with one streamlined web application.This application provides an easy-to-use starting point for first-time program users. You begin by answering a few questions about yourself.
NYC Department for the Aging’s Health Insurance Information and Counseling Program (HIICAP)
Approximately 500 trained HIICAP counselors located in local offices for the aging across the state are available to answer New Yorkers’ questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage programs (managed care), Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medigap, and other health and long term care insurance.
Counseling is also available through a toll-free HIICAP helpline at 1-800-701-0501. Callers will be prompted to state the county in which they need help, and will then be routed to their local HIICAP program to speak with a trained counselor. In most cases, this local program will be the area agency on aging (AAA). There are some AAAs that subcontract the HIICAP program to community agencies so the calls will be sent directly to them.
HIICAP works directly with Medicare beneficiaries to educate them about the Medicare Program, Medigap policies, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plans, Long-term Care Insurance, Low-Income Subsidy Programs, employer-sponsored insurance, and other health insurance programs that are available in New York State.
A Complete Guide to Health Insurance Coverage for Older New Yorkers 2020: www1.nyc.gov/assets/dfta/downloads/pdf/publications/HIICAPGuideEng2020.pdf
New York City Department for the Aging
Serving: Bronx,Kings,New York,Queens,Richmond
2 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
WITHIN FIVE BOROUGHS OF NYC: telephone 311
OUTSIDE OF THE FIVE BOROUGHS: telephone 212-639-9675
TTY: (212) 504-4115
The NYC Department for the Aging has resources for seniors:
The Helpline is a service of the NYC Elder Abuse Center, a project of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.
NYU Langone Family Support Program - Peer Mentor Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Caregivers
Ann Burgunder- 646-754-2283
Thea Micoli - 646-754-2282
Office Address: 145 E. 32"d St. (Lex./3'd Ave.) I 8th Fl. - Rm. 830
Related Document: NYUPeerMentorProgram.pdf
Senior citizens can get tech help from Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Program for Seniors at Risk of Eviction: Assigned Counsel Project
New Yorkers aged 60 or older who are at risk of being evicted from their residences may be eligible for free legal services through the Assigned Counsel Project. This is an initiative of the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), the Civil Court of the City of New York Access to Justice Program, and the New York City Human Resources Administration office of Civil Justice (OCJ).
Read more details about the program on DFTA's website www1.nyc.gov/site/dfta/services/housing-support.page. If you believe you qualify, please contact 311 and ask for the City’s Tenant Helpline or email email@example.com.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Home Sharing Program. NYFSC’s free Home Sharing Program helps link adult “hosts” with extra private spaces in their homes or apartments with appropriate adult “guests” to share their space. One of the matchmates must be age 60 or older. The program also serves adult “hosts” age 55 or older, who are interested in sharing with developmentally disabled adult “guests” capable of independent living. You can apply to be a host or guest at this link nyfsc.org/home-sharing.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a state-run program open to seniors 60 or older who have a qualifying income. As part of the program, seniors are sent special gift certificates to spend on produce at participating farmers markets.
The farmers market on Wednesdays, from 8 AM - 4 PM, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on 47th St. accepts FMNP.
To sign up for FMNP you would need to contact the New York City Department of the Aging either on their website or by calling 311.