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



NYC Department for the Aging

The NYC Department for the Aging has resources for seniors:

NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Helpline

If you are concerned that an older adult is being abused, are distressed by a past or present elder abuse situation, or want support but are uncertain about where to turn, you may want to call the NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Helpline for Concerned Persons.
The Helpline offers an array of FREE services from trained specialists, including supportive counseling for anxiety and stress, and guidance to plan next steps.  Helpline operators will provide accurate information about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and make appropriate and timely referrals
Telephone: 212.746.6905, Email:
This NON-EMERGENCY Helpline is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5 pm. Calls received evenings, weekends or holidays will be responded to on the next business day.
If you or a victim is in IMMEDIATE danger, CALL 911.

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

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


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

Related Document: NYUPeerMentorProgram.pdf

Senior Citizens Home Sharing Program

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

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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.

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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