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 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
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.
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.