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Older Adults

Older Adults (Age 60+)

Our older adults program offers opportunities for community participation, recreation, and personal achievement through a congregate meal program and educational activities that address cultural diversity, health, and safety.

East Side House’s Older Adults’ program meets the needs of our older adult community members by providing a variety of social, protective, and supportive services in a non-medical care setting. The program improves the quality of life for older adults in the community by offering opportunities for personal achievement, social engagement, physical activity, and community participation.

What We Offer

Intake/Assessment to determine the level or type of service needed.

Counseling to individuals and/or their families, both on a short-term and long-term basis. 

Case Management to address financial, housing and other needs.

Physical Fitness activities that are weekly and inclusive that keeps older adults with mobility issues in mind such as Zumba, Chair Zumba, Range-of-Motion stretching classes, and more so members receive necessary exercise to maintain and improve physical health.

Mental Health Referrals to address more severe mental health issues with access to psychotherapy.

Financial Literacy/Benefits Counseling including access to public benefits (e.g. food stamps) and provision of pro bono legal services.

General Referrals to other complementary services.

Advocacy with outside agencies.

Accompaniment Services to agencies, hospitals, shelters and courts.

Emergency Funds including transportation, rent arrears, furniture, utility bills, clothing, groceries, college entrance and other fees.

Community Workshops/Projects to address overarching issues as needed.

Home Delivered Meals  Along with our congregate meal program we provide home delivered meals to over 900 individuals each week.


Borinquen Court Mitchel Older Adult Center

188 Lincoln Ave, Bronx, NY 10454

Patterson Older Adult Center 

308 E 145th St, Bronx, NY 10451

Melrose Older Adult Center 

372 E 152nd St, Bronx, NY 10455

For more information about the program and enrollment, contact Stephanie Edwards at

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As a trusted community resource, East Side House offers a continuum of programs to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, ranging from early childhood programs to programs for senior citizens. Below is an overview of East Side House’s program areas: