Support and Recreation for Seniors
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has put together a combination of programs specially designed to help our older neighbors stay healthy, happy, active and fulfilled.
Our case management services for all adults aged 60 and older include case assistance, information and referral, home-delivered meals for the homebound, transportation, supportive and entitlement counseling, caregiver support groups, advocacy and congregate meals at senior centers. We also offer hours of friendly visiting to frail seniors in partnership with other community-based organizations.
Each year Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens provides more than 500,000 meals to the homebound elderly, in addition to a full range of case management services. If you are 60 years old or older and homebound, or know someone who is, and would like a home-delivered meal please give us a call. For seniors living in Brooklyn please call our Benson Ridge Senior Services Program at 718-680-3530. For seniors living in Queens, please call our Northeast Queens Home-Delivered Meals Program at 718-357-4903. The staff will direct your call for you to receive the meals.
Meeting the needs of Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers
We have special services for our neighbors with Alzheimer’s disease or related forms of dementia, including group activities, workshops, case management, information and referral services. For their caregivers, we provide respite services.
Older Adults Get Fit at Senior Centers
In order to help seniors stay physically fit and active in a safe environment, Catholic Charities senior centers offer a variety of classes and workshops in yoga, Zumba, dance, meditation and healthy aging. Additionally, many of our Senior Centers have installed Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Through the system, seniors can bowl, play tennis or participate in a host of other games that improve strength, coordination and balance.
Please support our vital work with a tax-deductible donation today. As one of the nation’s most efficient nonprofits, 91 cents of every dollar you give goes straight to programs like these that help our neediest neighbors..
The following is a list of our Senior Services. Please click on the name of the program or the [+] to learn more about each program: