| Senior Services
has senior centers in Manhattan and Queens.
They provide solace, aid, and social activities
to New York’s expanding population of
centers’ nutritious, family-style
meals constitute a popular reason to congregate
in the dining rooms at noon. Meals-On-Wheels
delivers meals to those who are homebound.
The Chinatown Senior Citizens’
Center in Manhattan boasts an orchestra
room, where senior citizens perform for
their peers. The Project Open Door Senior
Citizens Center in Manhattan has hosted
senior art shows, which integrate traditional
Chinese art, western styles, and photography.
The Nan Shan Senior Citizens Center is the
hub of Queens’ Asian community and
is now seeking to broaden to other localities.
All of the centers strive to preserve and
expand senior services and programs.
Seniors may benefit from
multilingual services provided by the Brooklyn
walk-in center and the Manhattan Multi-Social
Services Center. The elderly can receive
information and help on entitlement, food
stamps and housing applications, and case assistance. They can also
learn English, in addition to knowledge
about health and nutrition. Recreational
activities range from calligraphy, bingo,
and tai chi, to dancing, news groups, and
CPC also operates
one of the largest Home Attendant Programs
that gives friendly home care services to
seniors in the five boroughs, as well as
to those who are medically disabled and/or
physically handicapped. The program works
with clients, their families, and physicians
in tailoring each home care plan.
CHINATOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013
Tel.: (212) 233-8930 Fax: (212) 233-8932
Director: Jenny Tran
Located in a former elementary school
building converted for usage by community-based
and non-profit organizations, CSCC is
celebrated for its orchestra room, where
seniors actively practice and perform
for their predominantly Cantonese-speaking
NAN SHAN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
39th Avenue, 6th Floor , Flushing, NY 11354
Tel.: (718) 358-3030 Fax: (718) 358-3558
Director: Michael Wang
Currently CPC's only senior center in
the outer boroughs, Nan Shan is a vibrant
social center in the Flushing's Chinese/Korean
community hub. Serving many Mandarin
Chinese speakers, Nan Shan's senior
advisory board has been very active
in planning for Nan Shan's expansion
outside of its current location.
PROJECT OPEN DOOR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
168 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
Tel.: (212) 431-9026 Fax: (212) 431-9142
Director: Po-ling Ng
Under the leadership of Ms. Po-ling
Ng, Project Open Door's vivacious director,
Project Open Door is known for its active
senior advisory board, but also for
it tireless advocacy for senior services.
Project Open Door has been the site
of numerous cultural events such as
senior art shows integrating traditional
Chinese art, Western styles and photography.