Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program (Covello Program) is one of NYC'S Innovative Senior Centers that provides socialization, recreation and education through a wide array of daily activities including: breakfast and lunch; exercise; dance and yoga classes; computer training; health and wellness activities; arts programs; special events & holiday parties; and other activities. Exciting day trips are also planned on a regular basis. 

Case assistance is offered to members/participants who need help in applying for government benefit programs, addressing landlord/tenant disputes, or accessing medical care. The Covello Program is located in East Harlem and occupies a 28,125 square foot building. It is open to anyone over the age of 60, regardless of where s/he lives.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm  

312 East 109th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-423-9665
Fax: 212-423-9668
Contact: Debra Perez


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE Carter burden leonard covello senior program

case management unit

Carter Burden's Case Management Unit provides a variety of services such as assistance with financial management, help applying for benefits, referrals to receive services such as home delivered meals and home-care and more. This unit serves homebound adults over the age of 60 who live between 59th Street & 143rd Street, from 5th Avenue to the East River or on Roosevelt Island.




Making Art Work helps connect seniors within New York City to arts, art culture and art education. Participants are able to engage in art projects, take part in art classes and even partake in an annual fashion show. 

Caregiver resources 

The Caregiver Resource Program is a new and unique program designed to benefit unpaid caregivers of adults 60 years and older. The program provides mental and emotional support/ services to those who are caring for older loved ones.

health and wellness programs

The Carter Burden Network provides extensive health and wellness workshops to seniors interested in improving and/or maintaining their health and well-being. We partner with other community-based organizations to provide health services, educational workshops and lectures on health specific topics.

social services

Social services and case assistance programs include assistance which benefits and entitlements, advocacy, supportive counseling, daily money management and end-of-life planning. Referrals are made to supportive services including home care services, home-delivered meals and socialization opportunities that enables older individuals to remain in their home safely with a high quality-of-life. 

Please contact the center for more information.