CARTER BURDEN ROOSEVELT ISLAND SENIOR CENTER
As of July 1st, 2016 the Carter Burden Network became the new sponsor of the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, which is designed as a satellite of the Carter Burden Luncheon Club and Senior Program.
The Roosevelt Island Center provides a variety of socialization, recreation and education programs including: weekday congregate luncheon meals; exercise, dance and yoga classes; computer training; health and wellness activities; arts programs; holiday parties; and other activities. 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 center also delivers weekday meals to homebound individuals on Roosevelt Island. The center is open to anyone over the age of 60 regardless of where s/he lives, however the majority of participants live on Roosevelt Island.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
546 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044
Contact: Lisa Fernandez
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. Additionally, seniors may have a chance to display their art in a gallery located in Manhattan.
The Cultural Connections program provides year round services and activities to seniors who enjoy engaging in New York City's cultural scene. The program coordinates outings for participants to theaters, museums, galleries, and much more.
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.
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 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 serves including home care services, home-delivered meals, and socialization opportunities that enable the older individual to remain in their home safely and maintain a high quality-of-life.
Please contact the center for more information.