"My experience volunteering with the Carter Burden Network at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center in East Harlem has been absolutely amazing. Holly Hedemark, the Director of Volunteer Services, and her staff members, go out of their way to make volunteers feel at home and part of the family from the moment they step through the doors. Being of service to the adult seniors who frequent the center is truly an honor and a very rewarding encounter. I highly recommend anyone in search of a location and population to volunteer their time with to choose this at this phenomenal organization."
“We really appreciate everything that the Carter Burden Network does for the senior community and for us. They really treat us like family and always make me us feel comfortable and welcomed.”
"The simplest way to say it - they care."
"When I started going to Covello, I started feeling better about life. Covello brought me so much happiness. It's my second home.”
"Our mission is to accommodate the highest level of independence possible with a sense of dignity."
“This is the place to be if you want to live in wellness and keep moving.”
"We give a voice to older adults and a wall to older artists."
-CBN Staff regarding Chelsea Burden Art Gallery
"The mission of Carter Burden is love. They care about what they do and genuinely care about every senior here.”
"It's about keeping people active, engaged, healthy."
“As a board member, volunteering with my son at the Covello Center allows me to meet the people we’re reaching and get to know them, but also introduce my son to these amazing seniors who provide him with a whole other perspective on things that is invaluable.”
-CBN Board Member
“I found only good things at Carter Burden when I joined their program. I now have a wonderful social worker who has helped to improve my quality of life tremendously.”
“For 10 years it has been an honor for Mission NYC to send hundreds of volunteers to Carter Burden in order to bring a warm personal connection to seniors in our city who have limited mobility and thus limited social interaction. Our volunteers have had nothing but high praise for Carter Burden and for the opportunity to serve your seniors. Your organization really makes a difference.”
“Seniors come and find what they need here. Food, companionship, a place to belong.”
"I have been with this program for a few years. Everyone there is so helpful and do all they can to help me. They are the sweetest and kindest people and don't make me feel like I'm a problem. They help me with any problem that comes up. I am so happy they are in my life."