Additional Adult and Elder Care Resources
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The following information is on organizations and resources outside of Columbia University.
The Age-friendly New York City Commission is composed of public and private sector leaders from a wide range of industries, organizations and institutions in New York City who are dedicated to making the city a better place for older adults. There are a variety of reports, research and tools listed on the website that seek to enable older adults to engage with the city in which they live.
BAiP has useful information about continuing to live at home as long as possible. If you or a loved one needs a friendly visit or a helping hand – e.g., assistance with errands, escort to a medical appointment, contact BAiP.
CaringKind NYC is a resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. This organization offers a 24-hr Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program.
DOROT is located at 171 West 85th Street. It provides in-home services for the frail elderly, including home delivered frozen meals. There are also wellness programs, shopping and escorting services, arts and culture, and holiday celebrations.
Leading Age is an association of community-based, nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. Their website contains a search tool for senior housing around the United States.
One of Lily’s projects, “Morningside Village”, is a free-of-charge neighborhood network of volunteers who are helping older seniors live comfortably in their own homes or the home of a loved one as they age. Since 2009, Morningside Village has enlisted a large cadre of volunteers, and it has been offering welcomed help to seniors living in the area bordered by West 105th Street, Riverside Drive, West 122nd Street, and Morningside Drive in Manhattan, a neighborhood where well over a thousand seniors reside.
Morningside Retirement and Health Services, Inc. (MRHS) provides social, health, educational, and recreational programming to the residents of Morningside Gardens located in Morningside Heights on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The mission of the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging is to support and enhance the capacity of New York’s local Area Agencies on Aging and to work in collaboration with the aging network to promote independence, preserve dignity, and advocate on the behalf of aging New Yorkers and their families.
New York State Office of the Aging provides rich information about aging services and supports available in New York for the elderly and caregiver alike including housing options, driver safety information, adult day services, and more. Offices of the Aging are found in all states across the country..
SPOP is a Manhattan-based non-profit mental health center that works to foster independent living and enhance the quality of life for older adults by providing comprehensive mental health services, advocacy, and education, including: free bereavement support services for adults who have lost a spouse or partner.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a variety of information about laws and regulations, retirement planning and security, as well as caregiver resources and different types of long-term care.
The content in this document is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice. Also, the links and references to web sites and organizations are provided for informational purposes only. Columbia University does not endorse any specific organization or web site and does not suggest that one source should be utilized to the exclusion of another.