About Encore

Awards and Citations

Bank of America’s Local Hero Award
Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt

The Brooke Russell Astor Award
Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt

Building Owners and Managers Association’s Civic Betterment Award

Citymeals-on-Wheels STAR Award
Anthony Concepcion – Home Delivered Meals Program
Carmen Rodriguez – Home Delivered Meals Program
Luis Mejia – Food Service Program
Damour Deenah – Food Service Program
Adela Rodriguez – Home Delivered Meals Program

Council of Senior Centers & Services of New York City
The Rev. Robert V. Lott Humanitarian Award

Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt

Fifty Plus Expo Award
Sr. Lillian McNamara, Encore Senior Center

Food For Survival’s Model Program Award
The Meals-on-“Heels” Program

JVC Company of America Award
Encore Senior Center for Creative Arts Programming

Mayor’s Volunteer Service Citation
The Friendly Visiting Program

Mutual of New York’s Volunteer Incentive Citation
The Friendly Visiting Program

New York City Department for the Aging Enhancement Project Initiative
The Bridge Program

New York City Department for the Aging Enhancement Project Initiative
The H.E.A.L. Program (Helping Elderly Achieve Longevity)

New York Newsday Volunteer Incentive Citation
The Friendly Visiting Program

New York State Coalition for the Aging Award
The H.E.A.L. Program (Helping Elderly Achieve Longevity)

New York State Coalition for the Aging Certificate
Honorable Mention to the C.A.R.E. Program
(Corporations Actively Responding to the Elderly)

New York State’s Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Citation
The Friendly Visiting Program

The Samuel & May Rudin Community Service Award
The Friendly Visiting Program

St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital’s Inspiration Award
Sr. Elizabeth Hasselt

Mission Statement

The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to us; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs that they might live as independently as possible, with dignity and decency, in a non-institutional manner, in a safe and caring environment. We believe we are all part of the human family and have an obligation to love one another. By nurturing, respecting and enabling, Encore hopes to improve the quality of an older person’s life, in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore’s commitment: we believe that what we do comes from the heart, and the heart is the center of all.