For the past thirty+ years, Encore has remained true to its strong commitment to its mission: To assist elderly people with their daily needs, in an effort to improve their quality of life and to help them live with dignity and independence in their own community.
ENCORE SENIOR CENTER
Visitors to the Senior Center will find a bustling, thriving and fully handicapped-accessible community facility based in the heart of New York City’s “Crossroads of the World.” More than 330+ seniors come to the Center each day to participate in the varied programs and services that are offered. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seniors 60 years of age or older can receive any of the services offered through the Center.
The Senior Center is “the” place to visit for seniors who like to choose from a variety of interesting activities. It offers a host of weekly programs and activities to enhance and enrich a senior’s life. Seniors can choose from Yoga, T’ai Chi Chih, Salsa movement, painting classes, movies, trips, birthday celebrations, bingo, concerts, holiday parties and more!
Lectures and discussion groups on various subjects such as crime prevention, nutrition, legal rights, fire safety and estate planning are also offered.
Seniors who walk through the doors of Encore regard Encore Senior Center as a second home and Encore’s staff and fellow members as “family.” As members of this family, seniors are treated with dignity and respect by all who serve them and by those who participate in Encore’s programs. Seniors know they are respected, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, lineage or citizenship.
Encore encourages all senior members to participate in a broad range of regularly scheduled programs, activities and services provided at the Center. Members will not be pressured to participate unless they wish to do so.
SENIOR CENTER HOURS
Encore doors are officially open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon. to Fri. All activities are listed on the Monthly Newsletter which is provided to seniors onsite and posted on Encore’s web site.
Each morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Encore Volunteers offer a Breakfast Cart with tea and coffee. Rolls and buns come from generous benefactors, and seniors are asked for a small fee to cover the cost of coffee & tea.
- Dances & Entertainment
- Holiday & Birthday Celebrations
- Karaoke Sessions
- Senior Talent Shows
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS
- Dance Class
- Exercise Classes
- T’ai Chi Chih
- Lectures on:
- Aging Issues (preventing falls, hearing loss, etc.)
- Depression & Mental Health
- Insurance (Medicare/Medicaid)
- Health Screenings
SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
- Benefits & Entitlements
- Food Stamps
- Information & Referrals
- Legal Services through V.O.L.S.
(Volunteers of Legal Service)
- Bridge Program (assistance & planning on End of Life Issues)
- Friendly Visiting Program
- Senior Chat
- Shop & Escort Program
More information on Outreach Programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL ENCORE’S MAIN NUMBER: 212-581-2910, Ext. 117 or 127