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VISIONS Center on Aging

VISIONS Center on Aging, located at Selis Manor in Manhattan, is an Older Adult Center (OAC) specifically designed for adults ages 60 and older with visual impairments.

Serving older adults across all five boroughs, VISIONS Center on Aging offers a wide variety of programs, services, and activities designed to encourage social interaction, physical activity, and healthy aging. All programs, services, and activities at VISIONS Center on Aging are offered at no charge. Participants can join either in-person, or virtually!

About

In 2012, VISIONS Center on Aging became the first older adult center for blind and low vision older adults. As one of the original eight Innovative Older Adult Centers, we are proud to be a part of the City's Age-Friendly NYC Initiative. We are the first city-funded older adult center exclusively designed for older adults who are blind or severely visually impaired in the United States. Our Center is fully accessible for those with vision loss, but we welcome all older adults, aged 60 years+ to join us including unpaid caregivers of blind older adults.

Location & Hours

VISIONS Center on Aging is located at VISIONS at Selis Manor in Manhattan:

135 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

VISIONS Center on Aging is open:
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The program features a daily, hot dinner meal served Monday through Thursday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the auditorium. We offer regular and vegetarian options. Our Center has a full array of customized services and programs ranging from benefits assistance to fully accessible computer classes to evidence based fitness programs. Our Older Adult Center Council helps our staff design programing that is important to our members. The Council also is proud to offer the Older Adult Buddy Program, so each new member has a built-in-friend checking in on them and helping them navigate our Center.

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Want to Learn More?

We are more than welcome to give you a tour and show you everything we have to offer at our facility! For the most recent an up to date copy of our program schedule and to apply for services check out our  program schedule, fill out our application  and see the menu for the month:

VISIONS Center on Aging is funded by the New York State Office of the Aging through the NYC Department for the Aging.

VISIONS welcomes donations to improve and expand the programs and services offered.

Questions? Reach Out to Our Staff!

Diana Cruz
Older Adult Center Director
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 215
Email: dcruz@visionsvcb.org

Jose Gil
Program Coordinator
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 233
Email: jgil@visionsvcb.org

Elizabeth Lee
Senior Director of Older Adult and Caregiver Services
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 214
Email: elee@visionsvcb.org