VISIONS CENTER ON AGING'S INNOVATIVE OLDER ADULT CENTER

135 West 23rd Street, Manhattan

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.

The program features a daily, hot dinner meal served Monday through Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm, and Friday from 2:30-4:00pm. We offer regular, vegetarian and kosher 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.

  • Chair Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Walking Club
  • Cardio & floor exercise, Kinect fitness, Hula hoop
  • Nutrition Workshops, health screenings, person-centered health classes
  • Book club, coupon club, Murder Mystery Class
  • Breakfast Club, Early Dinner Meal and diner vouchers
  • GlamourGals manicures, Games with friends, Monthly Coffee House
  • Computer Classes & talking book downloads
  • News & Views, Verbally described movies
  • Trivia, Brain fitness, library classes
  • Photography, Paper Mache, ceramics, knitting
  • Older Adult Center Council special events, fundraising, trips and more!
  • NYS licensed social workers are available for counseling by appointment
  • Support Groups and referrals
  • Assessing Benefits: food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, Home health aides, housing, H.E.A.P. and more
  • Presentations & Workshops
  • Information and advocacy
  • Volunteers & Readers
  • Food Pantry, Farmers Market vouchers, Seasonal Produce Bag
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.

Features

The program features a daily, hot dinner meal served Monday through Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm, and Friday from 2:30-4:00pm. We offer regular, vegetarian and kosher 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.

Health & Wellness

  • Chair Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Walking Club
  • Cardio & floor exercise, Kinect fitness, Hula hoop
  • Nutrition Workshops, health screenings, person-centered health classes
  • Book club, coupon club, Murder Mystery Class
  • Breakfast Club, Early Dinner Meal and diner vouchers
  • GlamourGals manicures, Games with friends, Monthly Coffee House
  • Computer Classes & talking book downloads
  • News & Views, Verbally described movies
  • Trivia, Brain fitness, library classes
  • Photography, Paper Mache, ceramics, knitting
  • Older Adult Center Council special events, fundraising, trips and more!

Social Services

  • NYS licensed social workers are available for counseling by appointment
  • Support Groups and referrals
  • Assessing Benefits: food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, Home health aides, housing, H.E.A.P. and more
  • Presentations & Workshops
  • Information and advocacy
  • Volunteers & Readers
  • Food Pantry, Farmers Market vouchers, Seasonal Produce Bag

older lady in pink on old school workout equipment

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

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:

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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.

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Get in Touch with the Older Adult Center Staff

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

Jose Gil
Program Associate
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 

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