Services for Older Adults

BronxWorks is committed to ensuring that the Bronx’s elderly live out their golden years with the respect and dignity they deserve.

The BronxWorks Heights Older Adult Center is currently closed.

Older Adults needing meals or case assistance can go to Morris Older Adult Center or East Concourse Older Adult Center. Call 718.299.0300 for assistance.

Contact Us.

Maria Rivera, Department Director

Services for Older Adults FAQs

What kinds of benefits or entitlements could I potentially qualify for?

You may qualify and apply for food stamps, Medicaid, HEAP, SCRIE, DRIE, LIFELINE, SAFE LINK, Access-a-Ride, EPIC, and the Medicare Savings Program. We also have a free tax assistance program that operates during the tax preparation season (January through April of each year).

I need housing assistance. What kinds of housing assistance do you offer? Can you find me an apartment?

The BronxWorks’ Senior Housing Assistance Program case manager can assist you with filling out housing applications, provide tenant landlord advocacy, and help you apply for SCRIE or DRIE. The case manager can also give you information on your housing rights and provide you with a listing of senior housing complexes. However, BronxWorks does not rent apartments.

I need my smoke detector battery changed and I cannot reach it. Can you help me with this?

Yes, our Minor Repair Program coordinates with technicians who can come to your home and change the battery on your smoke detector.

My grandchild moved in with me and is stealing all my money. What can I do?

This is abuse. A case manager with our Elder Abuse Program will make a home visit to discuss a plan of action with you. If you do not have money for food, the case manager will bring you a food bag from our pantry.

I recently lost a family member and I feel very depressed. How can the center help me?

BronxWorks can help you by providing a social worker who can screen for depression, provide one-on-one counseling, and enroll you in a bereavement group.

Community Impact

In 2021, specialized services were provided to 982 older adults.