BronxWorks is committed to ensuring that the Bronx’s elderly live out their golden years with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Maria Rivera, Department Director
Services for Older Adults FAQs
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).
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.
Yes, our Minor Repair Program coordinates with technicians who can come to your home and change the battery on your smoke detector.
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.
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.
In 2019 alone, 1,366 older adults participated in an educational or recreational activity at our senior centers.