BronxWorks manages six Older Adult Centers (OACs) and other older adult services offices that are designed to meet older adults’ social, recreational, and health needs. Our centers create a support system to help older adults live better lives.
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.
Older Adult Center Services
Our centers offer:
- Arts and crafts
- Breakfast and lunch
- Computer classes
- ESOL classes
- Exercise classes
- Health screenings
All services are not available at every location. Please call the individual OACs to learn what they offer.
For older adults who do not speak English, we can provide interpretive services in over 270 languages.
Older Adult Center FAQs
You must be 60 years and older to join. However, you may also join a center if you are younger than 60 years old, disabled, live in public housing, and the center is located in the same public housing building in which you live. Moreover, if your spouse is under 60 years of age, or if you have a mentally challenged adult child, they too can become members.
You can visit any of our centers and participate in all activities as a senior guest. Once you have visited more than four times, you will be asked to register. You must bring in proof of age, doctor’s information, emergency contact information, a list of any medications you take, and a photo ID.
You do not have to pay to eat at the senior centers. We ask for a $1 donation per meal to enhance programs offered at the centers. However, no one will be denied a meal if they do not have the $1 donation.
All classes, workshops, and parties at our senior centers are free of charge. The local day trips and out-of-town trips have a small fee.
Some of our centers provide case assistance services. Our center staff can give you information on what kinds of benefits and or entitlements you qualify for and, if necessary, direct you to the BronxWorks location that does have the case assistance services you need. Referrals can also be made to our Benefits Access & Assistance Program, which helps individuals resolve a wide range of matters.
In 2021, our four senior centers and one social club enrolled over 2,220 adults.
In 2021, our two Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities aided 191 older adults with social service efforts.