Senior Citizens

Gerri Christiana
Director

The Office for the Aging was established in December 1976 under the Office of the Mayor and mandated to implement, develop, administer programs and services, and personal needs of Mount Vernon’s senior population (60+). Funded through Westchester County/New York State Office for the Aging under Title III of the Older Americans Act and local funding sources.


Senior NEWS

A SPECIAL MEETING of the CITY COUNCIL AND BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT

Please be advised that a SPECIAL MEETING   of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  9:30AM, in City Council Chambers, followed by SPECIAL MEETING of the BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT to be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  10:00AM, in MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, […]

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City Council Meetings scheduled for today have been CANCELLED.

BOTH the City Council Committee Meeting scheduled for August 26th at 6:00 P.M. and City Council Meeting also scheduled for August 26th at 7:00 P.M. are hereby CANCELLED until further notice.

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL being held today Monday, July 15th at 7:00 P.M.

Please be advised that a SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING   of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019, AT 7:00PM, in City Council Committee Room, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. “TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATE OF THE CITY”  

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL TODAY, FRIDAY, JULY 12TH, 2019

Please be advised that a SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019, AT 4:30PM, in City Council Committee Room, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. “TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATE OF THE CITY”

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Special City Council Finance & Planning / Human Resources Meeting

Please be advised that there will be a Special Meeting of the Committee of Finance and Planning  on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 2pm in the City Council Committee Room. Following the above meeting the Committee for Human Resources will also hold a meeting. George W. Brown City Clerk

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Activities

For over 80 years, the City of Mount Vernon has made provisions to address the recreational needs of its senior residents. Programs and services are made available through funding from federal, state, county and local grants.

Of Mount Vernon’s estimated population of 75,000, approximately 15,000 are aged 60 and over

A full range of activities are offered on a daily at 2 senior centers in the city and are available to seniors in the City of Mount Vernon regardless of which center they regularly attend. Free transportation is provided to and from the centers from Monday through Friday. All medical services are FREE to Mount Vernon senior citizens. All centers are accessible to the handicapped.

Nutrition Program

Persons aged 60 and older are eligible to receive hot nutritious meals served at the Armory or Doles Center. Noontime meals are served 5 times per week at both locations. The Armory serves meals on weekends. Meals are prepared at the Armory. Nutritionists and dieticians are available to discuss good nutrition.

Identification Cards

County residents age 60 or over are eligible to receive Westchester County Senior Citizens identification cards. These residence permits entitle the holder to special rates at County-owned parks and recreational facilities, reduced fare on the “Bee-line” bus system (at age 65 or over) and discounts with many merchants. The Bee Line Metro Van comes to Petrillo Plaza every third Monday of the month. A reduced fare card for seniors can be obtained with proof of identification and age.

Other Programs

Referral services and community outreach are performed in the following areas:

Assisted Living
Medicare and HMO’s
Consumer Protection
Mental Health Counseling
Elder Abuse
Nursing Homes
Employment
Nutrition and Recreation
Food Stamps
Prescription Drug Plans
Frail Elderly Day Care Program
Property Tax Abatement
Health Centers
Rent Assistance
Homemaker Services
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Housing
Social Security
Legal Services
Social Services
Home Delivered Meals
Transportation
ID Cards
Volunteer Programs
Medicaid
Winterization
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A SPECIAL MEETING of the CITY COUNCIL AND BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT

Please be advised that a SPECIAL MEETING   of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  9:30AM, in City Council Chambers, followed by SPECIAL MEETING of the BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT to be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  10:00AM, in MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, […]

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City Council Meetings scheduled for today have been CANCELLED.

BOTH the City Council Committee Meeting scheduled for August 26th at 6:00 P.M. and City Council Meeting also scheduled for August 26th at 7:00 P.M. are hereby CANCELLED until further notice.

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL being held today Monday, July 15th at 7:00 P.M.

Please be advised that a SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING   of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019, AT 7:00PM, in City Council Committee Room, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. “TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATE OF THE CITY”  

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL TODAY, FRIDAY, JULY 12TH, 2019

Please be advised that a SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019, AT 4:30PM, in City Council Committee Room, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. “TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE STATE OF THE CITY”

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Special City Council Finance & Planning / Human Resources Meeting

Please be advised that there will be a Special Meeting of the Committee of Finance and Planning  on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 2pm in the City Council Committee Room. Following the above meeting the Committee for Human Resources will also hold a meeting. George W. Brown City Clerk

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