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

RESIDENT ALERT – Phone Call Scam Targets Seniors

The Mount Vernon Office for the Aging want you to know that reports have been received of phone calls being made from a man informing people that a friend has purchased a medical alert system for the person and it is free.  The man advises the person answering the phone that he wants to set a time for a man […]

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PRE-SCREENING OF AWARD WINNING FILMAKER’S NEWEST DOCUMENTARY, SOUL FOOD JUNKIES, JANUARY 18 – 1/7/2013

Award winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt has a new one-hour film that will be pre-screened at the Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North Fifth Avenue on Friday, January 18, 2013. The film will begin at 1.p.m. and will be followed by a half hour question and answer period. “Soul Food Junkies,” winner of the CNN Best […]

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Westchester Community College Brings Program to Mount Vernon Seniors – 1/7/2013

From Friday, February 1, 2013 until Friday, February 22, 2013 the Westchester Community College’s Institute for Mature Adults will be offering seniors an opportunity to learn about the beauty, diversity and traditions of Africa. For four consecutive Fridays the college will be conducting a two hour segment beginning at9:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. […]

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Senior Program Taking Reservations for The Orchid Show – 1/7/2013

The Recreation Department wants Mount Vernon seniors to join them on a group trip to the New York Botanical Gardens “The Orchid Show” this coming March. A National Historic Landmark landscape, the garden, founded in 1891, boasts one of the world’s greatest collections of plants on 250 acres. Besides gardens and plant collections, over 30,000 trees can […]

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City Council Meetings on Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate Cancelled – 12/27/2012

Please be advised that City Council meetings concerning Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate scheduled for Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday December 28, 2012 AT 7:00 p.m. have been CANCELLED.

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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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RESIDENT ALERT – Phone Call Scam Targets Seniors

The Mount Vernon Office for the Aging want you to know that reports have been received of phone calls being made from a man informing people that a friend has purchased a medical alert system for the person and it is free.  The man advises the person answering the phone that he wants to set a time for a man […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

PRE-SCREENING OF AWARD WINNING FILMAKER’S NEWEST DOCUMENTARY, SOUL FOOD JUNKIES, JANUARY 18 – 1/7/2013

Award winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt has a new one-hour film that will be pre-screened at the Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North Fifth Avenue on Friday, January 18, 2013. The film will begin at 1.p.m. and will be followed by a half hour question and answer period. “Soul Food Junkies,” winner of the CNN Best […]

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Westchester Community College Brings Program to Mount Vernon Seniors – 1/7/2013

From Friday, February 1, 2013 until Friday, February 22, 2013 the Westchester Community College’s Institute for Mature Adults will be offering seniors an opportunity to learn about the beauty, diversity and traditions of Africa. For four consecutive Fridays the college will be conducting a two hour segment beginning at9:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. […]

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Senior Program Taking Reservations for The Orchid Show – 1/7/2013

The Recreation Department wants Mount Vernon seniors to join them on a group trip to the New York Botanical Gardens “The Orchid Show” this coming March. A National Historic Landmark landscape, the garden, founded in 1891, boasts one of the world’s greatest collections of plants on 250 acres. Besides gardens and plant collections, over 30,000 trees can […]

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City Council Meetings on Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate Cancelled – 12/27/2012

Please be advised that City Council meetings concerning Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate scheduled for Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday December 28, 2012 AT 7:00 p.m. have been CANCELLED.

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