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

Youth Bureau G.E.M Program Celebrates Kwanzaa – 12/26/2012

The Youth Bureau will be recognizing all G.E.M. participants (Girls Embracing Maturity) for their dedication to the program over the past year and will be hosting a G.E.M. Kwanzaa Celebration in honor of their achievements. Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of heritage and culture, celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each of the […]

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Senior Kwanza Celebration at the Doles Center – 12/24/12

Kwanzaa, a week-long cultural celebration recognized by and for descendants of the African diaspora to instill racial pride and unity will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Senior Room at the Doles Community Center at 250 South 6th Avenue. Seniors registered in the Doles Center and Armory are invited […]

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2013 Annual Estimate Passed by Board of Estimate and Contract

On December 13, 2012 the Board of Estimate and Contract passed a budget with a 6.65% property tax increase. See details of budget now: 2013AnnualEstimate_BOEAdopted  

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FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS – 12/13/2012

The Mount Vernon Fire Department is uring residents to put “Safety First” this holiday season. Recognizing that the season is a time when family and friends get together, to have a good time and enjoy one another’s company, think about giving gifts that can help keep them safe. Consider gifting someone you know a quality […]

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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR DECEMBER 17 – 12/12/2012

Mount Vernon will celebrate the holiday season in City Hall Plaza on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Ernest D. Davis hopes the celebration will help residents get into the spirit this holiday season. “It’s been a tough year for so many people. This is the season when we all need to spread […]

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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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Youth Bureau G.E.M Program Celebrates Kwanzaa – 12/26/2012

The Youth Bureau will be recognizing all G.E.M. participants (Girls Embracing Maturity) for their dedication to the program over the past year and will be hosting a G.E.M. Kwanzaa Celebration in honor of their achievements. Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of heritage and culture, celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each of the […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Senior Kwanza Celebration at the Doles Center – 12/24/12

Kwanzaa, a week-long cultural celebration recognized by and for descendants of the African diaspora to instill racial pride and unity will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Senior Room at the Doles Community Center at 250 South 6th Avenue. Seniors registered in the Doles Center and Armory are invited […]

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2013 Annual Estimate Passed by Board of Estimate and Contract

On December 13, 2012 the Board of Estimate and Contract passed a budget with a 6.65% property tax increase. See details of budget now: 2013AnnualEstimate_BOEAdopted  

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS – 12/13/2012

The Mount Vernon Fire Department is uring residents to put “Safety First” this holiday season. Recognizing that the season is a time when family and friends get together, to have a good time and enjoy one another’s company, think about giving gifts that can help keep them safe. Consider gifting someone you know a quality […]

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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR DECEMBER 17 – 12/12/2012

Mount Vernon will celebrate the holiday season in City Hall Plaza on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Ernest D. Davis hopes the celebration will help residents get into the spirit this holiday season. “It’s been a tough year for so many people. This is the season when we all need to spread […]

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