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

ConEd Wraps Hurricane Sandy Restorations – 11/12/2012

  Restoration of power loss associated with Hurricane Sandy ends today. As of this morning only 3 customers whose service could be restored remained without service. Their service is expected to be back on by days end. Also ending today will be the participation of Con Edison’s Municipal Liasion who has been working tirelessly alongside us […]

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11/2/12 SEVEN WARMING CENTERS OPEN TO SATURDAY OFFER RESIDENTS RELIEF FROM THE COLD

The following sites offer residents a safe place to spend a couple of hours to get out of the cold. Many offer some form of entertainment, food and/or hot drinks. Locate a warming center near you and call 914.295.4014 to make arrangements to be picked up. Doles Community Center 250 S. 6th Ave                                                     12:00pm […]

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MAYOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES FOR MOUNT VERNON SENIOR CITIZENS

 Mayor Young is calling on federal lawmakers to help keep Social Security Office open for Mount Vernon Senior Citizens MOUNT VERNON, NY – Mayor Young announced today that he is calling on federal lawmakers to join him in the fight to keep the Social Security Office in Mount Vernon open. The Social Security Administration has […]

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MOUNT VERNON SENIORS ARE ON THE MOVE!

SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS July 2011 MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAMS JULY 2011 SENIOR LUNCH MENU Check out the Mount Vernon Seniors latest trips and activities sponsored by Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

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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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Related News

ConEd Wraps Hurricane Sandy Restorations – 11/12/2012

  Restoration of power loss associated with Hurricane Sandy ends today. As of this morning only 3 customers whose service could be restored remained without service. Their service is expected to be back on by days end. Also ending today will be the participation of Con Edison’s Municipal Liasion who has been working tirelessly alongside us […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

11/2/12 SEVEN WARMING CENTERS OPEN TO SATURDAY OFFER RESIDENTS RELIEF FROM THE COLD

The following sites offer residents a safe place to spend a couple of hours to get out of the cold. Many offer some form of entertainment, food and/or hot drinks. Locate a warming center near you and call 914.295.4014 to make arrangements to be picked up. Doles Community Center 250 S. 6th Ave                                                     12:00pm […]

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MAYOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES FOR MOUNT VERNON SENIOR CITIZENS

 Mayor Young is calling on federal lawmakers to help keep Social Security Office open for Mount Vernon Senior Citizens MOUNT VERNON, NY – Mayor Young announced today that he is calling on federal lawmakers to join him in the fight to keep the Social Security Office in Mount Vernon open. The Social Security Administration has […]

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MOUNT VERNON SENIORS ARE ON THE MOVE!

SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS July 2011 MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAMS JULY 2011 SENIOR LUNCH MENU Check out the Mount Vernon Seniors latest trips and activities sponsored by Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

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