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

OCTOBER 12th – ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED

Alternate side of the street parking rules will be suspended Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of Yom Kippur. Parking Meter rules will still be effect!

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Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Performance Lineup 2016

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. We are happy to recognize this year’s sponsors as: The City of Mount Vernon, New […]

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Department of Recreation: Senior Luncheon MAYOR’S ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas Department of Recreation: Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D. ~ Deputy Commissioner Diane Atkins, MPA and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAMS invite the attendees of its senior programs to the: 70th Annual MAYOR’S ADVISORY BOARD SENIOR LUNCHEON Monday, May 16, 2016 ~ 11am  |  Mount Vernon Armory, 144 […]

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Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … National Senior Health and Fitness 2016

Join the Mount Vernon Senior Program for a day of health & fitness at the: 23rd Annual NATION SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Monday, May 25, 2016 … 9am-2pm at Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North 5th Avenue … Dress ready to work out RSVP & for question/s: 914.665.2315 (Weekdays 8am-2pm) Deadline: May 20, 2016 Event is for […]

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Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … Fathers’ Day at Doles and Armory

The City of Mount Vernon, New York Richard Thomas, Mayor Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D./Commissioner   ~   Diane Atkins, MPA/Deputy Commissioner   and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM present … FATHER’S DAY Wednesday, June 15th Bar-B-Q @ 10:30am – 2:30pm @ The Doles  & Thursday, June 16th Celebration @ 11:00am @ The Armory Events are for attendees of MOUNT […]

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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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OCTOBER 12th – ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED

Alternate side of the street parking rules will be suspended Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of Yom Kippur. Parking Meter rules will still be effect!

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Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Performance Lineup 2016

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. We are happy to recognize this year’s sponsors as: The City of Mount Vernon, New […]

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Department of Recreation: Senior Luncheon MAYOR’S ADVISORY BOARD

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas Department of Recreation: Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D. ~ Deputy Commissioner Diane Atkins, MPA and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAMS invite the attendees of its senior programs to the: 70th Annual MAYOR’S ADVISORY BOARD SENIOR LUNCHEON Monday, May 16, 2016 ~ 11am  |  Mount Vernon Armory, 144 […]

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Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … National Senior Health and Fitness 2016

Join the Mount Vernon Senior Program for a day of health & fitness at the: 23rd Annual NATION SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Monday, May 25, 2016 … 9am-2pm at Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North 5th Avenue … Dress ready to work out RSVP & for question/s: 914.665.2315 (Weekdays 8am-2pm) Deadline: May 20, 2016 Event is for […]

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Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … Fathers’ Day at Doles and Armory

The City of Mount Vernon, New York Richard Thomas, Mayor Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D./Commissioner   ~   Diane Atkins, MPA/Deputy Commissioner   and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM present … FATHER’S DAY Wednesday, June 15th Bar-B-Q @ 10:30am – 2:30pm @ The Doles  & Thursday, June 16th Celebration @ 11:00am @ The Armory Events are for attendees of MOUNT […]

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