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

Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … Intergenerational Program w/Mount Vernon Senior Program and CAG DayCare

INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM: Mount Vernon Senior Program-Doles & the students of CAG DayCare Center Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 11:00am Doles Community Center, 250 South 6th Avenue Event is open to attendees of Mount Vernon Senior Program: Doles & Armory and the parents/family/friends of CAG DayCare. To enroll in senior program, which enables participation in all […]

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Department of Recreation: BASEBALL (boys and girls) – Jr RBI Registration Forms

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation JR. RBI BASEBALL (boys & girls) Below is the full package: REGISTRATION FORMS & information. (double click to enlarge & print) FEE: $75.00 (uniform included) JR. RBI: Tee Ball (Ages 5 & 6 yrs olds) ~ Junior Minor (Ages 7 & 8 yr olds) ~ Minors (Ages 9 & 10 yr […]

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Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING – April 2016 Scheduled Activities/Events & Menu

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation OFFICE FOR THE AGING APRIL 2016 Event / Activities / Menu To enroll in the Office for the Aging program and take advantage of all Recreation has to offer, call directly to the site near you and/or the loved one whom you’d like to enter into our program: The Armory: 914.665.2315  […]

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Department of Recreation: SPECIAL EVENTS – Y2016

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D.-Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA-Deputy Commissioner invite you to “Save-the-Dates” & join us for upcoming Special Recreation Events for the year 2016. Information is subject to change. NOTE: There is a nominal fee for various senior “luncheon” … details to […]

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Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING … Selling Your Home?

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, OFFICE FOR THE AGING: Geraldine Christiana, Director present: SELLING YOUR HOME? FIND OUT WHAT IT’S WORTH! Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 10:00am Mount Vernon Armory  |  144 North 5th Avenue  |  Mount Vernon […]

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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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Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … Intergenerational Program w/Mount Vernon Senior Program and CAG DayCare

INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM: Mount Vernon Senior Program-Doles & the students of CAG DayCare Center Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 11:00am Doles Community Center, 250 South 6th Avenue Event is open to attendees of Mount Vernon Senior Program: Doles & Armory and the parents/family/friends of CAG DayCare. To enroll in senior program, which enables participation in all […]

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Department of Recreation: BASEBALL (boys and girls) – Jr RBI Registration Forms

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation JR. RBI BASEBALL (boys & girls) Below is the full package: REGISTRATION FORMS & information. (double click to enlarge & print) FEE: $75.00 (uniform included) JR. RBI: Tee Ball (Ages 5 & 6 yrs olds) ~ Junior Minor (Ages 7 & 8 yr olds) ~ Minors (Ages 9 & 10 yr […]

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Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING – April 2016 Scheduled Activities/Events & Menu

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation OFFICE FOR THE AGING APRIL 2016 Event / Activities / Menu To enroll in the Office for the Aging program and take advantage of all Recreation has to offer, call directly to the site near you and/or the loved one whom you’d like to enter into our program: The Armory: 914.665.2315  […]

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Department of Recreation: SPECIAL EVENTS – Y2016

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D.-Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA-Deputy Commissioner invite you to “Save-the-Dates” & join us for upcoming Special Recreation Events for the year 2016. Information is subject to change. NOTE: There is a nominal fee for various senior “luncheon” … details to […]

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Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING … Selling Your Home?

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, OFFICE FOR THE AGING: Geraldine Christiana, Director present: SELLING YOUR HOME? FIND OUT WHAT IT’S WORTH! Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 10:00am Mount Vernon Armory  |  144 North 5th Avenue  |  Mount Vernon […]

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