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: CARNIVAL … March 24 – April 3, 2016

This is your invitation to join The City of Mount Vernon, New York: Mayor Richard Thomas and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner and Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner for the: “Mount Vernon CARNIVAL Family Fun on the Midway !!” Thursday, March 24, 2016 thru Sunday, April 3, 2016 ~ […]

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Department of Recreation: BASKETBALL – TIME SENSITIVE … Westchester Knicks Comp Tickets Available

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Ric Wright,  has COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to this Monday, March 28, 2016 (vs The Canton Charge) & Wednesday, March 30, 2016’s (vs The Maine Red Claws) games … offered to […]

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Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING – St Patrick’s Day Party @-the-Armory

Come enjoy the City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Diane Atkins, MPA and the Office for the Aging: Geraldine Christiana for the annual: ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Thursday, March 17, 2016  …  11:00am Menu: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes & Dessert Mount […]

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Department of Recreation: OPEN HOUSE 3/12, 15/16 and RBI BASEBALL and SOFTBALL

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner and Mount Vernon RBI/Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities is pleased to inform its League Information 2016: Mount Vernon Jr. RBI Baseball (boys & girls): Registration Fee … $75.00 (uniform included) […]

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Department of Recreation: Office for the Aging / MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM: “Alive!” 55+ and Kickin’ (music theatre)

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Richard Thomas, Mayor, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Office for the Aging: Geraldine Christiana, Director and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM: Eulah Myers, Recreation Leader for an afternoon of fine entertainment! SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 For additional information & reservation, please […]

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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: CARNIVAL … March 24 – April 3, 2016

This is your invitation to join The City of Mount Vernon, New York: Mayor Richard Thomas and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner and Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner for the: “Mount Vernon CARNIVAL Family Fun on the Midway !!” Thursday, March 24, 2016 thru Sunday, April 3, 2016 ~ […]

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Department of Recreation: BASKETBALL – TIME SENSITIVE … Westchester Knicks Comp Tickets Available

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Ric Wright,  has COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to this Monday, March 28, 2016 (vs The Canton Charge) & Wednesday, March 30, 2016’s (vs The Maine Red Claws) games … offered to […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING – St Patrick’s Day Party @-the-Armory

Come enjoy the City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Diane Atkins, MPA and the Office for the Aging: Geraldine Christiana for the annual: ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Thursday, March 17, 2016  …  11:00am Menu: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes & Dessert Mount […]

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The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner and Mount Vernon RBI/Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities is pleased to inform its League Information 2016: Mount Vernon Jr. RBI Baseball (boys & girls): Registration Fee … $75.00 (uniform included) […]

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Department of Recreation: Office for the Aging / MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM: “Alive!” 55+ and Kickin’ (music theatre)

The City of Mount Vernon NY, Richard Thomas, Mayor, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Office for the Aging: Geraldine Christiana, Director and MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM: Eulah Myers, Recreation Leader for an afternoon of fine entertainment! SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 For additional information & reservation, please […]

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