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: EASTER FESTIVITIES 2016

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, The Future Society, Inc. invite children ages 3yrs old – 10yrs old to MtVernon’s annual EASTER FESTIVITIES Saturday, March 19, 2016 … 10am (while supplies last) In case of inclement […]

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Department of Recreation: Tennis FREE (+) – KELA INDOOR TENNIS

NYJTL/New York Junior Tennis & Learning: KELA INDOOR TENNIS CENTER  has 6 weekends left of FREE indoor tennis instruction. Contact Kela (525 Homestead Avenue, MtVernon NY) for exact dates & additional information: 914.668.0720. This is followed by their end of the year tournaments in March. See below flyer (English & Spanish). It’s a wonderful opportunity to get […]

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Department of Recreation: FACEBOOK

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation is on Facebook! Find Us, “Friend Us”, Like Us https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION

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City of Mount Vernon, New York: EMERGENCY CONTACT #s

City of Mount Vernon, New York – RICHARD THOMAS, MAYOR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS: LIFE THREATENING                            911 Non-Life Threatening                             211 (open 9am-7pm Saturday & Sunday) City Back-Up/Command Center           914-665-2300 DSS/Department of Social Services     914-995-2099 United Way                                                211  -or-  800-899-1479 Westchester Emergency Center             914-864-5450 FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESSIBILITY PLEASE REMEMBER: PARK VEHICLES CLOSE […]

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City Council Special Meeting

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. For the Purpose of: “to adopt the 2016 Annual Estimate (Budget)”

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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: EASTER FESTIVITIES 2016

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, The Future Society, Inc. invite children ages 3yrs old – 10yrs old to MtVernon’s annual EASTER FESTIVITIES Saturday, March 19, 2016 … 10am (while supplies last) In case of inclement […]

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Department of Recreation: Tennis FREE (+) – KELA INDOOR TENNIS

NYJTL/New York Junior Tennis & Learning: KELA INDOOR TENNIS CENTER  has 6 weekends left of FREE indoor tennis instruction. Contact Kela (525 Homestead Avenue, MtVernon NY) for exact dates & additional information: 914.668.0720. This is followed by their end of the year tournaments in March. See below flyer (English & Spanish). It’s a wonderful opportunity to get […]

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Department of Recreation: FACEBOOK

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation is on Facebook! Find Us, “Friend Us”, Like Us https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION

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City of Mount Vernon, New York: EMERGENCY CONTACT #s

City of Mount Vernon, New York – RICHARD THOMAS, MAYOR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS: LIFE THREATENING                            911 Non-Life Threatening                             211 (open 9am-7pm Saturday & Sunday) City Back-Up/Command Center           914-665-2300 DSS/Department of Social Services     914-995-2099 United Way                                                211  -or-  800-899-1479 Westchester Emergency Center             914-864-5450 FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESSIBILITY PLEASE REMEMBER: PARK VEHICLES CLOSE […]

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City Council Special Meeting

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. For the Purpose of: “to adopt the 2016 Annual Estimate (Budget)”

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