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

Special Board of Estimate & Contract Meeting

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Monday December 21, 2015 at 9:30 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room.  The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2016 Annual Estimate and any other business that may come before the Board at that time. City Clerk George W. […]

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Department of Recreation: Office for the Aging – HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON & DANCE

The City of Mount Vernon NY – Ernest D. Davis, Mayor, Dept of Recreation – Darren M. Morton, Ed.D./Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA/Deputy Commissioner, Office for the Aging – Geraldine Christiana, Director invite Mt Vernon seniors to a HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON AND DANCE. The event is being held on Friday, October 30, 2015 … 10:30am – 2:30pm […]

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Department of Recreation: “BUILD DAY” with KaBoom!, NY Knicks, Westchester Knicks, Chase

Saturday, October 24, 2015, was a great, very well attended day for the City of Mount Vernon NY – Ernest D. Davis, Mayor and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation! We send a very special Thank You to KaBoom!, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, Chase for the beautiful job done on today’s BUILD DAY at […]

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Department of Recreation & MtVernon City School District: A U D I T I O N S … All-City Youth Talent Showcase “STRAIGHT OUTTA MtVERNON” … Part 2

So, you say you’ve got talent … The City of MtVernon NY – Ernest D. Davis and the Mount Vernon City School District – Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton invite MtVernon young people ages 5yrs old thru 21yrs old to a special AUDITION for “STRAIGHT OUTTA MtVERNON” … Part2 … All-City Youth Talent Showcase: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015 @ The Rev Shelton […]

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Department of Recreation: “BUILD DAY” at Heavy D & The Boyz Playground

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for “Build Day” on Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 8:30am thru 5:00pm at HEAVY D & The BOYZ Playground … formerly known as Lorraine Avenue Playground. Go to http://www.tfaforms.com/384173 for registration form. Contact Diane Atkins, Deputy Commissioner/MtVernon Department of Recreation @ 914.665.2316 for additional information. This special project is sponsored by The […]

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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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Special Board of Estimate & Contract Meeting

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Monday December 21, 2015 at 9:30 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room.  The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2016 Annual Estimate and any other business that may come before the Board at that time. City Clerk George W. […]

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Department of Recreation: Office for the Aging – HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON & DANCE

The City of Mount Vernon NY – Ernest D. Davis, Mayor, Dept of Recreation – Darren M. Morton, Ed.D./Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA/Deputy Commissioner, Office for the Aging – Geraldine Christiana, Director invite Mt Vernon seniors to a HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON AND DANCE. The event is being held on Friday, October 30, 2015 … 10:30am – 2:30pm […]

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Department of Recreation: “BUILD DAY” with KaBoom!, NY Knicks, Westchester Knicks, Chase

Saturday, October 24, 2015, was a great, very well attended day for the City of Mount Vernon NY – Ernest D. Davis, Mayor and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation! We send a very special Thank You to KaBoom!, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, Chase for the beautiful job done on today’s BUILD DAY at […]

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Department of Recreation & MtVernon City School District: A U D I T I O N S … All-City Youth Talent Showcase “STRAIGHT OUTTA MtVERNON” … Part 2

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Department of Recreation: “BUILD DAY” at Heavy D & The Boyz Playground

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for “Build Day” on Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 8:30am thru 5:00pm at HEAVY D & The BOYZ Playground … formerly known as Lorraine Avenue Playground. Go to http://www.tfaforms.com/384173 for registration form. Contact Diane Atkins, Deputy Commissioner/MtVernon Department of Recreation @ 914.665.2316 for additional information. This special project is sponsored by The […]

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