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

Summer Breeze Concert Series 2015: AUGUST / SEPT Performance Lineup

With a little over more two weeks to go, the Summer Breeze Concert Series is still rolling strong!! See who’s performing, when, where … bring your chair, family, friends and come on out for a fun-filled night of musical pleasure! Oh … and quite alright if you feel the need to get up and dance […]

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March 1, 2015 – Snow Alert

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – PROGRAM CLOSINGS, ETC.

The Mount Vernon Recreation Department has suspended activities at the Armory and Doles Senior Centers due to the snowy weather forecast. Home delivery of meals will not be affected by the center closings. Meals to homebound seniors are expected to be delivered by 12:00 p.m. The senior theatre trip scheduled for today will not be affected unless the theatre […]

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Legal Notice – Public Hearing and Public Comment on DGEIS for proposed RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone

LEGAL NOTICE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON Notice of Public Hearing and public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the proposed RMF_SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. PURPOSE: To receive comments concerning environmental topics related to the creation of a proposed multi-family senior citizen floating […]

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DGEIS on Senior Floating Overlay Zone available for public review

On September 25, 2013, the City Council accepted the attached Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) as complete for the purpose of continuing the environmental review of the proposal to create a new RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the DGEIS on Wednesday, October […]

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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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Related News

Summer Breeze Concert Series 2015: AUGUST / SEPT Performance Lineup

With a little over more two weeks to go, the Summer Breeze Concert Series is still rolling strong!! See who’s performing, when, where … bring your chair, family, friends and come on out for a fun-filled night of musical pleasure! Oh … and quite alright if you feel the need to get up and dance […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

March 1, 2015 – Snow Alert

Click here for more information

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – PROGRAM CLOSINGS, ETC.

The Mount Vernon Recreation Department has suspended activities at the Armory and Doles Senior Centers due to the snowy weather forecast. Home delivery of meals will not be affected by the center closings. Meals to homebound seniors are expected to be delivered by 12:00 p.m. The senior theatre trip scheduled for today will not be affected unless the theatre […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Legal Notice – Public Hearing and Public Comment on DGEIS for proposed RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone

LEGAL NOTICE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON Notice of Public Hearing and public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the proposed RMF_SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. PURPOSE: To receive comments concerning environmental topics related to the creation of a proposed multi-family senior citizen floating […]

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DGEIS on Senior Floating Overlay Zone available for public review

On September 25, 2013, the City Council accepted the attached Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) as complete for the purpose of continuing the environmental review of the proposal to create a new RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the DGEIS on Wednesday, October […]

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