Good Companions Senior Center is a multi-lingual and multi-cultural center that has been serving the needs of the Lower East Side’s senior community for over 60 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish.
Incorporating a unique wellness model, the Center provides important nutritional information to enhance the health of seniors, and offers affordable hot lunches Sunday through Friday and dinners Monday through Friday. Seniors are encouraged to participate in recreational activities, and to take advantage of the two fitness rooms, complete with machine and free weights. Bilingual case management services are also available.
The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Center's programs include:
Health & Wellness
- Exercise classes
- Fitness room with exercise machines
- Lectures on aging, nutrition, depression, medication and more.
- Personal fitness training
- Full-time bilingual social worker
- Case management
- Benefits and entitlements
- Legal services
Recreation & Education
- Arts and crafts
- Computer room
- Parties and holiday celebrations
- Theater discussions/play readings
- Current events discussions
- Field trips to Atlantic City and other locales
- Dominos, billiards and bingo
Good Companions receives funding through the New York City Department for the Aging.