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Henry Street Settlement Senior Center

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Henry Street Settlement 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 65 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish.

Click above or here to watch a series of videos, “Celebrating the Lives of Seniors at Henry Street Settlement Senior Center,” including a full look at our seniors here.

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 machines and free weights.

Trilingual case management services are also available.

The Center is located at 334 Madison Street.

The Center’s programs include:

Health & Wellness

  • Meals:
    • Lunches, Sunday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
    • Dinners, Monday – Friday, 4 – 5:45 p.m.
    • Breakfast, Sunday 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Dance
  • Tai chi
  • Latin & Chinese Dance
  • Exercise classes
  • Fitness room with exercise machines
  • Health screenings
  • Presentations on aging, nutrition, depression, medication and more

Social Services

  • Full-time bilingual social worker
  • Case management
  • Benefits and entitlements
  • Advocacy
  • Information and referral

Recreation & Education

  • Arts and crafts
  • Bi-lingual computer classes
  • Parties and holiday celebrations
  • Karaoke and sing-a-longs
  • Drawing and painting
  • Trips to performances, cultural sites and more
  • Dominos, billiards, bingo and ping pong

Henry Street Settlement Senior Center receives funding through the New York City Department for the Aging.

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