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Henry Street Settlement Senior Center

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Center programming has moved online. Email virtualseniorcenter@henrystreet.org for information and updates, and see our latest programming calendar here.


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.

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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