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Older Adult



RAICES currently operates nine older adult centers, five in Brooklyn and four in Queens, N.Y. All of the older adult center staff enthusiastically embrace their responsibility to the community in providing its participants with information, socialization, education, and programming that will help them live positive, healthy, and independent lifestyles. Similarly, all older adult centers offer their participants a sense of belonging, friendship, and fellowship.


The older adult centers aim to enrich the participants' lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths. This is achieved by providing the members with innovative health and wellness activities that include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, musical entertainment and sing-a-longs, chair-aerobics, tai-chi, discussion groups, holiday and birthday celebrations, local outings, and educational discussions and presentations on various topics such as Elder Abuse, Crime, Fall and Fraud, Prevention, Health Management, Fire Safety, and more.


In addition, all older adult centers provide their participants with an array of case assistance, advocacy, information, and benefits and entitlements assistance with Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security (SSA), Medical Insurance Counseling, Food Stamps, Senior Housing Issues, the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE), and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).


All centers serve older adults 60 years of age and older and have a dedicated bilingual staff that provides culturally competent services in English and Spanish.

RAICES Corona Older Adult Center

Alexandra Rodriguez-Canizare, Director

107-24 Corona Avenue

Corona, NY. 11368


Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RAICES Astoria Older Adult Center

Jenedier Leon, Director
21-21 30th Drive
Long Island City, N.Y. 11102

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RAICES Times Plaza Older Adult Center

Meris Peña, Director

460 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wyckoff Gardens Older Adult Center

Blanca Morocho-Ramirez, Director

280 Wyckoff Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gowanus Older Adult Center

LaDanza Worthey, Coordinator

420 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Red Hook Older Adult Center

Maria Sanchez, Director

120 W. 9th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Farragut Older Adult Center

Sheila Johnson, Coordinator

228 York St.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Astoria Social Club

Esdras Ramirez, Coordinator

4-05 Astoria Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11102

Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bland Social Club

Ariadna Muñoz Santos, Coordinator

40-15 College Point Boulevard
Flushing, N.Y. 11354

Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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