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Opportunity for All

We welcome all adults ages 60 and above. Our older aging members at RAICES nourish their minds, bodies, and souls daily through various programs and services.


Older Adult Centers

The Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES sponsors nine congregate older adult centers, five in Brooklyn and four in Queens, New York. These centers provide critical nutritious meals, and health, educational, social, and recreational services to a diverse older adult population. The centers' overall goal is to combat isolation and promote a healthy lifestyle so participants remain independent and engaged community members.


Raices Casa BienEstar

Raices Casa BienEstar, the first older adult outpatient behavioral health clinic in Brooklyn, addresses the behavioral health needs of adults and older adults. The program provides a full array of behavioral health services, including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric medication management. These services are complemented by our in-house case assistance division and critical referrals to and linkages with other service providers.

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One of the Spanish-speaking Elderly Council-RAICES' major accomplishments was developing the RAICES Access Program in 1985. ACCESS, the organization's case assistance division, is a model program for reaching and serving underserved populations and increasing access to aging services.

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