RAICES Senior Centers

RAICES currently operates seven senior centers, five in Brooklyn and two in Queens, N.Y.  All of the senior center staff enthusiastically embrace the responsibility they have with the community in providing its members with information, education, services and programs that will help live positive, healthy and independent lifestyles.  Similarly, all senior centers offer its members a sense of family, friendship and fellowship.

 

The goal of the senior centers is to focus on enriching 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-obics, tai chi, discussion groups, holiday and birthday celebrations, local outings and educational discussions and presentations on various topics such as Elder Abuse, Crime Prevention, Sanitation, and Fire Safety.

 

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

 

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

Locations

 

RAICES Corona Neighborhood Senior Center

107-24 Corona Avenue

Corona, NY. 11368

O.718.458.7259

F.718-651.3539

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

Lunch provided on site at noon

RAICES Astoria Neighborhood Senior Center

Olga Oukacine, Director

21-21 30th Drive

Long Island City, N.Y. 11102

O.718.726.9642

F.718.204.0028

ooukacine@raices.us

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

Lunch provided on site at noon.

RAICES Times Plaza Neighborhood Senior Center

Meris Peña, Director

460 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

O.718.694.0895

F.718.643.8257

mpena@raices.us

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

Breakfast provided at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at noon on site

Wyckoff Garden Neighborhood Senior Center

Blanca Morocho-Ramirez, Director

280 Wyckoff Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

O.718.237.1802

F.718.643.3480

bramirez@raices.us

 

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

Breakfast provided at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at noon on site.

 

RAICES Gowanus Senior Center

Ladanza Worthey, Coordinator 

420 Baltic Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217

O.718-797.2472

lworthey@raices.us

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

Lunch provided at noon on site.

Red Hook Neighborhood Senior Center

Maria Sanchez,  Director

120 W. 9th Street 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231

O.718.269.0519

msanchez@raices.us

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

Breakfast provided at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at noon on site.

 

Farragut Senior Center

Sheila Johnson, Coordinator

228 York St.

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

O.718.422.1069

F.718.596.3825

sjohnson@raices.us

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

Lunch provided on site at noon