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Information for Senior Citizens
Briarwood Senior Center:
Briarwood Senior Center meets at Melrose Credit Union, 139-30 Queens Blvd, on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 10am – 3pm. $2 per day. In addition to general socializing, the center also offers yoga on
Tuesdays and general exercise on Thursdays. There is an additional $2 charge for yoga. There is an
additional $1 charge for general exercise. For more information, call (718) 526-0106.
Click here to see a flyer about the Briarwood Senior Center.


Kew Gardens Community Center/Senior Center:
Kew Gardens Community Center/Senior Center offers exercise, recreation, health & nutrition education,
trips, classes, arts, advocacy, benefits assistance, social events, ESOL, volunteer opportunities and more.
To find out more about the Kew Gardens Community Center/Senior Center, contact: Rachel Epstein (718)
268-5960.
Click here to see the Kew Gardens Community Center/Senior Center May calendar of activities
Click here to see the Kew Gardens Community Center/Senior Center May highlights


Queens Community House Older Adult Services:
Queens Community House (QCH) serves various communities throughout Queens.
Click here to see the older adult services offered through (QCH)


Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE):
This program provides a property tax exemption for senior citizens who own one, two, or three family
homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments.
Click here to find more information on SCHE


Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE):
Tenants who qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
(SCRIE) can have their rent frozen at their current level and be exempt from future rent increases.
Click here to find more information on SCRIE
Click here to see a flyer about The Legal Aid Society's monthly SCRIE legal clinic
Click here to see answers for tenants to the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about SCRIE


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues monthly electronic benefits that can be
used like cash to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on
household size, income and other factors.
Click here to find more information on SNAP


Click here to download New York State’s Resource Guide for older New Yorkers


Senior Citizens' Resources from USA.gov:
Click here to find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and
more.


NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA):
The mission of the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) is "to work for the empowerment, independence,
dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their families through
advocacy, education and the coordination and delivery of services."
Click here to go to the NYC Department for the Aging website


NYS Office for the Aging:
The mission of the NYS Office for the Aging is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for
as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented,
and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their
families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.
Click here to go to the NYS Office for the Aging website


Legal Services for the Elderly:
Legal services are free to seniors who do not have access to other public or private aid. Providers of
federally-funded Legal Services for the Elderly in every borough assist with public benefits, landlord-tenant
negotiations and long-term care and consumer issues.
Click here to find more information about legal services for seniors on the NYC Dept for Aging website.


Elder abuse:
Click here to find information about elder abuse and other crimes against older persons and how to get
help on the NYC Department for Aging website.


Click here to see health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of
Health
.


Preventive Services:
Medicare covers a full range of preventive services to help keep you healthy and help find problems early,
when treatment is most effective.
Click here to see a list of preventive services and ask your doctor which of these services is right for you


Home Fall Prevention Checklist:
Click here to see a Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention


LiveOn NY (formerly Council of Senior Centers and Services):
LiveOn NY lists its mission as to make all of New York State a better place to age.
Click here to find more information on LiveOn NY
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