NYCHA developments are home to 120 Senior Centers which offer a great variety of programs for senior residents of public housing and their neighbors in the community. New York City’s Department for the Aging (DFTA) oversees most of these centers. NYCHA operates 37 senior centers, DFTA operates 71 of those senior centers, while 12 centers are non-DFTA funded.
Whether it is located within a Community Center or a stand-alone facility, your local Senior Center offers a full calendar of activities from bingo to gardening, movies and field trips. Most Senior Centers also provide nutritious meals and snacks daily. Senior Centers are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Contact your local Senior Center for the most updated schedule of programs.