Note: This list is provided for your convenience. We encourage you to please check the information yourself; although we periodically review these resources, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.*   (see complete statement at the bottom of this page)


Federal Government

Administration on Aging
Agency promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. 1-202-619-0724

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Agency offers comprehensive information about Medicare and Medicaid.

Eldercare Locator
National directory service of the federal Administration on Aging, designed to help elders and caregivers find local support resources. 1-800-677-1116

National Institute on Aging of the National Health Institute
Federal agency conducts research and publishes reports and updates on health for older population. 1-800-222-2225

National Institutes of Health
Federal agency conducts research and publishes reports and updates on health for general population.

Social Security Administration
Federal agency providing disability, Medicare and retirement benefits to seniors. 1-800-772-1213


New York City Government

New York City Department of Aging
Agency works for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of older adults and supports their families. 311

New York City Rent Guidelines Board
Agency provides information on rent guidelines and housing issues affecting seniors. 311

Bronx Senior Resource Guide
Directory of resources for seniors living in The Bronx. 1-718-590-6248

Resource Guide for Caregivers of Elders in Brooklyn
Directory of resources for seniors living in Brooklyn. 1-718-499-7701

Directory of resources for seniors living in Manhattan. 1-212-

Resource Guide for Senior Citizens of Queens County
Directory of resources for seniors living in Queens. 1-718-286-2870

Staten Island
Directory of resources for seniors living in Staten Island. 1-718-


General Care-giving Resources

Caregiver Action Network
Nonprofit works to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age. 1-202-454-3970

Family Caregiver Alliance
Nonprofit supports families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. 1-800-445-8106

The National Consumer Voice of Quality Long Term Care
Nonprofit provides information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for individuals. 1-202-332-2275

ARCH National Respite Network
Nonprofit assists and promotes the development of respite and crisis care programs and helps families find local respite and crisis care services.1-703-256-2084


For the Visually Impaired

The Lighthouse
Nonprofit provides information and resources for people with vision loss. 1-800-284-4422

Nonprofit provides services for people who are blind or visually impaired. 1-888- 245-8333


New York State Government

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
Program helps lower-income seniors pay for prescription drugs by providing secondary coverage, subject to eligibility requirements. 1-800-332-3742

NYS Department of Health
Agency oversees programs serving seniors. To complain about care in a health institution, contact Patient Care Investigation Unit 1-212-268-6529

NYS Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program
Agency provides information and advocacy on Medicare, private health insurance and related health coverage plans. 1-800-701-0501

NYS Office of the Aging
Agency provides home and community-based programs giving older persons access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services. 1-800-342-9871

NYS Office of Long Term Care
Agency is advocate and resource for older adults and persons with disabilities who live in nursing homes, assisted living and other licensed facilities. 1-800-342-9871

NYS Partnership for Long-Term Care
Program allows seniors to protect some or all of their assets, depending on the long term care insurance plan purchased, if their needs extend beyond what is covered by their policy. 1-866-950-7526


Local Services for the Elderly

The Blue Card
Nonprofit provides direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivor in the United States. 1-212-239-2251

Nonprofit alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently. 1-212-760-2850

Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
Nonprofit provides multilingual / multicultural information, referral and advocacy, counseling, case management and services to seniors and their families. 1-212-677-4181

Jewish Association Serving the Aging
Nonprofit provides social services to seniors, their caregivers and families. 1-212 273-5272

Live On NY
Nonprofit advocates for policy change to further the interests of senior centers and agencies in New York City. 1-212-398-6565

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Nonprofit helps seniors enjoy remain in their own homes and avoid the need for premature institutionalization. 1-212-962-7559

Search and Care
Nonprofit seeks out older people in the Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and East Harlem areas and provides help managing daily activities or accessing services. 1-212-289-5300

Service Program for Older People
Nonprofit delivers of comprehensive mental health and supportive services, advocacy and education. 1-212-787-7120 Ext. 514


National Associations and Organizations

Alzherimer’s Association
Nonprofit works to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 1-800-272-3900

Nonprofit advocates for seniors on issues such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. 1-888-687-2277

Medicare Rights Center
Nonprofit offers comprehensive information about Medicare. 800-333-4114

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Professional organization of attorneys specializing in Elder and Special Needs Law, with member directory. 1-703-942-5711

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
Nonprofit advocates for Asian American and Pacific Islander seniors. 1-800-336-2722 See website for Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese help line numbers.

Nonprofit addresses issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender aging. 1-212-741-2247

National Council on Aging: Benefits Checkup
Nonprofit helps identify benefits that could save elders money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. 1-571-527-3900

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