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Senior Programs

Download the first ever "Bronx Senior Resource Guide" for all the programs available to you and your family.

SENIOR THURSDAYS Thursday, May 1, 11am to 2pm In honor of Senior Citizens Month, the Bronx Museum is sponsoring FREE guided tours for seniors every Thursday in May! During the tour, visitors will be engaged through inquiry-based methodologies to participate in active discussions about art. Come by any time between 11am and 2pm for a free tour and snacks. Free refreshments provided. Bronx Museum - North Wing Lobby

Free Fitness Classes in the Bronx for Those 50-plus Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes for ages 50+ at the following locations: Mosholu Montefiore Senior Center, 3450 DeKalb Ave. (Senior Fitness), Fridays at 10:30 a.m.; St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Ave., (Zumba), Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Note: No registration is required. For more information, Call 311 or visit 


Benefits for Seniors : There are 39 federal, state, city and private benefits which are avail. for senior citizens. The Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York will provide info, education, advocacy, training and other community services for all persons age 50+. For info call 588-8200, ext.253, or VISIT:

Access To Home Program: FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE! Providing free home modifications to make homes and apartments accessible for seniors, veterans and individuals w/ disabilities residing in the Bronx. For more info, contact Jillian @ 212-979-9700,ext 321 or just send an email

Senior Employment, The American Association of Retired Person (AARP) and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) are assisting low-income Bronx residents, 55 & older, to receive employment through their outreach, training, and internship programs. For more info, call the AARP located at 384 E. 149th St., Ste. 608 @ (718) 585-2500.

Senior Centers/Programs A - Z

Sister Annunciata Bethell Senior Center:  243 E. 204th St. The center, now called the  after its founder, provides meals and a wide range of services such as health, education and recreation programs. For more information, call 365-3725.

The Bedford Park Multi-Service Center: (243 E. 204th St.) Free programming every weekday for seniors. There is an opera lecture at 11 a.m. and painting class at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays; a crochet class at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays; exercise and computer classes at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays; social dancing at 11 a.m. on Thursdays; and a movie at 10 a.m. and a discussion at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Every day, the Center has exercise at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and bingo at 1 p.m. Case assistance is also available.  

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Senior Programs at St. Brendan's Church in the school cafeteria, located on 207th Street between Perry and Bainbridge avenues. On Wednesdays, participants meet for bingo, raffles, conversation and refreshments at 12:30 p.m. Exercise classes are held on Fridays at 12:45 p.m. in the Convent, and lunches are served on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call Sr. Catherine at (718) 547-6655.

Van Cortlandt Village Senior Center, Inc.: 3880 Sedgwick Ave., serves kosher lunch daily and offers seniors: painting, stretching and relaxation, sketching, knitting, short-story, various morning exercise classes (from yoga to tai-chi) current events, movies, trips, line dancing, blood pressure screening, and information about entitlements, etc.  Case assistance services provided. Transportation available for those who qualify.  For more details, call  (718) 549-4700.

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