RiseBoro's ten senior centers and clubs provide culturally-rich environments where older adults can engage with peers, make new friends, enjoy hot nutritious meals, keep physically active, explore new interests and give back through volunteer opportunities. Each center offers a wide variety of physical activities, including Yoga, Zumba, ballroom dance, stretching, Tai Chi, chair aerobics and falls prevention classes for older adults looking to maintain their health. We also provide support in managing chronic health conditions through free screenings, health education workshops and along with nutritious meals; nutrition education and food pantries. The centers give seniors the opportunity to share existing skills and talents while they acquire new ones through a variety of arts, technology, language, and special interest classes. Assistance is provided in various languages (English/Spanish/ Chinese/French).

Case assistance is available at all our centers to offer information and referrals, housing assistance, and benefits enrollment assistance.

Diana H. Jones Innovative Senior Center

In addition to traditional senior center offerings, this center has an enhanced schedule of activities and a robust health and wellness program oriented to both physical and emotional wellness. The center offers evidence-based wellness programming including activities like the nationally recognized Tai Chi class “A Matter of Balance” geared to improving health outcomes. The center also offers bilingual case assistance and case management services in multiple languages including Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.

This center unlike our other centers is open on Saturdays.

Transportation Services

Transportation to and from centers are provided on a daily basis to those members who require assistance. These services operate out of 3 centers, the Diana H. Jones Innovative Senior Center, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center and Roundtable Senior Center. Additionally, the center may arrange for transportation to medical appointments, hospitals, and other center activities. This service is available on an as-needed basis.

Mental Health Counseling

In coordination with the NYC Department for the Aging and Weill Cornell TRIO program we offer geriatric mental health counselling through group sessions and individual counseling at our Diana H, Jones Innovative Senior Center, Borinquen Plaza and Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Centers.  Services are available for walk-in clients and we offer transportation for home bound seniors. 

 Virtual Programming

Upon the closeure of our senior centers due to the Covid Pandemic our senior centers had to quickly develop a calendar of classes, lectures and even case assistance services for senior center members isolated at in their homes.  Our computer instructors continue to work with seniors at home to learn how to use their smart phones and tablets and access Zoom and other platforms.  Conference Call allow access for seniors who don’t have computers or smart technology.   

We will continue to offer these virtual classes to seniors who may age in place but want to maintain contact with their senior centers.  We have already had several seniors that attended the centers who are now homebound to re-engage with our centers. 

See NY1’s story on preventing falls, which features the Diana H. Jones center’s Tai Chi class.

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