Programs and Services

STAR Senior Center “the star of Washington Heights” offers a variety of activities as listed below. Experienced, bilingual case workers thoroughly assess each member’s situation and problems, then work with the senior to devise a practical plan to meet all her health and human service needs. Our case workers help elderly residents to apply for a range of public benefits including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, senior housing, assistance in paying rent, legal aid, and help with immigration. To get more information about our available programs and services you can contact our Program Coordinator at 212-781-8331.

Congregate Lunch

Lunch is served between 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Congregate lunches vary from day to day, reflecting members’ preferences, and meet stringent health and nutrition standards established by New York City. A donation is requested for congregate lunches but all other services are free.

Transportation

Transportation services are offered to our registered seniors to and from the center. Please contact our Driver at 347-640-7286 or the office at 212-781-8331 for any questions.

Health Management and Physical Health

STAR Senior Center has certified consultants who carry out the following classes: Circulation Massage, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fall and Balance Prevention, Blood Pressure Monitoring.

Nutrition Education

We offer a variety of nutrition education workshops and nutritional lectures.

Physical Health/Exercise

STAR Senior Center offers the following classes: Tai Chi, Zumba, Chair Aerobics and Yoga.  Exercise machines are also available.

Education

STAR Senior Center offers the following: Art, Painting class, Piano, Computer, ESL Conversation and Grammar.

Recreation

Among many recreational activities offered at STAR Senior Center, are: Bingo, Domino, Cards, Billiards and a variety of trips.

Special Events

The Special events celebrated at STAR Senior Center are: Monthly Birthdays, Center Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.