The Senior Service Coordinator program addresses a growing need among the “aging in” senior population living in HUD (Housing and Urban Development) senior citizen buildings in Westchester. Many of these individuals entered at age 65 but are now reaching their 80s and are facing additional living challenges that require greater support services. This federal program provides a service coordinator who acts as a resource for the tenants, enabling them to remain independent and helping them “age in place” instead of being moved to a nursing home or other institution.
Senior Service Coordinators provide critical assistance to seniors, ensuring that they receive the full range of health services and other available benefits. Senior Service Coordinators provide referrals for medical, mental health and social services. In addition, they can provide linkage to other programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, food stamps, drug subsidies, and housekeeping and homecare. This FSW program helps seniors and their families navigate the system to get the help they need.
Various locations throughout Westchester.
Laura Curz Colon,
914-698-2352 or 914-330-6554
Senior Advocate for the Village of Briarcliff Manor