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July 14, 2021   |   By The New York Community Trust
Settlement Houses Adapt to Changing Needs of Older Residents

ZOOMING AND MOVING: Older adults take part in a free virtual yoga class held by University Settlement Society of New York.

Providing everything from daycare and job training to cooking classes and virtual yoga, our city’s 42 settlement houses have been a valuable resource for New Yorkers for over a century.

These community anchors undertook the herculean effort of responding to clients’ emergency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic with little additional government funding. Now they are adapting services to reflect the longer-term realities of the pandemic, with older adults increasingly
staying home.

To assist, The Trust has made grants totaling $250,000 to Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to offer technology classes and connect more older adult clients to virtual services, and to University Settlement Society of New York to expand and enhance a program for homebound Chinese and Latinx older adults.

These grants are made possible by funds in The Trust created by donors who cared about older adults: The Rhodebeck Fund for the Elderly, the Samuel and Thomas Pringle Memorial, the Katharine Park Fund for the Elderly, and the Attillo and Myrtle Jackson Fund. The legacies of these fund founders live on through these grants that are making our city a better place to grow old.

Learn about how else we’re making a difference for older New Yorkers.

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