Our mission is to provide supports and services that help older adults (60 years and older) remain healthy, active and living at home. Special attention is paid to helping those with minimal supports: people who are frail, isolated, and/or low income. Reflecting the needs of the community, all programs are offered in both Spanish and English.
Who We Help
Caring staff make the difference: enriching, engaging, empowering. Fully bilingual staff become allies for seniors at Riverstone, understanding that the senior is the center of our every attention, every day.
Sometimes what a senior needs is just that person who can: be an advocate in eviction court, navigate the intricacies of the social service network, provide expert money management or screen for mental health cues. It’s all here at Riverstone.
Fashion shows… cultural celebrations… dance classes… art education… literary circles… computer certification. It’s what we do at Riverstone, in all a part of the programs that connect and care for the vibrant and vital interests of a wide variety of seniors with a wide variety of interests.
Aging occurs to everyone. Seniors have raised children, contributed to the community, lived full lives and continue to desire that their lives be as full as possible. We listen and hep that happen.
Local community leaders organized to renovate the abandoned Delafield Hospital at 163rd Street to create senior housing under the auspices of the NYC Housing Authority. The renovations produced 226 apartments for the elderly and handicapped, which then created a need for senior services. In 1985, Fort Washington Houses Services for the Elderly, Inc. was born as a multipurpose, bilingual senior service agency, occupying the basement and first-floor community space and opening our doors to serve the elders of the NYC Housing Authority building, as well as those living in the community.
With marketing and mission-identity assistance from the Taproot Foundation, we changed the agency’s name to Riverstone Senior Life Services, Inc. and in 2010, Riverstone Memory Center relocated to its own tailor-designed space with special wandering path for people with memory loss and multiple, ample activity rooms to accommodate various levels of functioning and language preference.
We celebrate 35 years of serving seniors in northern and offer 6 programs to help them and their families improve their quality of life.