Social Services - Riverstone Senior Life Services

Social Services

Helping our most vulnerable older adults to remain in their homes and community

 

For more than 30 years, we have provided social services support to seniors from Washington Heights, Inwood and West Harlem. Each year we continue to help more than 1,000 seniors in the community.
Services help isolated, frail, at-risk and underserved older adults remain safely in their homes and maintain their independence and quality of life. Social workers assess individual needs and suggest services to meet those needs. A Daily Money Management program assists with paying bills and organizing important paperwork and can include more intensive financial management services such as serving as Social Security Representative Payee. Emergency funds may be available for threat of eviction, utility shutoff or medical needs not covered by insurance. Services are available in English and Spanish and are wheelchair accessible.

 

 

Schedule

Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Info

Name: Evelyn Molina


Phone: 212-927-5600 x 


Email: emolina@riverstonenyc.org

This Program helps clients

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Manage budgets
Avoid eviction
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Obtain government benefits... and more!

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Caregiver Support
Social Services

• Home visits and in-home safety evaluations
• Referral and follow-up for home care services and Meals on Wheels
• Support benefits and entitlement counseling
• Crisis intervention
• Eviction prevention
• Escort to housing court and city agencies
• Advocacy
• Elder abuse prevention
• Screenings, support and referrals for depression, alcohol and drug issues
• In-home appointments available

 

Who We've Helped

Ms. V. was a young woman when she immigrated from Eastern Europe to New York City’s Washington Heights community in the late 1960s.  She married an American citizen, worked as a private duty nurse, and had two children. But when her husband suddenly left her, she raised her two children alone, supporting them single-handedly through college.

Ms. R  is a 63-year-old recent widow. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ms. R spent most of her adult life in New York City. For most of her life, Ms. R lived in a rent-stabilized apartment in Washington Heights with her husband from Mexico. When her husband passed away Ms. R. became depressed and did not follow through on paying her bills—as her husband had always taken care of this.

Mrs. B. came to us in arrears with ConEd, Verizon and rent, depressed and speaking almost in a whisper of her life of hard work and hard-won independence, working in the clothing industry. She felt she had always been a generous person, even giving a good portion of her life savings to a church in Pennsylvania where she lived at the time,  knowing that she would long be part of their caring community.

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