The country’s 85+ population increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.7 million in 2010, and is expected to grow to 6.6 million in 2020. (City Hall News)

Queens Community House

Queens

The Queens Community House is committed to the personal growth of the diverse people it serves and to the creation of self-reliant, open and responsible communities. Established in the settlement house tradition, it embodies the core beliefs that all persons can and want to grow, and that all can contribute.

For Older Adults

We work to assure the availability of quality services that support New York's growing older adult population. These services, provided to over 60,000 Older Adults each year by settlement houses, include: senior centers, case management, home delivered meals, adult day programs, mental health services, home care, and services in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs).

UNH accomplishes this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.

Older Adults Strengthening Communities Older Adults Strengthening Communities (1774 KB) 15-Dec-2016


2017 City Budget Advocacy Info 2017 City Budget Advocacy Info (85 KB) 15-May-2017



Issues and Programs

Community Experience Partnership

UNH, in partnership locally with The New York Community Trust, is participating in the Community Experience Partnership (CEP), a national initiative of The Atlantic Philanthropies working to ensure communities will be ready and able to engage the talents and energy of older adults to address community problems.
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Participant Profile

Meet Rafaela. Rafaela plans trips for her peers at Sunnyside Center for Active Older Adults. She's taken groups to candy stores, Chinatown, museums, parks, restaurants and more. “You don’t feel like you’re old here,” said Rafaela, who at 68 jokes about being one of the “junior seniors” at the center. “Especially Thursdays — forget about that! It’s packed with people dancing.”  Read more





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