What We Do
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)
Hamilton-Madison House (HMH) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Hamilton-Madison House offers a variety of human service social programs. Each week, Hamilton-Madison House provides services to 1,700 people of all ages and to more than 10,000 people annually.
For Older Adults
UNH works to keep older adults healthy, active and living in their homes and communities for as long as possible with the critical support of social, recreational, caregiving and nutrition programs, as well as through the promotion of civic engagement activities.
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 (1774 KB) 15-Dec-2016
Issues and Programs
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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