Older adult centers have been allowed to reopen with indoor and congregate activities. All participants are required to wear a face covering and maintain a social distance of at least six feet apart. Please reach out to your local older adult center for more information and/or participation as not all have resumed activities. For more information about COVID-19, visit the DOHMH website for coronavirus updates.
DFTA has almost 250 Older Adult Centers throughout the City.
The Department for the Aging (DFTA) funds more than 300 OACs and affiliated sites through community partnerships in every borough. Older adult center membership is free and open to anyone age 60 or older, and you can join any center you like. Language services are available on site.
Both in-person and virtual activities are designed to meet the needs of members participating at individual older adult centers. Not all services are available at all sites, but popular activities and services include:
Art, music, and dance classes
Walking clubs, yoga, and tai chi that can help assist with falls prevention
Chronic disease self-management classes for people with arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure