Older Adults

Helping Older Adults Age “In Place” in the Community

Most adults as they age would rather remain in their own home, in the community with which they are familiar, rather than move to a nursing home or other institutional setting. Many do not have families able or willing to care for them. Volunteers of America is committed to helping older adults “age in place” with dignity, in safety, and with a network of caregivers and other community support that keeps them engaged, and not isolated. 

Our Programs for Older Adults

Case Management for Older Adults
The Staten Island Case Management for Older Adults (CMOA) Program is a community based program, funded by the New York City Department for the Aging. The program is designed to help older adults “age in place,” allowing them to maintain independence in their homes and communities.  Using a combination of family, community and governmental supports, CMOA coordinates care for clients and strives to provide them with access to the services they need so they may remain safely in their homes and improve the quality of their lives.  For more information, contact (718) 720-2070.

East 12th Street
Volunteers of America-Greater New York’s East 12th Street SRO is a 96-unit single room occupancy residence (SRO) in Manhattan providing permanent, supportive housing to formerly homeless single adults over the age of 55, and homeless veterans. The residence provides safe, comfortable, low-cost housing and comprehensive onsite services. For more information, call (212) 353-2641.

Harborview Apartments
Harborview Apartments is a 14-story, 100 unit elderly housing community located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The upper floors of the building offer spectacular views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skylines, and the Statue of Liberty. Harborview Apartments is only minutes away from New York City, to Supermarkets, theaters, churches, recreation center, medical services and PATH station. For more information, email harborviewapts@voa.org.


As our population ages, and Volunteers of America cares for a growing number of adults with cognitive impairments, many of our affiliates are embracing the Validation method in order to support these families.  Learn more.