BURDEN CENTER FOR THE AGING
1484 First Avenue, New York, NY 10021
William J. Dionne, Executive Director.
Supports the efforts of older people to remain in their own homes, living independently and safely with dignity. Advocacy/mediation with government, medical bureaucracies, landlords, utilities. Financial management for clients needing it to remain in their homes; entitlements counseling; telephone reassurance. Intervention provided through
- The Walk-in Unit provides services to those elderly who are well enough to leave their homes;
- The Homebound Unit provides services to the more ill and frail elderly;
- The Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program offers assistance to victims of
elder abuse for anyone residing above 59th Street.
- The Volunteer Services for the Elderly of Yorkville offers services by volunteers, such as friendly visits, medical escorts and 'Tel-a-friend.'