Greenwich House Mobilizes to Save Senior Services

On July 1st, Greenwich House assumed the operation of three senior centers of The Caring Community. This transfer of the centers was the result of a year-long strategic alliance between Greenwich House and The Caring Community, a joint effort to help preserve senior services in Greenwich Village.

The New York State Health Foundation provided funding to help the two organizations plan and implement the transfer. Moving the centers to Greenwich House will help ensure their immediate financial stability and preserve much needed services.

Roy Leavitt, Executive Director and CEO of Greenwich House, said “The goal has been to ensure that senior services in Greenwich Village don’t just survive, but that they thrive. The Caring Community’s Board should be congratulated for its hard work and commitment to the seniors. It demonstrates the true meaning of a caring community”

This opportunity comes at a critical time for both organizations. Greenwich House has been evaluating different cost-saving measures in anticipation of reduced funding in the coming year. Among those being considered for the Judith C. White Senior Center at Greenwich House was the possible change from lunches cooked at the Center to catered meals. Thanks to the posthumous generosity of a former member, the Center will continue preparing cooked meals and will not cater lunches in 2011.

Greenwich House’s senior services include the Judith C. White Senior Center and the Senior Health and Consultation Center, both located at 27 Barrow Street. The Caring Community currently has three senior centers including Center on the Square at 20 Washington Square North, Our Lady of Pompeii Church and Independence Plaza in Tribeca. They will join Greenwich House senior services providing greater opportunity for seniors in Greenwich Village and the City as a whole.

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