Hon. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, came to WORDnyc Boulevard Senior Center in East New York to celebrate 101st birthday of our long term member (20 years) Ms. Dorris Parris. Celebrations are just part of our services. WORDnyc senior centers provide a go to place for seniors, free, right in their neighborhood. Our Transportation service greets Ms. Parris every morning. She enjoys congregate lunch with other regulars, Bingo, and special trips to Farmers Markets, theater and casinos. Our staff are trained to assist senior to get their needs met: case assistance, legal, health, safety and family linkages.
WORD inc.is a grassroots-based program with a notable history of enabling older adults in Brooklyn to maintain their independence and remain at home in the community. Serving over 2,500 individuals annually, WORD is a vibrant and dynamic organization where the needs of older adults are respected, met, and carried through on multiple levels within the agency.
Committed to improving the quality of life for all older persons through effective program administration and direct services, WORD seeks to encourage health and wellness, motivate active participation, foster creative use of leisure time, maintain a safety net where needed, and nurture family and community responsibility while reducing taxpayer cost.Our programs are funded by the NYC Department for the Aging in cooperation with the City-Meals-on-Wheels, NYC Housing Authority, NYC Youth and Community Development, the NYS Office for the Aging Legislative Grants, Brooklyn Borough President, and NYC Council Funds