Laura Greenblatt, LCSW Director Victoria Margolies, LMSW Mindy Baron, Program Assistant
Deepdale CARES NORC Supportive Service Program offers social work and nursing services, educational and recreational services to all individuals 60 and over living in the Deepdale Gardens Cooperative. NORC Supportive Service Programs are designed to serve communities where a majority of residents have "aged in place." The program's goal is to help elders remain safely in their own homes as long as possible.
Free services for Deepdale Gardens residents include:
Social Work services include case management, meeting with family members, assistance with entitlements, and information and referral services.
Nursing services provided by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, include blood pressure monitoring, patient advocacy, health and diet consultation.
Health education and fitness classes.
Socialization opportunities include discussion groups, cards, games, knitting and crocheting crafts, painting and art, movie parties and song sessions.
Day trips within New York City to museums, aquariums and other places of interest.
Round-trip transportation to the Deepdale CARES office for activities.
Limited transportation to medical appointments and low-cost transportation to local supermarkets.
NORC is short for Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, a comprehensive supportive service program for seniors. Typically, aging men and women need help getting quality care and support. NORCs help older community members by providing them with a wide range of such services, from nursing and social work home visits, to assistance in obtaining home repairs and maintenance. NORCs empower seniors to continue to live independent lifestyles in the comfort of their own home and community.
ACCESS TO SOCIAL SERVICES:
Information about Medicare, Medicaid, drug programs, and related benefits
Skilled professionals who can help get your benefits
Access to Meals-On-Wheels, transportation, and home care
With easy accessible help, you are not alone
Caring advocates working for you and with you
Save money on unnecessary services
QUALITY HEALTH CARE
Nurse visits in your own home to monitor chronic health conditions
Health care system advocacy and education
Home safety assessments
Caregiver instruction and support
Remain active and stay independent
Improve nutrition and reduce stress
Meet friends and neighbors who share your interests
Remain involved in community and a healthy lifestyle
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Home maintenance referrals
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