Senior Center

Inaugurating the VISIONS at Selis Manor Senior Center.

In October 2011, Mayor Bloomberg announced the selection of VISIONS to operate the first senior center for blind seniors as one of eight Innovative Senior Centers as the "Cornerstone of the City's Age Friendly NYC Initiative."  It is the first senior center exclusively designed for older adults who are blind or severely visually impaired in the United States.

The VISIONS at Selis Manor Senior Center located at 135 West 23rd Street in Manhattan, will be open from:                                     Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm                                                                 Tuesday 9:00am - 7:30pm                                                                 Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm                                                           Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm                                                               Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

The program features a daily, hot dinner meal served Monday through Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm, and Friday from 2:30-4:00pm. We offer regular, vegetarian and kosher options. A full array of customized services programs ranging from benefits assistance to health and wellness programs to information available in a fully accessible facility.

"This is a citywide program," said Ruben Coellar, Chief Program Officer of VISIONS who has been supervising the innovative center. "It will provide us with the opportunity to develop a pioneering approach to the delivery of services for older adults who are blind or severely visually impaired. Everything we've always wanted to provide at a center exclusively planned for blind consumers will be available at the center," he said. 

Carrie Lewy, Senior Center Director                                                 Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 216                                                       Email:

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Information of Health & Wellness Activities

The Center offers:

  • Chair Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Walking Club
  • Cardio & floor exercise, Kinect fitness
  • Nutrition Workshops, health screenings, person-centered health classes
  • Book club, coupon club, bowling league
  • Breakfast Club, Early Dinner Meal and diner vouchers
  • GlamourGals Makeovers
  • Computer Classes & talking book downloads
  • Library, News & Views, Narrated Movies
  • Trivia, Brain fitness, Coupon Club, Book Club, library classes
  • Photography, Paper Mache, ceramics, knitting
  • Senior Center Council special events, fundraising, trips and more!

Social Services

  • NYS licensed social workers are available for counseling by appointment
  • Support Groups and referrals
  • Assessing Benefits: food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, Home health aides, housing, H.E.A.P. and more
  • Presentations & Workshops
  • Information and advocacy
  • Volunteers & Readers
  • Food Pantry, Farmers Market vouchers, Seasonal Produce Bag    

An accessible menu and special events calendar is produced monthly. Click here to view February Calendar of Events.

February Regular Menu

February Veggie Menu

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