Community Center

We are more than welcome to give you a tour and show you everything we have to offer at our facility!

VISIONS at Selis Manor

is an adaptive center that offers an array of services to adults who are blind and visually impaired.  We are located at 135 West 23rd street between 6th and 7th avenue.  We are accessible by train (F, M, C, E and 1) and by bus (M23-SBS).  We are open daily Monday 9am to 7pm, Tuesday 9am to 7:30pm, Wednesday 9am to 7pm, Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 5pm.  We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Being a member of our community comes with exciting rewards!  Here at VISIONS at Selis Manor we offer opportunities for enrichment and personal development that include:

Fitness Explosion Class - people doing ab workouts on mats
aerobics excercises

Health & Wellness

Our health and wellness programs are designed to get you into shape and feeling good about fitness and your overall health.  We offer  ZUMBA, Hoola Hoop, Hatha Yoga, Chair Yoga, Light Aerobics,  Line Dancing, Cultural Dance, Pilates, Brazilian Dance and Drumming classes, Women’s Fitness, Co-Ed Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Meditation, Diabetes support groups, Health Talks, Fit for Life and Ab Blast.

coloring a handmade clay artpiece

Arts & Education Programs

We can tap into your creative side through our art programming! It’s a phenomenal experience and your projects are yours to take home or give away as gifts. We offer the following classes: EYES (Every Year Every Story),Cherub Improv, Photography, Ceramics, Jewelry & Beading, Knitting When the Sun Goes Down, Discussing the Visual World, Music & Culture Year by Year, Music Trivia, Watch Your Language, News of the Week Online and so much more!

Fernando at career connect, looking over a computer

Computer & Technology Training

Keyboarding Instruction, Introduction to IPhone and Accessible Apps, Beginner’s IPhone, Intro to Gmail, NLS book downloads and more.

support group sitting at table with blue plastic plates

Support Groups/Counseling Services

If you’re struggling with vision loss, family issues, job-related issues or just life we are here to support you every step of the way.  Our groups are supportive and confidential.  We offer Moving Forward, Women’s Empowerment and a Between Us Men Group. You can also choose to meet with a caseworker or social worker on a 1 to 1 basis for brief counseling.

braille reading assistance

Social Services, Benefits and Referrals

If you need assistance with food stamp applications, housing, referrals to our food pantry, find a home health aide, resolving issues with Medicaid etc. we can help!

group bongo night


We like to have fun and kick back here with talent shows, fashion shows, movie night & movie day (verbally descriptive), coffee house, poetry, plays and many other performances.

We are more than welcome to give you a tour and show you everything we have to offer at our facility!  For the most recent an up to date copy of our program schedule click here:

Staff Contact

Our vision is for everyone to see what is possible

Ann De Shazo, LMSW

Senior Director of VISIONS at Selis Manor

PH (646) 486-4444 ext. 211

FAX(646) 486-4343


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