135 West 23rd Street, Manhattan

In 2012, VISIONS Center on Aging became the first senior center for blind and low vision seniors. As one of the original eight Innovative Senior Centers, we are proud to be a part of the City's Age-Friendly NYC Initiative.  We are the first city-funded senior center exclusively designed for older adults who are blind or severely visually impaired in the United States.  Our Center is fully accessible for those with vision loss, but we welcome all seniors, aged 60 years+ to join us including unpaid caregivers of blind seniors.

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. Our Center has a full array of customized services and programs ranging from benefits assistance to fully accessible computer classes to evidence based fitness programs.  Our Senior Center Council helps our staff design programing that is important to our members.  The Council also is proud to offer the Senior Buddy Program, so each new member has a built-in-friend checking in on them and helping them navigate our Center.

  • Chair Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Walking Club
  • Cardio & floor exercise, Kinect fitness, Hula hoop
  • Nutrition Workshops, health screenings, person-centered health classes
  • Book club, coupon club, Murder Mystery Class
  • Breakfast Club, Early Dinner Meal and diner vouchers
  • GlamourGals manicures, Games with friends, Monthly Coffee House
  • Computer Classes & talking book downloads
  • News & Views, Verbally described movies
  • Trivia, Brain fitness, library classes
  • Photography, Paper Mache, ceramics, knitting
  • Senior Center Council special events, fundraising, trips and more!
  • 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
older lady in pink on old school workout equipment


Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


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 and to apply for services check out our  program schedule, fill out our application  and see the menu for the month:

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VISIONS Center on Aging is funded by the New York State Office of the Aging through the NYC Department for the Aging.

VISIONS welcomes donations to improve and expand the programs and services offered.

Senior Center - Bernandine G flower workshop - creating a beautiful bouquet of pink carnations
Old man playing a banjo
Senior Center - Maria A halloween

Get in Touch with the Senior Center Staff

Diana Cruz
Senior Center Director
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 215

Jose Gil
Program Associate
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 233

Elizabeth Lee
Senior Director of Senior and Caregiver Services
Phone: (646) 486-4444 Ext. 214