Ravenswood NORC

Categories :



Ravenswood NORC

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

34-35A 12th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Program Hours
Monday- Friday 8am-4pm

A NORC provide access health and social services programming to residents within the building or building complex that they reside in. As many low-income residents residing in NYCHA Ravenswood Housing development age, their needs change and they tend to become more isolated. For the last 25 years, through funding from NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), a wide range of services have been provided to the residents of the Ravenswood Housing development, including counseling for issues ranging from nutrition, health and wellness, prescription costs, food stamps, isolation, and mental health issues.

This program is co-located with HANAC’s Ravenswood Senior Center which allows the residents the opportunity to participate in senior center programming within the building complex.

Services available:


* Information and assistance                           * Case management

* Healthcare management                                * Case assistance

*Health Education/Promotions                        * Escort services

* Telephone reassurance                                 * Friendly visiting

* Support groups                                            * Transportation -Individual or Group

* Outreach                                                       * Presentations and workshops

You can make a difference! Ravenswood residents are welcome to join the Advisory Council which meets monthly. This forum allows for discussions and recommendations related to programming and activities, topics of interest to the program and its members such as health concerns, handling stressors and community issues which may be affecting the seniors.