Concourse Plaza Wellness Center for Adults

"A new life can begin at any age!"

group of art stuents with Jimmy


Our Center's Mission is to help seniors to live independently by providing activities and services geared towards overall wellness. Access to needed services are provided within a "one stop shop" concept.

 

Services

  • Benefits and Entitlements
  • Counseling and Referrals
  • Case Management
  • Transportation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Home-cooked Congregate Meals Program
  • Dinner Served Daily at our Concourse Plaza Wellness Center for Adults
  • H.U.D. Senior Housing
  • Home Care Services
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Health Screenings
  • Advocacy

 

Activities

  • Educational Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Support Groups
  • Yoga & Chi-Gong
  • Walking, Toning and Balance Exercises
  • Meditation and Relaxation
  • Memory Book Club
  • Current Events
  • E.S.L. Classes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bring a Friend Day
  • Parties and Shows
  • Friday Movie
  • Games (Bingo, Dominoes and Card Games)
  • Bible Study Group
  • Day Trips
  • Computer Classes
  • Dance With Me
  • Volunteering

Operating Hours

Concourse Plaza Wellness Center is open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm and is conveniently located at 900 Grand Concourse at the corner of 161st Street.

Recent News:

Art from the Heart Presents....

Where can you find 150 paintings, affordably priced, created by some of the most talented seniors you'll ever meet? Concourse Plaza Center Wellness Center for Adults...That's where!

The Center sponsors an extensive art program taught by professional painter, Jimmy Smith. Seniors meet twice weekly for two hours at a time, working with water colors and acrylics. "My students are some of the warmest, most wonderful seniors. They are easily motivated and it's a pleasure to teach them because they are already inclined to create art," Smith shares. "Painting becomes therapeutic for them. Sometimes they come to class not feeling their best, but leave feeling better than when they came in," he adds. The inaugural art show of the Art from the Heart painting group featured the work of 25 budding artists and opened May 17, 2013.

 

 

Daily Meals

Home-cooked Meals served daily at 4:00pm.

Suggested Donation -  $1.00

MBSCC provides an array of social services designed to increase the stability and self sufficiency of families in our community.  We were the pre-eminent service provider to seniors in the Bronx throughout the 70s, and the driving force in building community coalitions and collaborations in order to identify needs, gaps in service and innovative programs.  In the 70s, MBSCC helped create seven senior centers along the Concourse Corridor through the Mid-Bronx Interagency Coordinating Council.  For nearly 40 years, MBSCC has provided services for older New Yorkers including comprehensive in-home services (home health care, personal care, and light housekeeping), meals-on-wheels, transportation, case management, case assistance, telephone reassurance and friendly home visits.  Current programs include:

  • Project Homebound (Home Delivered Meals / Transportation)
  • Concourse Plaza Senior Social Services
  • Concourse Plaza Wellness Program
  • Project Work Prepared
  • Comforting Care
  • Adult Day Services

Project Homebound, developed by MBSCC in 1977 and funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, has been widely replicated by service organizations throughout the city. The program prevents the early institutionalization of the home-bound elderly by providing case management and direct services such as Meals-on-Wheels, transportation, escort service and telephone reassurance. Today the program delivers more than 170,000 meals and provides 10,000 trips to frail, ailing and disabled seniors annually.

Concourse Plaza Social Services, implemented in 1981, provides a range of social, medical and legal services, as well as cultural, educational and recreational activities for seniors residing in the Concourse Plaza and surrounding community.

Concourse Plaza Wellness Program, previously the "Healthy Seniors" program, is a new health and wellness program, funded by the NYC Department for the Aging.  The Wellness Program offers a comprehensive array of programs to a diverse group of seniors and features several social settings, including our Concourse Cafe, 5,000 square foot outdoor roof garden, multi-purpose room/computer lab and our 6,000 square foot cafeteria and program space.  These programs include nutrition workshops, weekly exercise and walking groups, weekly consultations and screenings with a certified nurse, entertainment and activities.

In 1987, MBC was selected by the New York City Department for the Aging to Administer the Project Work Prepared (PWP) Program in the South Bronx. Under MBC staff supervision, PWP workers, many of whom are public assistance recipients, provide housekeeping and personal care in-home services to over 250 elderly clients.

Comforting Care, implemented in 1977 as part of Project Homebound, provides quality home care services for the elderly.  As a licensed home care services agency, our foundational principle is to maintain the elderly at home with dignity and independence, while providing a high level of care.  We supply personal care aides, home health aides and housekeeping services to Medicaid and private pay clients.

Adult Day is an enhanced services program for seniors who may be physically frail or have early signs of cognitive impairment.  Participants in this program engage in social, recreational and therapeutic activities designed to meet the individual needs and abilities of each member.  We provide a watchful eye to intercede and prevent acute care situations that may involve hospitalizations.

Mission

From human services to housing development, from economic revitalization to community empowerment, all the programs and initiatives of the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council (MBSCC) are designed to accomplish the following goals:

  • To enhance the quality of life for residents of the South Bronx
  • To ensure they are afforded the opportunity for economic and social well-being that will enable them to remain in the community and live with dignity for themselves and their surroundings
  • To encourage them to become vocal, active and positive contributors to, and forces in their community

News

Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms

Situated just 20 minutes from New York's Times Square, yet nestled on a scenic avenue with quiet elegance, this charming, ten room guest house is the perfect escape after exploring the city's shops, museums and local parks.

Our delightful, 1920s themed rooms are elegantly restored and conveniently located on the historic Grand Concourse in the Bronx, just minutes from Yankee Stadium. Enjoy beverages and light fare in our vintage speakeasy lounge. Play croquet and badminton on our expansive lawn, then retire comfortably to one of our beautiful bedrooms that boast en-suite baths. Soak in a relaxing tub at the end of your day’s adventures.  Join us each morning for a delicious, complimentary, continental breakfast before heading off once again.

Our guest rooms and event spaces are part of the Andrew Freedman Complex Residential Integrated Culinary & Hospitality (RICH) Initiative, a 12 week, comprehensive program, designed to increase employability of local residents by professionally training and certifying participants in the hospitality and culinary trades.

So come stay with us for a modest price and empower community residents at the same time!

Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms
1125 GRAND CONCOURSE
BRONX, NY 10452 

blossoming tree 

Wooden Face

romare bearden

In collaboration with The Bronx Arts Alliance, The Andrew Freedman played host to We Are Still Here - Art in the Bronx, a recent exhibition that featured the work of 25 artists, representing 13 art organizations. The show also included two works by famed artist, Romare Bearden. The exhibit was part of a special Bronx Armory Show event, which ran in March 2013.

Next Exhibition - "Brimming On the Edge" - Bronx Week 2013!!!!

900 Grand Concourse - Bronx, NY

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"When the founders of Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council first came together in the early 1970s, it seemed as if everyone believed it was possible to change the world, and necessary.  We certainly believed it!  We were a diverse group of activists - parents, social workers, business people, representatives from many different faith-based institutions and from many different ethnic groups.  We understood that there was a lot of work that needed to be done. Our response was to roll up our sleeves and do it."

Jeanette Puryear, President & CEO
Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council