UJC Senior Services

UJC Senior Services

Looking for a place to meet new friends, learn something new, express your creativity, or get in shape? Whatever your interests, you’ll find yourself at home here.


Orenstein Building
15-17 Bialystoker Place
New York, NY 10002

Lillian Wald Houses
12 Avenue D
New York, NY 10002

For more information

Call 212-673-9328

Open the Door to Opportunity

Be active, creative, and part of our family!

At UJC, everyone is family. We celebrate your good times and help you through the tough times. As the heart of the Lower East Side, we welcome newcomers and care for our neighbors so our community stays vibrant and diverse. We offer daily lunch programs as well as many social, art, learning, and exercise opportunities.

Join the Lunch Club!

What’s Hot and Cheap and Lots of Fun?

UJC’s Lunch Club! It’s only a $1.50 donation for a tasty kosher meal with friends, old and new. How about roast chicken or salmon or a nice brisket? Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon at our Senior Centers at 15-17 Bialystoker Place and 12 Avenue D. You have to be 60 or older. Please bring proof of age the first time you join us.

What’s for Lunch?

All meals served with bread, margarine, tea and milk.


  • Apple Juice
  • Garden Salad
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Rice
  • Orange


  • Orange Juice
  • Grilled Caribbean Chicken Breast
  • O'Brien Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Kiwi


  • Orange-Pineapple Juice
  • Beef Stew
  • Egg noodles
  • Broccoli Souffle
  • Apple


  • Orange Juice
  • Hawaiian Chicken Legs
  • Barley
  • Green Beans
  • Banana


  • Apple Juice
  • Crab Cakes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • California Blend Vegetables
  • Tangerine
  • Alt: Gefilte Fish

Develop New Talents

It’s never too late to discover new talents or explore new interests! Learn a new skill or hone an old one.

Jewelry Making

Bring your own beads or use ours. Everyone has talent and style.


Our yarn or yours, our pattern or yours. 


From beginner to trained, if you want to paint, you can. Paint, music, and socializing provided.

“I’ve been on the the go since I was 16, I’m not the sit-at-home type. I come for socialization, to keep busy, and to keep my mind busy.”

— Diane, UJC Senior Services Client

Let’s Get Moving!

Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance.

Classes are available for many activities that are enjoyable and invigorating. Our programs include:

Chi Gong

We work around your aches and pains to keep you moving.


Get your heart moving with energetic dances that make you smile and sweat.


Keep fit, to an international beat.

Strength and Balance

Improve your strength and get steadier on your feet while moving with the music.

Exercise for Arthritis

This chair-based class has a bit of cardio and strength training, too.

Wanna Sing & Dance?

You haven’t forgotten how to have fun!

Ballroom Dancing

Get in the swing of things again, with a lilting waltz or snazzy cha-cha. No partner necessary!


New songs or old, sing out!

Music and Memories

Music brings back so much! Take a musical trip to the good old days.


We all have stories to tell. Share your story or just listen to the tales of others.

Let’s Celebrate!

Besides our year-round activities, UJC hosts special parties and celebrations. To stay up to date, keep up with our calendar below. Hope to see you there!

Purim Fun!


Hanukkah Party

Sweetheart’s Party


“This is my place. If I wasn’t coming here, I’d sit at home.”

—Eldosoukz S., retired fire safety director at World Trade Center, who lost one leg and use of the other when the towers fell.

Meals on Heels

If you can’t get out, we’ll come to you. Meals-on-Heels brings hot meals to your door five days a week, with extra meals delivered to carry you through the weekend. In stormy weather, we’ll give you extra to cover the days we can’t make it through the snow.

Social Services

Paperwork and bureaucracy can be overwhelming. Our social workers are superheroes when it come to housing, immigration, Medicaid, SSDI, and a pile of other confusing issues. They are also compassionate listeners and wise counselors who can help you through a crisis or represent you in an administrative hearing.