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PEP for Seniors Services

The Parkchester Enhancement Program (PEP) for Seniors strives to enhance the health, quality of life, well-being and independence of individuals, age 60 and older, living in the Parkchester area of the Bronx, NY.

Social Services

PEP social workers are there when you need them to provide:

  • Case Management and Case Assistance - Individual assessments are conducted, including psychosocial, financial, and home safety evaluations.
  • Advocacy - Helping seniors access services and benefits
  • Information & Referrals – Help people connect with appropriate community service providers (including homecare referrals)
  • In-Home Assessments and Home Visits – Provide individual assessments and continuing support
  • Benefit & Entitlement Counseling - Assist with filling out application forms for government benefits or entitlement programs on behalf of individual clients

Health Related Services

PEP’s Community Health Nurse provides:

  • Health Screenings – Including blood pressure and nutrition assessments and monitoring
  • Education – Ongoing education for both individuals and groups about a variety of health issues
  • Wellness Programs – Such as health promotion activities and coordination of community resources
  • Coordination of Client Care - Collaborate with other health care providers (including hospital discharge planners)
  • In-Home Assessments and Home Visits
  • Medication Management – Assist with daily medications and monitoring. Provides counseling and medication review.
  • Weight Loss Support Group – Offers nutrition and health information along with exercise plan.

Educational/Recreational Activities

PEP provides ongoing group education on a variety of important topics concerning older adults such as:

  • Changes in government benefits and entitlements
  • Economic issues
  • Elder abuse awareness
  • Elder law
  • Medicare changes

Our recreational activities are as varied and diverse as the people who participate in them and include:

  • Art Classes
  • Salsa Lessons
  • Belly Dancing
  • Creative Writing
  • Book Club
  • Women’s Circle
  • Knitting Circle
  • Group Trips
  • Chess Lessons
  • Computer Instruction
  • Movies
  • Community Gardening

For more information on PEP's programs and services, please call 718-409 -1619.

Download Our Newsletter

 

PEP Talks is PEP for Seniors' monthly newsletter, distributed to approximately 12,000 households in the Parkchester Condominiums, and to a few other places in the community. Please  click here (PDF, 1MB) to download our most recent issue.

 

 

Calendar of Activities


If you reside in the Parkchester Condominiums and are 60 years of age or older, you are eligible to receive services from PEP. If you do not reside in the Parkchester Condominiums, you are not eligible to receive our Social Work or Nursing services, but we encourage you to join us for activities, lectures and classes. Please  click here (PDF, 236.1KB) to view the course schedule for this month.

 

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