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Canaan Senior Service Center
Phone: (212) 876-2638


  We Provide Free Services to Senior Citizens of Central           Harlem Community Boards 9 and 10 and Surrounding    
  Communities (60 and over)

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The mission of Canaan Senior Service Center is to serve as a social life line to one of the most vulnerable groups in society seniors 60 years and older by honoring their traditions, by preserving their independence and advocating on their behalf to maintain their dignity.

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Canaan vision is that all senior citizens live in safe affordable homes that they are adequately fed, and have access to adequate health care in supportive caring communities.

Canaan intends to maintain strong leadership exercising responsible fiscal and administrative management enthusiastically educating staff and senior to adapt to new changes in technology to meet future challenges as well as cultivate partnerships with community organizations to help fulfill the mission.

Senior Citizens represent a valuable and vital asset to the community.  Canaan Senior Center values the belief that all senior citizens are entitled to social services and a good quality of life, and a belief that society has the responsibility to care for the elderly who cannot adequately care for themselves.

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Through the Visionary leadership of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, the Canaan Senior Service Center began in 1972 with a one day per week program totally funded and staffed by volunteers of Canaan Baptist Church.  Since 1975, the Center has continued to receive support from the Church, but funded by the New York City Department for the Aging as part of the Older American Acts.




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knife & folk Nutrition
Breakfast Served  9:00 am and Lunch at 12:00 Noon

Knitting Classes
Tuesday and Thursdays 10am  to 12pm
excercise Excercise Classes
Every Monday at
11:00 am - with Tommy


Computer Classes
Every Wednesday at 11:00 am
Computer station open for seniors daily at 10:00 am

heart Cardio Exercise
Mondays at 11:30 am

Spanish for Newbies Fridays at 10:30 am

cake Party Celebration
Seniors Birthday
Last Thursday of each month

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Canaan Baptist Church
of Christ, Inc.

Funded by:
New York City
Department for Aging

Manhattan Borough President
Scott Stringer

New York City Council Community Board 9,
Inez E. Dickens

Program Director for Canaan Senior Center, Ms. Janie Huntley

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Manhattan Borough President
Gale Brewer

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  you with your
  everyday living  


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  · Counseling

  · Transportation

 · Case Assistance




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