Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
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Currently, Canaan Baptist Church of Christ is the sponsor and contractor for the Canaan Senior Service Center, which provides services and nutritional aid for the senior residents of the surrounding community. Located in Harlem, the center has become an important organization in the community through its work with the senior citizens it serves and assists.
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 September 1975, the center has continued to be sponsored by the church, with a monthly contribution, but is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) for personnel services, meals, rent, utilities, raw foods, and other expenses such as consultants and Title V senior program aides. Personnel funds are provided from four sources, DFTA, Title V, Eastern Seals and Angel Guardians for the Elderly.

Canaan Senior Service Center staff provides daily comprehensive services Monday through Friday from 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. These services include case assistance, entitlements counseling, information, referrals, escort services, shopping assistance, transportation, telephone reassurance calls to the isolated and home bound, friendly visits to the sick and shut-in, and education and recreation for the daily participants.

10 Lenox Avenue (111th Street)
New York, NY 10026
Open Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telephone 212-876-2638 Fax 212-289-1039
Web Page:
Email [email protected]

Janie Huntley,
Program Director
Dr. Thomas D. Johnson,
Executive Director
For Senior Citizens (Age 60 and Over) of Central Harlem,
Community Boards 9 and 10, and Surrounding Communities
Application Center
Medicaid, Housing, Section 8, Rent Increase Exemption, HEAP,
(Energy Assistance), IT-214 (Rebate on Rent Tax), Food Stamps
Referral Center
Medical, Financial, Legal, Others
Information Center
For all Benefits, Entitlements, Services and Programs for the Elderly
Counseling for Personal Problems
Seniors and Relatives
Help with Special Problems
Tenant/Landlord, Public Agencies, Con Edison, Telephone, etc.

Transportation Service
For Frail or Handicapped Seniors

Nutrition Program
Hot Lunches Served Daily
Services to the Homebound
Telephone Reassurance
Other Services
Adult Education Classes, Daily Recreation, Trips, Consumer Workshops,
Computer Classes, Senior Chorus

Funded by: The New York City Department for the Aging
Funded in Part by: Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th CD
Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council
Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer
New York State Senator, Bill Perkins





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