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Aging & Alone
Devotion: Learning to Love a Stranger Unconditionally

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253 South Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10002

Tel: (212) 349-3724

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Too Much Stress?

How Long Term Stress Affects Mental Health

Dr. Yu-Kang Chen, Staff Psychologist of the Hamilton-Madison House, discussed mental health issues in the Asian community (stigma, cultural differences, insurance, referral resource etc.) in a TV show on Sinovision.

Hamilton-Madison House Early Childhood Programs

Hamilton-Madison House Early Childhood Programs offers quality care and education for children 3 months to 4 years old in home-based and center-based models.  For further information contact

  Aging & Alone

A powerful story following the day in the life of our Social Adult Day client Mrs. Chu, a Chinese American senior that lives alone in New York City.

Filmed by the NextDayBetter and AARP AAPI Community.

 Devotion: Learning to Love a Stranger Unconditionally

A touching story of our client King and his caregiver Nancy Mak-O’Leary that was filmed by the NextDayBetter and AARP AAPI Community.

Distinguished Service Humanitarian Award - Suki Terada Ports

On October 3, 2017, Suki Terada Ports accepted the Distinguished Service Humanitarian Award by Hamilton-Madison House 5th Annual Japanese Dinner.  Please learn about the profound impact Suki has made in her lifetime.  As a young 80s, find out why she continues to be the voice of 

all people.  

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

Thanks to GieFaan Kim, Hillman Lam, Karen Gray and Sangmi Park, members of AREAA - Asian Real Estate Association of America, who volunteered to paint the kitchen at 5o Madison Street as well as do a makeover with stools, art work and more. Also thanks to other members of AREAA who raised additional funds for other items such as music stands for our Music School.​

​​Check out how our senior programs work:

Film by LiveOn NY: Helping New Yorkers age with confidence,

grace and vitality 

Volunteer Recognition​​​ Celebration

​Our senior programs range from health, nutrition to socialization, serving more than 5000 members over 62 years old over the City. Our volunteers dedicate their retire life to senior services.

Congratulations to our City Hall Senior Center's Activities Coordinator, Lily Huang, being honored at the CMP 45th Anniversary Awards Gala!​

​​​​​​​​​​​​Happy 105th Birthday Mr. Ito!​​​​​

Celebrating our City Hall Senior Center member Mr. Haruo Ito’s 105th birthday with other senior members.​

​​​​Congratulations to our Executive Director, Isabel Ching, being one of the honorees at Public Advocate Letitia James' 
Lunar New Year Celebration!

​​​​Ambassadors to the unserved: 
Knickerbocker Village reaches out 

Learn how Mary Springer, director of supportive services at Hamilton-Madison House Knickerbocker Village NORC, reaches older adults living in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to involve them in on-site services when there are
4,500 residents.
​​​NYC - Department for the Aging​​​​​​​


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Senior Centers with 5,000+ members citywide offer health, social and nutritional services to seniors over 62.

Behavioral Health program is the largest outpatient clinic focused on the Asian community in the east coast.

Early Childhood offers a variety of day care options for children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.

The Music School provides accessible and affordable music lessons in violin, viola, piano, voice, guitar and steelpan for children ages

5-12 and adults.

Immigrant and Community Services that provide legal assistance, health screenings, financial counseling, case management, language translation, application assistance and advocacy.

Hamilton-Madison House is a non-profit settlement house established in 1898 to improve the quality of life for NYC. 

Located in Chinatown/Lower East Side Two Bridges neighborhoods, we foster the well-being of vulnerable populations including the elderly, children, the ill and handicapped, new immigrants and refugees and the unemployed.

Hamilton-Madison House delivers critical, timely and culturally appropriate services for all stages of life.