Bay Ridge Center

Empowering older adults with socially innovative programming and an enriching community in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn, NY   |  www.bayridgecenter.org

Mission

Bay Ridge Center’s mission is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. Since 1976 our staff has been aided by enthusiastic volunteers and works in cooperation with other community organizations, local businesses, schools and social service organizations to fulfill its mission.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Marianne Nicolosi

Main address

411 Ovington Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA

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EIN

80-0559714

NTEE code info

Senior Continuing Care Communities (P75)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Brooklyn, NY is home to the largest population of NYC's adults who are 60+ years of age. Locally, Bay Ridge’s populous senior neighborhood is growing at the fastest rate in our history. This special population is in need and very deserving of our support to address urgent issues ranging from food insecurity to the digital divide to social isolation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meal Delivery

First and foremost, we ensure no senior in Bay Ridge goes hungry. Food insecurity is a problem in our neighborhood that we must address as an urgent matter. We have solved food insecurity for our seniors by making it a paramount priority: we serve 700 hot meals each and every day to ensure all homebound citizens are fed a nutritious meal via our Senior Nutrition Program. For many of our 700 homebound clients, our deliveries are their only social interaction for their entire day. So, we serve a dual purpose: feeding our seniors while lighting up their day with a friendly smile. As an added benefit of our 700 deliveries, we offer “Brown Bag” lunches for take-home consumption for those who need additional assistance. During normal operating conditions, we provide 60-70 congregate meals; that is, on-site meals for our members.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

We offer evidence-based wellness services which enhance our constituency’s physical and mental health to ultimately bolster their quality of living. We want our population to maintain their independence and vigorous involvement in the community, so we ensure they have access to top-notch health and wellness services. We offer safe transportation services around the community, shopping assistance, friendly visiting, fitness classes like yoga and tai chi, mental health counseling, support groups, general health screenings & seasonal flu vaccine shots.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

BRC empowers our seniors with entertainment services which make living in Bay Ridge enriching! We are so excited to have opened our new satellite center, Bay Ridge Connects, where we offer technology classes to ensure seniors can make the most of the excitement of the digital age. We also lead culturally enriching trips to museums, major league sporting events, concerts, and theater performances across New York City’s world renowned entertainment venues. Lastly, we throw classic holiday parties which celebrate our multicultural population’s heritage and shared American patriotic traditions.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Meal Delivery

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of cases monitored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide the finest quality services to our Members and the neighborhood senior population and to do so efficiently, economically, and sustainably. By satisfying our constituents’ needs we can better ensure that they will continue to do business with us and will recommend us to others. Our staff is an integral part of this process because their work directly influences our agency’s reputation.

Our programming is centered on three central focal points:

1. Meal Delivery
2. Evidence-based Wellness
3. Empowering Entertainment

BRC’s services include Transportation, Shopping Assistance, Friendly Visiting, Wellness Activities, Fitness Classes including evidence based programs, Counseling/Case Assistance, Mental Health Counseling, Classes & Discussion Groups, Senior Technology Classes, Health Screenings & Flu Shots, Trips to Cultural and Sporting Events, Museums, Theatre & Concerts, Music & Entertainment, Holiday Parties & Dances and Bingo.

BRC’s ongoing senior food insecurity initiatives are a Senior Nutrition Program which serves hot meals Monday through Friday in house and provides 700 hot meals to home bound Bay Ridge residents daily, “Brown Bag” lunches are also distributed daily for take-home consumption.

We have doubled down on our efforts to serve our members with enriching programming and a supportive community – and we are operating full steam ahead during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since our physical centers closed on March 16th, we have:

 Delivered 700 freshly prepared home delivered meals to our most at-risk seniors
 Performed 600 weekly wellness check-in calls to ensure our members know we are here
 Assisted 622 members with technological issues to better access critical digital resources
 Produced 78 engaging virtual programs via Zoom from Tai Chi to our Spring Fling

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bay Ridge Center

Board of directors
as of 8/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna McClellan

Bay Ridge Civic Council, PECID

Paul Knudsen

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, The Healing Center, Bethlehem Lutheran School

Elizabeth Bohrer

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

John Scanlan

Maimonides Hospital

Mary Clavin

Clavin's Funeral Home

Patricia Marchetti

Bay Ridge Civic Council

Mary Quinones

Lutheran Medical Center

Geraldine Cassone

Eleanor Petty

Dr. Rob Composto, DVM

Allison Nidetz

Dr. Roy Olsen, DPM

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/16/2021,

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