Healthy Aging 

GOLES Healthy Aging Program (GHAP) is a preventative healthcare initiative for seniors that combines direct service with community engagement and leadership development. GHAP addresses the immediate health and social service needs of low-income Lower East Side residents, age 50 and above, including physical, mental, social, and financial well-being.

The GHAP program offers:

1) Counseling and direct services on housing issues as well as guidance on senior benefits and entitlements.

2) Health Services Information and Referrals including information on community-based health services; and assistance negotiating the health care system.

3) Community Workshops on topics such as: health and wellbeing;  Housing Rights; and Consumer Rights.

4) Community Engagement activities that promote community stewardship and leadership development, including cultural programs, and participation in the GHAP Steering Committee which develops all GHAP programs, workshops, and campaigns.

Supportive Services

As part of the support we provide to LES seniors, GOLES offers a variety of supportive services, such as Medicare Savings Program enrollment and recertification; SNAP application and recertification; assistance with simple tax forms (e.g. IT-210 & NYC 214), and others.

To schedule learn more about the GHAP Program and our supportive services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact GHAP Coordinator Maisha Morales at maisha@goles.org or call 212-533-2541 ext.19.