331 West 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th Ave.), New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-545-4621| Email: [email protected]
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Coffeehouse Older Adult Center has been serving the Hell’s Kitchen/Chelsea neighborhood since the early 1970’s—starting as a help desk in the Port Authority Bus Terminal where the elderly “sitters” congregated and growing over time to become a full-service senior center with funding from the NYC Department for the Aging.
For 30 years, the center operated in a building near Times Square, at 551 Ninth Avenue, owned by Port Authority. In 2012, with enormous assistance from the Port Authority, the site secured a larger home in McCaffrey Hall, which resides in the undercroft of the Holy Cross Church. In 2013, a $1.1 million buildout of the space was completed by Charles Lauster Architect, P.C., which transitioned the senior center into a fully handicap-accessible space with a commercial grade kitchen.
We are excited to welcome you back into center! We very much appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we follow the required guidelines to safely reopen in a way that prioritizes each other’s health and safety.
Our center has returned to providing freshly prepared meals to members on a first come, first served basis. To support social distancing and safety as we navigate through the COVID pandemic, these hot, nutritious meals can be taken to go.
To support older New Yorkers in living active, engaging, and independent lives within their communities, we continue to offer an array of online and in-person classes taught by certified instructors and other qualified professionals residing throughout NYC.
NOTE: In an effort to be as safe as possible, we are operating our center at a limited capacity, supporting social distancing, and requiring masks be worn in all common areas of our spaces when individuals are not eating or drinking.
KATHLEEN MOHAMED, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kathleen Mohamed has over 20 years of experience in the fields of food service management and human resources. Prior to joining Project FIND in 2020, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as a Food Service Manager and a Human Resource Supervisor. Her experience includes over a decade working to enhance food programs within contract companies, private hospitals, and nursing homes. Kathleen lives by her alma mater’s motto, Ut Prosim, which is Latin for “That I May Serve.” Kathleen has a B.S. in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.