Hamilton Senior Center

141 West 73rd Street, New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-787-7710| Email: 
[email protected]


Hamilton Older Adult Center first opened in 1973 with funding from the Bureau of Purchased Social Services for Adults (BPSSA). In 2012, the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) offered senior center providers the opportunity to redesign their programs, which allowed Project FIND to align the community spaces within its Hamilton House and Hargrave residential spaces. As a result, the Hamilton Annex, which is located just two blocks from the Hamilton House, was established as a secondary programming site for the center.

In 2014, the Hamilton was designated as an Innovative Senior Center by DFTA. As an Innovative Senior Center, our capacity to provide unique, high-quality programs and activities to adults age 60+ throughout NYC was bolstered.


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.


Melissa Johnson-Bowen has more than 20 years of experience serving the older adult population. Prior to joining Project FIND in 2016, she was the Program Director at R.A.I.N. 

As the Center Director of both the Hamilton Older Adult Center and Hamilton Annex, her goal is to ensure that seniors are treated with respect and dignity and are provided with services that foster independence and the ability to age in place within one’s own community. Melissa says, “Older adults worked hard and played their role in society, and their retirement years should be enjoyed in whichever way they choose.” She holds a M.S. in Human Services with a specialization in Gerontology from Capella University and a B.A. in Psychology from Herbert H. Lehman College.