Covid-19 Vaccine Update
NOTE: Information on the vaccine changes very quickly. This site will be updated as needed but may not have the most recent item announced.
Right now, many people are trying to make appointments so you may not be able to get through and make an appointment. Hopefully, this will ease up in the next few days.
The RSS Center is not a distribution site for the vaccine.
For Overall Information On the Vaccine
Vaccine Command Center - COVID-19: Vaccines - NYC Health
To Make An Appoint Online click below:
Covid-19 Vaccine Finder
You Can Also Register Directly at https://vaccinepod.nyc.gov/
Severa sites (like Walton HS) make their appointments through this portal. You can also subscribe with the vaccine pod and they will send you updates (for 2 weeks) as appointments open.
To Call and Make An Appointment
A Very Helpful Fact Sheet About the Vaccine from the Department of Health
Includes important information on the need to continue to mask and social distance even after getting the vaccine.
As of 1/17/20
* The state is now opening up vaccine distribution to those that are 65 and up. Sites for sign-up will likely not yet reflect this.The next group mentioned are those with underlying conditions, but what that means has not been defined.
* Several hospitals, such as NY Presbyterian are beginning to offer vaccine appointments, but there may be significant waits for an appointment.
* You can also register through NYC Health
* Contact your doctor if you have any questions as to whether or not you should take the vaccine.
Do You Need Technology Help?
RSS has a couple of resources to help you. If you need technical help email us at email@example.com and we will work to pair you up with someone.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GET FOOD & ARE 60+
Call 311 or RSS at 718.884.5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Missing Deliveries / Cancellations / Changes
• To cancel, change or submit a complaint about food or food deliveries call 311 and say "Get Food" or submit feedback online here - nyc.gov/seniorfoodresources.
To Our Beloved RSS Community:
The City has closed all physical senior centers for programming and congregate meals. We do not have a targeted re-open date from the city. This being done to protect all of us. It is very important that you follow the guidelines issued by the city and by your own doctors.
We are still open for business as a virtual center!! You can still get assistance from our social workers, go to our support groups and attend a wide variety of classes and special events online and through the phone. PLEASE JOIN US!
If you are a member or an older adult in our area that needs help please call us at 718.884.5900 or email us at email@example.com.
Be safe and stay healthy!
Call Us at 718 884-5900
Focusing on Wellness In All Aspects of our Programs and Services
RSS - Riverdale Senior Services - is more than just a meeting place. RSS is a place for emotional, cultural and physical engagement. We're a multi-faceted center - an exercise studio, an arts studio, dance floor, lunch spot and social hub - all in one place!
RSS champions older adults and their friends and families by giving community members the opportunity to live better, happier and healthier lives.
All programs and services are free to any one 60+. We are located in the Bronx, New York.
Come join us! We are the Center for Ageless Living.
News & Events
Every Wednesday at 10 AM a dozen or so RSS members meet to read plays, sing together, and to socialize. I sat in on the RSS Drama Club, as an observer and an occasional participant, in order to understand the nuts and bolts of acting in a small theater ensemble. I was interested in the individual performers, and their motivations for participating in this particular group.The first time I came to observe, the club was preparing for an upcoming Holiday Show. They had only a few sessions to practice Christmas Carols and several traditional readings. They ran through everything at least once and I could not figure out how it would all come together in time for the performance. As I watched them from the back of the room, my impression was that they were having too good a time rehearsing for the show. Shouldn’t they be as anxious as I am about it turning out? Was I hearing way too much laughter here? How come they joke around so much? I expected a drama club to be so much more serious.
For over 20 years, the RSS/Reverend Tieck Adult Day Program has been devoted to those 60+ that are challenged by memory loss. Here, the Director of our Adult Day Program for Memory Loss talks about what dementia is, how family members can help those with dementia, and the stresses for caregivers.
RSS member Ernece Kelly talks about the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., with whom she worked for in Chicago, during a presentation at RSS-Riverdale Senior Services last week about the civil rights icon’s legacy.