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GPNYC 2023 Legal Services Directory for Older People in New York City

In accordance with our core mission, Gray Panthers NYC is proud to introduce an updated 2023 version of our 2016 Legal Directory. This directory was originally created to ease the challenge of finding legal resources that specifically cater to the needs of older people.


Therefore, this directory outlines legal services designed for senior low-income New York City residents that deal with a variety of issues such as: housing, nursing homes, guardianship, wills, insurance, financial concerns, and elder abuse issues. The inclusion of the following legal entities in this directory does not signify any endorsement of them by Gray Panthers NYC.

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NY State Ombudsman office

NY Office on Ageing

NY Public Health - long term care

New York Legal Aid Society

NY Master Plan on Ageing

New York State Assembly


New York Governor’s office

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

The Wesley Community- Resources for Senior Citizens in Upstate New York

New York Care Planning Council list of New York Senior Centers

Food Help NYC: Free food locations including food pantries & soup kitchens.


NYC 988: NYC 988 is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance use support, information and referrals. You can reach the toll-free help line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and online chat.

Buildings After Hours: Free in-person information session with DOB staff every first and third Tuesday of the month from 4 PM to 7 PM at your local borough office.

Notify NYC: Enroll for free in New York City’s dedicated emergency public communications program.

311: Non-emergency municipal services available online, by texting 311-692, or by calling 3-1-1 from within the City or 212-NEW-YORK outside the five boroughs. TTY service is also available by dialing 212-504-4115.

SAGE (Advocacy for LGBTQ Elders) 

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