Access Initiatives provides a blend of quality wellness services with social and personal enrichment programs for seniors. We also offer a wide range of meaningful activities tailored to meet the variety of special needs, interests, and abilities of the people participating in the program.

Nutrition For Seniors

Exercise & Fitness

Chronic Disease & Conditions Education

Mental Health & Wellness Groups

Cardio Exercise

Caregiver Support

Activities of Daily Living

Seniors Engaged in Social Activities

Social Activities


Please review the complete listing of programs below. Programs for seniors run Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM. If you have any questions, please visit our contact page to get in touch. 

Nutrition for Seniors (will provide breakfast & lunch)

Contento Restaurant takes great pride in offering nutrient-rich meals daily on-site at Access Initiatives that would not otherwise be available to its members. This service is life-changing to those who cannot cook for themselves, rely on hired aids that only provide basic meals, and for those who do not have the means to eat quality balanced nutritional food daily.

In 2021, Contento was voted by The New York Times as one of the top ten new restaurants in NYC, and Esquire Magazine voted Contento one of the top 40 restaurants in America!

Sound nutrition is especially important for seniors as they have different nutritional considerations including:

  • Slower metabolic rate
  • Chronic digestive issues
  • Body changes
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Dental changes
  • Living alone


Exercise and Fitness in Your Golden Years

  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Spin Class-Bike
  • Spin Class-Handcycle
  • Weight training
  • Lite Boxing for Cardio

Chronic Diseases and Conditions Education

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer

Activities of Daily Living

It’s always hard to know for sure when living independently has become too much for a senior. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are basic tasks we should be able to do without help. Judging how a senior handles these activities can give you an objective way to gauge how capable you or a loved one may be. Below are some signs of decline.

  • Mobility: Falls, or needing to excessively lean on furniture and walls to get around
  • Eating: Spills show up on clothing; food left out or eaten past expiration date
  • Dressing and Grooming: Inappropriate clothing for the season or occasion; personal care seems to be less and less regular
  • Personal Care: Accidents, unawareness, and trouble cleaning oneself
  • Transferring: Inability to move from place to place, such as from a chair to a bed or sitting to standing, without help

Social Activities

A variety of social activities are available.

Mental Health & Wellness Groups

  • Anxiety Symptoms in Older Adults – Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
  • Anxiety in Older Adults – Mental Health America (MHA)
  • Anxiety and Depression Support Group – Health Unlocked

Caregiver Support

Programs are available to provide support and education to caregivers.