For persons interested in experiencing life at Kittay House, we offer a 30-Day Trial Stay in a fully furnished apartment.
Kittay House to the Rescue
Senior Apartment Living Steps in to Help a Neighbor
When a contractor working on the building at 2400 Webb Avenue removed the fire escapes, it created a hazardous situation. The building down the street from Kittay House had to be evacuated. Some building residents stayed with family or took shelter in nearby hotels. One elderly resident,”Ms. S”, had no family and no place to go.
Kittay House was contacted by New York City Council Person Fernando Cabrera’s office and by the NYC Department for the Aging and Office of Emergency Management to see if they could offer this elder a temporary home until her building is once again safe to occupy.
Because Kittay House has a trial stay program for elders who need a short term rental or who just want to try out life at Kittay before signing a lease, they were able to quickly help her move into a trial apartment.
Arlene Richman, Director of Kittay House said, “Ms. S. remembers watching Kittay House being built in the ’70s. She says she’s glad to be able to stay close to her church, close to her, neighborhood post office, close to the stores she knows.”
Richman continued. “Within an hour of her arrival she was enjoying dinner in the Kittay House dining room and becoming acquainted with her tablemates. Ms. S. was surprised to find that Kittay has a fitness center. She said she might even give it a try.”
To find out more about Kittay House Senior Apartment Living contact Arlene Richman at 718-410-1441.