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Senior Apartment Living in New York City. Welcome to Kittay House.
Mom is now friends with Rose and 97 other people.
Turns out a few of us grew up with 4 blocks of each other. Small world.
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Meet Our Community

The Kittay House community is as rich as the City itself. Kittay tenants and staff have a wide array of backgrounds which combine to make a vibrant senior living community.

Meet Our Community

A Rising Star at Kittay

It’s never too late to be a star. Need proof? The New York Daily News recently featured Kittay House tenant Max Bendich, who, at 99-years-old is a rising star.   This former laundryman got his start as an extra in “Cagney and Lacey,” a 1980s police drama his son Alan h...
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Octogenarian Artist Shows Her Moves at Kittay

The New York Daily News was on hand when contemporary artist Olga Kitt gave a master class for Kittay House tenants last week. Kitt, herself an octogenarian, initially studied abstract impressionism with Hans Hofmann, and has exhibited a body of work that spans mixed media to gra...
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Artwork by Kittay Tenants on Display in Washington, D.C.

It is a tradition at Leading Age to feature the creativity of its departing Board Chair’s organization in its gallery. As Jewish Home President/CEO Audrey Weiner recently completed her term at Leading Age, artwork from Jewish Home clients and residents is now receiving national...
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History Class in Session at Kittay House

  AP history students from Riverdale’s SAR Academy came to Kittay House on October 11th for political conversation and debate with Kittay tenants.   Each group prepared for their debate by reading articles on theme of the morning’s intergenerational gathering, “Ho...
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Kittay Players in the News

Kittay House Improv Player Tells Jewish Week She’d Like to Be on Letterman Quick Thinkers at 90 in the October 16, 2013 issue of Jewish Week visits an improv session with the Cherub Improv group at Kittay House.   Kittay House tenant, Edna Nelkin, sparked the idea after on...
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Kittay House Program Co-Coordinator, Naomi Chiel

During the fall season, Kittay House Jewish Program Co-coordinator Naomi Chiel not only is busy planning cultural and educational opportunities for tenants, but also is using her soulful voice as a professional cantor.   For the past eight years, during the High Holiday seas...
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Happy Hour a Hit at Kittay House

At Kittay House, the weekly Wednesday evening Happy Hour doesn’t involve two-for-one drink specials and unlimited buffalo wings – instead, it brings other kinds of indulgences where photo IDs and alcohol are not required.   On a recent Wednesday night, Kittay tenants sau...
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Kittay House Artist featured on News 12 and in Jewish Week

Kittay House tenant, Sam Goldstein, 95, uses his nimble hands to twist copper wire into likeness of famous people.  His art, recently on display at the annual Kittay House Tenants Art Show caught the attention of  the press.   Inspired by well-known cartoonist Al Hirschfel...
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Kittay House Tenanats Advocate for Victims of Trafficking

Kittay House tenants rallied and encouraged staff, their families and visitors to advocate on behalf of teenage girls and young women who are victims of a crime known as trafficking.   The Kittay community learned about the seriousness of this global issue at its recent in-depth...
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Kittay House World War II Veteran Featured in Educational Video

When 92-year-old Murray Gittleman made the The New York Daily News headlines last November for his participation in an Occupy Wall Street march, the World War II veteran’s story caught the attention of a producer at Pearson Education who was working on an educational film.   T...
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