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Our History

The Concerned Citizens committee composed of local neighborhood residents formed the "Senior Citizens of Today, Inc." on September 27, 1971.

On February 10, 1972, the "Senior Citizens of Today, Inc." submitted a proposal to the New York City Department of Social Services of the Human Resources Administration (HRA) for funding under 'Title XX of the Older Americans Act'.


The Member organizations of Senior Citizens of Today, Inc.

Catholic Charities
James Varick Community Center
Key Women of America
St. Marks Roman Catholic Church
William's Institutional AME Church


The establishment of the Senior Citizens Centers was spearheaded by the late Councilman Fred E. Samuel.

Central Harlem Senior Citizen Center Coalition, Inc. was established in 1973. The incorporators and its principal officers of the corporation were:


Rev. Emerson J. Moore, Chairman
Ms. Elois T. Banks, Co-Chairman
Ms. Delores Grier, Secretary
Rev. George W. McMurray, Treasurer
Mrs. Alberta Barnes, Assistant Secretary

Mr. Joe Garner, LMSW - Executive Director

Michelle Haber, MSW - Program Director

Central Harlem Senior Citizens Centers, Inc. Board of Directors

  • Cheryl Marius, Chairman
  • Elois T. Banks
  • William Carreker
  • Gerterlyn Dozier
  • Toni Gill
  • Naomi Griffin
  • Ruth Campbell Harris
  • Yvonne Singleton James
  • Nicole King
  • Star McDade
  • Wilma Brown Phillips
  • Loretta R. Singleton
  • Jeanette Smith
  • Dolores Walker
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