SPOP was founded 40 years ago to meet the comprehensive mental
health needs of older New Yorkers living in the community.We
were one of the first agencies in the U.S. to focus exclusively on geriatric mental health care and we remain a national
leader in the field.
SPOP offers a range of services, including mental health
assessment and counseling, bereavement support, social adult day center for
adults with memory impairment, continuing day treatment for those with serious and persistent
mental illness, substance abuse counseling, peer advocacy at senior centers,
and education and training.SPOP
provides the counseling, support and practical guidance that help to keep older
adults healthy and independent.
SPOP pioneered the delivery of mental health care in the home for those who are unable to travel to appointments and is now the leading provider of long-term geriatric homebound mental health care in Manhattan. Through this program we are able to reach some of the most fragile and isolated members of the community.
SPOP has demonstrated that the provision of geriatric mental
health care is a prudent investment of resources.Treatment
is often the first step toward re-engaging clients with family and society –
and the single most important factor in averting hospitalization.
SPOP is dedicated to
meeting the mental health needs of older adults in our community. I thank you for your support.
SPOP Service Program for Older People, Inc 302 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024 T: 212.787.7120 F: 212 580.0533