The Brooklyn Home has generously supported many initiatives over the years to help improve geriatric care and help people in need. Most recently, BH launched a special project called Smiles 4 Seniors which aims to have schools and afterschool programs connect with senior centers and nursing homes to bring some cheer! The first round of pilot grants included the following awards:

  • St. Adalbert School, Staten Island, NY Senior Veterans Breakfast wirh Student Drums & Fife Band Performance

  • St. Peter – St. Paul Elementary School, Staten Island, NY Intergenerational Music & Arts Project

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - St. Bendedicta School, Staten Island, NY Intergenerational Card & Music Project

  • YMCA Y Afterschool Sites, Staten Island, NY Partnership with Senior Centers/Nursing Homes for Holidays

  • Staten Island Academy, Staten Island, NY Intergenerational Music Performances for Senior Centers

Please visit the Smiles 4 Seniors page to see guidelines and apply online.

in the news

Staten Island Academy Students Create Artwork for Geriatric Patient Unit With Grant from Brooklyn Home For Aged Men

Students Unveil Art Exhibit at Staten Island University Hospital

Foundation Gives Grant to the College of Staten Island

Nursing SIM Lab Advances Elder Care Learning Opportunities

organizations funded

Since closing our doors as a home for the aged in 1970 the Brooklyn Home has endeavored to assist the elderly with grants and gifts to worthwhile organizations.  Below are the names of those we helped:

         Augustana Lutheran Home
         Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults
         Bishop Henry Hucles Nursing Home
         Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home
         Catherine McAuley High School
         Chapin Home for the Aging
         Concord Nursing Home
         Decatur Stuyvesant Senior Center
         Eden II & Genesis Foundation 
         Evangelical Home for the Aged
         Hunter College
         Murray-Tufts Garret Manor
         Northport Church Senior Program
         Norwegian Christian Home
         New York Congregational Home
         Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School
         Prospect Hill Senior Center
         Ridgewood Older Adult Center
         Rosetta Gaston Senior Center
         Society of St. Johnland
         Staten Island Academy
         Staten Island Arts (COAHSI)
         Swedish Home For Aged
         United Presbyterian Home
         Wartburg Lutheran Home
         Willoughby Senior Center