Many Voices, One Cause

Programs and Services


Harlem Advocates for Seniors Inc. (HAS) is committed to creating a safe and healthy community where older adults can thrive.  We engage our seniors with programs that educate, empower, and enable a sustained, healthy, and vibrant lifestyle.  Currently, we operate programs at three sites: 3333 Broadway, St. Philip Senior House and (in partnership with) The West 135th Street Apartments.

The organization also enjoys a positive working relationship with The New Heritage Theater which is the oldest black not-for-profit theater in New York State. Through this partnership, we offer opportunities for social and cultural enrichment through attendance at plays, concerts, dance, art exhibitions, and readings.

The scope of our program services includes:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Nutrition Education
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Classes in arts and crafts, crocheting, jewelry-making and more.

7th Annual Chat & Chew

We also provide information/referrals for services such as Food Bank of NY, Medicare options, pantry sites, and transportation.

Charlene Draper Wellness Program

We also promote special events like the annual Chat and Chew (a senior social and recreational event), and co-sponsors of the Charlene Draper Wellness Program (annual high tea event), senior health and resource fairs, and special holiday activities.

The organization is also a member of the New York Academy of Medicine’s Age Friendly Neighborhood community. This is a citywide initiative with organizations involved in and committed to providing more age-friendly communities where older adults can age in place. Working with our partners, we all promote and highlight the importance of age friendly communities, given our older adults are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles. 

We invite you to become a member, and participate in the many upcoming events, programs and activities.

Charlene Draper Wellness Program

Charlene Draper Wellness Program