Service Program for Older People

SPOP is the proud recipient of the 2018      Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health, awarded by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.  Click here to see the award presentation.

shown left to right: Laurie M. Tisch, Patricia Caldwell, Nancy Harvey, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab

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Service Program for Older People (SPOP) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of older adults and to fostering their independent living through the delivery of comprehensive mental health care and supportive services, advocacy, and education.  We believe that emotional well-being is important at every age. 

We serve New Yorkers of all walks of life and offer:

  • Comprehensive mental health care for adults age 55 and older, including individual and group therapy
  • Bereavement support for adults of all ages
  • Specialized substance use counseling (when substance use disorder is the secondary diagnosis)
  • PROS/Personalized Recovery Oriented Services for older adults with serious mental illness
  • Home-based therapy for clients who are unable to travel due to disability (available in Manhattan only)
  • Appointments at community-based clinic satellite offices throughout Manhattan and in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Specialized individual and group therapy for caregivers
  • Training workshops in aging and mental health

Please click here to read about SPOP in Behavioral Health News or call 212-787-7120 x514 to learn more.


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