Free for Your Patients: Start-up Connections to the Award-Winning Virtual Senior Center

Situation Report | May 24, 2021

See for yourself why the Virtual Senior Center (VSC) has gotten big accolades and media attention in recent weeks.

Enroll your patients in the VSC free of charge for a start-up period, thanks to a foundation grant and partnership effort between HCA and the VSC host, Selfhelp Community Services.

As you may have seen, Selfhelp’s VSC recently received HCA’s prestigious statewide Quality & Innovation Award for “helping to overcome new and urgent levels of social isolation that have always existed but are intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The platform also recently caught the attention of CBS 2 news for “doing its part” to keep seniors “socially active and learning online during the pandemic.”

Your organization can put this service to work for any number of your patients who are homebound, lack transportation, or have limited access to social services, especially at a time when most in-person senior centers remain closed.

The VSC offers 24/7 connectivity that can also supplement or fill an access gap even as pandemic restrictions begin to get lifted. 

Click here to learn more about the start-up funds still available for connecting your patients to the VSC, thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Statewide VSC partnership between Selfhelp and HCA.

Or contact Selfhelp directly to discuss options for enrolling your patients by:

The statewide Virtual Senior Center (VSC) is a partnership between HCA Education and Research and Selfhelp Community Services to support isolated homebound New Yorkers. It is funded by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.