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Amidst the turbulent
1960s and the topsy turvy 1970s, there were voices of activist and
dedicated clergypeople and civic leaders who sought to create the best of
the times from the most uncertain of times. Fort Schuyler House is one of
the visionary creations (also see Flushing House) of this era.
Presbyterian Senior Services, spearheaded by the Rev. Howard Weaving of
the First Presbyterian Church of Throgs Neck, and the State of New York
collaborated to provide affordable, safe, attractive, well maintained
housing for adults of moderate income. That vision has been alive since
Fort Schuyler House opened its doors in June 1973!
Fort Schuyler House, Inc.
was founded as a unique collaboration between Presbyterian Senior Services and
The State of New York.
It exists as a continuing witness to the reality that ecumenical faith traditions
and a culturally diverse secular society can indeed work together to achieve noble,
equitable and worthwhile social goals.
- the recognition of the
resident as a capable, wise and independent adult;
- the provision of affordable,
safe and well maintained housing without regard to race, color, creed, religion,
sex, disability, familial status or national origin;
- the recognition of the
dignity of the individual through the design and maintenance of an attractive
independent living facility;
- the presence of a dedicated
staff committed to serving and assisting the residents of the House;
- the creation
of a community of respect and care within the building and within the
external community of our neighbors;
- the fostering of an
environment committed to the highest functional capacity of the residents;
- cordial and
open lines of communication with residents, the families of residents,
and those from the community who provide essential services to the House;
commitment of Fort Schuyler House to the community-at-large to serve as a
politically neutral and respectfully open center of planning and the presentation
of community and cultural activities.
What We Offer
- Fort Schuyler House offers safe, secure,
independent living for adults whether working or retired, in a well
maintained and attractive building.
- We offer unfurnished studio and one-bedroom
apartments, many with balconies, and all with kitchenettes, refrigerators,
private bath with grab bars, big closets, air conditioning capability and
- Our apartments are wired for both cable and fiber optic
capability for phones, television and computers.
- The North East Bronx Senior Services van stops at
our front door to pick up those who desire to attend local events at a nearby
- We offer on-site arts and crafts, an exercise class,
movies, musical events, daily coffee breaks, and...card partners.
- We have a neighborhood branch of the New York
Public Library just down the block within easy walking distance.
- We have an in-site hair salon for both women and men.
- We have plentiful shopping, banking, houses of
worship and restaurant opportunities within walking distance.
- We have Laundromat facilities on premises open 24/7.
- We provide weekly housekeeping services.
- We provide weekly linen service.
- We have 7 day a week maintenance services.
- We hold on-site Catholic religious services on
- Interdenominational religious services are
conducted by a commissioned lay Presbyterian minister on Tuesday
- A board certified internist/cardiologist has an
office across the street and visits our facility monthly.*
- Monthly health screenings are offered by the
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (who maintain an office in our
building but are not affiliated with Fort Schuyler House, Inc.).*
- We are a block from express bus service directly
to midtown. The same bus stop provides local city bus services.
- And we also offer...In-House Dining
We are pleased to highlight our long-standing collaboration with Homestyle Caterers who,
through a dedicated staff of food service professionals, provide
nourishing meals prepared on-site 7 days a week. Residents enjoy lunch and
dinner daily with choices of homemade soups, salads, entrees, fresh
vegetables and scrumptious desserts. Room service is available should
it be necessary or desired for a modest fee.
*Please note: These medical and
nursing services available are not affiliated with Fort Schuyler House, Inc. Both are
independently operated and individuals who may require health care services are not
obligated in any way to use these on-site providers. Many other providers of such
services are available in the community.
Fort Schuyler House is truly one of the best full service adult living facilities in the
New York City area!
Where Are We
Fort Schuyler House
is located in a beautiful tree lined residential neighborhood of Throgs
Neck overlooking the Long Island Sound and City Island on one side and on
another side, the Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges and on yet another
side, the New York City Skyline.
The neighborhood is
stable, vibrant, well serviced by shops, mass transit, banks,
restaurants, and a local public library.
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The First Presbyterian Church is across the street. Elders visit on a
services are held on site every Sunday morning. Churches are nearby.
religious services are conducted by a commissioned lay Presbyterian
minister on Tuesday afternoons.
needs are easily met by nearby houses of worship.
• 62 years or older at the time
the lease is signed; you do NOT need to be retired.
• You must decide for yourself that you want to live here;
• You must be in good enough health to live here safely and without
jeopardizing or compromising the quality of life of other residents;
• You must have a way to pay your monthly bill on time. Our house is NOT
subsidized. There is no endowment.
apartments are usually used by couples therefore the double service fee.
A single person may rent a one bedroom apartment but an adjusted double
service fee remains in effect. No one is exempt from the service fee.
Major Services include: lunch and dinner daily; weekly housekeeping and
An option offered
only to those who are still working and would therefore not avail
themselves of all offered meals, we offer a 50% service fee option.
information on Social Security (SSI)
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from you at any time. Just call to make an appointment so we can give you
our undivided attention when you visit!