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Fort Schuyler House Inc
3077 Cross Bronx Exp.
Bronx, NY 10465

(718) 597 4100

ftschuylerhouse@yahoo.com

 

 

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History

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!

               

Mission Statement

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; and

  • the 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.

 

Resident Benefits


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 security intercoms.

  • 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 senior center.

  • 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 Sunday mornings.

  • Interdenominational religious services are conducted by a commissioned lay Presbyterian minister on Tuesday afternoons.

  • 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!

 

Location

Where Are We Located?

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.

Related Links:
      Locate us using Mapquest
      Locate us via satellite using Google Maps


Worship
The First Presbyterian Church is across the street. Elders visit on a regular basis.

Roman Catholic services are held on site every Sunday morning. Churches are nearby.

Interdenominational religious services are conducted by a commissioned lay Presbyterian minister on Tuesday afternoons.

Other denominational needs are easily met by nearby houses of worship.

 

Eligibility

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.

 

 

One bedroom 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 weekly linen.

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.

Related Links:
      More information on Social Security (SSI)
      More information on SCRIE
      More information on Section 8 Housing

We welcome a visit from you at any time. Just call to make an appointment so we can give you our undivided attention when you visit!

 

 

 

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