Coordinated and comprehensive healthcare for older patients

Age may be a state of mind, but when you or someone you love needs senior health care, you’ll want the best services possible. Phelps has a team of healthcare providers who focus on senior health and internal medicine, and are specially trained to meet your needs. With age, several health conditions commonly crop up at once, requiring a variety of specialists from different disciplines. Our team works closely with your primary care physician to coordinate your care and make sure you are receiving the services you need.

We offer a wide variety of evaluations, screenings, and other services to ensure your physical and emotional well-being:

Health evaluations & screenings Wellness & prevention
  • Full medical exams
  • Functional assessments
  • Fall evaluations
  • Memory testing
  • Depression screening
  • Laboratory & diagnostic testing
  • Cancer screening
  • Cholesterol screening

Our occupational therapy program can help you maintain independence with daily living activities.

An occupational therapist from Phelps Medical Associates helps an older patient with cooking-related activities in the kitchen

Phelps Hospital is your partner in health and wellness

We want you to feel happy and healthy every day. Our Senior Vitality Program offers educational and fun health-related classes and events, support programs, and expert care to enhance your wellbeing.

At Phelps, you’ll find many programs and services to help you stay active and engaged. Call (914) 366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information, or to register for any of the following programs in our Senior Vitality curriculum.

The Breakfast Club is a social gathering for seniors, hosted in the Cafeteria on the G level of Phelps Hospital. You’ll meet once a month (except in August and December) on Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 10:30 am for a health-related presentation, a nutritious breakfast and some light exercise. Please call to reserve your spot.

Stepping On is a seven-week fall-prevention program that will teach you how to reduce your risk of falling. The program is participatory and confidence building, and works to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. In Stepping On you’ll learn about:

  • avoiding falls and other risks
  • the link between impaired vision and falls
  • coping after a fall
  • safe footwear for walking
  • strength and balance exercises
  • home and community safety
  • managing your medication
  • keeping your bones healthy

The program meets for two hours per week in the James House at Phelps Hospital, from 1:00 pm – 3 pm. Please call to inquire about when the next session begins.

Mind Games is a fun way to challenge your mind through cognitive exercises involving memory, problem solving, focus and reasoning speed. You’ll play board and computer games that encourage you to think quickly and efficiently. If your memory is slipping or you’ve been feeling easily confused, come join the fun!

Senior Steps provides free health screenings for seniors every third Tuesday of the month from 10:00–11:30 am. The program includes cognitive, hearing and balance screenings, which are held in various locations around the hospital. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that helps reduce stress and improves overall health. Its slow, gentle and flowing movements, deep focus, and breathing promote serenity. Classes are held at The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns from 9:30 am – 10:30 am or 10:45 – 11:45 am. The cost is $80 for eight sessions.

Join us on September 21st for the 4thAnnual Autumn Games for Seasoned Adults, and kickstart a more active lifestyle. Visit our Events Calendar for more information.

Spirituality is a sense of connection we feel to something larger than ourselves. It may involve a search for meaning in life, an experience that touches everyone at some time or another. Phelps offers programs about spirituality throughout the year. Meetings are held at 9 am in the boardroom. Please call to register.

The Elder Law series provides valuable information and guidance as you plan for your retirement. The three-part series features presentations by elder law attorneys and financial advisors, and covers topics such as health insurance, social security benefits, and tax law for estate planning. Lectures are usually held in the auditorium. Please call to register.

Demystifying Medicare assists people who are trying to navigate the Medicare system. The program outlines the different parts of Medicare, and explains the costs associated with the various types of medical and drug insurance that government and private companies provide. It is held in our Auditorium; please call to register.

Alzheimer’s disease is life changing for those with the diagnosis and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides a safe place where caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia and other degenerative brain conditions can meet to share experiences, comfort and support. Meetings are held in room 545 of Phelps Hospital from 10 am to 12 pm. Please call or email to join the next meeting.

The Patient Navigator for Seniors program will help you understand the healthcare system and provides important information about hospital and community resources. Please call to join.

Here are some community support resources you may find helpful. Ellen Woods, our Senior Patient Navigator and Vitality Program Manager, can also help you find support and community programs. Call (914) 366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)
www.nicheprogram.org

National Council on Aging
www.ncoa.org

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) – Medicare
www.westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking
914-674-3600

Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Service
seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com

Caregiver Circles
seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com/caregiving

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org/hudsonvalley
1-800-272-3900

WestFair Rides
www.westfairrides.org
914-764-3533
info@westfairrides.org

Mesothelioma Guide
www.mesotheliomaguide.com

Caregivers Collaborative
careprepwestchester.org

Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)
www.westchestergov.com/specialneeds
Older New Yorker’s Guide to Resources

Contact the Senior Health & Internal Medicine team for information or to schedule an appointment.

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Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

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Phelps has achieved Exemplar status (the highest level) for its implementation of the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) program. This underscores our commitment to excellent care for our patients who are aged 65 and older.