Selfhelp Community Services

Queensview/North Queensview NORC Program


Program Director:
Donna DelCielo, LMSW

Social Worker:
Elizabeth Daniele, MSW.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Maureen Stack–Persak, RN

Administrative Assistant:
Martha Eastman

Staff Housekeeper:
Slavica Savic

Staff Home Health Aide:
Gertrudis Natera

Social Worker (Part-Time):
Rise Liskov, LMSW

Title IV Worker:
John Anderson

The mission of Selfhelp's NORC programs is to maintain seniors in their homes and community by providing a continuum of services in collaboration with our community partners. NORC programs are open to seniors 60+ without regard to race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Selfhelp's Naturally Occurring Retirement Community programs (NORC) operate within an established housing community where a large concentration of the residents are seniors. Our NORC programs provide easy access to a wide array of supportive services that meet the needs of seniors. Selfhelp's community partnerships include housing entities and their residents, government agencies, health and social service providers, and philanthropic organizations.

In 1986, Selfhelp was the lead organization at the first designated NORC in the country. Currently, we operate NORC programs providing residents with a wide range of on site services including health and wellness, case management, counseling, social, recreational, educational, home care, technology, transportation, community trips and volunteer opportunities.

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) are housing complexes where longtime residents, many of whom are now elderly, are committed to remaining in their own homes but need essential support services to do so.

In 1986, Selfhelp was the lead organization at the first designated NORC in the United States. Today, we operate programs in four NORC complexes where we offer residents a broad range of on-site services.

Our personalized social services focus on health and wellness, pioneering client centered technology, education and recreation programs. To accommodate the growing number of older New Yorkers who want to age-in-place, we are always looking for opportunities to extend our first-rate NORC programs and on-site services to other existing communities of seniors.

Selfhelp Community Services has been in operation since 1936.