The mission of Bloomingdale Aging in Place is to help older adults to lead vital, connected, safe and comfortable lives as their needs change. An all-volunteer, intergenerational network of neighbors, BAiP builds community by organizing social activities, sharing information, and extending a helping hand to neighbors as they continue to age at home.

Welcome to our website!


Here you will find useful information about what we and others are doing to help ourselves and our neighbors continue living at home as long as we can. Just check ABOUT, DOCUMENTS, EVENTS, RESOURCES.

If you need a friendly visit or a helping hand -- e.g., assistance with errands, escort to a medical appointment -- contact Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) by calling 212-842-8831, and press 1, or email

If you would like to join in some of our activities, or just learn more about us, please take a moment to REGISTER. You will then be able to send comments, participate in online forums, and take part in our numerous group activities.

New and notable on this site

  • The list of BAiP activities keeps growing. Go to Update on BAiP social activities for the latest.
  • A brief report about the March 26, 2015 panel presentation on Sleep Disorders with the slides used by each presenter is now available.
  • See the Photography Group's latest gallery at: Beginnings. To see all the galleries click here.
  • A brief report about the February 19, 2015 panel presentation on SeniorTravel with a list of senior travel resources is now available.
  • A brief report about the October 23, 2014 panel presentation entitled Your Home &Your Rights with useful documents and links is now available.
  • Learn about our Neighbor to Neighbor program.
  • Emergency Contact/Health Information forms are available on this site. See Emergency info forms
  • Misconceptions about people with hearing loss. See 17 misconceptions
  • Guidelines on how to Organize your own Dinner in the Neighborhood
  • BAiP Exercise Classes




    Taught by Christa Avampato (second from left, above), this BAiP yoga class meets Thursday mornings at 10 AM in the community room of the Marseilles Residence.

    BAiP also offers a "Move it to Music" class, designed by the Arthritis Foundation, on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and a tai chi class on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Both classes are taught by Barbara Greenberg and also meet in the community room of the Marseilles Residence.

    These free classes are designed for seniors and preference is given to those who reside in the BAiP neighborhood. Space in each of these classes becomes available from time to time. To be put on the waiting list for any of these classes, please write to specifying the class you want to take or, if you don't use email, call (212) 842-8831, then press option 2, followed by option 5, and follow the instructions for the class you want to take. You will be asked to leave your name, address and phone number so we can call you back.

    Photo credit: Steven Meyer