Wayside Outreach Development’s mission is to help elderly individuals maintain their independence and remain at home in the community by providing impactful services and social engagement.

Samuel Dunston

In Loving Memory

Board Member Samuel Dunston passed away on December 24th, 2020.
Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.
We will never forget him; may he rest in Peace.


The Wayside Senior Program was incorporated in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide community-based alternatives to the institutionalization for elderly and homebound individuals.
Between 1980 and 1992, Wayside received funds from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and NYS Office for the Aging (SOFA) to support their senior programs. Wayside was awarded contracts by the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) to sponsor five additional multi-purpose senior centers and satellites. The Senior Centers operates under the mandates of the Older Americans Act, the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Act,Nutrition Services Assistance Program, and the New York City Department of the Aging.
The services we provide to seniors include two nutritious hot meals served five days per week, Information and Referrals, Home Care, Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, Benefits assistance, Health Promotion Workshops; Medical Screening, Exercise & Nutrition Classes; Computer Training, Arts & Craft, Music, Counseling, and Transportation. We offer opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills by serving as center-wide officers on the Advisory Board and/or Board of Directors.

Our Mission

Wayside Outreach Development’s mission is to help older adults maintain their independence and remain at home in the community by providing impactful services and social engagement.
We aim to encourage health and wellness, foster creative use of leisure time, promote family and community responsibility and reduce taxpayer cost.

News & Updates

  • Happy 100th Birthday, Baez Ramon!!
    All of us at Wayside Outreach Development, Inc. would like to celebrate and congratulate Baez Ramon, a senior at Van Dyke II Senior Center, on his 100th Birthday.
  • Brooklyn Seniors Isolated Through Pandemic Embrace Tech to Stay Connected
    BK Reader reported on how Wayside Outreach Development, Inc. is helping seniors get connected. In order to help seniors like Schule connect with friends, family and the community, Brooklyn’s Wayside Outreach Development has begun a new fundraising initiative to purchase internet-enabled tablets for seniors enrolled in the organization’s programs. Help Our Seniors Get Connected aims to tackle the
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