About Penn South
Social Services (PSSS)

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Where Community Matters

When we began in 1986, our major concern was Penn South’s older population, the largest and most vulnerable group living in our community at the time. We developed comprehensive on-site social and health services to help seniors live independently in their own homes. A wide array of programs and services were created, never before made available in a housing cooperative.

With the establishment of Penn South Social Services, Inc (PSSS), the Penn South Co-op Board of Directors funded the Penn South Program for Seniors (PSPS) to help resolve the social services needs of older adults in the community. The program, driven by the needs and interests of the senior cooperators, assists nearly 1,200 individuals and their families each year with case management, case assistance, healthcare assistance and management, health promotion, comprehensive group programs and ancillary services. To learn more about our full range of services click here or click through our 'services' tab.

To run such a successful program PSSS partners with the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), one of the largest service agencies that assists older adults throughout New York City. 


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PSSS also sponsors a buyers’ cooperative, Penn South Home Organized Personal Services (PS-HOPS),  a yearly membership discount program.  Services include:

  • Reduced rates for home health aides from multiple vendors

  • Exclusive PS-HOPS rates on emergency medical communication systems, via Tunstall

  • Discounts on hearing aids, free hearing aid checks and an annual hearing aid cleanings

  • Discounts on prescription eyeglasses and frames

  • Discounts on orthopedic shoes and over-the-counter pharmacy purchases

  • Discounts on legal services, massage therapy, dry cleaning services, & home reorganization