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Protestant Service at Isabella Geriatric Center


Protestant Service at Isabella Geriatric Center

Assist residents of this nursing home as they attend the on-site Interfaith Memorial Service. Transport residents in wheelchairs to and from their rooms and respond to their needs during the service. While volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome, please be aware that this is a religious service.

This is a family friendly project. Oriented New York Cares volunteers can bring up to two children or legal wards, between the ages of 11 and 17, as long as the parent volunteer has a signed waiver and accompany the child at all times during the project. The volunteer team leader can provide additional information, or see FAQs here:

Family Friendly


Isabella Center, founded in 1875, has grown from a traditional nursing home to a leading healthcare organization providing a continuum of services on its own campus and in the community at large. When Anna and Oswald Ottendorfer opened the first home, they named it in honor of their daughter, Isabella Uhl, whose early death at the age of 27 cut short her remarkable career in caring for the poor. Initially located in Astoria, Queens, Isabella was dedicated to the care of indigent elderly women. Isabella moved to its present location in 1889 and simultaneously expanded its mission to care for both women and men- without regard to race, creed or nationality.