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Retiree Social Services

Christopher Chin

Christopher Chin
Director of Retiree Social Services

Retiree Social Services provides social services nationwide to assist you with issues or concerns you may have during your retirement years. These services extend to you, wherever you and your family members live in the United States.

Retiree Social Services also includes our Retiree Legal Plan with an Elder Supplement for RTC members.

Retiree Social Services is comprised of three full-time geriatric social workers and a staff of trained caseworkers who provide free professional and confidential service to help you deal with the following concerns:

Nationwide Telephone Reassurance Program

If you are going through a difficult time with family problems, an illness or a recent loss, you may be interested in hearing from someone who can help you deal with the problem. This program provides retirees with weekly, friendly calls from a member of our professional staff. These calls are made on a regular basis and will continue until you tell us you no longer need them.

Nationwide Hospital Stay In Touch Program

A hospital experience can be overwhelming. Retiree Social Services is here to help you. We will be in touch on a daily basis throughout your hospitalization. We will assist you with rehab, discharge planning and whatever other needs you may have. We will continue to stay in contact with you after you leave the hospital. Please feel free to call Retiree Social Services at 212-598-6880 prior to a scheduled hospitalization so that we can provide this service to you.

Nursing Homes

The decision to choose a nursing home for yourself or a loved one is always difficult. When to start looking for a nursing home, what to look for and how to choose are some of the questions you will face and may need help answering. You will also need to know how to apply to a nursing home, how the admissions process works and what to expect after admission.

Bereavement and Support Groups

There are many community support groups to help you deal with stressful situations. Caregiver support groups, groups for people with specific health problems and bereavement groups for those who have lost a loved one are just a few.

Short-Term Counseling and Referrals

If you live in the New York Metropolitan area and need help with a problem or decision, we encourage you to make an appointment with Retiree Social Services. After meeting a few times with you, we will make suggestions or refer you to someone with whom you can seek further counseling.

For information or an appointment, call 212-598-6880, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to leave your name and telephone number so a staff member can get back to you.