providing social services, healthcare and socialization


NNORC Bright-on the Ocean at the Shorefront YM-YWHA is a community resource program that enables our neighbors, 60 years of age and older, to stay healthy and happy in our community. The program offers services at the Shorefront Y and members’ homes. We currently serve residents living in the area between Coney Island Avenue (west side of the street) to Ocean Parkway (east side of the street) and from Brightwater Court to Brighton Beach Avenue.


Our goals are building community, empowering individuals  to achieve their potential and enhancing the quality of their lives.


We Offer:

  • assistance with and access to social services, including benefits/entitlements (e.g., SSI, SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, and more) 
  • advocacy, information and referral services to community and government agencies
  • financial and legal consultations through the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), including assistance with elder law matters and immigration inquiries
  • crisis intervention
  • home visits for homebound seniors
  • social, educational, and recreational activities, trips
  • volunteer opportunities 


NNORC’s Community Health Registered Nurse provides:

  • assistance with healthcare management
  • health care screening
  • long-term care planning for members and families
  • help in the transition from hospital to home


Programs and Activities

  • Senior Advisory Board
  • Shorefront Y Interagency Council on the Aging 
  • health workshops with the NNORC nurse "Healthy Body - Sound Mind!"
  • computer classes
  • friendly calling
  • trips
  • chess club
  • music choir
  • Tai-Chi
  • intergenerational programs



If you have any questions, please contact Boris Bruk, director of NNORC at 718-646-1444 ext. 330 or brukb@shorefronty.org.


Our partners: Visiting Nurse Service of NY (VNSNY) & JASA


Our funders:

  • The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
  • The NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)