About

History

What began as a single-focused program has blossomed into one of the most broad-based and prestigious multi-service nonprofit agencies in New York City.  The Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council was founded in 1973 as a senior service provider in the Ridgewood and Bushwick communities. At the heart of its mission was a deep commitment to empowering individuals and supporting families through the creation and facilitation of a thriving and healthy environment where growth and prosperity are possible.  Since its founding, RBSCC has grown tremendously and its scope of services has extended far beyond that of its early years. Today it provides a vast array of social services to residents of all ages within the Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, East New York, Ridgewood, Glendale, and surrounding Brooklyn and Queens communities.  Serving thousands each year, the RBSCC has assisted countless community residents since 1973.  

The Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. is proud of its history and tradition as a community-based provider of much- needed services which improve the quality of life of local residents and help to create a cohesive, diverse community.   Its efforts are continuous in order to meet the changing needs of our communities. Such efforts are clearly exemplified by two state-of-the-art facilities: the Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, and Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center. The accomplishments of RBSCC have not been accidental; nor could they have been achieved without the focus and dedication of our partners our senior citizens, community groups and leaders, local political representatives, and staff.