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Excellence in senior care
Phelps has a team focused on senior health and internal medicine that is specially trained to meet the needs of our older patients.  

Coordinated & comprehensive care

If you or someone you love needs senior health services, we're here to offer the highest quality care—all coordinated with your primary care physician. Our specialists cover many different disciplines, as aging patients may have several health conditions that commonly occur at the same time.

Services we offer 

We offer a wide range of evaluations, screenings and other services to ensure your physical and emotional well-being: 

Health evaluations & screenings 

Wellness & prevention 

  • Full medical exams 
  • Functional assessments 
  • Fall evaluations 
  • Memory testing 
  • Depression screening 
  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing 
  • Cancer screening 
  • Cholesterol screening 

 

Patient resources

We’re proud to host a variety of educational classes, events and support groups at Phelps. 

Give back to your community in the most rewarding way by becoming a volunteer at Phelps.

If you think you have or may be at risk for osteoporosis, visit the Phelps Diabetes, Osteoporosis & Metabolism Center. 

We use a variety of treatments, exercises and activities to relieve pain, promote healing and restore lost function.

Senior Vitality Program

We want you to feel happy and healthy every day. Our Senior Vitality Program offers educational and fun health-related classes and events, support programs and expert care to enhance your well-being. 

Call (914) 366-3937 or email [email protected] for more information, or to register for any of the following programs in our Senior Vitality curriculum. 

Curriculum

The Breakfast Club is a social gathering for seniors, hosted in the cafeteria on the G level of Phelps Hospital. You’ll meet once a month (except in August and December) on Thursday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am for a nutritious breakfast, a health-related presentation and some light exercise. Please call to reserve your spot. 

Stepping On is a seven-week fall-prevention program that will teach you how to reduce your risk of falling. The program is participatory and confidence building, and works to help you maintain an active and fulfilling life. You’ll learn about: 

  • Avoiding falls and other risks 
  • The link between impaired vision and falls 
  • Coping after a fall 
  • Safe footwear for walking 
  • Strength and balance exercises 
  • Home and community safety 
  • Managing your medication 
  • Keeping your bones healthy 

The program meets for two hours per week in the James House at Phelps Hospital, from 1pm to 3pm. Please call to inquire about when the next session begins. 

Mind Games is a fun way to challenge your mind through cognitive exercises involving memory, problem solving, focus and reasoning speed. You’ll play board and computer games that encourage you to think quickly and efficiently. If your memory is slipping or you’ve been feeling easily confused, these games can help. Come join the fun! 

Senior Steps provides free health screenings for seniors every third Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30am. The program includes cognitive, hearing and balance screenings, which are held in various locations around the hospital. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

Tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that helps reduce stress and improves overall health. Its slow, gentle and flowing movements, deep focus and breathing promote serenity. Classes are held at The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns from 9:30 to 10:30am or 10:45 – 11:45am. The cost is $80 for eight sessions. 

Spirituality is a sense of connection we feel to something larger than ourselves. It may involve a search for meaning in life—an experience that touches everyone at some time or another. Phelps offers programs about spirituality throughout the year. Meetings are held at 9am in the boardroom. Please call to register. 

The Elder Law series provides valuable information and guidance as you plan for your retirement. The three-part series features presentations by elder law attorneys and financial advisors, and covers topics such as health insurance, social security benefits and tax law for estate planning. Lectures are usually held in the auditorium. Please call to register. 

Demystifying Medicare assists people who are trying to navigate the Medicare system. The program outlines the different parts of Medicare, and explains the costs associated with the various types of medical and drug insurance that government and private companies provide. It is held in our auditorium; please call to register.

Alzheimer’s disease is life changing for those with the diagnosis and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides a safe place where caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia and other degenerative brain conditions can meet to share experiences, comfort and support. Meetings are held in room 545 of Phelps Hospital from 10am to 12pm. Please call or email to join the next meeting. 

The Patient Navigator for Seniors program will help you understand the healthcare system and provides important information about hospital and community resources. Please call to join. 

Here are some community support resources you may find helpful. Ellen Woods, our senior patient navigator and Vitality Program manager, can also help you find support and community programs. Call (914) 366-3937 or email [email protected]

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) 

National Council on Aging 

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) – Medicare 
(914) 674-3600 

Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Service 

Caregiver Circles 

Alzheimer’s Association 
(800) 272-3900 

WestFair Rides 
(914) 764-3533 
[email protected] 

Mesothelioma Guide 

Caregivers Collaborative 

Older New Yorker’s Guide to Resources 

Our doctors

Tobe Banc, MD

Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Phelps Hospital

Paul Joseph Cavaluzzi, DO

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine

Cathryn Ann Devons, MD

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Syna Marie Kandarappallil, DO

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Silvy Emmanuel Mathew, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine