About Us




Chapin Home for the Aging was founded in Manhattan in 1869 by Mrs. Edwin Chapin‚ wife of the celebrated orator and pastor. Twenty other dedicated women joined in an enterprise based on Dr. Chapin’s philosophy of “What is your need‚ not your creed.” Chapin has been serving the New York City/Long Island community at its Jamaica location since 1912. Chapin has grown to a 220–bed Skilled Nursing Facility with a 50–registrant Adult Day Health Care Center.


Chapin Home’s policy throughout its history has been to provide the aging men and women who have come to live here a true home‚ where they may find the serenity and security that have always been envisioned as essential and appropriate to the latter part of life.


Chapin Home is a not–for–profit corporation governed by a voluntarily serving Board of Trustees.

The Executive Vice President is the Administrator of Record. Each Department has several levels of supervisory personnel who can assist with any problems or concerns.


Chapin Home maintains close professional affiliations with leading Medical Centers‚ several area hospitals and Home Health agencies. Hospice Services are offered jointly with the Hospice Care Network and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

For more information‚ or a tour of our facility‚ please contact our Admissions Department at 718–739–2523 ext. 2814.

We lovingly accept donations all through the year. If you wish to make a donation‚ you can click on donate to use PayPal or you can send a check made payable to Chapin Home to:

Chapin Home for the Aging
165–01 Chapin Parkway
Jamaica‚ NY 11432

Please note when you make a donation‚ you will be asked for your name and address. If the donation is made in memory of someone‚ please supply the person’s name in the message area.