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About Our Active Senior Community

The Flushing House Mission Statement

Flushing House is an innovative retirement residence built in 1974. It was one of the first to offer older adults Independent Living with supportive services right on the premises. As New York State’s largest not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement residence, our proud mission is:

“To provide a safe, enjoyable and affordable retirement experience for our residents.”

As New York State’s largest not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement community, the mission of Flushing House must always come first: To provide a safe, enjoyable and affordable retirement experience for our residents.

Flushing House is a unique Independent Living Community located in the heart of Flushing, Queens. Home to over 300 residents, Flushing House is a 12 story community with a rooftop solarium boasting views of New York City.

This community has an extensive Life Enrichment Program with a full activities schedule to fit the eclectic interests of our residents. Residents are free to make their own decisions, come and go as they please, all while have access to supportive services on site. Our Independent Living model allows our residents to Age in Place, and truly make Flushing House their home.

Not-for-profit Independent Living Community

In contrast to nursing homes, continuing care facilities and assisted living, Independent Living is ideal for senior individuals who can still live independently but enjoy having access to on site services when needed. Independent Living communities provide their residents with convenient access to dining, home care, entertainment and more. The independent living lifestyle offers residents a safe living environment with around the clock staff.


On site amenities include a movie theater, exercise room, salon, computer lab, home care agencies, interfaith chapel, library and more!

Hospitality services, such as housekeeping, meals, and linen services are included in the monthly rental. Our community has access to a 13 passenger van senior-friendly that takes weekly trips along with an extensive Resident Enrichment program.

Set Up a Visit

Please call our Marketing Department at (347) 532-3050 for a brochure or to arrange a visit. Please call for information and availability. At Flushing House we Celebrate Living Every Day! Come see why we were named the ‘Best in Boro!

If you or someone you know may benefit from an Independent Living community with supportive, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can provide you with information over the phone or by e-mail. We encourage you to visit our community in person. Schedule your visit today by clicking HERE.  

About The Flushing House Founders

United Adult Ministries

United Adult Ministries is the culmination of a tradition of service originating in 1916 Brooklyn. Moved by their faith, Mrs. W.G. Clark-Duff, Mrs. George W. Arms, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs. Charles Rasweiler and Mrs. Hans Popper, led eight Presbyterian women to begin caring for twelve mothers widowed by World War I, as well as the elderly in their neighborhood. Mrs. Clark-Duff served as President of the incorporated Brooklyn Presbyterian Home for the Aged. This soon expanded to serve more elderly with love, understanding and medical care. In 1933, they purchased the Presbyterian Guest House in Brooklyn to better serve the community. In 1940, they obtained the Brooklyn Home for Girls, and were able to expand their ministry. Around 1953, the city fire department considered the Guest House unsafe for community living, so Mrs. Rasweiler and Mrs. Popper sought the assistance of clergymen and elders of the church, who purchased the eleven acres owned by the Willock Estate in Syosset. In 1955, the residents from Brooklyn moved to the old Syosset mansion, which became the United Presbyterian Residence. By the late 1990’s, the United Presbyterian Residence (UPR) had grown to serve nearly 700 residents on a 33-acre campus.

In 1969 the First Congregational Church of Flushing, which occupied the corner of 38th Avenue and Bowne Street, was destroyed by fire. Shortly thereafter, UPR’s board of directors began looking for a place to provide housing to older adults who could live independently. A partnership was forged between the Presbyterian and Reformed churches, which secured the Bowne Street site for future development. In 1974, ground was broken and the construction of Flushing House Senior Retirement Residence began.

In 1975, Flushing House opened its doors and today is the largest not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement community in New York State, housing over 300 older adults. Flushing House has long been recognized as an innovator, one of the first to offer Independent Living for older adults, along with supportive services on the premises. Our 12-story, 319-unit residence maintains a reputation as one of New York’s leading centers for Independent Living for older adults. Flushing House was cited by New York Magazine (December 11, 2006) as the biggest independent-living residence on their list of the 20 most highly recommended elder-care facilities in the five boroughs.

Major changes took place in 1994, first the sale of UPR to Winthrop University Hospital and second, the board’s reorganization and incorporation as United Presbyterian & Reformed Adult Ministries (UPRAM), so it could continue to independently operate Flushing House.



Also in 2000, UPRAM simplified its name to United Adult Ministries and also developed a new corporate logo, making it easy to remember and appealing to a broader audience.

Flushing House is a not-for-profit organization offered through United Adult Ministries (UAM). The UAM mission statement: United Adult Ministries offers older adults hope, through expanding opportunities and practical services, to live confidently in today’s world.

Visit the UAM website.