Activities for Life designs therapeutic recreation programs for New Yorkers. Our programs are constructed to help people effectively cope with an illness or disability through enjoyable and meaningful activities. We believe that recreation has the ability to "re-create" a person's life.

Our recreation programs are individually tailored to help our clients live the life they want, and love it!


"My 91 year old mother lives at home with a live-in home health aid. She has lost most of her friends and feels very much alone and often times hopeless and depressed about "continuing to live". Her intellect is still intact yet her vital life as she has known it is no longer. Marni Rose has provided my mother a feeling of self-worth, a sense of intense friendship and has sparked her artistic intellect and love for the arts. She has given her a renewed purpose to live and now has a higher quality of life. My mother feels that Marni is a true friend with whom she can actually make her way to an art museum, discuss politics and art and even to just sit and talk about her feelings and family. It comforts me to no end to know that my mom has Marni in her life and Marni is also brilliant at updating me with how my mother is doing. She even brings her a lovely gift of chocolates from time to time. A true gift of love and concern and sensitivity.”

- Carole Husiak
daughter of client


"Activities for Life, that is Marni Rose, has become an essential part of our elderly mother's support system as she approaches one hundred years old. Visiting weekly and more, interacting personally when she's not feeling up to going out or the weather is poor; planning and taking her to activities such as museums, shows, or just a trip for a frozen yogurt - this is a huge resource that makes all the difference in the quality of life of an aging person. What makes it special, and work is Marni - who has gotten to know our mother as a close friend and who, besides providing stimulus and attention, is also a loving individual, and another observant set of eyes and ears in the household, able to assess what's going on with the aides and medical situation as well."

- Michael Popkin
family member of client

Our Founder, Marni Rose was interviewed by Sammi-T of

"As a journalist, I often meet amazing people with incredible stories. One of the best parts about my job is the fact that I get to hear their stories and learn more about their lives.

I recently met and talked to Marni Rose, who is the woman behind Activities For Life NY, an organization that offers recreational activities for seniors and people with disabilities. Her kind heart and spirit captivated me so much that I feel she is deserving of being recognized as one of TVGrapevine's Amazing Women. Here is a more in depth look at her story...."

Click Here to read more of this great interview!