Starting next week, the City’s older adults, their caregivers, and nonprofit providers of community services will have the opportunity to voice concerns and suggestions to the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) during DFTA’s Annual Plan Summary hearings in each borough.
A number of the metrics are shaped by one or more underlying factors, so that discussion with DFTA
concerning such factors prior to undertaking data analyses is recommended, especially as this is a newly
created dataset in the version attached.
The Department for the Aging (DFTA) joined Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon Tuesday to alert older New Yorkers about the mailing of new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers.
DFTA has crafted “Plan 2025”, which lays out a blueprint for adding new services, and making
enhancements to or transforming existing services, to respond to the needs of the burgeoning
population of older people.
According to Local Law 97, DFTA must survey caregivers again in two years and every five years thereafter. As such, the ideas in this document are intended to be practical enough to be implemented, but fluid enough to meet the evolving needs and demographics of unpaid caregivers in New York City.