The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day “Ten Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls” during the Manhattan edition of “City Hall in Your Borough.”
The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC) and the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) held a press conference to discuss the expansion of the Home Sharing Program, announce singer Gloria Gaynor as the official spokesperson for the program and showcase a new advertising campaign.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced “Seniors First,” a slate of new affordable housing programs that will increase the amount of senior housing across the city. the City will double its commitment to senior housing over the extended 12-year, serving 30,000 senior households by 2026.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez will serve as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging. As Commissioner, Cortés-Vázquez will work to advance DFTA’s mission to eliminate ageism, ensure the dignity and quality of life of older adults, and support caregivers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a town hall today, alongside Council Member Margaret Chin, a dedicated team of 10 specialists within the Public Engagement Unit to proactively support the NYC Rent Freeze and Homeowner Tax Exemption Programs across the five boroughs.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Donna Corrado will be stepping down from her role as Commissioner of DFTA. Caryn Resnick, the Deputy Commissioner of External Affairs, will assume the role of acting Commissioner effective December 1.
Intimate partner elder abuse affects the health and safety of many New Yorkers and their families.
Public awareness of the issue and a coordinated multidisciplinary response are required as the
New York City elder population continues to increase.
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Department for the Aging (DFTA) acting Commissioner Caryn Resnick, and Senior Advisor to the Mayor and head of the Office of ThriveNYC Susan Herman announced today a $1.7 million expansion of mental health through the ThriveNYC DFTA Geriatric Mental Health Initiative.