The New York City Department for the Aging’s Geriatric Mental Health (DGMH) counseling program was honored with an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) during n4a’s annual conference.
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.
This Administration is focused on making New York the fairest big city in America. Every decision in this budget was weighed on whether it brought us closer to that goal. Mayor Bill de Blasio presented New York City’s Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19).
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.
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.
In response to Local Law 97 of 2016, this report examines the extent to which unpaid caregivers' needs are met in NYC and identifies areas for further improvement. The study was designed by DFTA and the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity), with input from the Administration for Children's Services, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, and community stakeholders including AARP. It was conducted by NYC Opportunity in partnership with Westat, a research and statistical analytics firm.
Press Release from the Department for the Aging and the Department of Health and Mental Hygience details weekly Falls Prevention Awareness Day highlights, including September 25 event at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights/Inwood.