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 and ensure the dignity and quality of life of older adults.
Public Artists in Residence will focus on community engagement and social justice issues while working in four City agencies: the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. the Department for the Aging, the Department of Records and Information Services, and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
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.
Value Ambassador Program focus on the Bureau of Legal Affairs. Journalists from the Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY School of Journalism toured the Paerdegat Basin Natural Area in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn.
Press Release: The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and fintech company SilverBills have partnered to expand DFTA's Bill Payer Program. This innovative partnership will help even more seniors quickly process bill payments.