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.
Press release announcing Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together' Clinical Service. The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) announce the launch of Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT). The collaboration connects older adults who are victims of elder abuse with mental health clinicians from Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced two laws that shine a spotlight on both public and private vacant land to further accelerate the production of affordable housing. This legislation is the latest effort to help the City reach its goal of building 300,000 affordable homes over the next decade.
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.
The Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Housing Development Corporation (HDC) join LIHC Investment Group to announce the preservation of 669 units of project-based Sec. 8 housing in high-cost NYC neighborhoods where the majority of similar buildings have converted to market rate.
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.
An announcement of 5 upcoming SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) disposal events, one in each borough. More than 14,000 residents brought more than 1.3 million pounds of E-Waste, harmful household waste and unwanted medications to the first round of events.
Residents looking to dispose of potentially harmful household materials may do so at the Brooklyn SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal event, held this Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Floyd Bennett Field.
Starting the week of May 1, the New York City Department of Sanitation will begin the curbside collection organic material, from residents living in Brooklyn’s Community Boards 1 and 16. Additionally, the Department will soon begin organics collection from residents in Community Boards 2, 13 and 15.
DSNY continues to expand curbside collection of organics. The Brownsville Multi Service Center has opted to join the program. The Department will present a bin and welcome them. Additionally, certain residents of Brooklyn 16 are now eligible for organics collection.
360,000 residents in Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 13, and 15 are able to set their food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste at the curb for collection. Additionally, the Department is beginning to distribute brown NYC Organics bins to residents in Brooklyn Community Boards 7, 11 and 12.
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that starting the week of July 3, residents living in parts of Brooklyn Community Board 7, including Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace, should put their brown organic collection bins out for pickup on their recycling day only.
The NYC Department of Sanitation’s Special Waste Drop-Off site in Brooklyn is moving to Greenpoint. The site opens Saturday, June 9 at 459 N. Henry Street, and will allow residents to drop off certain items requiring special disposal. The site’s current location in Bensonhurst will close on June 2.