Aging Services Network
The Department for the Aging (DFTA) works with hundreds of community partners in fulfillment of Older Americans Act requirements for community organization participation in aging services delivery. DFTA's community partners constitute New York City’s aging services delivery network. The Department contracts with its partners using New York City’s contract procurement process. DFTA monitors its community partners to ensure service quality, and also provides them with programmatic and fiscal technical assistance and training.
DFTA also maintains programmatic resources and nutrition program resources for community partners on this website.
To strengthen community-based service provision, DFTA coordinates with interagency councils and community boards and annually conducts public hearings on its Annual Plan for Service Delivery in all five boroughs. These hearings provide an opportunity for older persons, service providers and advocates to comment on and help shape the City’s aging services system.
In addition to the aging services network of community-based providers, DFTA works in partnership with stakeholders in aging across a wide spectrum, from academic institutions to the business community.