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NYC Department for the Aging

Seize the Opportunity - Apply Now for 2015 SPARC Program

Senior center and NORC programs should apply now to participate in SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide). Selected programs host an artist-in-residence to engage seniors in creative arts projects. Last year’s projects were amazing! Application due July 25th.

Download SPARC Letter (in PDF)
Download SPARC Application (in PDF)

Service Providers Seeking Contracts Urged to Register with New City System

Organizations can now compete for funding and manage multiple proposals in one system (HHS Accelerator). DFTA encourages all prospective proposers to register for training and complete an Application.

Learn more about the system and register

A Complete Guide to Health Care Coverage for Older New Yorkers 2014

The New York City Department for the Aging’s Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) developed this guide to help older New Yorkers better understand the health care coverage options currently available in New York City. The topics include Medicare Parts A and B, “Medigap” insurance, Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. The information detailed here is current for the year 2014. Use it in good health!

A Complete Guide to Health Care Coverage for Older New Yorkers (2014) (in PDF)

Become a Walking Club Member!

DFTA's Senior Strollers Walking Clubs began their tenth anniversary year on National Walking Day, April 2nd, but there's still time to get out and walk! Join an existing club at a local senior center or register your club (new or existing) with DFTA. For more information, read the announcement and complete the registration form.

Read the Announcement (in PDF)
Download Registration Form (in PDF)

Taxi Smart Card Program Accepting Applications

Disabled residents of Canarsie/Flatlands (Brooklyn CD 18) and Astoria (Queens CD 1) now have an alternative to Access-A-Ride. They can use taxi or livery car services for transport to the same places Access-A-Ride would have taken them and many other places. Eligible applicants receive a Taxi Smart Card pre-loaded with funds that can be used for the fare. For more information call DFTA at 212-442-3026 or the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities at 311.

Read a Fact Sheet (in PDF)
Download Application (in PDF)

Newcomers to Medicare Invited to Free Classes

If you’re new to Medicare or soon will be eligible, join one of DFTA’s upcoming monthly orientation classes. The class includes information on Medicare Part A and Part B, Medigap insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D drug coverage and the Medicare Savings Programs. Orientation is held at 2 Lafayette Street, room 624 once a month throughout the year. Here is the current schedule of classes – each class covers the same material.

Tuesday, August 19th: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, September 30th: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Space is limited so please register in advance by emailing

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