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Press Releases and Media Advisories

Below are New York City Department for the Aging Press Releases and Media Advisories.

09/21/2017New York City Celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Day During ‘City Hall in Your Borough’
03/29/2017Aging in New York Fund hosts Queens food insecurity forum 
12/08/2016First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches Mental Health Programs for Seniors with NYC Department for the Aging 
09/22/2016DFTA, St. John’s, Touro to host medication review to prevent falls 
08/29/2016Aging in New York Fund hosts Bronx forum on food insecurity, seniors 
07/26/2016DFTA wins prestigious n4a award, prize money for work with depressed elder abuse victims 
07/01/2016Mayor, DFTA, City Council speaker release ‘Aging in Place’ guide to help older New Yorkers 
04/26/2016Elder Abuse Public Awareness Campaign Gives a Face to Seniors Abused by their Loved Ones  
11/12/2015New York City Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Department for the Aging Announce “SU-CASA,” Expanded Creative Aging Program for Older New Yorkers 
11/06/2015New York City Emergency Management Presents Ready New York Senior Center of the Year Award to United Neighborhood Senior Center in Brooklyn 
09/09/2015NYC Coalition on Aging and Vision Launches a Website Designed for Those Needing Vision Rehabilitation 
09/09/2015The de Blasio Administration, City Council and New York Academy of Medicine Announce Seating of Age-Friendly NYC Commission 
01/15/2015Seniors to Attend Shingles Education and Vaccination Sessions to Raise Awareness and Combat Painful Disease 
08/06/2014New Funding Announced to Identify the Mental Health and Social Support Needs of Seniors Affected by Hurricane Sandy 
07/17/2014New DFTA Funding Addresses Rising Food Costs 
07/11/2014DFTA Details Major New Funding for Aging Services 
10/23/2013Exergamers NYC: Senior Centers connect online for first-ever Xbox Bowling Competition 
10/15/2013Media Advisory - Exergamers NYC: Senior Centers to Connect Online for First-Ever Xbox Bowling Competition 
10/10/2013Mayor Bloomberg, Council Speaker Quinn, Department For The Aging Commissioner Barrios-Paoli And The New York Academy Of Medicine Unveil Update On Age Friendly NYC Initiatives 
9/25/2013Ready New York Senior Center Of The Year Award Presented To Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center 
9/4/2013Bon Appétit: Seniors Like Their Healthy Meals Better, Says Latest Survey On Home-Delivered Meals  
9/3/2013The New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces Call For Artists For SPARC: Seniors Partnering With Artists Citywide 
6/27/2013NYC Parks Spreads The Word To "Go Park" At Kick Off Event For The Outdoor Pool Season 
6/24/2013Office Of Emergency Management And Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene Urge New Yorkers To Take Precautions And Help The Vulnerable During Hot Weather Today And Tomorrow  
10/24/2012Calling All Artists for SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide 
8/22/2012Department for the Aging Announces Opening of Two New Innovative Senior Centers in Brooklyn 
7/9/2012Senior Swim Season Kicks Off With Pool Party in Harlem 
4/4/2012Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Barrios-Paoli Announce City’s First Eight “Innovative Senior Centers” Now Open for Business 
1/3/2012DFTA, VISIONS Launch First Innovative Senior Center in the Nation for Blind and Visually Impaired Older New Yorkers 
10/19/2011Eight Providers Selected to Develop the City’s First Innovative Senior Centers 
9/23/2011Falls Continue to be the Leading Cause of Fatal Injuries among Older Adults; City Officials and Community Partners Detail Fall Prevention Initiatives 
7/13/2011The City of New York Receives Our Town Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts 
6/12/2011NYC Service and Aging in New York Fund Hold “The Great Exchange,” the Largest Timebanking Event Ever
10/6/2010New Silver Alert Law Enhances Public Notification System to Aid Search for Missing Seniors
3/10/2010Virtual Senior Center Connects Homebound Seniors to Community and Family
2/4/2010City Launches It’s My Money!, a Free Interactive Game to Educate Seniors about Financial Scams, Basic Banking and Identity Theft
10/13/2009Getting Fresh: Seniors Board Yellow School Buses Headed to Green Markets
8/25/2009The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department for the Aging Announce a Partnership with the Five Borough Arts Councils, NYC Performing Arts Space, and NYC's Senior Centers to Create New Artists Residency Programs
8/25/2009Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and The New York Academy of Medicine Unveil Blueprint to Enhance City’s Livability for Older New Yorkers