Services for the older adult population foster healthy physical, psychological and social well-being for persons aged 60 and older. Programs provide a range of services such as social and recreational activities; intergenerational activities; exercise and nutrition; and access to health insurance, medical assistance and community services. Programs provide supportive services, including housing assistance, which help older adults maintain independence and enable the homebound to remain in their homes. Programs provide translation services as needed and they may also provide supportive services for older adults raising grandchildren.
There are 29 senior programs funded by DYCD across New York City serving 3,500 families annually.