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Department for the Aging
The Department for the Aging (DFTA) promotes, administers, and coordinates the development and provision of services for older New Yorkers to help them maintain their independence and participation in their communities. The Department supports a broad range of services, both directly and through over 600 contracts with community-based organizations, including the administration of 329 contracted senior centers, and also provides over 12.4 million meals annually, both home delivered and at senior centers.
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Alzheimer's Resources from the Department for the Aging
The New York City Department for the Aging's Alzheimer's & Long Term Care Unit has experts in dementia and long-term care issues who are available to help you develop a plan of care that can benefit both you and your loved one.
Carrier Alert Program
This voluntary preventive program enhances a letters carrier's ability to respond when a senior or person with disability may be in distress.
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Download an enrollment in Spanish (in PDF)
Download an enrollment in Chinese (in PDF)
Download an enrollment in Russian (in PDF)
Elder Victims of Domestic Violence
Elder victims of abuse face unique challenges in seeking help. Learn how the City is working to help these victims, and access additional resources for abuse and neglect of the elderly.
Elder Abuse and Crime Victims Services
The Department for the Aging directly, and through a network of community-based agencies, sponsors elder abuse prevention activities for older New Yorkers and provides counseling and supportive services to elderly victims of elder abuse in New York City.
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage, known as EPIC, is a program to help Seniors reduce prescription drug costs.
Housing, Senior Centers and Services
Find housing, senior centers and services throughout the City using an online tool from the Dept. for the Aging.
Intergenerational Community Programs
The Department of Youth and Community Development offers opportunities for City seniors and young people to spend time together.
Job Opportunities for Seniors
The Department for the Aging helps seniors who are looking for work find jobs in the City.
Nutritional Health Quiz for Seniors
Find out if your nutritional habits are healthy and safe.
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