Intergenerational programs help bridge generations, positively impacting the lives of older New Yorkers. The Department for the Aging has two intergenerational programs; Grandparent Resource Center and Foster Grandparent program.
If you are an older adult with primary caregiver responsibilities for your grandchild or another young relative, the Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center can help you adjust to your role as a kinship caregiver. Grandparent Resource Center services include:
The Grandparent Resource Center is a partner under the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). MAP launched in 2014 as a targeted, comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in and around the 15 public housing developments that comprise almost 20 percent of violent crime in the City’s public housing. GRC conducts outreach, organizes programming and provides supportive services to kinship caregivers and older adults at NYCHA MAP Communities.
For more information about the GRC, call 212-AGING-NY or (212) 244-6469.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer-based program that offers New Yorkers age 55+ who meet income eligibility requirements a paid non-taxable stipend to serve as mentors, tutors, and emotional support for children and youth with special and exceptional needs.
If you are interested in being a Foster Grandparent volunteer, contact Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NY (212-244-6469).