Seniors are Needed at NY City Hall on Monday March 23 in Support of Older Adults and Caregivers

This is an important moment to make your voice heard in New York City.  HUNDREDS OF SENIORS NEEDED TO FILL UP CITY HALL CHAMBERS FOR DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING BUDGET HEARING TO ADVOCATE FOR $33 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR SENIOR SERVICES

Date: Monday, March 23rd

Time: 10:00 am

Location: 250 Broadway at City Hall Chambers (elevator available)

Please arrive at 9:30 to get through security and find seats.

We encourage service providers and older adults to testify. You can register at the hearing that day – go up front of the Chambers to the Security Guard and sign up.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the budget priorities to support older adults in New York City.  Please see attached budget priorities.

 Winning new funding would help – please testify about important funding for your programs:

  • Congregate meals and home-delivered meals and 6th weekend meals
  • Case management – 1900 seniors on waiting lists
  • NORCs
  • Elder abuse
  • Adult day services
  • Senior center rent
  • Transportation
  • More Innovative Senior Centers in immigrant communities
  • ESL/Citizenship classes
  • Social workers in senior centers and senior buildings
  • Caregiver supports

If you have questions, please contact Bobbie Sackman, Director of Public Policy, (212) 398-6565 x226, bsackman@liveon-ny.org or Andrea Cianfrani, Deputy Director of Public Policy, x233 or acianfrani@liveon-ny.org

 

 

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