PRESS ADVISORY – LiveOn NY 20th City Hall Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

##Press Advisory##

LiveOn NY (formerly CSCS) 20th CITY HALL ADVOCACY DAY –WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015

 UNITED VOICE OF OVER 350 OLDER NEW YORKERS FROM130 SENIOR CENTERS MEET WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ADVOCATE FOR AN AGE EQUALITY BUDGET.  

 PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11:00 AM ON STEPS OF CITY HALL.

What:             City Hall Advocacy Day to ask for $33.7 million in new and restored funds for community based senior and caregiver services in New York City funded through the Department of Aging.

Where:           Senior delegations meet with Council members at 250 Broadway.          Press conference on steps of City Hall.

WHEN:         

9-10:30 and 12-1:00                City Council Meetings

11-12:00                                  City Hall Press Conference

WHY

Community‐based aging services funded through the Department for the Aging have been on the front lines of serving elderly immigrants and the diverse population of older New Yorkers for many years. Current resources don’t allow senior services staff to connect with thebroad array and ever changing immigrant groups and other diverse populations. The $33.7 million budget priorities for FY16 reflect community supports for all older New Yorkers addressing:

  • Senior nutrition/anti‐hunger programs
  • Affordable senior housing supports
  • Economic security – access to benefits
  • Elder abuse
  • Social isolation
  • Supporting family caregivers
  • Culturally competent neighborhood based services
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