PROGRAMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

LiveOn NY's programs ensure that older New Yorkers have the supports they need.  From training the aging service workforce through workshops and technical assistance, to ensuring access to financial support through the Benefits Outreach Program, to changing how policies are carried out at the City and State level through our advocacy and more, these programs are making a difference in how New Yorkers age.

ADVOCACY & POLICY

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City and State Budget, Legislation & Regulations

Throughout the year, LiveOn NY organizes annual campaigns to ensure that the voice of seniors is at the table for budgetary, regulatory and legislative decisions. To do this, we emphasize relationship building and education with elected officials, government staffers and key advocacy partners. The focus of our work is rooted in ensuring that older New Yorkers have access to community and social services so that they can live like they have always lived: like New Yorkers. Click here to learn more.

Elder Abuse Initiative

This initiative focuses on changing systems - regulatory, budgetary and legislative - to build protections against abuse later in life. 

Affordable Senior Housing Initiative

Through the work of a Housing Coalition, this Initiative identifies needs and impacts policy so that affordable senior housing with services can be preserved, produced and regulated.  Click here to learn more.


OUTREACH & ASSISTANCE FOR OLDER NEW YORKERS

Senior Medicare Patrol

The New York Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is part of a nationwide, grassroots education and assistance program working to empower seniors and caregivers to protect personal information and Medicare benefits by learning to detect mistakes or potential fraud in Medicare payments. You can report suspected problems to SMP. Our staff and trained volunteers work to correct errors and report abuse of the Medicare system to government authorities. Click here to learn more.

Benefits & Entitlement Assistance

Our Benefits & Entitlement Program conducts targeted outreach, eligibility screening and application assistance for benefits and entitlements for residents 60+ in the highest need, lowest enrollment areas in the city.  We offer education, training and personalized assistance for:

  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • NY Rent Freeze (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Low Income Subsidy
  • HEAP

CAPACITY BUILDING & TRAINING INITIATIVES

Trainings & Workshops

  • Healthy Aging in the Community

  • Benefits and Entitlements for Seniors

  • Preventing, Detecting, and Reporting Medicare Fraud

  • HIV, Aging, and Related Health Concerns

  • Let’s Talk about Sex: Aging and Sexuality over 60

Each year, LiveOn NY presents a variety of educational events, trainings and workshops focused on innovative ideas, best practices and real life skills designed to educate senior service professionals and enhance the quality of services provided by New York’s aging services network. Click here to learn more. We providing training on:

  • Healthy Aging in the Community

  • Preventing and Detecting Elder Abuse

  • Advocacy & Social Justice with an Aging Lens

  • Programming Resources

  • Senior Center Advisory Councils

  • Matter of Balance Coach Training (Falls Prevention)

  • Fiscal Trainings

  • Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults 

Capacity Building Technical Assistance

LiveOn NY provides free customized capacity building assistance to community based aging service providers to enhance their ability to deliver quality programs and services to meet the evolving needs of older New Yorkers.  Assistance is customized to meet specific needs, and is delivered by qualified professionals. Click here to learn more.

The Marketplace

This group purchasing program was created to enable LiveOn NY’s member organizations to save money on essential goods and services by streamlining the purchasing process and harnessing their collective purchasing power. Marketplace members have saved on services ranging from food and kitchen equipment to office supplies and printing services to capital equipment and delivery vehicles to all types of insurance, and more.  Click here to learn more.