Current Advocacy Opportunities

Together, We CAN Make New York a Fair City for All Ages

Join our 2019 City Letter Writing Campaign

For Senior Centers & Programs: Download the instruction sheet and letter template below to participate in this year's campaign as soon as possible!

Individuals: Fill out the form below to have LiveOn NY send a letter to Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson and your Council Member on your behalf!

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, Council Member,

This year, we ask for your support in making New York City a fair city for all ages. Congregate and home-delivered meals are core senior services that help older adults maintain their independence and remain in our communities. For this reason, we are asking the following:

  1. Invest $20 million in healthy, culturally-competent congregate meals at senior centers, and $15 million to ensure homebound seniors have access to nutritious meals. Currently, community-based providers are reimbursed 20% below the national average for each meal provided. These investments will help providers cover the rising cost of raw foods and safely running a kitchen, as well as ensure that all cooks and senior center staff receive a living wage. Include all senior centers in process.

  2. Invest in the gamut of Department for the Aging funded services, which currently receive less than 1/2 of 1% of the overall budget. This includes NORCs, case management, facility improvements, arts programming, and more.

Thank you for your help in making New York a better place to age.

Sincerely,

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Join our 2019 City Social Media Campaign

Use the sample posts & images on this page to share your support - and don't forget to use the hashtag #FairCity4AllAges!

  1. You can make New York a #FairCity4AllAges, @NYCMayor! By investing $20 million in Senior Center meals & $15M in home-delivered meals the city will take a huge step forward in ending elder hunger & ensuring a livable wage for Senior Center staff!

  2. Funding that's 20% lower than the national average for something as important as a nutritious meal for seniors cannot continue, @NYCMayor .

    It's time for a #FairCity4AllAges - that means investments in meals for seniors & living wages for Senior Center staff.

  3. I support @liveonny's call for NYC to invest in a #FairCity4AllAges!

    This means:

    🍴$20M for Senior Centers meals & $15M for meals for homebound seniors

    ⚒️$10M for infrastructure supports at Senior Centers

    🚫Cuts to DFTA

  4. The City's Aging budget is STILL less than 1/2 of 1% of the overall budget - with a growing senior population, this just isn't fair. It's time for a #FairCity4AllAges by the Administration & City Council making meaningful investments in senior services!

Learn more about what we’re advocating for on the City Level

 

By using our collective voice we CAN make New York a better place to age. Thank you for supporting this year's advocacy efforts!