Civic engagement is a key facet of what it means to be a New Yorker! The resources below are ways that you can join us in making New York a better place to age.
Participate in a LiveOn NY Advocacy Campaign
Be on the front lines of senior advocacy by participating in a LiveOn NY advocacy campaign. We make opportunities available to support the senior service sector, whether through one of our letter writing campaigns, phone campaigns or a rally at City Hall. Many of the opportunities arise in the Spring, when the budget process is in full swing.
There are no currently active LiveOn NY Advocacy Campaigns. Check back at a later date for our next opportunity!
Read about our last campaign, which resulted in an increase of $22.9 million for the Department for the Aging in the city's budget.
Click the link above to fill out a form regarding your interest in volunteering with our team and supporting our efforts to make New York a better place to age. For example, LiveOn NY volunteers have helped New York's seniors protect themselves from Medicare Fraud through our Senior Medicare Patrol program.
Input your Address in the link above to determine your representatives! Be sure to click each the City, State, and Federal tabs to determine your representative on each level of government. You may also want to look up who represents your senior center or other program, as this may vary.
New York City City Council holds hearings each month on a variety of issues that effect older New Yorkers. The public is welcome to attend these hearings and listen to the topic being discussed or to weigh in by testifying. The Committee on Aging consistently focuses on the needs of New York's seniors, though the decisions made in other committees likely also effect the senior population. Click the link above to view the schedule of upcoming hearings!