At LiveOn NY, we work hard to make sure that the public hears about the issues affecting older New Yorkers, as well as the incredible momentum that exists as we grow old. To this aim, we are proud of each and every time we are able to share this narrative with the press and our local communities.
“Older New Yorkers have built this city, and continue to do so, through volunteering, civic engagement, caregiving, and community building,” states Allison Nickerson, Executive Director of LiveOn NY. “Despite their role in strengthening this City, we remain concerned that older New Yorkers and the community-based providers working tirelessly to serve this population are being left out of the gains made in this budget…” Read More
The city’s budget reflects its priorities. For New York City to truly be the fairest big city, fairness must extend across the lifespan. The Department for the Aging (DFTA) budget accounts for less than ½ of 1% of the total city budget despite the fact that older adults are the fastest growing demographic…
On the 23rd anniversary of LiveOn NY’s Aging Advocacy Day, 300 older adults from over 100 senior centers, NORCs and other programs converged on City Hall and met with 43 Councilmembers to talk about how senior services fuel their communities. Older New Yorkers are the fastest growing population in the City. From 2000 to 2030 their numbers will double to 1.84 million, about one in five New Yorkers. Current resources do not allow senior services staff to connect with the broad array of needs of ever changing immigrant groups, diverse populations and caregivers…
March Preliminary Budget Hearings were an opportunity for the needs of older New Yorkers to be heard
LiveOn NY testified on the importance of funding senior services to the following committees:
- Committee on Aging
- Chaired by Council Member Chin
- Committee on Finance
- Chaired by Council Member Dromm
- Committee on Immigration
- Chaired by Council Member Menchaca
- Committee on Veterans
- Chaired by Council Member Deutsch
- Committee on Contracts
- Chaired by Council Member Brannan
- Committee on General Welfare (testimony submitted in writing)
- Chaired by Council Member Levin
- Committee on Health
- Chaired by Council Member Levine
- Committee on Housing (testimony submitted in writing)
- Chaired by Council Member Cornegy
Click here to read the testimony we submitted to the Aging Committee. At this particular hearing we were joined by a packed house of seniors looking to advocate for #FullFundingforDFTA in this year's budget.
Thank you to all of City Council for the opportunity to share the needs of older New Yorker's and how the city can make New York a better place to age!