Action Alert: Join Us in Calling for Increased Senior Services Funding


Advocates and seniors push back against lack of investment in senior services in Mayor's proposed FY18 Budget

We need YOU to join our campaign for increased funding!

Calls and letters need to be made as soon as possible, before the budget is finished. Budget decisions are being made now!


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How to get involved:

Continue sending letters to the Mayor, Speaker, and your City Council member demanding additional funding for senior service in this year's budget.

Click here for instructions and sample letter

Over 3,000 letters have been sent so far! Let's keep it going!

Call Mayor de Blasio at 212-788-6798 to speak to a live operator or leave a message

Sample script

English: “I am a senior from [borough and senior center]. 2017 is the Year of the Senior. Seniors deserve a fair share. Please fund senior services with $60 million in the aging budget. No Seniors, No Budget. Thank you.”  

Chinese: 我本身是來自曼哈頓______老人中心的耆老,2017年是老人年,所有老人都該得到公平的對待。請支持資助給提供老人服務的6千萬美元預算。沒有耆老們的支持,就沒有提供服務的預算。多謝大家支持

Spanish: Soy un adulto mayor de [borough y centro de personas mayores]. 2017 es el año del adulto mayor. Nosotros los adultos mayores merecemos un mejor trato. Por favor financien los  servicios para adultos mayores con un presupuesto de $60 millones. Si no hay adultos mayores, no hay presupuesto. Gracias

Call your Council Member Click here to determine your Council Member and receive their phone number, use the script above to make your voice heard.


Why it's important to participate:

The proposed Executive budget included no additional funding for aging services through the Department for the Aging (DFTA).

Federal funding uncertainties make this year's city budget all the more important!


Recent News on the City Budget

Daily News Op-EdSelling Seniors Short: New York City's Dangerous Underfunding of the Department for the Aging

NewYork NonProfit Media Article: New York City Council Wants More Money for DFTA

CityLimits Article: NYC's Human-Service Providers Press for Changes in City Funding

Gotham Gazette Article: Hearing Showcases Frustrations Over Stagnant Aging Department Budget


Have questions about the letter writing campaign?

Contact Katelyn Hosey at 212-398-6565 x244 or

Have questions about the budget?  

Contact Bobbie Sackman at 212-398-6565 x226 or or

Andrea Cianfrani at 212-398-6565 x233 or

Want to know more? 

Check out LiveOn NY's webpage which contains information on our full budget ask, as well as other advocacy information:

Want to stay connected? 

LiveOn NY is active on both Twitter and Facebook, where we will post updates on the letter writing campaign, as well as other aging issues. Be sure to follow and like @LiveOnNY


In the Year of the Senior make your voice heard!  

No Seniors, No Budget!