Press Releases


Mayor de Blasio Nominates Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board
February 13, 2020

De Blasio Administration Helps Organizations Displaced by Chinatown Fire
January 27, 2020

Dept. for the Aging Releases Geriatric Mental Health Request for Proposals
January 17, 2020

Statement from Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Recent Pedestrian Death
January 17, 2020

DFTA Launches Free, Online Training Series to Assist With RFP Application Process
January 7, 2020


DFTA Announces Record Number of Home-Delivered Meals to Older New Yorkers in 2019
December 23, 2019

DFTA, DOHMH, and Mayor's Office of ThriveNYC Partner to Re-launch Public Awareness Campaign on Elder Abuse
December 18, 2019

DFTA, DCWP Statement on Senior Scams Around the Holidays
November 26, 2019

DFTA Launches Video Series for Caregivers
November 22, 2019

The City Provides Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance
October 23, 2019

Dept. for the Aging Hosts 19th Annual Job Fair for Older Adults
October 18, 2019

New York City Department for the Aging Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Laura Nova Featured at Art in Odd Places Festival
October 15, 2019

NYC Falls Prevention Coalition Hosts Staten Island Falls Prevention Event
September 17, 2019

Dept. for the Aging, Elected Officials Celebrate National Senior Center Month
September 9, 2019

Statement from Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule
August 16, 2019

Dept. for the Aging Joins NYPD, City Officials for National Night Out
August 7, 2019

DFTA, Mayor's Office of ThriveNYC Honor Friendly Visiting Volunteers
July 25, 2019

De Blasio Administration Announces Reseating of the Age-Friendly NYC Commission
July 23, 2019

De Blasio Administration Announces New Investments to Prevent and Address Youth Homelessness in New York City
July 12, 2019

DFTA Joins State Robotic Pet Trial to Combat Loneliness in Older Adults
June 27, 2019

DFTA Receives Federal Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Grant
June 13, 2019

Commissioner Cortés-Vázquez’s Statement on the Shooting of Older Women in a Queens Home
June 6, 2019

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging
April 9, 2019

NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces Four New Public Artists In Residence
April 5, 2019

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Department for the Aging Expand Home Sharing Program
March 29, 2019

First Lady Chirlane McCray Announces $1.7 Million ThriveNYC Geriatric Mental Health Expansion
March 11, 2019

DFTA, SilverBills Partner to Help More Seniors Manage Bill Payments
February 7, 2019

DFTA Launches 'Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together' Clinical Service
January 30, 2019


Commissioners, Borough President’s Office Visit Formerly Homeless Seniors at Historic Woodstock Hotel Senior Center
December 19, 2018

Mayor de Blasio Announces Donna Corrado Stepping Down as DFTA Commissioner
November 19, 2018

DFTA Counsels Seniors on Medicare Enrollment Options
November 16, 2018

DFTA Holds Job Fair to Help Seniors Rejoin the Workforce
October 19, 2018

DFTA to Hold Annual Plan Summary Public Hearings
October 10, 2018

As New Medicare Cards Roll Out, DFTA Hosts Anti-Scam Event
August 21, 2018

DFTA Geriatric Mental Health Initiative Wins National Achievement Award
August 1, 2018

DFTA Launches Citywide Ad Campaign for Caregivers
The campaign and services are made possible by an additional $4 million investment awarded by the de Blasio Administration in the current fiscal year.
May 10, 2018

Fact Sheet: Mayor de Blasio Releases Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2019
Helps 4,000 seniors in five years via DFTA’s Home Sharing Program for $1.4 million in FY19
February 1, 2018


Mayor de Blasio Doubles Planned Senior Housing to 30,000 Affordable Homes
October 31, 2017

New York City Celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Day During 'City Hall in Your Borough'
September 21, 2017

De Blasio Administration Releases Age-Friendly NYC: New Commitments for a City For All Ages
Guide includes nearly 90 programs and initiatives across City agencies designed to enrich the lives of older New Yorkers
July 19, 2017

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Rent Freeze Team for Public Engagement Unit
June 21, 2017

Aging in New York Fund Hosts Queens Food Insecurity Forum
March 29, 2017


First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches Mental Health Programs for Seniors
December 8, 2016

DFTA, St. John’s, Touro to Host Medication Review to Prevent Falls
September 22, 2016

Aging in New York Fund Hosts Bronx Forum on Food Insecurity, Seniors
August 29, 2016

DFTA Wins Prestigious N4a Award, Prize Money for Work With Depressed Elder Abuse Victims
July 26, 2016

Mayor, DFTA, City Council Speaker Release 'Aging in Place Guide'
July 1, 2016

Elder Abuse Public Awareness Campaign Gives a Face to Seniors Abused by Loved Ones
April 26, 2016

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