Programmatic Resources

The following posters, toolkits and guides are resources that Department for the Aging (DFTA) community partners have found useful as they work with DFTA to create successful programs and provide services to older adults.

Senior Center Bill of Rights

All DFTA-funded centers are required by City law to post and honor the Senior Center Bill of Rights. 

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Providing Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs

National Council on Aging

Elder Abuse Awareness

A study from DFTA and other organizations found that 76 in 1,000 older New York state residents were victims of elder abuse during a one-year period. A DFTA ad campaign that portrays elder abuse also raises awareness about the issue.

Local Providers

Find local providers for elder abuse, case-management, and other services.

Intergenerational Programs

Good Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Models Advancing Policy, Practice, and Research

Market Ride/Yellow Bus Trips

Book school buses through DFTA to take older adults on shopping and other trips between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm from October through May. Trips must be booked four weeks before the trip date. 

Materials for the Arts

Any senior center or community program with an established arts program can join the Materials for the Arts program, which is sponsored by the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs, Sanitation, and Education. 

Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit

Detailed advice and examples of program design and implementation from the National Center for Creative Aging.