Press Releases

Press Release Archive


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


New York City Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Department for the Aging Announce "SU-CASA," Expanded Creative Aging Program for Older New Yorkers
November 12, 2015

New York City Emergency Management Presents Ready New York Senior Center of the Year Award to United Neighborhood Senior Center in Brooklyn
November 6, 2015

NYC Coalition on Aging and Vision Launches a Website Designed for Those Needing Vision Rehabilitation
September 9, 2015

The de Blasio Administration, City Council and New York Academy of Medicine Announce Seating of Age-Friendly NYC Commission
September 9, 2015

Seniors to Attend Shingles Education and Vaccination Sessions to Raise Awareness and Combat Painful Disease
January 15, 2015


New Funding Announced to Identify the Mental Health and Social Support Needs of Seniors Affected by Hurricane Sandy
August 6, 2014

New DFTA Funding Addresses Rising Food Costs
July 17, 2014

DFTA Details Major New Funding for Aging Services
July 11, 2014


Exergamers NYC: Senior Centers connect online for first-ever Xbox Bowling Competition
October 23, 2013

Media Advisory - Exergamers NYC: Senior Centers to Connect Online for First-Ever Xbox Bowling Competition
October 15, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg, Council Speaker Quinn, Department For The Aging Commissioner Barrios-Paoli And The New York Academy Of Medicine Unveil Update On Age Friendly NYC Initiatives
October 10, 2013

Bon Appétit: Seniors Like Their Healthy Meals Better, Says Latest Survey On Home-Delivered Meals
September 4, 2013

The New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces Call For Artists For SPARC: Seniors Partnering With Artists Citywide
September 3, 2013

NYC Parks Spreads The Word To "Go Park" At Kick Off Event For The Outdoor Pool Season
June 27, 2013


Calling All Artists for SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide
October 24, 2012

Department for the Aging Announces Opening of Two New Innovative Senior Centers in Brooklyn
August 22, 2012

Senior Swim Season Kicks Off With Pool Party in Harlem
July 9, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Barrios-Paoli Announce City's First Eight "Innovative Senior Centers" Now Open for Business
April 4, 2012

DFTA, VISIONS Launch First Innovative Senior Center in the Nation for Blind and Visually Impaired Older New Yorkers
January 3, 2012


Eight Providers Selected to Develop the City's First Innovative Senior Centers
October 19, 2011

Falls Continue to be the Leading Cause of Fatal Injuries among Older Adults; City Officials and Community Partners Detail Fall Prevention Initiatives
September 23, 2011

The City of New York Receives Our Town Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts
July 13, 2011

NYC Service and Aging in New York Fund Hold "The Great Exchange," the Largest Timebanking Event Ever
June 12, 2011


New Silver Alert Law Enhances Public Notification System to Aid Search for Missing Seniors
October 6, 2010

Virtual Senior Center Connects Homebound Seniors to Community and Family
March 10, 2010


City Launches It's My Money!, a Free Interactive Game to Educate Seniors about Financial Scams, Basic Banking and Identity Theft
February 4, 2010

Getting Fresh: Seniors Board Yellow School Buses Headed to Green Markets
October 13, 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department for the Aging Announce a Partnership with the Five Borough Arts Councils, NYC Performing Arts Space, and NYC's Senior Centers to Create New Artists Residency Programs
August 25, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and The New York Academy of Medicine Unveil Blueprint to Enhance City's Livability for Older New Yorkers
August 25, 2009