Press Releases

Press Releases


Falls Prevention Awareness Week: Department for the Aging and its Partners Help Older Adults Prevent Falls and Stay Healthy
September 20, 2021

Vaccine for All: Senior Centers Host Mobile Vaccine Vans to Reach Unvaccinated Older Adults
July 21, 2021

National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week: NYPD and Dept. for the Aging Partner to Provide Crime Prevention Tips and Information on Services Available to Seniors.
April 19, 2021

Mayor De Blasio announces Groundbreaking Five-Year Community Care Plan to expand Aging Support Services
April 14, 2021

Statement from Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on the Recent Attack of an Asian Older Woman in Midtown.
March 30, 2021

Department for The Aging Launches "Ageless New York," a First-of-Its-Kind Media Campaign to Combat Ageism in New York City.
March 22, 2021

Statement from Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Recent Violent Anti-Asian Attacks
March 17, 2021


DFTA Launches Friendly VOICES -- a New Volunteer Program to Limit Social Isolation Among Older New Yorkers during COVID-19
October 27, 2020

With the start of the fall season, the Dept. for the Aging and its Partners Hold “Falls Prevention Awareness Week” to Help Prevent Falls Among Older New Yorkers
September 21, 2020

DFTA, in Partnership with NYCHA, Distributes Herb Plants and Nutrition Gift Bags to 500 Older New Yorkers in NYCHA Developments
September 17, 2020

DFTA and NYPD Explorers Partner in Redemption Service and Delivery of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Older New Yorkers
August 14, 2020

DFTA Launches Campaign to Limit Social Isolation Among Older New Yorkers During COVID-19
June 17, 2020

Victor Calise and Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez Approved by New York State Senate as Newest Members of MTA Board
June 10, 2020

DFTA Revamps Its Programs to a System of Remote and Virtual Services to Reach Older New Yorkers in Their Homes During Pandemic
April 30, 2020

Dept. for the Aging Launches Contact Center for Older Adults
February 18, 2020

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

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