Intergenerational programs help bridge generations, positively impacting the lives of older New Yorkers. The Department for the Aging (DFTA) has two intergenerational programs; Grandparent Resource Center and Foster Grandparent program.
If you are an older adult with primary caregiver responsibilities for your grandchild or another young relative, the Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center can help you adjust to your role as a kinship caregiver. Grandparent Resource Center services include:
Call 311 to reach the Grandparent Resource Center.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer-based program that offers New Yorkers age 55+ who meet income eligibility requirements a paid non-taxable stipend to serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special and exceptional needs.
If you are interested in being a Foster Grandparent volunteer, contact Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469).