To prevent the spread of COVID-19, some Kinship Care Youth programs are offering virtual programming. If you have any questions call Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469). Visit the DOHMH website for coronavirus updates.
Two women, one younger and one older, dance together inside a senior center.
Intergenerational programming is offered at many senior centers.

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.  

Kinship Care

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:


Foster Grandparent Program

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 emotional support for children and youth with special and exceptional needs.

  • Volunteers serve a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Volunteers are placed in a variety of community settings, such as Head Start Programs, day care centers, schools, hospitals and, family courts.

If you are interested in being a Foster Grandparent volunteer, contact Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469).