Aging (DFTA)


Established in 1968, the Department for the Aging works to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their caregivers, through services, advocacy, and education. DFTA supports a broad range of services, including senior centers, home delivered meals, case management, home care, elder abuse and caregiver services. Additionally, the Department provides volunteer opportunities and employment training for older New Yorkers, and an intergenerational program for high school students. It assists victims of crime through its Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center, and offers Alzheimer's and caregiving resources through its Bureau of HealthCare Connections. Other programs and resources include Foster Grandparents, Health Promotion, the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP), the Grandparent Resource Center, the Bill payer Program, and NY Connects.



  2 Lafayette St., New York NY, 10007    Map this

Contact Numbers

(212) 602-4100
Information and Referral: Dial 311 or:  (212) NEW-YORK