A Word from Linda R. Hoffman, President
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC) is dedicated to helping New York’s
seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their homes and
communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization.
Established in 1968, NYFSC is the only non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving
New York’s seniors in all five boroughs.
NYFSC continues to grow. From modest beginnings of one social worker and one
bookkeeper, the organization now has more than 1,500 employees to address the needs of
the City’s seniors. NYFSC manages 35 social service programs, in addition to more than
900 units of housing. This important work is made possible with the leadership of our
Board and the amazing efforts of NYFSC’s staff.
NYFSC’s programs are funded by Federal, State, and City governments and by private
contributions. Supporters are confident that NYFSC will continue to achieve the best
outcomes for the seniors through its commitment to achieving results, keeping overhead
low and carefully managing budgets.
Each year, tens of thousands of elderly New Yorkers benefit from NYFSC’s wide array of
innovative social services. NYFSC is continually exploring and implementing new
approaches to meet the needs of this growing population. This commitment to innovation
and excellence has been recognized by social service organizations worldwide, perhaps
most evident in the programs they have modeled with NYFSC as a guide.
With the senior population continuing to grow and live longer, NYFSC’s mandate is
clearer than ever – to continue to provide services that meet the needs of the elderly while
seeking new solutions that work.
Linda R. Hoffman, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.