New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is dedicated to helping New York’s seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization. Established in 1968, the Foundation is the only non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving New York’s seniors in all five boroughs.
Over the past four decades, the agency has grown from two employees and no funds for the provision of direct social services to New York City’s only non-profit, non-sectarian agency, with over 1,200 employees. The Foundation now provides over 900 units of housing and 35 professionally administered social service programs for tens of thousands of elderly New Yorkers city-wide annually. These innovative projects serve as models for the development of similar services for the elderly throughout the world.
We’re always eager to undertake innovative programs that benefit the senior population. And, with rapid expansion of the population over 65 years old, we must continue to find new solutions that work.
A wide range of services are provided with the support of Federal, State, City and private Contributions and Funding. And, with emphasis on bringing results, keeping our overhead low and managing budgets carefully, we’re able to get the most for the seniors we serve.
Linda R. Hoffman, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.