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.
Some of the more successful experiments of NYFSC include its intergenerational projects. For example, the Arthur B. Brown and William Brown Garden’s senior citizen building’s teenage volunteer program, coordinated with local schools on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, welcomes student volunteers to organize and coordinate group activities including entertainment, gardening, creative writing, sewing, card playing, bingo and exercise classes. These leisure-time activities enrich the ambience of the building and the lives of its residents.
NYFSC has also developed a foster grandparent program for the residents of its Enriched Housing Program and children from local schools. Through sharing gardening and other projects, the elderly and neighborhood children have developed mutually rewarding relationships, one of NYFSC’s continuing goals.
Come and join us at the inter-generational Back to School and Wellness event in the Bronx. Thank you @foc_kingdom and @markgjonajny for inviting us to this wonderful event. 🎒📚👩🏾⚕️😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Excited for our partnership with NYU that is getting students involved in Home Sharing! Our Home Sharing program helps Seniors and Students by matching intergenerational living pairs that provide one another with financial relief and emotional security. A big thank you! to NYU for sharing this opportunity with their students. For more information or to apply as a non-NYU student, visit our website here: www.nyfsc.org/home-sharing/Our MSW students and graduate students at other NYU schools are eligible to apply for NYU's Intergenerational Home Share program. Developed in collaboration with the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens and NYU Silver Assistant Professor Ernest Gonzales, the program promotes connections across generations while reducing housing costs. To learn more or apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less