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.
24 Hour Emergency and Crisis Intervention Service
NYFSC has a long and successful history of providing 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency services for New York City’s elderly. A poignant example of such interventions, occurred on and after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, during which NYFSC’s staff immediately mobilized to deliver crisis intervention and emergency support services to the many elderly residents of the ground zero area, who were seriously affected by the catastrophe. NYFSC shared those experiences with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to assist in the development of social service plans for the nation’s seniors, in the event of future disasters.
NYFSC’s President, Linda Hoffman, distributed grants to reimburse elderly residents of ground zero for the cost of unexpected expenditures for necessities, such as air filter machines, cell phones and medications, due to the World Trade Center attack. These grants were made possible through a contribution received by NYFSC, from Magnolia Management, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland.
NYFSC received special recognition for providing vitally needed services for the elderly residents of ground zero, both on and after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack.
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 email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less