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The Aging in New York Fund, Inc. is the charitable arm for the NYC Department for the Aging. We are an independent 501( c)(3) organization dedicated to combatting Aging inequities and empowering Aging strengths. We do this by:

  • Serving as an incubator for innovative, model programs;

  • Providing fiscal and administrative to support other non-profits providing new and/or essential services to older adults and;

  • Raising resources.


Since its inception in 1982, the Fund has launched and, in some cases, sustained, a number of major projects designed to enrich and support the multi-faceted lives and evolving needs of the City’s older adults.


Currently, the Fund has 4 initiatives; Age-Tastic!®, Community Cares Link (CCL), ELM, Visions and Intergenerational Connections. See tabs above to learn more.

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past initiatives

City Meals on Wheels: In 1983, Janet Sainer, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), identified a serious and unaddressed problem: many of the city’s most vulnerable older adults were going without meals on the weekend. The solution came in the first iteration of the home delivered meals, Meals on Wheels, which has grown and evolved over time into a national model, locally led to the standalone City Meals–On-Wheels. To support the initial Meals on Wheels effort, DFTA founded the Fund for Aging Services, which later became the Aging in New York Fund.

The NYC Coalition on Vision & Aging: a unique collaboration among the five major vision rehabilitation providers in New York City, whose shared agenda is increasing independence and improving quality of life for older people experiencing vision loss.

Innovating Senior Services: a program that addresses food insecurity, nutrition, fitness, health and mental health.

Post-Superstorm Sandy Assistance: ANYF played a key role in rebuilding the network of senior centers.

Integrated Benefits Program: addressed the needs of NYC older adults experiencing significant financial and medical stress and food insecurity by helping them access public programs such as SNAP, the Medicare Savings Program, SSI, EPIC, the Home Energy Assistance Program and more.

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