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FY 2017 Grants

$50,000  |  The Actors' Fund of America

Susan Latham

Sustaining Long-Term Case Management

This bridge grant will help maintain the expanded staffing of the Senior Care Program until pledged funding is received.


$207,000  |  Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jessica Zwerling

Post-doctoral Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychology Fellowships

This grant will fund a two-year neuropsychology fellowship and a one-year geriatric cognitive neurology fellowship.


 $150,000  |  Bridge Street Development Corporation

Emilio Dorcely

Assistant Director Position at Quincy Senior Residence

This grant will fund the Assistant Director position to expand the existing senior services and develop new programs.


 $75,000  |  CaringKind

Jed Levine

Train-the-Trainer: Home Care for Dementia

This grant will co-fund with the Altman Foundation a “train the trainer” pilot program to increase the number of home care workers trained in dementia care.


 $180,000  |  Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Xiomara Pedraza

"Healthy Aging in Affordable Housing Demonstration, Phase 2"

This grant will support a demonstration project that will implement housing unit modification and/or relocation to facilitate healthy aging-in place.


 $114,000  |  Fordham University

Cathy Berkman

Palliative Care Fellowship Phase II

This grant will allow the palliative care social work fellowship at Fordham to expand.


 $200,000  |  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Theresa Soriano, MD, MPH

Expanding Palliative Care at Mount Sinai St. Luke's

This grant will fund a physician to expand the Palliative Care Program


 $170,000  |  Lifetime Arts

Maura O’Malley

Catalyzing Creative Aging in NYC Senior Service Organizations

This grant will facilitate senior service organizations to develop and implement Creative Aging programming.


 $178,000  |  New York Legal Assistance Group

Randye Retkin

Older Veterans Legal Clinic

This grant will fund a full-time attorney to expand legal services for older veterans.


 $163,000  |  New York University Langone Medical Center

Corita Grudzen

Nurse-led Telephonic Palliative Care

This grant would fund a nurse-led telephone palliative care case management program.


 $150,000  |  North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc.

Mitchell C. Jacobs

Expansion of Palliative Medicine at Forest Hills Hospital: Improving the Care of Older Patients with Advanced and Chronic Disease

This grant will expand palliative care services and programs.


$150,000  |  Osborne Association

Linda Roan

Elder Re-Entry Initiative for Rikers Island Jail

This grant will support the expansion of the Elder Re-Entry Initiative.


 $142,000  |  Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.

Jodi Sturgeon

Piloting Palliative Care for Long-Term Care Clients

This grant will allow PHI to collaborate with CAPC to implement a program in three home care agencies to provide and improve palliative care for individuals and older adults living with disabilities.



$165,000  |  Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Lorraine Breuer

Companion Till the End

This grant will fund a program of volunteer doulas to help older patients and families through the process of dying.


 $130,000  |  Project Renewal, Inc.

Robin Berman

Helping Older People Engage (HOPE)

This program provides services in supportive housing to formally homeless, low-income older adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.


 $145,000  |  Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC)

Lisa Veglia

Supporting Seniors with Autism: Phase II

This grant will fund the expansion of a Samuels funded pilot program, which provides tailored support to older people with autism.


 $110,000  |  Queens Library Foundation

Madlyn Schneider

Expanding Older Adult Service 2.0

This project will expand older adult service programs to additional libraries.


 $73,000  |  Riverstone Senior Life Services

Ilana Dunner

Health Home Program

This grant will fund the hiring of a dedicated social worker as a link between Riverstone and NYP’s Health Home.


 $170,000  |  Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center

Ellen Birenbaum

Ensuring Quality Care for Elderly and Aging Patients

This grant will fund geriatric training to current staff and a dedicated geriatric social worker.


 $166,000  |  Service Program for Older People (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey

SAGE Clinic Satellite Site & Caregiver Support

This grant will provide support for the development of a satellite at SAGE and add caregiver mental health services at various senior centers.


 $164,000  |  Union Settlement Association

David Nocenti

Senior Services Volunteer Coordinator

This grant will fund a Volunteer Coordinator to expand their Senior Services program.


 $100,000  |  VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Diane Weiss

Improving the Capacity of VISIONS Staff to Address Needs of Blind Older Adults

This grant will help fund two staff training programs to enhance client services and increase revenues.

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