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FY 2020 Grants

$95,000  |  92nd Street Y

Julia Zeuner

92Y Himan Brown Senior Program Health Promotion and Wellness

This grant will help to support enhancements to the newly formed Health Promotion and Wellness Program that will include a nurse, a nutritionist and education components.



$200,000  |  Bronxcare Health Integrated Services System (BLISS)

David Ferris, MD

Healthy Mind and Body Initiative for Older Adults in the Bronx

This grant will support BLISS’s Poe outpatient clinics implementation of the Age Friendly Health System’s philosophy and practices into its approach to serving older adults.



$150,000  |  Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

Van Yu, MD

Geriatric and Palliative Care Program for Homeless and Formerly Homeless New Yorkers

CUCS seeks to develop a program of on-site geriatric and palliative care services for homeless and formerly homeless adults via its healthcare affiliate, Janian Medical Care.



$110,000  |  Concerts in Motion

Jennifer Finn

Second Scheduling Coordinator

This grant will support a second coordinator to strengthen the organization’s community engagement efforts and lay the groundwork for growth.



$158,000  |  Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Kathleen Hopkins

Seniors In Touch

This grant will allow the adult day program to develop and implement a business plan and growth strategy that will ensure maximum enrollment, maximum average daily attendance and a diversified payor mix.



$140,000  |  Goddard Riverside Community Center

Roderick Jones

Aging in Place Services for Formerly Homeless Adults

This grant will support the development of an integrated model of health, mental health, and support services to enable tenants, living across four supportive housing residences for formerly homeless adults, to age-in-place.



$148,000  |  Grand Street Settlement, Inc.

Robert Cordero

Older Adult Service Innovations: Building Toward a Sustainable Vision

This grant will support a part of a holistic older adult services vision that focuses on building health assistance and health management capacity across four sites and integrating programs.



$92,000  |  Healthcare Educational & Research Fund, Inc.

Marie Grause, President

Age-Friendly Health Systems

This initiative’s goal is to develop and launch a New York state Age-Friendly Action Community that includes 30 healthcare organizations working to achieve Age-Friendly Health System recognition.



$150,000  |  Institute for Family Health

Lalita Abhyankar, MD

Enhancing FQHC Services for Older Adults

This grant will train the primary care professionals located in the Institute’s FQHC’s to provide and improve comprehensive care for older adults during primary care visits.



$86,000  |  Jewish Community Center of Staten Island (JCCSI)

Neshama Marcus

Alzheimer's and Dementia Services

This grant will allow the JCCSI to increase their capacity to provide critical support for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia related illnesses.



$150,000  |  Montefiore Medical Center

Anna Flattau, MD

Implementing Serious Illness Conversations in Community-Based Primary Care Centers

This grant will support clinical teams in community-based primary care centers to conduct structured goals of care conversations with seriously ill older adults.



$80,000  |  New York Academy of Medicine

Lindsay Goldman

Census 2020 Toolkit

NYAM will develop a multimedia toolkit with digital and print components that will outline the importance of the 2020 Census, the categories of hard-to-count older adults, and best practices to increase older adult participation in the census.



$200,000  |  New York Legal Assistance Group

Valerie Bogart, Esq.

MLTC Fair Hearing Access and Education Project

This grant will support a new position in its MLTC Fair Hearing Access and Education Project, which is housed within NYLAG’s Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program.



$170,000  |  New York Legal Assistance Group

Randye Retkin

Guardianship and Guardianship Preventive Legal Services Program

The goal of the program is to provide enhanced legal services to low-income older adults whose diminished capacity is negatively impacting their health and their ability to access needed benefits.



$85,000  |  Search and Care

Brian Kravitz

Group Programming to Foster Client Receptivity and Acceptance of  Comprehensive Care Management

This grant will expand group programming to address social isolation, which may affect an older person’s ability to live independently.



$182,000  |  Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Inc.

Thea Jandzio, LCSW

Community Inclusion Officer/Wellness Coordinator (CIO/WC) for Formerly Homeless and Low-Income Older Adult in Supportive Housing

VOA will add a CIO/WC to the staff at its new East Clarke Place supportive residence to serve older adult’s at risk for isolation or who have a history of depression, and/or multiple medical conditions.

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