New York Senior Nutritional and Disease Prevention Services just received a hefty sum of $74 million in State and Federal funding. Officially announced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Chair of the Aging Committee, over $33 million will go into New York City-based senior health services.
So, where exactly is this money going to? Services such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, nutrition and meal programs, and health education services will be funded even further, helping more seniors across New York City. More than 700 community meal sites will provide meals for over 175,000 seniors. Home-delivery meal services will access an estimated 62,000 seniors, and senior health education programs will serve up to 300,000 seniors.
Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, a staunch advocator of senior health initiatives, commented that he “… commend(s) Gov. Cuomo and New York’s Congressional delegation for making available this essential funding that will help to keep our older adults healthier and to remain active and vital in our communities.”
To learn more about these programs, call Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office at (718) 743-4078, or visit our article on NYC senior meal programs here.