Almost one quarter of the Yonkers population is 55 or over. The mission of 55Plus Yonkers Connections is to enrich the lives of adults age 55 and over who live in Yonkers by promoting opportunities for older adults to remain active and engaged. 55 Plus Yonkers encourages Yonkers residents and its regional neighbors aged 55 and over to maintain independence, continue meaningful engagement in community life, and to access services according to their needs. Since 2001 55Plus has worked to make Yonkers more “elder friendly”, a great place for adults. Programs and activities include community forums, community leadership workshops, cultural, creative and social activities, elder-friendly business awards, an annual Mary Hotte Community Service Award presented to outstanding older volunteers, and a Yonkers on the Move citywide walking campaign.