To support the development and sustainability of neighborhood-based grassroots "aging in place" membership programs that enable people to continue to live safely in their own homes and communities as they grow older
For ”55 Plus: Yonkers Connections,” to connect Yonkers residents with community resources and opportunities including lifelong learning and creative arts, social activities with a purpose, employment, and community-wide walking groups
For "Our Folks," a program where teens survey older homeowners, identify yard and household repairs with which they need some help, and carry out improvements; and for the "Food Team," which trains older adults to conduct cooking demonstrations of healthy foods at community events and assist with management of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program
Project: Intergenerationational/Communites for All Ages Initiative
To support the Intergenerational Initiative and Communities for All Ages (CFAA), a partnership with United Way, designed to encourage intergenerational approaches to strengthen Westchester neighborhoods and communities. United Way contributes a 100 percent match and in-kind staff time.
Currently funded Communities for All Ages (CFAA) groups are:
Yonkers Community for All Ages
(Family Service Society of Yonkers)
To enhance the health of Yonkers residents, by reducing obesity, increasing access to fresh nutritious food, creating exercise opportunities, and improving education about health and wellness.
Peekskill Community for All Ages
(The Preservation Company)
To make Peekskill a great place for people of all ages to learn, through high quality education especially for 8th grade students, a range of lifelong-learning opportunities, and leadership courses.
Port Chester Community for All Ages
(Council of Community Services)
To create a more welcoming community in which residents of all ages and backgrounds feel connected to the community and each other.
New Rochelle Community for All Ages
(New Rochelle Council of Community Services)
To foster educational and lifelong earrning throughout New Rochelle through the "Eager to Teach, Eager to Learn, Eager to Grow" initiative.
To teach Yonkers older adults to create art for exhibition in local libraries, and to teach Yonkers older adults to craft useful personal and household items, all to be donated to clients of The Sharing Community's emergency shelter and food programs.