To support a new resource center for Westchester community leaders interested in creating grassroots "aging in place" initiatives in their neighborhoods that enable residents to continue to live safely in their own homes and communities as they age.
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 in afterschool programs and at community events and assist with management of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Project: Seniors Out Speaking: A Model for the Future
To support "Seniors Out Speaking: A Model for the Future", a project within "SOS Medicare" that trains older Westchester volunteers to make presentations on healthcare rights and options and the importance of preventative care.
Project: Communites for All Ages: Sustainable Community Change
For training and technical assistance for the Communities for All Ages (CFAA) projects and other intergenerational initiatives in Yonkers and Westchester. Assistance is designed to strengthen neighborhoods and communities, enhance the capacities of nonprofits, and increase the numbers of older adults engaged in meaningful community volunteer service.
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.