New York giving $8 million to support older citizens
The recipients will establish community programs that identify adults age 55 or older whose independence or survival in the community is in jeopardy because of a mental health, substance use, or aging-related concern.
"New Yorkers help New Yorkers in their time of crisis and this funding will help some of our most vulnerable residents get access to the services and care that they need," Governor Cuomo said. "This is one more step toward a stronger and healthier New York for all."
The program will also conduct mobile outreach to find individuals who are at-risk and are currently not connected to the service delivery system or encounter difficulties accessing the services they need.
Overall, the program is expected to reach 6,000 older New Yorkers over the next five years. ■