The Power of Aging - CSCS

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Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. (CSCS) is a membership organization of more than 200 senior service agencies that serve over 300,000 senior citizens throughout New York City. Our goal is to ensure that the elderly of New York City receive quality services by helping senior service organizations build their capacity to provide superior programs and services through advocacy, training, innovative programming and the exchange of ideas. Learn More

New Report

CSCS Housing Policy Paper

"Call to Action: Building a Housing Agenda for Older New Yorkers", February 2014

The Aging Tsunami: A Blueprint for the Quality of
Life for Older New Yorkers

-Full Report, December 2013
-Executive Summary, December 2013

REPORT: CAREGIVERS IN CRISIS

WHY NEW YORK MUST ACT, November 2013

Senior Under Enrollment in SNAP Benefit

Data shows: 55% of eligible seniors are not enrolled in SNAP - see where they live

The Largest Study of its Kind on Senior Centers!

21st Century Senior Centers: Changing The Conversation

NYS Elder Abuse Prevalence Study

May 16, 2011

CSCS Medicaid Redesign Recommendations

January 21, 2011


News Alerts and Advocacy

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) to $50,000
Summer 2014

By Bobbie Sackman, Housing Court Answers

NYC Budget Includes Increased Funding for Elder Abuse Services
07/10/14

By Elizabeth Bloemen, MPH NYCEAC Social Media Associate

CSCS survey regarding the STARS data base system for congregate meals
08/12/14

Senior Health Programs for 'Aging Tsunami'
07/25/14

By Voices of NY | Via INDEPENDENT SOURCES

More Money for Seniors as City Grays
07/25/14

By MARA GAY, The Wall Street Journal

It's A New Day, Time to Move Forward - FY15 budget includes $29.5 million in baselined and new funding at DFTA
06/27/14

Budget chart / Model Letters / Schedule C

Elder Abuse: The Hidden Scourge
06/12/14

By Linda Perry, WBAI News

CSCS City Hall Press Conference
06/11/14

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Advocates Seek Added Funds to Fight Elder Abuse
05/27/14

New York Nonprofit Press

NY Times - Affordable Housing for Older New Yorkers

Up in Years and All but Priced Out of New York By: MIREYA NAVARRO and VIVIAN YEE, 04/29/14

Albany Expands Effort to Cap Regulated Rents for Older Tenants By: MIREYA NAVARRO, 05/20/14

The Aging Tsunami: Building an Age Equality Platform in New York City
05/14/14

By: Bobbie Sackman, CSCS, Gotham Gazette

$19.2 million baselined at DFTA! Bring Seniors to March 25th budget hearing!
2/25/14

Charter Senior Centers
09/02/09

An initiative establishing “charter senior centers” to open opportunities for senior centers across the city to

What’s Up @ CSCS

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Second Annual CSCS Housing Symposium

"Time to Move Forward on Affordable Senior Housing"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CUNY Graduate Center

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CSCS STARS SYSTEM CONGREGATE MEALS SURVEY

Please find below a Survey regarding the DFTA database STARS/PeerPlace specifically related to Congregate Meal sites. We request that you take the time to answer this questionnaire as thoroughly as possible so that we might be able to discuss these issues with DFTA as soon as possible.Learn More ...

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26th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
8:00am-5:00pm
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Join 350+ aging services professionals as CSCS brings the national perspective to NYC. As the continuum of aging services expands, this conference brings together the community based providers, health care industry and professional leaders serving the interests of older adults. Learn More ...

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CSCS News and Updates - October Edition

CSCS Updates, News In Aging, Upcoming Events, Program Highlight, Around the City and Member Highlight Learn More ...

Featured Programs

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Bill Payer Program

CSCS's Bill Payer Program promotes independence for older adults who need help paying bills on time. Relieved of paperwork, seniors have peace of mind knowing their monthly obligations will be met. Learn More...

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The Marketplace @ CSCS

The Marketplace @ CSCS is a group purchasing initiative that enables senior service programs and community based non-profit organizations to buy the items they need to run their programs at significant savings, from food to office supplies, vans and insurance. Learn More...

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Training and Technical Assistance

CSCS helps to build capacity, and improve management of senior organizations through training, technical assistance, education and networking opportunities Learn More...

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New York City Family Caregiving Coalition

A CSCS sponsored organization, dedicated to raising awareness of the world of the "silent patients" - the caregivers -- and facilitating a meaningful dialog about the needs of this group. Learn More...

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HIV/AIDS Training Program

Older adults are the fastest growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS with 30% of people living with HIV/AIDS over 50 in NYC. CSCS is responding to this need by offering education for seniors and service providers. Learn More...

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SNAP Outreach Program

The SNAP Outreach Program is a partnership between the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Inc. (CSCS), AARP, and NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA). Our program is striving to end elder hunger by increasing awareness and participation of SNAP and other existing food and benefits programs. The Outreach Program is an innovative and unique model that uses a team of SNAP specialists, recruited ReServists, (highly trained retired professionals) to educate, screen, and assist older adults with their SNAP applications in all five boroughs of NYC. Learn More...


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