Dates of Project: July 1993 through June 1996
Description: The project team developed programs to provide support services to elderly residents at two government-assisted naturally occurring retirement communities in New York City. Services included entitlements assistance and advocacy, counseling, home care assessment and monitoring, transportation assistance, health education classes and screening, medical assistance, group services (e.g., wellness classes and field trips), and assistance from volunteers.
The project team worked with the lead agencies at two sites to establish supportive programs for elderly residents:
At the close of the grant, the programs were serving a total of approximately 1,250 people per quarter.
Over the life of the project, amounts of services included the following: