DFTA Healthcare Newsletter: ACA Update
DFTA continues to work to better align the aging and healthcare sectors. Due to significant and recent developments at the national level, we have compiled a summary of ACA repeal and replace reform activities that would likely have had a large impact on NYC s older population. The monthly DFTA Healthcare Newsletter will officially return September 2017.
De Blasio Administration Releases Age-Friendly NYC: New Commitments For a City For All Ages
Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and the Department for the Aging release Age-Friendly NYC: New Commitments For a City For All Ages at Sunnyside Community Services in Queens. The report presents a comprehensive guide of nearly 90 City programs and initiatives designed to enrich the lives of older New Yorkers.
Introducing PASSPort! The Mayor s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is launching a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team .
Friendly Visiting Program
The Department for the Aging is working in partnership with Citymeals on Wheels, DFTA-funded case management and home delivered meal programs to match volunteers with homebound seniors for weekly home visits. The program offers both seniors and volunteers an opportunity to cultivate long lasting and meaningful friendships. For volunteers it opens the door to learning from a senior s life experiences, and benefiting from the personal satisfaction derived from community service. For the senior, friendly visiting provides a sense of connection to the outside world, something to look forward to, and a sense of contributing to society through sharing their wisdom, knowledge, talents and stories with a new friend. Friendly visiting leads to the creation of meaningful relationships between seniors and volunteers, promoting intergenerational understanding.