# Department of the Aging

The New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA or the Department) is the lead Mayoral agency addressing public policy and service issues for the aging; it is a local government agency and the largest agency in the federal network of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in the United States. Established to represent and address the needs of elderly residents of New York City, the Department administers and promotes the development and provision of accessible services for older persons and serves as an advocate on legislative and policy issues.

DFTA’s mission is to work to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality‐of‐ life of New York City’s diverse older adults, and for the support of their caregivers through service, advocacy, and education.


website: http://www.nyc.gov/aging
CY_budget: $372,000,000
budget_percent: 0.43%
budget_per_seniors_capita: $239
program_outcome: Independence
program_category: Senior and Disability Welfare
service: Human Services
twitter: https://twitter.com/NYCSeniors
poverty_rate_seniors: 18.2%
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities
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Location: New_York_NY



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