Forum Materials In May of 2014, ANYF held its first educational forum on healthcare reform and the aging services connection. Well attended by experts and providers in the field of services for older adults, tremendous material was shared and the feedback was excellent. All of the materials from the day are available on this site. In October of 2014, ANYF followed this inaugural forum with a track held during the New York State Society on Aging's Annual Conference. The focus of this track was on Food Insecurity with a panel of experts in the field, followed by a White House Conference on Aging 2015 facilitated dialogues among invited guests. Bios and Panelists presentations are available on this site.
It's My Money! is an interactive financial literacy game offered in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian designed to educate seniors about fraudulent activites that are targeted specifically at the elderly. The game contains two units, Senior Scams Prevention and Identity Theft Prevention. The project focus group period has concluded and the game is now available for download HERE.
ANYF is grateful to have partnered with the NYC Department for the Aging and the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs on this critical initiative, and to receive generous grants from an anonymous donor and the McGraw Hill Foundation to support the development and testing of It’s My Money!
Bridging the Gap (BTG) is ANYF’s intergenerational community service initiative. Over the course of the three-year demonstration program -- which is scheduled to end in May 2011 -- approximately 200 seniors and teenagers worked together to serve their senior center, high school or community while simultaneously learning from and bonding with one another. After a small pilot test of the program in the South Bronx in Year 1, the program was expanded to three additional boroughs in Year 2 and now reaches all five boroughs in its final year. During the 2009-2010 school year, participants completed 23 service projects; another 42 projects have been planned for the 2010-2011 school year. These projects have included designing marketing materials for a senior center flea market, working in food pantries, collecting donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and learning about critical issues such as healthy aging, emergency preparedness and fire safety in the home. Please check back with us in the fall of 2011 to download our Intergenerational Community Service Curriculum, which will serve as a guide for aging service providers and high schools interested in developing their own BTG program.
Bridging the Gap would not have been possible without the generous support of EmblemHealth, The Bank of New York Mellon Foundation, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Fund, and the Laura P. Vogler Foundation. In-kind donations for student incentives and rewards were also received from Axis Promotions, Avon Products and WABC-TV.