LiveOn NY issued the following statement today supporting Council Members Chin and Vallone in their call for increased funding for programs for New York City’s seniors:
Igal Jellinek, Executive Director of LiveOn NY, said, “LiveOn NY strongly supports Council Members Chin and Vallone as they champion the rights of older New Yorkers and call for increased funding for critical programs. In less than 15 years, New York’s over-65 population will skyrocket and the need for increased support and services will grow exponentially. It is imperative that government funding keep pace with this need.
“By investing now in programs that will keep seniors safe and healthy in their own communities, we will be saving millions of dollars in future costs to government, ultimately making New York a better place to age,” Jellinek added.