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New York City Department For The Aging Foster Grandparent Program

Address:
Foster Grandparent Program
2 Lafayette Street, Room 1419
New York, NY 10007
Phone: Call 311

Website:
http://www.nyc.gov/aging

Email:
kshaffer@aging.nyc.gov

Mission:
The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer program that offers seniors age 60 and older a paid non-taxable stipend to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth with special needs.

Agency Contact:
Karen Shaffer
Assistant Commissioner

Service Provided:
Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours per week in community-based organizations such as elementary schools, hospitals, day care programs, after-school programs and Head Start programs.

Catchment Area:
New York City

Fees:
Foster Grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend, reimbursement for transportation, a daily meal during service, an annual physical examination, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. In addition to these benefits, the program gives participants the opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with youths, and join the half million older Americans who are strengthening communities across the country as members of the National Senior Service Corps.

Eligibility:
Program is for seniors over 60 years of age.

Languages Spoken:
Volunteers should be able to speak English. Spanish and Chinese is also welcome.

Wheelchair Access:
Yes

Last Updated:
2009-12-16 11:13:28

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