APON Perspectives at YM&YWHA

The Y is Launching the Aging in Place Outreach Network

Upper Manhattan is home to thousands of older adults and Holocaust survivors. Many of them are struggling with trauma, food insecurity, inaccessible medical care, household chores, and other challenges.

The Y is dedicated to caring for the health and wellbeing of our older neighbors, and we continue to provide them with:
• Nourishing meals
• Stimulating classes, activities, and field trips
• Holiday celebrations and commemorative events
• Access to social services
• Transportation to medical appointments
• Light housekeeping for those too frail to handle it themselves
• And other critical services

Your generosity makes all this happen and more. That’s why your donation is essential.

Continuing services for local older adults is so important that a group of donors is matching contributions up to $5,000 till tomorrow.

Donate now to double your impact!

As more older adults seek to age in place, the Y is expanding critical support for vulnerable older adults in our community to live out their lives with dignity.

With the generous support of the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Y is launching the Aging in Place Outreach Network (APON) to build a network of local community members who will be trained to recognize signs that their older neighbors could use additional help or need assistance at home.

Upon referral, the Y will provide a thorough psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and trauma-informed care. The Y may also complete a safety audit on an apartment to limit falls, help recover lost benefits after a spouse passes away, provide transportation to and from medical appointments, or deliver emergency meals.

The Y is committed to enhancing the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds in our community. With 29% of older adults in Washington Heights and Inwood living below the poverty line, your donation today can help the Y continue to be a lifeline for our vulnerable neighbors.

Donate now to make a difference and have your contribution matched dollar for dollar. Because of our generous donors and funders, we are able to care for the most vulnerable in our community. We sincerely appreciate any amount you are able to give.

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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