The Livable Communites initiative is an ongoing collaboration of many entities, both public and private. Please visit each organization’s website for more detailed information on their services.
Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services (PPP)
PPP is a 501 (c) 3 that was formed in 1991 with funding from the Administration on Aging. PPP develops resources to provide a myriad of services that help seniors age with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. The PPP funded the start-up of the Livable Communities Connections through an initial $20,000 Jump Start grant. It continues to support the LCCs by helping to market Livable Communities initiative and funding opportunities.
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (WCDSPS)
The Department of Senior Programs and Services is a designated area agency on aging created to develop and administer services that are responsive to local needs allowable under the federal and state priority guidelines and funding. WCDSPS has served seniors and their families for more than thirty-five years. The department conducts extensive research to examine the essential quality of life features that support successful “aging in place.” It serves more than 187,000 seniors.
AARP – aarp.org
AARP provides technical assistance on state and national livable communities best practices, policies, legislation and cutting edge advocacy trends. In addition, will also engage and educate its more than 150,000 members in Westchester about the livable communities initiative who are potential volunteers. AARP will also assist with targeted funding for specific program activities and lending its expertise in community organizing.
Fordham University Ravazzin Center on Aging
The Ravazzin Center conducts the analysis of the Livable Communities Westchester County Livable Communities: A Vision for All Ages-Bringing People and Places Together- Livable Village Needs/Interests Village Survey Report. These analyses will provide valuable information to groups that become villages, allowing them to develop their advocacy agenda.
Partners for Livable Communities
Partners is a national nonprofit organization with thirty years of history as a technical advisor to communities that wish to create “aging in place” models. It provides expertise to the LCC through their extensive list of national expert presenters. In addition, it brokers partnerships among national livable partners.
Nine Regional Livable Community Connections (LCCs)
LCCs serve as the regional education and information hubs that help communities to realize the importance of successful “aging in place.” LCCs are the conduit for community empowerment through grassroots advocacy and empowerment through civic and social engagement strategies. Below is a list of the LCCs and their affiliations.
Family Services of Westchester (FSW)
FSW covers four of the nine regions that include North Central, North East, East Central and South Central for a total of 19 municipalities. It is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening and supporting families and individuals at every stage of the life cycle with a broad range of social and mental health services for more than fifty years.
Westchester Community College (WCC)-Mainstream
WCC covers the North West with a total of 6 municipalities. Mainstream is a Lifelong Learning Institute that offers educational programming and career change options for mature adults. Mainstream has been the leader in education for those over 50, offering more courses than any other program in the Hudson Valley for more than 20 years.
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)
WJCS covers the West Central with a total of 8 municipalities. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency helping people in Westchester cope with and conquer the effects of mental, physical, social and educational deficits for more than 60 years.
City of New Rochelle Office for the Aging (NROA)
NROA covers the South East region with a total of 2 municipalities along the sound shore. It is a government funded and run office that provides senior services to more than 14, 000 older person throughout the City of New Rochelle.
Yonkers Office for the Aging (YOA)
YOA covers the South West region of the county with Yonkers as the only municipality in the region. It is a government funded and run office that provides a comprehensive array of community support service to about 37,000 older persons. Yonkers is the fourth largest city in the state.