NYC seniors finding it hard to afford food or pay rent can get financial aid and rent assistance from FREE workshops in NYC this month. Learn whether you qualify and how to apply for financial aid, including help with filling out applications.
The programs are called SNAP, SCRIE and DRIE, acronyms for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the NYC Rent Freeze Program (SCRIE and DRIE), and address directly the problems seniors on limited incomes face from skyrocketing rents and rising grocery prices.
See the NYC on the Cheap page Discounts for Seniors for restaurant, hotel, supermarket and retail store discounts for 55+
The workshops are FREE, but reservations are strongly recommended. The links to make reservations follow the schedule of workshop, by borough:
Tuesday March 10, 2015
West Village: Senior Center on the Square
20 Washington Square North
Thursday March 12, 2015
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center NORC
250 West 65th Street
Thursday April 2, 2015
Sunset Park: United Senior Citizens Center
475 53rd Street #3
Tuesday April 14, 2015
Bensonhurst: New Utrecht Library
1743 86th St. at Bay 17th St.
Thursday April 16, 2015
Sheepshead Bay: Jay Harama Senior Center
2600 Ocean Avenue (between Avenues U and V)
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Riverdale Y Senior Center
5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
Tuesday April 21, 2015
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Long Island City: LIC Library
37-44 21 Street
For questions regarding these events, please email SNAP@liveon-ny.org or call 347-815-5930.
Call AARP Foundation Call Center at 877-926-8300 to make an appointment and to find out more information.
The free workshops for seniors are sponsored by LiveOn NY:
LiveOn NY is recognized as the lead NYC-based organization representing senior services and aging issues, advocating for needed community based services which allow older adults to age with independence and dignity. With more than 100 member organizations providing community based services through more than 600 programs, LiveOn’s members range from individual community-based centers to large multi-service, citywide organizations and serve over 300,000 older adults annually.
LiveOn’s work ranges from economic justice, combating hunger and supportive housing to healthy aging, and community engagement. Through its network and initiatives, LiveOn NY serves older New Yorkers from every community district and from virtually every socioeconomic background that comprise the population of NYC.