CLOSED HEALTHY AGING GRANTS

$197,000 | 12 Months
Abyssinian Development Corporation

Sheena Wright
"Harlem Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (Harlem NNORC)"

This grant will support Phase II (needs assessment and community building) of the development of a neighborhood NORC program in Harlem.
Project Start Date: December 2008 Project End Date: November 2009



$481,000 | 36 Months
Abyssinian Development Corporation

William Hamer
"Harlem Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (Harlem NNORC) Phase III"

The program will continue to build Neighborhood NORC services to seniors in Central Harlem.
Project Start Date: August 2010 Project End Date: July 2013



$180,000 | 24 Months
The Actors' Fund of America

Lynnell Herzer
"Moving from Crisis Management to Case Management"

This grant will add two social workers to the Senior Care Program, which will allow seniors to remain living independently at home
Project Start Date: January 2015 Project End Date: December 2016



$299,200 | 24 Months
Aging in New York Fund, Inc.

Jacqueline Berman
"Healthy Encounters: Linking Mental Health Services within Local Senior Centers, A Model Approach"

This project is a public/private partnership between the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and two mental health organizations, New York Service Program for Older People (SPOP) and Spanish Speaking Elderly Council (RAÍCES), to work with local senior centers by offering a range of therapeutic mental health services onsite at senior centers, offsite at their mental health clinics, or in the seniors' homes.
Project Start Date: January 2003 Project End Date: December 2007*



$215,000 | 24 Months
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (formerly Montefiore Medical Center)
Jessica Zwerling
“Geriatric Neurology Center”
 

This program will enable the hiring of a social worker/care coordinator to assess patients with memory and gait disorders and to educate the care providers on creating a treatment plan.
Project Start Date: February 2014 Project End Date: September 2016*
 



$141,500 | 24 Months
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (formerly Montefiore Medical Center)

Jessica Zwerling
“Geriatric Neurology Center”

This grant would allow Montefiore to hire a Spanish-speaking neurologist who could address language barriers and improve care to an underserved population.
Project Start Date: June 2015 Project End Date: May 2017



$150,000 | 24 Months
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.

Della Frazier-Rios
"Outreach to the Chinese Community"

This grant will support the launch of a community outreach program targeting the Chinese community.
Project Start Date: February 2008 Project End Date: January 2010



$175,000 | 30 Months
Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.

Jed Levine
"Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia: Training and Implementation"

This project will improve care for dementia patients in nursing homes.
Project Start Date: July 2012 Project End Date: December 2014



$265,100 | 18 Months
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Steve R. Smith
"Fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine"

The program will award fellowships to institutions in order to train physicians in hospice and palliative care.
Project Start Date: December 2012 Project End Date: June 2014



$180,000 | 24 Months
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Steve Smith
"Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Grants"

The program will support five New York City fellowship training programs in hospice and palliative medicine, which will involve clinical experiences, specialized curriculum, and faculty supervision.
Project Start Date: December 2013 Project End Date: November 2015



$300,000 | 24 Months
Archcare

Marcia Konrad
"Bronx PACE"

This program involves the creation of a comprehensive health care and housing resource for frail elderly in the South Bronx, with a primary goal of providing health care without removing patients from their homes.
Project Start Date: March 2011 Project End Date: February 2013



$200,000 | 24 Months
Archcare

Marcia Konrad
"Carmel Richmond PACE Center"

This program will expand PACE to Staten Island, in order to integrate health care and social services, and to help the elderly remain at home.
Project Start Date: May 2013 Project End Date: April 2015



$155,000 | 18 Months
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc.

Pamela Straker
"Project IMPACT CHCANYS Depression Collaborative"

This project will increase access to depression screening and treatment for underserved older adults in a primary care setting.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: January 2014*



$364,000 | 24 Months
Beth Israel Medical Center

Russell Portenoy
“The Palliative Care Home Care Service”

This grant is to create a replicable, nurse-driven, financially sustainable home care program that promotes and delivers improved palliative care for homebound medically ill, elderly patients.
Project Start Date: April 2003 Project End Date: September 2005*



$194,000 | 12 Months
Beth Israel Medical Center

Knox Todd
“Emergency Department Palliative Care Screening and Brief Intervention - "BriefPal" - For Addressing Elderly Patients' Unmet Palliative Care and Hospice Needs.”

This grant will help fund the initial 12-month launch period of the Palliative Care Screening and Brief Intervention program, "BriefPal," collaboration between the Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute and the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: December 2007



$100,000 | 12 Months
Beth Israel Medical Center

Knox Todd
"Emergency Department Palliative Care Champions Pilot Project"

The proposed pilot is the next stage in a long-term effort by Beth Israel to promote palliative care training and rapid quality improvement methodology in emergency departments. The project will use the "train-the-trainer" method, and will test implementation of the model, with the eventual goal of expanding to hospital emergency departments throughout New York City.
Project Start Date: March 2009 Project End Date: April 2010*



$131,000 | 24 Months
Bridge Street Development Corporation
Colette GK Pierre
"Director of Programs at the Quincy Senior Residence"

This grant will support a full-time Social Worker/Program Director for a supportive service program that will provide health and social services in direct response to the needs of the elderly of the Quincy Residence in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: September 2007 Project End Date: August 2010



$155,000 | 18 Months
Bronx Community Health Network, Inc.
Carol Lau
"Project IMPACT CHCANYS Depression Collaborative"

This project will increase access to depression screening and treatment for underserved older adults in a primary care setting at the Comprehensive Family Care Center.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$300,000 | 24 Months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
“Palliative Medicine Consultation Service (PMCS)”

This grant will support the implementation of a culturally competent, elder-focused, in-patient palliative care consultation service.
Project Start Date: April 2004 Project End Date: March 2006



$60,000 | 12 Months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
"Health Advocacy in Palliative Care Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center"

A graduate-level trained health advocate will be added to the pre-existing Palliative Medicine Consultation Service (PMCS) team, comprised by a doctor, nurse practitioner, and social worker to assist all aspects of palliative medicine practice at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
Project Start Date: October 2006 Project End Date: April 2008*



$300,000 | 24 Months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Marcella Scaccia
“Improving Health Care Outcomes in Homebound High Risk Vulnerable Elders in the South Bronx: An Enhanced Interdisciplinary Model of Home Based Primary Care”

This grant will support the expansion of a visiting doctor program for homebound elderly residing in the Bronx.
Project Start Date: April 2009 Project End Date: August 2011*



$196,000 | 24 Months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Doug Reich
"Improving Mental Health Care Outcomes for Seniors in the South Bronx: An Enhanced Interdisciplinary Model of Care"

This project will create an interdisciplinary model of care by partnering with a senior center and a community-arts organization in order to combine mental health care services with arts and movement-based activities.
Project Start Date: August 2015 Project End Date: July 2017



$195,000 | 24 Months
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Louis Belzie
"Palliative Care Consultation Services"

Grant funds will be used to enhance and expand palliative care services to better serve the economically disadvantaged, socially diverse elderly population in eastern and central Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: December 2008



$200,000 | 24 Months
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Elizabeth Bonetti

"Palliative Care Consult Service"

This project will expand the palliative care team.
Project Start Date: September 2011 Project End Date: August 2013



$200,000 | 24 Months
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Carol Hanson-Beckles
"Palliative Care Consulting Service Nurse Manager"

This grant funds the addition of an Advance Practice Nurse into the Palliative Care Consulting Service.
Project Start Date: June 2014 Project End Date: May 2016



$232,000 | 24 Months
Brownsville Community Development Corporation

Azimah Ehr
"BMS Geriatric Supportive Services"

This grant will support the development of a new geriatric service to meet the community health care needs of elderly minority patients residing in Brownsville and East New York Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: May 2009 Project End Date: April 2011



$242,000 | 24 Months
Cabrini Medical Center

Mary Cooke
“Cabrini Alzheimer's Care Program”

This program brings support and assistance to patients and families who are not yet eligible for hospice care. The program provides assessment and treatment for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and for the frail elderly, and offers education and respite for family caregivers.
Project Start Date: May 2005 Project End Date: April 2007



$250,000 | 36 Months
Calvary Hospital

Nancy D'Agostino
“Nursing Home Hospice Program”

This grant will support a team of Calvary staff to work with ten additional nursing homes to increase access to hospice care for nursing home residents by establishing a hospice within the nursing home.
Project Start Date: July 2004 Project End Date: June 2007



$221,000 | 36 Months
Calvary Hospital
Frank Calamari
"Palliative Home Care Pilot Project"

This project will work towards providing effective and direct palliative care in the home of patients with cancer or other potentially life-limiting illnesses.
Project Start Date: October 2010 Project End Date: September 2014*



$120,000 | 18 Months
Calvary Hospital

Frank Calamari
"Dawn Greene Hospice"

This grant will help provide palliative and end-of-life care at a new hospice.
Project Start Date: December 2014 Project End Date: June 2016



$230,000 | 24 Months
Care for the Homeless

Debbian Fletcher-Blake
“Program for Diabetic Homeless Seniors”

This grant will help establish a program that will serve diabetic and at risk homeless seniors at two transitional residences.
Project Start Date: September 2008 Project End Date: August 2010



$139,000 | 18 Months
CaringKind

Jed Levine
"Advancing the Practice of Dementia Capable Palliative Care"

This program will further integrate and improve palliative care at three nursing homes.
Project Start Date: June 2015 Project End Date: December 2016



$187,500 | 36 Months
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc.

William Dionne
"Volunteer Services Expansion Program"

This program will restructure the Volunteer Services department and hire a Director of Volunteerism in order to better meet the needs of seniors in East Harlem..
Project Start Date: March 2014 Project End Date: February 2017



$300,000 | 24 Months
Catholic Health Care System (CHCS)

Kathryn McGuire
Harlem PACE”

This grant will support the development of a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program in Harlem, which will provide low-income, mostly minority participants with access to an entire continuum of health care services, including preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care.
Project Start Date: October 2008 Project End Date: September 2010



$82,000 | 12 Months
Center for Hearing and Communication
Laurie Hanin
"Center for Hearing and Aging (Pilot Year)"

This program will increase treatment rates of hearing loss, as well as provide education about the relationship between undiagnosed hearing loss and dementia.
Project Start Date: March 2013 Project End Date: February 2014



$70,000 | 12 Months
Center for Hearing and Communication
Nancy Nadler
"Center for Hearing and Aging"

This program will increase participation in hearing loss treatments for older adults.
Project Start Date: September 2014 Project End Date: August 2015



$150,000 | 19 Months
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Carol Sieger
"Improving Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting"
 

This project will create an Outpatient Palliative Care technical model by identifying best practices and developing the appropriate tools for providing enhanced palliative care to patients and their families in an outpatient setting.
Project Start Date: January 2012 Project End Date: August 2013



$250,000 | 24 Months
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

Jane T. Eng
"Medical Home for Chinese American Elderly”

This grant will support the development of a geriatric practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center based on the Medical Home Model.
Project Start Date: October 2009 Project End Date: September 2011



$100,000 | 24 Months
City Harvest, Inc.
Leslie Gordon
"Mobile Markets"

This program would recruit, register, and deliver produce to low-income older adults.
Project Start Date: August 2015 Project End Date: July 2017



$90,000 | 15 Months
Cobble Hill Health Care Center, Inc.

Donny Tuchman
"Using Technology to Reduce Avoidable Hospital Admissions by Implementing a Virtual Physician Service in the Nursing Home"

This project will implement a virtual physician service in order to reduce unnecessary readmissions to acute care hospitals.
Project Start Date: January 2015 Project End Date: March 2016



$216,000 | 24 Months
Columbia University in the City of New York

Robert Lewy
“Community Based Mental Health Services for Harlem Elderly”

This program will provide culturally competent mental health services to the Harlem elderly through a partnership between a community-based primary care practice, Isabella Geriatric Home Healthcare agency.
Project Start Date: January 2006 Project End Date: September 2008*



$209,000 | 24 Months
Columbia University in the City of New York

Stephan Marshall
“The ElderSmile Dental Network: Delivering Dental Services to the Elderly in Northern Manhattan

This grant will be used to deliver dental services to low-income, underserved elderly in northern Manhattan.
Project Start Date: April 2006 Project End Date: September 2008*



$200,000 | 24 Months
Columbia University in the City of New York

Stephan Marshall
“Improving Health of Older Adults: Primary Health Care Interventions as Part of the ElderSmile Program”

 

This project will increase access to primary care services, including screening for such conditions as diabetes and hypertension, for the elderly in northern Manhattan.
Project Start Date: August 2010 Project End Date: July 2012



$250,000 | 24 Months
Common Ground (now Breaking Ground)

Ellen Goetz
“Home, Health and Wellness (HHW)”

 

This grant is to create a an on-site medical and mental health care program to meet the critical health needs of the homeless and marginally housed elderly living on and around the environs of the Bowery.
Project Start Date: February 2003 Project End Date: June 2006*



$200,000 | 24 Months
Common Ground (now Breaking Ground)
Brenda Rosen
"ECHO (Elder Care Health Outreach) Initiative"

ECHO is a joint two-year pilot program of Common Ground and the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) to test a discrete roster of complementary services meant to promote successful aging in supportive housing sites in New York City.
Project Start Date: June 2013 Project End Date: May 2015



$80,000 | 6 Months
Community Health Care Association of New York State

Margaret Brennan
“Planning and Development of an IMPACT Learning Collaborative for NYC Community Health Centers”

 

This grant will plan for the first cohort of sites to implement Project IMPACT, which will increase access to depression screening and treatment for older adults in primary care settings.
Project Start Date: July 2010 Project End Date: March 2011*



$179,000 | 18 Months
Community Health Care Association of New York State
Kameron Wells
"Project IMPACT Depression Collaborative Technical Assistance" 

 

This project will increase access to depression screening and treatment for underserved older adults in a primary care setting.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$75,000 | 36 Months
Concerts in Motion

Jennifer Finn
"Self-Sustaining Fundraising Model"

This project will develop a self-sustaining fundraising model to help the program to continue to expand.
Project Start Date: January 2014 Project End Date: December 2016



$220,000 | 24 Months
Continuum Hospice Care/Jacob Perlow Hospice

Carolyn Cassin
Harlem Community Hospice Outreach Program”

 

This grant will support an outreach program to address the under-utilization of hospice services in Harlem by integrating Continuum's Hospice program into the Harlem community.
Project Start Date: January 2005 Project End Date: December 2006



 $180,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Beverly-Xaviera Watkins
"Building the Good Old Lower East Side Healthy Aging Collaborative”

 

Weill Medical College will collaborate with GOLES to expand the GOLES Senior Services Health Program and to build a community infrastructure in order to provide health and social services including health promotion, disease prevention, case management and counseling to Lower East Side seniors.
Project Start Date: September 2011 Project End Date: December 2013*



$189,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Eugenia Siegler
“Creating a Palliative Care Program for Hospitalized Patients”

 

This grant would help to fund a newly established palliative care consultation service.
Project Start Date: July 2006 Project End Date: June 2008



$200,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Ronald Adelman
"Developing Interdisciplinary Champions to Advance Hospital-Based Palliative Care Training”
 

 

This project would comprehensively integrate palliative care education into both nursing and social work departments at NY-Presbyterian Hospital.
Project Start Date: December 2011 Project End Date: November 2013



$300,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Mark Lachs
"New York City Elder Abuse Center

 

This grant will support the development and implementation of a multi-disciplinary Elder Abuse Center in New York City.
Project Start Date: November 2009 Project End Date: October 2011



$273,000 | 36 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Eugenia Siegler
“Enhancing the Care of Hospitalized Frail Elderly (HELP)”

 

This program is designed to reduce the risk of delirium and functional decline in hospitalized elders, using and adapting the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), which was first developed and implemented at Yale-New Haven Hospital with funding from the Samuels Foundation.
Project Start Date: December 2003 Project End Date: November 2006



$206,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical Center

Jo Anne Sirey
"Mental Health Needs Assessment and Services for Elderly Crime Victims"

This project will integrate psychosocial evaluations and mental health interventions into elder abuse services.
Project Start Date: August 2014 Project End Date: July 2017*



$150,000 | 12 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical Center

Jo Anne Sirey
"SMART-MH"

Bridge funding until DFTA mental health program is established in 2016.
Project Start Date: October 2015 Project End Date: September 2016



$100,000 | 18 Months
Corporation for Supportive Housing

Kristin Miller
"Creating Quality Supportive Housing for Aging Tenants"

This program will improve the quality of and increase the availability of supportive housing for the elderly homeless, helping them to age in place, access benefits, and receive integrated care and services.
Project Start Date: January 2015 Project End Date: July 2016



$200,000 | 24 Months
Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc.

Igal Jellinek
"CSCS Senior Nutrition Marketplace"

 

This grant will help grow a senior services group purchasing organization, from its pilot phase to a fully operational and self-sustaining operation.
Project Start Date: May 2007 Project End Date: March 2010*



$90,000 | 12 Months
DOROT, Inc.

Sara Peller
"Case Assistance Social Worker Pilot Program" 

 

This program will add a case assistance social worker to the DOROT staff, who will assist with directly helping seniors in all programs, run crisis intervention, and help seniors age in place.
Project Start Date: November 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$200,000 | 24 Months
DOROT, Inc.

Sara Peller
East Side Expansion”

 

This grant would help DOROT expand its pilot of services in Manhattan's East Side (14th to 96th Street) in order to increase the number of older adults who can participate in DOROT's core programs, such as Shop & Escort and Friendly Visiting.
Project Start Date: March 2003 Project End Date: February 2005



$122,000 | 24 Months
DOROT, Inc.

Elissa Kleinhaus
"Outreach to Vulnerable Seniors in our Community"

This grant will allow DOROT to hire a social worker who will conduct outreach to isolated seniors in order to connect them with the community and with supportive services.
Project Start Date: July 2015 Project End Date: June 2017



$70,000 | 12 Months
The Educational Alliance, Inc.

Sheryl Fuller
“Creating a Senior Wellness Center Model for the 21st Century”

 

This project will expand existing senior center services with a focus on physical and mental health, the arts, and education.
Project Start Date: July 2010 Project End Date: June 2011



$132,000 | 24 Months
Encore Community Services

Lillian McNamara
“C.A.R.E.: Coordinated & Appropriate Resources for the Elderly”

 

This grant is would expand Encore's case management program for seniors. This program helps provide the necessary services, resources and information that can have a positive impact on their clients lives and assists them to remain at home, avoiding institutionalization for as long as possible.
Project Start Date: April 2003 Project End Date: March 2005



$120,000 | 24 Months
Encore Community Services

Mary Ann Collins
"Encore West Residence"

 

This grant will support a full-time Care Coordinator who will provide social service assistance to low-income seniors residing at the newly opened Encore West Residence, a HUD 202 senior housing project located in Clinton (Hell's Kitchen).
Project Start Date: March 2007 Project End Date: February 2009



$300,000 | 36 Months
Flushing Hospital & Medical Center

Bruce Flanz
“Pain and Palliative Care Consultation Service (PPCCS)”

 

The Flushing Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) Department of Medicine proposes to develop and implement a Pain and Palliative Care Consultation Service (PPCCS) to improve access and availability of palliative care services to elderly patients in advanced stages of disease and their families.
Project Start Date: January 2004 Project End Date: December 2006



$516,000 | 24 Months
Food Bank for New York City

Carlos Rodriguez
“NYC Benefits: Increasing Enrollment of Poor New York Seniors in Needed Assistance Programs”

 

The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) and the Food Bank For New York City (Food Bank) will enroll New York seniors in an array of low-income assistance programs and to work with each other and City agencies to improve enrollment systems, making it easier for City seniors to secure critical low-income assistance.
Project Start Date: May 2009 Project End Date: April 2011



$90,000 | 36 Months
Fordham University

Manoj Pardasani
"ISC Evaluation"

The program will create a system for monitoring and evaluating the impact of participation on seniors for the eight newly formed Innovative Senior Centers (ISC).
Project Start Date: May 2012 Project End Date: December 2015*



$85,000 | 40 Months
Fordham University

Cathy Berkman
"Palliative Care Fellows"

This program will provide fellowships for masters level social workers in palliative care.
Project Start Date: March 2013 Project End Date: June 2016



$100,000 | 14 Months
Goddard Riverside Community Center

Stephan Russo
“Aging in Place Project”

 

This grant will provide transitional funding to sustain social work, health, financial and legal services and provide additional supports during the renovations of Goddard’s HUD 202 residential building for older adults. Once completed, the program will achieve self-sufficiency as a result of the increased cash flow from the building’s refinancing.
Project Start Date: May 2005 Project End Date: June 2006



$90,000 | 24 Months
Grand Street Settlement

Miriam Colon
“Baruch Elders Services Team (BEST) Program”

 

The BEST Program was established in 2003 in response to findings from a needs assessment. A multi-service NORC-like program offered in partnership with Cabrini Medical Center, BEST is targeted to the specific needs of the senior residents of the Bernard Baruch Houses. BEST's unique tiered model is designed to combat the negative effects of aging and of poverty and provides medical services, social services, and socialization and recreation activities for hundreds of Baruch housing senior residents.
Project Start Date: April 2005 Project End Date: March 2007



$250,000 | 24 Months
Grand Street Settlement

Margarita Rosa
“The BEST Program (Baruch Elder Services Team)”

 

Grand Street, in partnership with Cabrini Hospital, Cabrini Center For Rehabilitation, and NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), will implement a comprehensive senior services program, modeled on the NORC Supportive Services model at Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side.
Project Start Date: January 2003 Project End Date: December 2004



$53,000 | 24 Months
Greater New York Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Lorraine Ryan
"Palliative Care Collaborative" 

 

This project will build on the Palliative Care Leadership Network by developing a standardized approach for collaborating among palliative care providers including evaluation strategies.
Project Start Date: February 2012 Project End Date: January 2014



$184,000 | 24 Months
Guardians of the Sick, Inc.

Elisa Stern
"Project Lev"

 

This project will assist elderly, childless Holocaust survivors remain in their homes by means of case management and outreach.
Project Start Date: December 2009 Project End Date: November 2011



$75,000 | 36 Months
Hartley House

Nicole Cicogna
"Home Outreach Program for Elders (HOPE)""

This project will expand the existing HOPE program in order to provide more seniors with money management and care management services. The grant will allow Hartley House to hire a part-time Case Manager.
Project Start Date: January 2013 Project End Date: December 2015



$100,000 | 18 Months
Health Advocates for Older People, Inc.

Friedhilde Milburn
“The Healthy Aging Program at Carnegie East House”

 

This program will help residents of an assisted living residence and nearby apartment buildings to age-in-place by providing healthcare management and promotion services by a nurse practitioner as well as home safety assessments by other staff and volunteers. This program will minimize nursing home and hospital admissions while enhancing the quality of life of participants.
Project Start Date: April 2003 Project End Date: December 2004



$200,000 | 24 Months
Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale

Daniel Reingold
“Long-Term-Care-Based Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention Center

 

This grant will support the nation's first comprehensive elder abuse intervention and prevention center, including an elder abuse shelter for the elderly living in the community.
Project Start Date: August 2005 Project End Date: March 2008*



$39,000 | 6 Months
Henry Street Settlement

Janet Fischer
"Senior Mental Health Services"

 

This project will allow for the creation of a Geriatric Care Manager in order to provide comprehensive care coordination, health promotion, and social support, to the low-income senior population on the Lower East Side.
Project Start Date: February 2012 Project End Date: October 2012*



$200,000 | 18 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City
Susan Cohen
"Bellevue Hospital - Model Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic"

 

This grant will fund the expansion of the Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic, including increased staff and clinic hours.
Project Start Date: May 2010 Project End Date: October 2011



$199,000 | 36 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City

Lauren Shaiova
“Emergency Department Palliative Care Screening Initiative at HHC's Metropolitan Hospital Center
 

 

This program will expand palliative care services by increasing training, implementing treatment earlier and quicker, and promoting palliative care research.
Project Start Date: September 2009 Project End Date: August 2012

Note: Project had a temporary hiatus. 



$300,000 | 24 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City

Michael Chambers
“Geriatric Mental Health Services in the Primary Care Setting: Project IMPACT”

 

This grant would support the replication of Project IMPACT (Improving Mood - Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment) a mental health program designed to identify and treat depression in the elderly at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: January 2009 Project End Date: December 2010



$200,000 | 18 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City

Lauren Shaiova
"Metropolitan Hospital Center: Expanding Culturally Competent Palliative Care Services"

 

This grant will help support the development of a new pain and palliative care team at Metropolitan Hospital Center.
Project Start Date: January 2008 Project End Date: July 2009



$200,000 | 18 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City

Tita Castor
"Expanding Palliative Medicine at HHC's Elmhurst Hospital Center"

 

This grant will help to expand the palliative care team at Elmhurst Hospital.
Project Start Date: October 2009 Project End Date: April 2011



$200,000 | 24 Months
HHC Foundation of New York City

Susan Cohen
“Palliative Care Fellowship”

This project will fund the addition of a fellow in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center, which will provide palliative care education for residents and a greater level care to patients.
Project Start Date: July 2013 Project End Date: June 2015



$220,000 | 24 Months
Highbridge Community Life Center, Inc.

Edward Phelan
“Nurse Aide Training Program”

 

This program seeks to improve the level of care received by the elderly by expanding HCLC's successful Nurse Aide training program.
Project Start Date: December 2002 Project End Date: November 2004



$195,000 | 24 Months
Hospice Care Network

Maureen Hinkelman
"Improving Access to Culturally Sensitive End-of-Life Care for Elderly Asian and Hispanic Residents of Queens"

 

This program will help to increase awareness and utilization of hospice and palliative care services by the elderly Asian (Chinese and Korean) and Hispanic populations in Queens.
Project Start Date: January 2008 Project End Date: December 2009



$172,500 | 24 Months
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Stephen Honig
“Osteoporosis Model of Care Program”

 

This grant will be used to ensure patients receive bone density testing and/or osteoporosis medication after sustaining a fragility fracture.
Project Start Date: September 2006 Project End Date: August 2008



$237,000 | 36 Months
Hudson Guild, Inc.

Brian Saber
“Senior Wellness Access Program (SWAP)”

 

This grant will support the creation of the Senior Wellness Access Program (SWAP) that integrates services from four community providers into a comprehensive care model that identifies and meets the mental and healthcare needs of seniors in Chelsea.
Project Start Date: April 2005 Project End Date: July 2008*



$112,000 | 24 Months
Hudson Guild, Inc.

Alisa Robbins
“In My Language: Mental & Physical Wellness Services for Chinese-Speaking Seniors”

This program will hire a Chinese speaking social worker to provide mental health and related services.
Project Start Date: May 2013 Project End Date: July 2015*



$170,000 | 18 Months
Institute for Music and Neurologic Function/Beth Abraham

Concetta Tomaino
“Enhancing Community-based and Home Care with Music Therapy”

 

This grant will support the expansion of a music therapy program to provide therapy services to housebound elderly.
Project Start Date: January 2009 Project End Date: June 2011*



$200,000 | 24 Months
Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly

Isora Bosch
Clinica Nueva Esperanza”
 

 

This program would expand the availability of mental health services to low-income older adults in Queens by adding to the clinic staff and identifying a larger patient base.
Project Start Date: July 2011 Project End Date: June 2013
 



$275,500 | 24 Months
Institute for Urban Family Health

Virna Little
“Caring for Seniors: Project IMPACT in NYC”

 

This grant would support the replication of Project IMPACT (Improving Mood - Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment) a mental health program designed to identify and treat depression in the elderly at three health centers in the Bronx and three in Manhattan.
Project Start Date: January 2004 Project End Date: December 2005



$148,000 | 24 Months
Isabella Geriatric Center

Mark J. Kator
"Isabella’s Partnership with PHI: A Skills-Based Approach to Person-Centered Care"

This program will improve person-centered long term care by training staff in communication, collaboration, self-management, and leadership.
Project Start Date: December 2012 Project End Date: November 2014



$150,000 | 12 Months
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Alan Roth
“Family Medicine Palliative Care Program”

 

This grant will be used to establish a hospital-wide, interdisciplinary, patient- and family-centered, culturally competent Family Medicine Palliative Care Program for predominantly poor, elderly, and minority patients who do not have access to palliative care.
Project Start Date: September 2005 Project End Date: August 2006



$200,000 | 24 Months
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Alan Roth
“Expanding the Spectrum of Care and Education”

 

This grant will expand the Palliative Care Program to patients of the emergency department and critical care units.
Project Start Date: July 2009 Project End Date: June 2011



$200,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)

Leah Ferster
“JASA-Oxford Social Work Services Program”

 

This program will connect identified members with community supports and give access to entitlements and other services so that they can continue to live in their own homes and communities. JASA is requesting start-up funding for this service and will be fully reimbursed for services for Oxford Medicare HMO clients.
Project Start Date: November 2005 Project End Date: October 2007



$136,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

Megan Campbell
"Bridge to Care"

This program will enhance access to food and services for homebound and/or disconnected seniors in Staten Island.
Project Start Date: March 2013 Project End Date: February 2015



$85,000 | 10 Months
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.

Moshe Wiener
"Senior Citizen Homecare"

This program will provide homecare services to Holocaust survivors.
Project Start Date: January 2016 Project End Date: October 2016



$299,000 | 36 Months
Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged

Audrey Weiner
“An Integrated Person-Centered Approach to Palliative Care”

 

This grant will support the development of a replicable model of unit based palliative care in the nursing home.
Project Start Date: September 2008 Project End Date: December 2011*



$225,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged

Audrey Weiner
"Telecare Community Palliative Care Program"

 

This program will bring comprehensive palliative care services into the home care setting by incorporating the services of a palliative care nurse practitioner with telehealth to assist in case identification and monitoring.
Project Start Date: June 2007 Project End Date: August 2009*



$212,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Home Lifecare

Kenneth Boockvar
"Delirium Prevention Program"

The program will assess and treat the primary risk factors for delirium, in order to prevent delirium and to determine the impact and cost savings of the program in nursing homes.
Project Start Date: September 2012 Project End Date: December 2014*



$213,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Home Lifecare

Gregory Poole-Dayan
"Geriatric Substance Abuse Recovery Program"

The program will integrate medical rehabilitation and substance abuse recovery services for elders in order to reduce readmissions, improve quality-of-care, and improve identification of older adults with substance abuse issues.
Project Start Date: July 2014 Project End Date: June 2016



$200,000 | 24 Months
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Sarita Patel
"Palliative Care Service Expansion"

 

Expansion of the newly formed Palliative Care Service.
Project Start Date: May 2008 Project End Date: July 2010*



$200,000 | 18 Months
Lenox Hill Hospital

Wendy Edwards
“Expansion of the Palliative Medicine Program”

 

This project will expand the palliative care program by hiring a second physician. As a result, the program will be able to treat more patients and expand educational efforts in other departments.
Project Start Date: November 2011 Project End Date: April 2013



$171,000 | 16 Months
Lenox Hill Hospital

Elizabeth Clark
Outpatient Geriatrics Center

 

This grant would support the expansion of the Outpatient Geriatrics Center, which will enable it to be open full time and increase capacity by 300%.
Project Start Date: October 2003 Project End Date: February 2005



$150,000 | 24 Months
Lifetime Arts

Maura O'Malley
“Creative Aging in Our Communities: The New York City Libraries Project”

 

This project will create instructional arts programs in libraries in order to foster creativity in older adults.
Project Start Date: March 2011 Project End Date: February 2013



$200,000 | 24 Months
Lighthouse International

Tara Easter
"Geriatric Home-Based Low Vision Partnership Program"

 

The proposed program will implement an innovative, multi-disciplinary, home-based health care model to serve homebound older adults with vision impairment residing in Manhattan. This new model will utilize a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner to conduct home health assessments that include visual functioning in order to identify service needs and implement home-based low vision care, necessary vision rehabilitation services, and other allied health care services.
Project Start Date: February 2007 Project End Date: October 2009*



$212,000 | 36 Months
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

Stephanie Pinder
'Strengthening Seniors"

 

This grant would support a community based mental health program that is a continuum of care and support model, utilizing a collaborative approach with hospital-based services.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: December 2009



$90,000 | 12 Months
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Denise Scott
“Bedford-Stuyvesant Aging Improvement District” 

 

This project will serve as a pilot for a new method for implementing and disseminating New York Academy of Medicine's Aging Improvement Districts, a model for improving the lives of older adults in specific neighborhoods.
Project Start Date: November 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$297,000 | 36 Months
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Patricia Gallatin
“Alzheimer's Companions - Expansion to Queens

 

This program is an in-home respite program that offers a three-hour block of care every other week to individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This program provides care and cognitive stimulation to patients in their own homes and gives a periodic break to caregivers.
Project Start Date: June 2003 Project End Date: May 2007



$74,000 | 24 Months
Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)

Richard Mollot
“Engaging and Educating Nursing Home Residents, Families, and Representatives to Achieve Sustained Improvement in Dementia Care and Quality of Life”

This program will educate families and long term care Ombudsmen on dementia care standards in order to prevent unnecessary use of antipsychotics.
Project Start Date: May 2015 Project End Date: April 2017



$155,000 | 18 Months
Lutheran Family Health Center

Mark Alvarado
“Project IMPACT CHCANYS Depression Collaborative”

 

This project will increase access to depression screening and treatment for underserved older adults in a primary care setting at the Sunset Park Family Health Center.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$172,000 | 24 Months
Lutheran Family Health Center
Frances
Picone

"Senior Connections"

 

This program will enable seniors to overcome barriers to seeking mental health treatment by integrating services into senior service programs and by providing services that are culture-specific and offered in the participants' native language.
Project Start Date: March 2008 Project End Date: February 2010



$200,000 | 24 Months
Lutheran Medical Center

Beth Raucher
“Developing a Culturally-Competent, Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Program”

This project will create a palliative care model that will help create an institutional culture that values palliative care.
Project Start Date: December 2013 Project End Date: November 2015



$220,000 | 36 Months
Maimonides Medical Center
Barbara Paris
“Safe at Home Program”

This program seeks to maintain frail high-risk elderly during the transitional period from hospital discharge to home by providing coordinated, comprehensive care by a team of healthcare professionals.
Project Start Date: March 2009 Project End Date: January 2015*



$266,000 | 24 Months
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.

Rachel Bennett
"Increasing Access to Affordable Health Care in Poor New York City Neighborhoods"

 

The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) and targeted community organizations will help community seniors determine appropriate drug plan choices for them, enroll in low-income benefits that will provide significant annual cost-savings, and identify and avoid marketing scams.
Project Start Date: November 2007 Project End Date: October 2009



$115,000 | 12 Months
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.

Rachel Bennett
"Improving the Medicare Buy-In Process to Increase Low-Income Program Enrollment"

 

This grant will enable the MRC to increase enrollment of poor elderly into Medicare Buy-In programs and advocate reforms to simplify the Buy-In process through legislative reforms.
Project Start Date: March 2009 Project End Date: February 2010



$549,000 | 24 Months
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.

Rachel Bennett
"NYC Benefits: Increasing Enrollment of Poor New York Seniors in Needed Assistance Programs"

 

The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) and the Food Bank For New York City (Food Bank) will enroll New York seniors in an array of low-income assistance programs and to work with each other and City agencies to improve enrollment systems, making it easier for City seniors to secure critical low-income assistance.
Project Start Date: May 2009 Project End Date: April 2011



$144,000 | 18 Months
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.

Rachel Bennett
"Hospital and Community-Based Counseling and Enrollment Assistance"

 

This project will expand the Medicare Savings Program Enrollment project to two new hospital partners and train professionals at Community Partners sites in Medicare-related counseling and enrollment assistance.
Project Start Date: February 2011 Project End Date: July 2012



$201,000 | 24 Months
Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Barbara Hiney
"Building a Sustainable Home Visiting Palliative Medicine Program"

 

This grant will be used to establish a sustainable home-visiting Palliative Medicine Program.
Project Start Date: October 2005  Project End Date: September 2007



$212,000 | 24 Months
Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Barbara Hiney
“Hospice Care for Chinese-American New Yorkers: Creating a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Program”

 

This grant will support a hospice and palliative care program designed to increase accessible and appropriate care for Chinese-Americans in Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: October 2008 Project End Date: July 2011



$225,000 | 24 Months
Montefiore Medical Center

Sean O'Mahoney
“A Palliative Care and Case Management Model in the Emergency Department”

 

This grant will support the development and implementation of a program in the Emergency Department that will improve access to palliative care and hospice services.
Project Start Date: April 2004 Project End Date: January 2007*



$162,000 | 24 Months
Montefiore Medical Center

Sean O' Mahoney
“Video-conferenced and face-to-face palliative care and bioethics consultations for elderly patients at Beth Abraham Health Systems and Morningside House”

 

This grant will support a program to extend palliative care and bioethics consultative services to two local nursing homes, Morningside House and Beth Abraham Health Systems through the use of video-conferenced and direct face-to-face consultations.
Project Start Date: January 2008 Project End Date: December 2009



$147,000 | 18 Months
Morris Heights Health Center

Lauren Machin
“Project IMPACT CHCANYS Depression Collaborative” 

 

 This project will increase access to depression screening and treatment for underserved older adults in a primary care setting.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: October 2012



$229,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Theresa Soriano
“Visiting Doctor Program Inpatient Nurse Practitioner”

 

This grant will be used to implement a new model of hospital care for the Visiting Doctors Program patients who require hospitalization.
Project Start Date: June 2006 Project End Date: January 2009*



$274,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Theresa Soriano
“Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Home-Based Primary Care”

 

This grant will expand the capacity of the Visiting Doctors Program.
Project Start Date: October 2009 Project End Date: November 2011*



$189,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Theresa Soriano
"Nurse Practitioner-Led Co-Management Program"

 

The program will expand the team-based care model to serve a larger group of homebound patients who require more intensive home based primary care services.
Project Start Date: August 2012 Project End Date: July 2014



$199,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Hospital

Umesh Gidwani
“Palliative Care Consultation Service: Communication, Dignity, and Respect”

 

This grant will be used to enhance and expand Mount Sinai-Queen's hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Service (PCCS).
Project Start Date: October 2005 Project End Date: September 2008*



$149,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Audrey Chun
"Transforming Primary Care for Older Adults"
 

 

The program would shift responsibility for patient care from a primary care provider to an entire team lead by the physician, in order to improve patient care and decrease admissions.
Project Start Date: July 2012 Project End Date: June 2014



$232,000 | 60 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Rosanne Leipzig
"Making an IMPACT: Treating Depression in an Academic Geriatric Primary Care Setting"

This program will use the IMPACT model of care in order to reach patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Project Start Date: December 2010 Project End Date: December 2015



$110,000 | 24 Months
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

Larry Coffee
"Donated Dental Services (DDS)"

 

This grant will support a Donated Dental Services project in New York City to assist needy elderly individuals and people unable to afford extensive dental treatment because of financial challenges associated with mental, physical, and/or medical disabilities.
Project Start Date: July 2007 Project End Date: December 2009*



$150,000 | 36 Months
New York Cares

Gary Bagley
“Increasing the Number of Older Adults Volunteers in Queens

 

This grant will help to implement a meaningful, replicable, and sustainable volunteer program model that is appealing to individuals over age 60.
Project Start Date: August 2007 Project End Date: July 2010



$300,000 | 36 Months
New York Downtown Hospital

Lester Blair
"Dzi Yuan: Palliative Care and Supportive Consultation Service"

 

This grant will support the implementation of a palliative care consultation service that is culturally competent and focused on the Chinese elders.
Project Start Date: January 2005 Project End Date: July 2009*



$195,000 | 24 Months
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Cynthia Pan
“Palliative Care Program”

 

This program will expand NYHQ's newly developed palliative care program by adding a full-time palliative care social worker.
Project Start Date: December 2011 Project End Date: December 2013



$200,000 | 18 Months
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.

Randye Retkin
LegalHealth's Senior Advocacy Project”

 

This grant will allow LegalHealth to expand to provide legal assistance to seniors where they receive healthcare services (e.g., hospital geriatric units/clinics, palliative care programs), thus affording ease of access for patients.
Project Start Date: March 2007 Project End Date: September 2008



$190,000 | 36 Months
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.

Randye Retkin
LegalHealth Senior Advocacy Project: Woodhull Medical Center

 

This grant will fund the expansion of LegalHealth to HHC's Woodhull Hospital.
Project Start Date: July 2009 Project End Date: June 2011



$133,500 | 36 Months
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc. (NYLAG)

Randye Retkin
“The Montefiore Senior Advocacy Project”

NYLAG will partner with Montefiore in order to expand the Hospital's legal services for elderly patients, which will involve opening two LegalHealth Clinics in outpatient facilities. NYLAG will also train health care professionals in advocacy and in making legal referrals.
Project Start Date: December 2011 Project End Date: November 2014



$100,000 | 12 Months
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.

Randye Retkin
"LegalHealth Project to Achieve Long Term Sustainability by Positioning Itself Strategically through DSRIP and other NY State Health Care Initiatives"

This grant will allow LegalHealth to attain sustainability by taking advantage of opportunities created by the MRT Waiver Amendment.
Project Start Date: November 2014 Project End Date: November 2015



$200,000 | 30 Months
New York Methodist Hospital

Steven Silber
“Palliative Care Consultation Program”
 

 

This project will develop a formal palliative care program in order to treat the symptoms of elderly patients, improve quality of life, reduce cost of care, and promote cultural transformation.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: October 2013 



$175,000 | 24 Months
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Evelyn Granieri
“Syncope and Falls in the Elderly (SAFE) Clinic in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging”

 

This grant will help create an interdisciplinary clinical facility that provides evaluation and management of falls and syncope in the elderly.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: December 2008



$200,000 | 24 Months
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Michael Weinberger
“Adult Palliative Care Consultation Service at Columbia Campus”

 

This grant will allow Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to expand its existing palliative care service to all of its service lines.
Project Start Date: January 2009 Project End Date: June 2011*



$248,000 | 36 Months
New York University

Terry Fulmer
"Addressing the Healthcare Challenges of the 21st Century through and Innovative Nursing Practice Model"

 

This grant will fund a nursing faculty practice which will use Geriatric Nurse Practioners to provide patient-centered services that will support and promote the health of older adults.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: January 2010



$175,000 | 24 Months
New York University

Tara Cortes
"Aging Gracefully at HHC: Enhancing Nurse Competencies to Care for Older Adults"

 

This project will continue the work of the pilot project in training nurses in geriatric health care practices, as well as create replicable models of geriatric nursing care at Jacobi, Lincoln, Elmhurst, and Coney Island Hospitals.
Project Start Date: February 2011 Project End Date: February 2013



$100,000 | 36 Months
New York University
Susan Gerbino
"Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life-Care"
 

 

This program will provide specialized training, field placement, and mentoring in palliative care for selected second year Masters in Social Work (MSW) students.
Project Start Date: September 2010 Project End Date: August 2013
 



$130,000 | 36 Months
New York University

Judith Haber
“An Innovative Model of Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training to Improve Access, Availability, & Quality of Diabetes Care for Older Adults”
 

 

This project will increase access to diabetes services, help older adults learn to self-manage the disease, and train diabetes educators on teaching self-management techniques to patients.
Project Start Date: January 2011 Project End Date: December 2013
 



$199,000 | 24 Months
New York University

Tara Cortes
"Phase II Expansion – Enhancing HHC Competencies to Care for Older Adults"

The program will add four hospitals to the NICHE training program in order to improve geriatric health care in the NYC HHC System.
Project Start Date: September 2012 Project End Date: November 2014*



$90,000 | 12 Months
New York University

James Pace
"Healthy Aging Collaboration: A Social Ecology Model – Planning Phase"

This program will provide greater access to healthcare and social services to help seniors residing in university owned housing age in place.
Project Start Date: August 2014 Project End Date: August 2015



$195,000 | 24 Months
New York University Langone Medical Center

Caroline Blaum
"Geriatric Palliative Care Clinic"

This palliative care clinic will help patients remain at home by providing physical and psychological support, aiding in transitions between care sites, and coordinating care.
Project Start Date: March 2014 Project End Date: March 2016



$101,000 | 18 Months
New York Women’s Foundation

Ana Oliveira
"65+ Pilot"  

The NYWF will work with specific grantee partners to expand services and programs for older women.
Project Start Date: April 2014 Project End Date: September 2015
 



$310,000 | 36 Months
North General Hospital

Valentine Burroughs
“Medical House Call Program”

 

This grant supports a portion of the expenses of an initiative to develop teams comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers that would visit frail elderly in their homes, become their primary care providers and coordinate all aspects of care.
Project Start Date: June 2003 Project End Date: August 2007*



$354,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Health System, Inc.
Joseph Weiner
“Special Clinical Support Service (SCSS) for the Gravely Ill Elderly and Their Families”

 

This program will provide supportive and palliative care services to patients who have been rejected for admission for intensive care services at LIJ. It will help patients, loved ones, and physicians sort out the crucial and complex medical decisions to be made at the end of someone's life.
Project Start Date: October 2002 Project End Date: October 2004



$203,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc.

Kathleen Pecinka
"Telemedicine Program Targeting Seniors with Congestive Heart Failure in Queens"

 

This grant will support the expansion of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System Home Care Network's telemedicine program to their home care patients residing in Queens.
Project Start Date: June 2007 Project End Date: July 2009



$275,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc.

Merryl Siegel
"Caring for Home Bound Seniors with Chronic Illness in Queens"

 

This grant will support the development of a medical home visiting program in Queens.
Project Start Date: August 2008 Project End Date: July 2010



$150,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Health System, Inc.
Renee Pekmezaris
"Telemonitoring of CHF Patients in the Community (Post-Home Care)" 

 

This program will manage, via a telehealth model, patients who have been discharged from home care, in order to improve health and reduce readmissions.
Project Start Date: February 2011 Project End Date: January 2013 



$150,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Health System, Inc.
Renee Pekmezaris
"Transitional Care Model: Expanding House Calls to Frail Seniors Recently Discharged From the Hospital”

This program will provide home visits and extended care to seniors for 30 days after hospitalization, in order to improve health outcomes and lower re-hospitalization rates.
Project Start Date: January 2013 Project End Date: June 2015*



$126,000 | 12 Months
Odyssey House, Inc.

Frank Dominelli
“Geriatric Dental Care Initiative”

 

This grant will fund a geriatric dental clinic for patients in Odyssey House's ElderCare residential and out-patient programs.
Project Start Date: January 2007 Project End Date: July 2008*



$200,000 | 24 Months
Odyssey House, Inc.

Peter Provet
ElderCare Outpatient Program”

 

This grant will support a case manager and a social worker to create an outpatient substance abuse and psychotherapeutic treatment track, within the Odyssey House Outpatient Treatment Program, dedicated to elderly substance abusers living in NYC.
Project Start Date: April 2004 Project End Date: April 2006



$129,000 | 12 Months
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

Thomas Kamber
"Social Impact Analysis and Demonstration Project"

 

This project is a one-year pilot to demonstrate, analyze, and communicate the OATS model of providing technology programs to older adults.
Project Start Date: February 2009 Project End Date: July 2010*



$75,000 | 12 Months
Osborne Association

Elizabeth Gaynes
"Elder Reentry Initiative"

This program will help aging prisoners transition back into the community by conducting assessments prior to release and afterwards connecting them to community based social services
Project Start Date: April 2015 Project End Date: March 2016



$233,000 | 24 Months
Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center

T.S. Dharmarajan
“Mercy Care Partners in Health”

 

This grant will support the expansion of a geriatric practice designed to improve the healthcare and quality of life of elderly residents living in two medically underserved communities in the Bronx by offering increased office hours and physician house call services.
Project Start Date: August 2004 Project End Date: August 2006



$250,000 | 24 Months
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.

Steven Dawson
“Quality Jobs/Quality Care at Care at Home”

 

This grant will fund the replication of the PHI's innovative quality jobs/quality care model within Care at Home, a home care agency in Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: January 2005 Project End Date: January 2007



$214,000 | 24 Months
Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, Inc.

Marianne Nicolosi
“Developing a Free-Standing, Fee-for-Service Geriatric Care Management Program”

 

This grant will support the development of a self-sustaining care management program in Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: May 2006 Project End Date: May 2008



$225,000 | 24 Months
Per Scholas, Inc.

Plinio Ayala
“Comp2Seniors, Helping Older Adults Through Technology”

 

This grant will be used to provide home computers and technology training to low-income elderly in New York City.
Project Start Date: September 2006 Project End Date: August 2008



$197,000 | 24 Months
Pesach Tikvah Hope Development Inc.

Zalman Kotzen
“In-Home Mental Health Services for Holocaust Survivors”

 

This grant will support a program of urgently needed mental health services targeting isolated, home-bound, frail, elderly Holocaust survivors living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: March 2009 Project End Date: May 2011*



$180,000 | 24 Months
Phipps Community Development Corporation

Rosemary Ordonez-Jenkins
"Supportive Senior Service Program at La Casa de Felicidad"

 

This grant will support a full-time Social Worker/Program Coordinator for a supportive services program that will provide advocacy, health services, emotional, social an physical outlets in direct response to the needs and interests of older adult residents of La Casa de la Felicidad in the South Bronx.
Project Start Date: July 2007 Project End Date: September 2009*



$258,000 | 36 Months
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc.

Elvira Gonzalez
“Life Line Center for Latino Seniors”

 

This program will offer Latino seniors, with a special focus on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, linguistically and culturally sensitive mental health treatment, home visiting services, case management and peer support.
Project Start Date: October 2004 Project End Date: July 2008*



$90,000 | 24 Months
Queens Library Foundation

Madlyn Schneider
“Expanding Access to Age Friendly Services”

This program will create and enhance services for older adults at libraries in Queens.
Project Start Date: December 2012 Project End Date: December 2014



$203,000 | 24 Months
ReServe Elder Service, Inc.

Claire Haaga Altman
“Elder-to-Elder: Engaging Older Adults In the Care and Service of Frail Elderly”

 

This grant will provide support to help connect older adults with stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills and experience to help the frail elderly.
Project Start Date: August 2006 Project End Date: July 2008



$162,000 | 24 Months
Riverdale Mental Health Association

Robert Brewster
"Innovative Senior Services"

 

This grant will be used to establish an elder-specific mental health outreach and treatment program in the Northwest Bronx.
Project Start Date: February 2006 Project End Date: January 2009*



$150,000 | 30 Months
Riverdale Senior Services, Inc.

Julia Schwartz-Leeper
“Integrated Mental Health Services”

This project will develop an integrated system of mental health services at the senior center by providing evaluation and assessment, counseling services in both individual and group settings, as well as educational programs.
Project Start Date: July 2012 Project End Date: January 2015



$287,000 | 24 Months
St. Barnabas Hospital

Joel Sender
"The St. Barnabas Ambulatory Geriatric Center"

 

This grant will help support a team of care givers in order to provide comprehensive health care to low income multi-cultural elder patients.
Project Start Date: July 2009 Project End Date: June 2011



$200,000 | 24 Months
St. Barnabas Hospital

Joel A. Sender
“Emergency Department Geriatrics Unit”

This project will create a special geriatrics unit in the Emergency Department in order to improve geriatric care, reduce readmissions, reduce medical complications, and improve length of stay.
Project Start Date: April 2013 Project End Date: October 2015



$225,000 | 36 Months
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center - Manhattan

F. Russell Kellogg
“Homebound Health Care Program - Latinos Unidos en la Communidad

 

This grant would support the replication of an in-home, long-term home health services program to reach the frail, homebound elderly living in the Lower East Side.
Project Start Date: January 2004 Project End Date: January 2007



$200,000 | 18 Months
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers

Wendy Edwards
“Implementing a Culturally Proficient Cross Cultural Palliative Care Program”

 

This grant will support the implementation of a Chinese language proficient and culturally competent Palliative Care program in hospital and community settings served by St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan.
Project Start Date: September 2008 Project End Date: March 2010



$212,150 | 12 Months
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Steven Goodman
“NORC-WOW Implementation Phase, Year 1”

 

This grant would fund the first year of implementing a NORC supportive services to a community of free standing one and two family homes. It follows a successful one year planning and community building phase that was funded by the Samuels Foundation.
Project Start Date: January 2004 Project End Date: January 2005



$312,850 | 24 Months
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Karen Schwab
“NORC-WOW Implementation Phase

 

This grant will fund the next three years of the implementation phase for developing NORC supportive services in a community of freestanding one and two-family homes in Northeast Queens.
Project Start Date: January 2005 Project End Date: December 2008*



$130,000 | 24 Months
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Jane Bardavid
“Providing Mental Health Services in Senior Centers”

 

The Samuel Field Y's certified geriatric mental health clinic, Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (CAPE), intends to increase access to mental health care for older adults through the development of satellites in four senior centers in Queens.
Project Start Date: October 2005 Project End Date: October 2007



$103,000 | 12 Months
Schervier Nursing Care Center

Jennifer Giuffrida
"Transitional Care Program"

 

This program will help palliative care patients transition from the hospital to the nursing home, in order to improve quality of care, personalize care to the patient, and reduce readmissions.
Project Start Date: February 2013 Project End Date: February 2014



$75,000 | 36 Months
Search and Care, Inc.

Brian Kravitz
"Expanding/Refining Agency Care"
 

 

This grant will support a new care manager in order to expand the number of vulnerable elders served (predominantly in East Harlem), as well as to relieve current care manager caseloads.
Project Start Date: May 2010 Project End Date: April 2013



$114,000 | 36 Months
Search and Care, Inc.

Susan Siroto
"Enhancing Care for Elders"

This program will add a bi-lingual masters level social worker to enhance care management services.
Project Start Date: November 2013 Project End Date: October 2016



$250,000 | 30 Months
Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)

Terry Kaelber
“Harlem/East Harlem SAGE Neighbors/NORC Without Walls”

 

This grant will be used to replicate and sustain a "NORC Without Walls" program for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in the Harlem/East Harlem neighborhoods of New York City.
Project Start Date: January 2004 Project End Date: July 2006



$100,000 | 24 Months
Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)

Tom Weber
“SAGE Harlem

 

This grant will allow SAGE Harlem to provide medical, social and financial services to LGBT older adults in Harlem and East Harlem.
Project Start Date: September 2009 Project End Date: August 2011



$100,000 | 12 Months
The Sephardic Home for the Aged, Inc.

Gertrudes DeGuzman
"Wellness/Nursing Evening Rehabilitation Program"
 

 

This program will provide therapeutic modalities that will enhance the fine motor skills, strength, and endurance of the residents, in order to prevent contractures, pressure ulcers, depression, and hospitalization, and to reduce Medicaid and Medicare costs.
Project Start Date: September 2012 Project End Date: August 2013



$195,000 | 18 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
“Expansion of Mental Health Counseling for Older Adults”

 

This grant would fund the expansion of SPOP's mental health Clinic and homebound program to address the growing needs for mental health services for the under-served, elderly in New York City.
Project Start Date: April 2003 Project End Date: October 2004



$225,000 | 24 Months
SPOP
Nancy Harvey
"Homebound Mental Health Services Expansion"
 

 

This program would increase the number of homebound older adults receiving counseling services.
Project Start Date: May 2011 Project End Date: April 2013
 



$163,000 | 18 Months
SPOP

Nancy Harvey
“Expansion of Mental Health Clinic for Older Adults”

This program will expand its mental health services by adding staff social workers.
Project Start Date: September 2013 Project End Date: February 2015



$143,000 | 12 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
“Mental Health Counseling for Dually Diagnosed Older Adults”

 

This grant will help SPOP expand its mental health Clinic to meet the needs of seniors with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of alcoholism or substance abuse (dually diagnosed), an under-served segment of the elderly population in Manhattan.
Project Start Date: March 2005 Project End Date: June 2006*



$166,000 | 12 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
“Mental Health Outreach Services for Older Adults”

 

Under this program, SPOP will expand its community based clinical services to address the mental health needs of the underserved, elderly Latino and Asian populations in New York.
Project Start Date: December 2006 Project End Date: December 2007



$220,000 | 18 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
"Meeting Priority Mental Health Needs of Older Adults"

 

This grant will fund the expansion of mental health services to homebound and Spanish speaking older adults.
Project Start Date: July 2008 Project End Date: March 2010*



$159,000 | 12 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
“Expanded Mental Health Services for Homebound Older Adults in Manhattan

 

This program will provide mental health services to homebound older adults.
Project Start Date: March 2010 Project End Date: February 2011



$190,000 | 18 Months
Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
"Geriatric Mental Health Services"

This grant would allow SPOP's geriatric mental health clinic to add staff members in order to keep up with a growing demand for services.
Project Start Date: February 2015 Project End Date: August 2016



$294,000 | 18 Months
Single Stop

Julie Kashen
"Linking Low-Income Seniors to Benefits and Services"

 

This project aims to provide a comprehensive program of benefits, supports and counseling to seniors by providing as many services as possible in one location, including financial counseling, housing assistance, legal resources, transportation and hunger relief.
Project Start Date: September 2011 Project End Date: February 2013



$209,000 | 12 Months
Single Stop

Anna Verdiyan
"A Public-Private Partnership to Launch an Integrated Benefits Pilot Program at Senior Centers"

This program will implement a benefits enrollment program at senior centers to help significantly increase the number of seniors receiving benefits.
Project Start Date: May 2015 Project End Date: April 2016



$122,000 | 24 Months
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES

Lisette Sosa-Dickson
"Casa Bien Estar, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Extension"

This program will expand mental health services to fifty new patients in a Brooklyn outpatient clinic.
Project Start Date: March 2015 Project End Date: March 2017



$200,000 | 24 Months
Staten Island University Hospital

Donna Seminara
“Elder Homebound Visit Program”

 

This grant will support the expansion of a comprehensive home visit program for homebound elderly with complex and serious illnesses.
Project Start Date: April 2004 Project End Date: April 2006



$135,000 | 24 Months
Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.

Judith Zangwill
“Self-Sustaining Social-Model Adult Day Services Program”

 

This grant will help fund a Social Adult Day Services program for cognitively impaired seniors. The grant will also support a marketing and outreach initiative to enable the program to become self-sufficient.
Project Start Date: July 2009 Project End Date: June 2011



$62,000 | 12 Months
Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.

Alex A. Gomez
"Sunnyside Community Services Home Health Aide Training Program"

 

The program will provide support to home health aides, in order to retain direct-care workers and to improve the quality of care they provide to older adults.
Project Start Date: May 2012 Project End Date: April 2013



$171,000 | 24 Months
Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.

Andrea Thomas
“Long-Term Care Access Program”

This program will help clients enroll in Medicaid.
Project Start Date: January 2015 Project End Date: December 2016



$208,000| 36 Months
Union Settlement Association

Ellen Simon
“Senior Center Mental Health Program”

 

This grant will fund the development of a mental health program in East Harlem. The program's main focus will be on elders who attend Union Settlement's four senior centers and their homebound, meals-on-wheels clients. The program will offer group and individual counseling conducted by licensed social workers.
Project Start Date: March 2004 Project End Date: December 2007*



$150,000 | 24 Months
Union Settlement Association

David Nocenti
"Social Adult Day Care Program"

This grant will help create an adult social day care program in Harlem.
Project Start Date: June 2013 Project End Date: June 2015



$200,000 | 24 Months
United Hospital Fund

David Gould
“NORC Program Blueprint”

 

This grant will support the creation of a "Blueprint" for the development, operation and evaluation of both neighborhood- and housing-based NORC supportive service programs.
Project Start Date: April 2005 Project End Date: June 2007*



$120,000 | 36 Months
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.

Terry Kaelber
“Older Adults Strengthening Communities Through Food”

This project will modify a current replicable model and best practices for engaging older adults in addressing food access through programs based in senior centers.
Project Start Date: August 2014 Project End Date: August 2017



$122,000 | 24 Months
University Settlement Society of New York

Melissa Aase
"The Confucious Plaza/Chinatown NNORC Social Service Collaborative"

 

This grant will fund NORC related social work services and recreational programs for low-income elderly in Chinatown.
Project Start Date: November 2009 Project End Date: October 2011



$150,000 | 24 Months
University Settlement Society of New York

Jennifer Vallone
"Healthy Living at Confucius Plaza"
 

 

This grant will allow for the Healthy Living program to continue expanding services.
Project Start Date: July 2012 Project End Date: June 2014



$60,000 | 12 Months
University Settlement Society of New York

Michael Zisser
"Senior HeART (Health, Art, Recreation and Technology) Program"

 

The grant will help to expand the scope and quality of health and wellness programs for older residents of lower Manhattan. This second phase will also include continued research and development including developing partnerships with health providers.
Project Start Date: March 2009 Project End Date: February 2010



$200,000 | 36 Months
University Settlement Society of New York

Melissa Aase
"Senior HeART Program"

 

This grant will help to expand the scope and quality of the HeART health and wellness programs for older residents of lower Manhattan.
Project Start Date: July 2010 Project End Date: June 2013



$155,000 | 18 Months
University Settlement Society of New York

Melissa Aase
"Five-Tiered Mental Health Initiative"

This program will increase seniors’ access to mental health services.

Project Start Date: March 2014 Project End Date: December 2015*



$246,500 | 18 Months
Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Paloma Hernandez
Projecto Sabiduria

 

This grant will help fund the launch of a comprehensive system of primary and specialty medical care, and mental health services using an interdisciplinary approach to expand access, improve service delivery and enhance the quality of life for the community's elderly.
Project Start Date: March 2007 Project End Date: September 2008



$150,000 | 18 Months
Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Paloma Hernandez
"Proyecto Sabiduria Expanded Case Management Program"

 

This grant would allow UHP to expand its case management program for elderly patients.
Project Start Date: June 2010 Project End Date: November 2011



$120,000 | 12 Months
UJA-Federation of New York

Anita Altman
Northeast Queens NORC Initiative, Stage I”

 

This is the first stage of a two stage project that will create a NORC supportive services program to address the needs of an aged-in senior population residing in a community of one and two family homes. This stage will focus on community organizing and program development.
Project Start Date: January 2002 Project End Date: January 2003



$225,000 | 36 Months
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.

Jean Callahan
“Nonprofit Guardianship Service and Cooperative Assistance Network”

 

This grant will be used to develop and implement a demonstration project that will provide high-quality guardianship services to people found to be incapacitated regardless of their wealth.
Project Start Date: April 2005 Project End Date: July 2008*



$211,000 | 24 Months
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.

Jean Callahan
"The Guardianship Project, Manhattan Expansion"

 

This grant will support the expansion of the Guardianship Project to Manhattan.
Project Start Date: June 2008 Project End Date: June 2010



$221,000 | 18 Months
Village Care of New York

Gregory Westgate
"Short-Stay Culture Change Project"

 

This project will empower short-stay nursing home residents to be able to handle their disabilities and responsibilities after discharge.
Project Start Date: October 2009 Project End Date: March 2011

 

 

 

 

 

$115,000 | 24 Months
Visiting Nurse Service

Mia Oberlink
"AdvantAge Online"

 

This grant will help to convert the current phone dependent AdvantAge survey into a web-based survey that will significantly lower costs and will make the survey process accessible to more communities.
Project Start Date: June 2010 Project End Date: May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

$150,000 | 24 Months
Visiting Nurse Service
Mashi Blech
"Community Connections TimeBank Team Leader Project"

 

This program would establish a volunteer team leader model for the TimeBank in order to expand seniors' access to membership services without increasing paid program staff.
Project Start Date: February 2011 Project End Date: January 2013

 

 

 

 

$200,000 | 24 Months
William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc.
Charles Shorter
"Improving Access to Older Adults in Central Harlem"

This project will provide direct access to health care services for older adult patients by starting a Geriatric Clinic at the Ryan/Adair Center.
Project Start Date: November 2012 Project End Date: November 2014

 

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