Founded in 1962, PSS is a multi-service nonprofit agency in NYC that operates nine senior centers, two senior apartments (including the Grandparent Family Apartments – the first of its kind in the country), Coming of Age, and Circle of Care. Its 70 dedicated and professional staff serve family caregivers and adults age 50 and older in all five boroughs. Learn more at pssusa.org.
PSS Circle of Care:
PSS has been assisting family caregivers since 2003. PSS Circle of Care, the emphasis is on creating a relationship with the caregiver and building their capacity to be better caregivers. The key to Circle of Care's success is that field staff are available and accessible anywhere - whether it's through various Circle of Care Stations located in every borough or in the client's home. This vital service has also been repackaged as Circulo de Cuidado for Spanish-speaking clientele, and PSS has started exploring developing initiatives in other languages common in NYC. Learn more at psscaregivers.org.
Coming of Age:
PSS has been leading Coming of Age NYC since 2010. A partnership of a number of local innovative nonprofit agencies, Coming of Age NYC offers workshops to assist older adults in thinking about what they want to do in their second half of life. It also provides training for nonprofits on how to better recruit and utilize Baby Boomer volunteers. Special presentations and networking socials also take place throughout the year. Coming of Age originated at Temple University in Philadelphia in 2002. In February of 2016, PSS assumed management of the national Coming of Age initiative, enabling PSS to continue this vital program and build communities of older adults throughout the country who want to live with passion and purpose. Learn more at comingofage.org.
The goal of all nine PSS Centers is to help older adults stay healthy, engaged and connected. To help accomplish this, PSS launched PSSLife! University, an innovative, comprehensive program with a university-style corriculum designed to keep older adults healthy, engaged and connected... for life! Learn more at pssusa.org.