The Power of Aging - CSCS

Welcome to CSCS

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. (CSCS) is a membership organization of more than 200 senior service agencies that serve over 300,000 senior citizens throughout New York City. Our goal is to ensure that the elderly of New York City receive quality services by helping senior service organizations build their capacity to provide superior programs and services through advocacy, training, innovative programming and the exchange of ideas. Learn More

One in six older americans lives in poverty.

New Report

CSCS Housing Policy Paper

"Call to Action: Building a Housing Agenda for Older New Yorkers", February 2014

The Aging Tsunami: A Blueprint for the Quality of
Life for Older New Yorkers

-Full Report, December 2013
-Executive Summary, December 2013


WHY NEW YORK MUST ACT, November 2013

Senior Under Enrollment in SNAP Benefit

Data shows: 55% of eligible seniors are not enrolled in SNAP - see where they live

The Largest Study of its Kind on Senior Centers!

21st Century Senior Centers: Changing The Conversation

Albany Summit on Elder Abuse

2010 New York State Elder Abuse Summit

NYS Elder Abuse Prevalence Study

May 16, 2011

Infographic on Senior Services Cuts


CSCS Medicaid Redesign Recommendations

January 21, 2011

What’s Up @ CSCS

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A night of music, dancing, cocktails, plus live and silent auctions, this event acknowledges individuals
who have had a significant impact on our organization.
Download Pledge Form - Click Here

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Volunteer Opportunities

At CSCS, we offer a myriad of rich, meaningful volunteer opportunities to help seniors access much needed services. Volunteers lend a helping hand at SNAP outreach events borough-wide or in the office, make SNAP outreach phone calls to seniors to ensure they can buy food, disseminate CSCS program information, assist older adults and people with disabilities one-to-one, helping with budgeting and paying their monthly bills on time, and more. You can make a tangible difference in the quality of life of older adults. Become a CSCS Volunteer!!! Learn More...

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2014 Advocacy Day

Organized 350 seniors citywide to meet with their Councilmembers at City Hall and includes press conference. Learn More ...

        Confirmed Councilmember Meetings
        WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
        9:00-10:30a.m. - City Council meetings at 250 Broadway
        11:00a.m. -12:00p.m. - City Hall press conference
        12:00-1:00p.m. - City Council meetings at 250 Broadway

Featured Programs

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Bill Payer Program

CSCS's Bill Payer Program promotes independence for older adults who need help paying bills on time. Relieved of paperwork, seniors have peace of mind knowing their monthly obligations will be met. Learn More...

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The Marketplace @ CSCS

The Marketplace @ CSCS is a group purchasing initiative that enables senior service programs and community based non-profit organizations to buy the items they need to run their programs at significant savings, from food to office supplies, vans and insurance. Learn More...

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Training and Technical Assistance

CSCS helps to build capacity, and improve management of senior organizations through training, technical assistance, education and networking opportunities Learn More...

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New York City Family Caregiving Coalition

A CSCS sponsored organization, dedicated to raising awareness of the world of the "silent patients" - the caregivers -- and facilitating a meaningful dialog about the needs of this group. Learn More...

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HIV/AIDS Training Program

Older adults are the fastest growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS with 30% of people living with HIV/AIDS over 50 in NYC. CSCS is responding to this need by offering education for seniors and service providers. Learn More...

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SNAP Outreach Program

The SNAP Outreach Program is a partnership between the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Inc. (CSCS), AARP, and NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA). Our program is striving to end elder hunger by increasing awareness and participation of SNAP and other existing food and benefits programs. The Outreach Program is an innovative and unique model that uses a team of SNAP specialists, recruited ReServists, (highly trained retired professionals) to educate, screen, and assist older adults with their SNAP applications in all five boroughs of NYC. Learn More...

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