Councilman I. Daneek Miller has secured nearly $200,000 for seniors in his southeast Queens council district.
The following organizations received funding in the city’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget:
- Queens Interagency Council on the Aging: $50,000
- Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center of Cambria heights: $25,000
- Allen Community Senior Center: $10,000
- Community Bridge Home: $5,000
- Calvary Baptist Church of Jamaica: $12,000
- India Home, Inc.: $10,000
- Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults: $55,000 ($25,000 came from the Queens Delegation)
- Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP): $10,000
- NYCHA Conlon Lihfe Towers Senior Advocacy Group: $5,000
- South Asian Council for Social Services: $5,000
- Robert Couche Senior Center: $8,000
“By working with our senior centers and faith-based institutions throughout the district, we funded programs and capital projects to expand the services, which will ensure our older residents are well taken care of,” Miller said.
The nonprofits that received funding will use it to support seniors filing for tax credits, organize exercise activities and field trips to cultural institutions, and purchase art and kitchen supplies and computers.