The Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services develops resources to provide myriad services that help seniors age with independence and dignity in their home community. We strive to help caregivers assist their family members and successfully meet their work and other family responsibilities.
Who We Are
We're a dynamic partnership of government, business, voluntary service agencies and consumers. We recruit corporations to contribute unrestricted funds, underwrite specific programs or donate in-kind services that expand needed services to the elderly.
Why We're Needed
We serve the elderly, and their families. There are 193,000 seniors aged 60 and over in Westchester County, and our senior population is projected to increase by as many as 63,000 person due to the aging of baby boomers. Between 1990 and 2000, there was a jump of almost 25 percent in the 85 and older population - the group who most needs services to remain in their home communities. More than a quarter of seniors, mostly women, live alone. And, about 9,000 seniors live below the poverty level, with over 37,000 senior households having less than the income needed to afford the median rent.