CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Chin issued the following statement on her reappointment to chair the New York City Council’s Committee on Aging:
“As Chair of the Committee on Aging, I joined advocates in the fight to give seniors, our City’s fastest growing demographic, an opportunity to age with dignity in the very neighborhoods they helped to build. Together, we expanded the SCRIE and SCHE program, pushed for transparency for Social Adult Daycare facilities to provide relief to caregivers, started the dialogue about how to support and expand NORCs, and led a historic ‘Year of the Senior’ campaign to secure the largest amount of permanent senior funding the City has seen in over ten years.
I am proud to renew my role as Chair of the Committee on Aging to build on our progress and fight for bold, progressive reforms — which include securing free and universal lunches at senior centers, ending the waitlist for senior services, and preserving and creating more affordable senior housing. I thank the advocates for their tireless commitment for a more age-friendly City and Speaker Corey Johnson for his unyielding support for seniors across the City. I look forward to continuing the fight together.”
Council Member Chin will also join five additional committees: Housing and Buildings; Consumer Affairs; Youth Services; Standards and Ethics; and Rules, Privileges and Elections.