Since becoming Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio has appointed two key advocates for the elderly to help address the concerns of the city’s growing aging population. Former New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli was named Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Donna Corrado was chosen as the new DFTA Commissioner.
Twenty-five years ago, Citymeals partnered with D’Agostino Supermarkets for our first “Round-Up.” The program began as way to provide New Yorkers the chance to support Citymeals while buying their groceries.
In 1981, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene read an article in the New York Times explaining that homebound elderly New Yorkers were going hungry on weekends and holidays – times when government-funded meal centers were closed.
New York’s culinary and philanthropic communities joined Citymeals stalwarts at Stella 34 Trattoria on Monday, December 16th to celebrate the 80th birthday of Citymeals Co-Founder and Chair Gael Greene.
Seventy-five-year-old Jeanine grew up outside of Paris with her twin brother and parents. As sociable and talkative as her mother was, her father was just the opposite. He was a quiet and creative man who earned a living as a photographer. Jeanine inherited her father’s love of the arts, remembering their countless museum visits in and around Paris.