Citymeals partners with the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) to provide a vital service to our homebound elderly across all five boroughs. Together we ensure that each and every day a nutritious meal is delivered directly to their front doors.
The majority of our meal recipients – more than 65% – are women. Once the center of their families, these women cooked meals, cleaned house and cared for children, often while maintaining full-time jobs.
Americans are living longer, and the number of those who reach the centennial marker has grown an astonishing 66% since 1980. There are now over 53,000 people living in the United States who are at least 100 years old.
Eighty-six-year-old John was a bellman – or, as he describes it, “the wheels on the suitcase” – for many years at some of Manhattan’s best hotels. The keys to his success, an outgoing nature and infectious smile, are readily apparent even now.