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February 19, 2014

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.

Citymeals Executive Director Beth Shapiro remarked, “Citymeals is delighted by Mayor de Blasio’s appointments of Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and Donna Corrado. Their dynamic leadership and long-standing compassion for the elderly will serve the city well as we confront myriad issues related to the exponential growth in New York’s aging population. Citymeals respects their commitment to and advocacy for those most in need. We look forward to working with them and to our continuing partnership with DFTA as we deliver over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals to 18,000 of our frail aged neighbors each year.”