‘We don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.’ – George Bernard Shaw
What is Coming of Age NYC?
Coming of Age NYC convenes communities of New Yorkers 50+ who live with purpose and passion. As a leader in the positive aging movement, Coming of Age NYC offers a pathway to live bolder, wiser, and with more resilience in this stage of life by:
Officially launched on in July of 2012, Coming of Age NYC is a new establishment of a national initiative designed to help individuals 50+ connect and contribute to their communities. We also hope to help New York City organizations better utilize the skills, passions, and interests of those 50 and older.
Coming of Age is a national program that began in 2002 in Philadelphia and has been replicated in a variety of cities across the country. In 2010, Rimas Jasin, Executive Director of PSS, took the lead in establishing COA in New York. Working with Dick Goldberg, Director of the national office of Coming of Age, PSS soon found five innovative agencies to partner with it. These agencies had the vision to see both the need and the potential – as well as the leadership and courage to step up and take on this new project .
Spearheaded by PSS (Presbyterian Senior Services), the initiative currently consists of eleven leading, innovative and diverse nonprofit agencies partnering together. They are:
We encourage you to sign up for our Coming of Age NYC E-Newsletter, and to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive news and announcements, and notifications about events and opportunities.