Who We Are

‘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:

  • Partnering with other organizations to strengthen our collective voice, share best practices, and advance the positive aging movement and combat ageism.
  • Facilitating our signature training Explore Your Future, a four-module series that guides individuals to envision their next phase of life including community engagement, lifelong learning, and encore careers.
  • Sponsoring networking Conversations & Connections networking events.
  • Presenting educational seminars with highly respected experts in the field to share the latest research and knowledge.
  • Offering a comprehensive workshop entitled Capturing the Energy for non-profits, organizations and businesses seeking innovative strategies, ideas, and insights to better engage volunteers 50+ and to build organizational capacity.
  • Sharing volunteer opportunities, events and job openings via social media and our monthly e-newsletter, Inspiring Opportunities.
  • Supporting and promoting local Coming of Age chapters across the country

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 info@comingofagenyc.org to receive news and announcements, and notifications about events and opportunities.