This bill would require the Department of the Aging to report annually on participant attendance, services, budgets, costs, and rates of utilization at senior centers.
- Adrienne E. Adams
- Alicka Ampry-Samuel
- Diana Ayala
- Inez D. Barron
- Joseph C. Borelli
- James G. Van Bramer
- Fernando Cabrera
- Margaret S. Chin
- Andrew Cohen
- Costa G. Constantinides
- Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
- Chaim M. Deutsch
- Daniel Dromm
- Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
- Mathieu Eugene
- Vanessa L. Gibson
- Mark Gjonaj
- Barry S. Grodenchik
- Robert F. Holden
- Corey D. Johnson
- Andy L. King
- Karen Koslowitz
- Rory I. Lancman
- Brad S. Lander
- Stephen T. Levin
- Mark Levine
- Alan N. Maisel
- Steven Matteo
- Carlos Menchaca
- I. Daneek Miller
- Francisco P. Moya
- Bill Perkins
- Keith Powers
- Antonio Reynoso
- Donovan J. Richards
- Carlina Rivera
- Deborah L. Rose
- Helen K. Rosenthal
- Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
- Ruben Diaz, Sr.
- Ritchie J. Torres
- Mark Treyger
- Eric A. Ulrich
- Paul A. Vallone
- Kalman Yeger
Int. No. 399-B
By Council Members Vallone, Brannan, Salamanca, Rosenthal, Kallos, Reynoso, Van Bramer, Rose, Holden, Rivera, Chin, Ayala, Eugene and Ulrich
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department for the aging to report on senior centers
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-208 to read as follows:
§ 21-208 Senior centers. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Affiliated sites. The term “affiliated sites” means department-funded congregate sites affiliated with a senior center, including any social club, satellite, or extended/social services.
Senior. The term “senior” means a person 60 years of age and older.
b. Not later than December 31, 2018, and by December 31 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post to its website an annual report regarding the services of all department-funded senior centers.
c. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information in non-proprietary machine readable format for each such senior center for the prior fiscal year:
1. The program name, sponsor name, address, borough, council district, community district, designation as a neighborhood senior center or innovative senior center, and days and hours of operation as well as such information for each affiliated site;
2. The contract term, including any renewals;
3. The budgeted total annual contract amount and the total annual reimbursed expenditures paid;
4. The average number of daily participants;
5. The total annual reimbursed expenditures for congregate meals, disaggregated by kosher and non-kosher meals;
6. The cost per meal for each senior center, disaggregated by kosher and non-kosher meals;
7. The method by which the senior center provides congregate meals, either by in-house preparation or catered meals, and whether the senior center provides meals for any other senior center;
8. The combined total cost per person for providing services in the following areas: information and assistance; education and recreation; and health promotion. The report shall further include a brief description of the types of services provided in each such area;
9. The percentage service utilization based on actual units of service versus planned units of service comprising the combined total of services in the following areas: information and assistance; education and recreation; and health promotion;
10. The total number of employees, disaggregated by full-time and part-time employees; and
11. The total budgeted amount for personnel services.
d. Not later than December 31, 2019, and by December 31 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post to its website the following information in non-proprietary machine readable format for each department-funded senior center for the prior fiscal year:
1. The total number of participants per day, including the corresponding date;
2. The total number of congregate meals served per day, including the corresponding date; disaggregated by breakfast, lunch, or dinner, where applicable; and type of meal, including but not limited to kosher and non-kosher; and
3. The total number of participants served in each of the following areas per day, including the corresponding date, and the total number of participants served in the combined total of such areas: information and assistance; education and recreation; and health promotion.
e. No information that is otherwise required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state, or local law relating to the privacy of information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and remains in effect until January 1, 2028, when it is deemed repealed.
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