When JASA was founded 50+ years ago, the number of older adults was already on the rise. The senior population was among the poorest in the country. There were long waitlists for nursing homes. There were few programs to help older adults stay in their homes.
JASA started with one building, one senior center, and 23 social workers. In the years that followed, JASA became the go-to agency for older New Yorkers and their families. JASA has changed the way New Yorkers age.
Today, our dedicated staff - 2,000 strong - serve 43,000+ individuals through a range of services designed to meet the ever-changing needs of adults as they age. From affordable housing to home-delivered meals, from home care to legal services, JASA helps older adults live life on their own terms in their own homes and communities.
I hope you will be inspired by the 43,000 older adults we serve every year.