Westchester County Issues RFPs To Benefit Seniors
White Plains, NY - Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) is issuing requests for proposals (RFPs) from qualified agencies for services such as adult day care and personal care to the frail elderly.
The funding comes from state grants and grants through the federal Older Americans Act.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino said the RFP outreach is important because it enables the county to offer quality services and use its limited resources wisely to maximize the benefits to seniors.
“The RFPs also give us an opportunity to look at different options and compare costs,” Astorino said.
Most of the RFPs provide services for people who are age 60 and older and live in Westchester. For details about these and other RFPs, go to http://www.westchestergov.com/rfp. Sixteen RFPs are currently online, and about eight more are still to be posted.
The deadline for many of the proposals is March 15. They should be sent to DSPS at the County Office Building, 9 S. First Ave., 10th Floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.
The RFPs provide services for:
- health promotion and disease prevention
- escort-assisted transportation services
- family caregiver support
- grandparents and relatives who are at least 55 and care for a grandchild up to age 18
o in-home contact and support
o senior center recreation and education programs
- homemaker/personal care services
- senior housing
- volunteer recruitment and recognition
- crime prevention and safety
- cluster homemaker services
o coordinating volunteers for DSPS’ Livable Communities initiative, and
o administrating the Senior Community Service Employment Program for eligible people age 55 and older.