Assisting Those in Need
“…I just wanted to send you my warmest regards and to once again applaud the FPWA’s elderly vacation program in which two senior grandparents from our day care center attended. …’The place was gorgeous,’ were Mrs. D’s first words when I talked to her on her return from her Connecticut retreat. ‘The food was good, the lake was gorgeous and the cabins were nice. We roasted marshmallows, had a sing-along, and the workers were very attentive to the elderly.’ She told me a touching story about how a worker would carry a ninety year old woman….in his arms so that she could be a part of all of the activities. Mrs. D said that she also had a chance to go to the chapel to meditate and that she felt so at peace while she was away. The Elderly Vacation Program is a wonderful program especially for seniors living in communities such as ours in Brownsville/East New York, who often don’t have the financial means to go on such a vacation. I hope it is a program that continues for many years to come.”
- Jeanine DeHoney, Nat Azarow Day Care Center.
FPWA provides low-income seniors a cost-free opportunity to get away from the City for two days, to relax and enjoy a beautiful setting where they are well-cared for and attended to. The Senior Vacation Program is a 2 day/2 night trip to a rural camp setting in Connecticut. Seniors who are healthy and active but not able to afford a trip on their own are referred by member agencies. The seniors enjoy lake-front activities, evening entertainment and cooking demonstrations. FPWA holds trips in the fall and in the spring. Applications are made available in early spring and in the summer.
September 2012 - Applications for Senior Vacation Program Available Now! Download the Senior Vacation Application pdf (271087 bytes) to apply and read more about SVP. Trip dates are September 18-20. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
*Please read the following memo pdf (289608 bytes) for some of the basics of the Senior Trip Program.
For more information, contact Judith Milone ph.(212) 801-1350.