File #: Int 0672-2022    Version: * Name: Culturally responsive and competent programming at older adult centers
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 9/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to culturally responsive and competent programming at older adult centers
Sponsors: Crystal Hudson, Linda Lee, Lynn C. Schulman, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Gale A. Brewer, Alexa Avilés, Julie Menin, Farah N. Louis, Eric Dinowitz, Shahana K. Hanif, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Lincoln Restler, Marjorie Velázquez, Charles Barron, Althea V. Stevens, Julie Won, Shekar Krishnan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Mercedes Narcisse
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department for the Aging to require older adult centers to expand their programming to include linguistic and cultural programs relevant to the local communities in which they reside.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 672, 2. Int. No. 672, 3. Committee Report 9/7/22, 4. Hearing Testimony 9/7/22, 5. Hearing Transcript 9/7/22, 6. September 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-22, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2022
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9/7/2022*Crystal Hudson Committee on Aging Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 672

 

By Council Members Hudson, Lee, Schulman, Richardson Jordan, Brewer, Avilés, Menin, Louis, Dinowitz, Hanif, Sanchez, Restler, Velázquez, Barron, Stevens, Won, Krishnan, Gutiérrez and Narcisse

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to culturally responsive and competent programming at older adult 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 21-210 to read as follows:

§ 21-210 Diversity programming at older adult centers. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Older adult. The term “older adult” means a person sixty years of age and older.

Older adult center. The term “older adult center” means facilities operated by the city of New York or operated by an entity that has contracted with the department to provide services to senior citizens on a regular basis including, but not limited to meals, recreation and counseling.

b. The commissioner shall require each older adult center to conduct a survey of the languages spoken by older adults within a one-mile radius of such center every three years. The format and distribution of such survey shall be determined by the department.

c. The commissioner shall require each older adult center to develop and conduct specific programming for older adults in each language spoken by 20 percent or more of the older adults responding to the survey required by subdivision a of this section. Such programming shall be culturally responsive to the communities represented by each program. For purposes of this section, “culturally responsive” means including cultural and ethnic events relevant to linguistic communities.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after enactment, except that the commissioner of the department for the aging may take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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