According to the latest statistics from the NYC Department for the Aging, more than 18 percent, (over 1.52 million) of New Yorkers are over the age of 60. And this number is growing daily as the Boomer generation becomes the Senior population. To commemorate this wide and varied group, and to continue providing services and activities to keep them engaged, vital and cared for, JASA, one of New York’s largest and most trusted agencies serving more than 43,000 older adults in the New York metropolitan area, will host its annual Celebrating Seniors fundraiser on Tuesday, May 10. The Cocktail Reception will take place at 583 Park Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m. and we invite you to attend.
The Emcee for the evening is Jane Marsh, internationally acclaimed soprano and Artistic Advisor of the Metropolitan Opera Guild; the special celebrity guest is NBA legend, John Starks and, leading the bidding for the third year is Christie’s auctioneer extraordinaire, Toby Usnik. Also of particular note, is guest speaker Philip C. Marshall, elder-justice advocate and grandson of Brooke Astor. Mr. Marshall is a speaker in demand, whose work is particularly relevant and aligned with JASA’s service to the city’s more vulnerable seniors.
We would be happy to arrange an interview at the event with JASA’s special guests to discuss their commitment to the organization’s work, or with a JASA representative who can speak to you about the agency’s important role in a city that’s home to a senior population with a wide range of needs.
I’ll be in touch shortly, but please feel free to contact me for more information or to RSVP via return email or phone at 908-464-2470
Event details for your readers who may wish to attend:
· Location: 583 Park Avenue, (corner of East 63rd Street) New York, NY Cost: Tickets are $500 and sponsorship packages are available.
· Dress: Business attire is preferred.
Founded in 1968, JASA is a not-for profit organization that provides a range of services to seniors of all races, religions and economic backgrounds, to help keep seniors living safely in their own homes and communities with independence, dignity, and joy.