The Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rebecca Preve has been appointed as Executive Director. Preve started in her new role January 6th at the not-for-profit membership organization, which provides leadership for New York's expansive aging services network to promote independence, preserve dignity and provide support for New York State residents as they age.
AgingNY Board of Directors President AnnMarie Maglione said, “The AgingNY Board is excited to continue the valuable work of the aging network under Becky’s leadership. Becky brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the aging population that will benefit the residents of New York State. Her leadership will be instrumental in continuing to expand services and supports for the older population, their families and caregivers.”
New York State Office for the Aging Director Greg Olsen said, “I am thrilled that Becky has joined the Association. Her passion and knowledge of both the clinical and non-clinical environment make her the perfect choice to lead the aging network in this new environment that seeks to address the social determinants of health and expand value based payment arrangements to include the aging network, and further our first-in-the-nation efforts around business acumen to strengthen the connection between health and non-health organizations to better serve older New Yorkers.”
For the past six years, Becky Preve served as Director of the Franklin County Office for the Aging where she substantially increased revenue, expanded services to older residents and their families, and better connected various public and private systems and organizations to serve older New Yorkers more holistically. Her hard work helped save not only Franklin County but New York State money while improving outcomes for the customers they serve. Additionally, she has served as an acute care social worker at a rural northern New York hospital, and continues to hold numerous Board of Directors seats, including for the Hospice of the North County, Adirondack Health Institute, and the Joint Commission for Economic Opportunity. Preve received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and has received Certification from the Institute for Health Care Improvement.
AgingNY provides advocacy and support for the state’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in strengthening and expanding long-term services and supports for older adults. By providing home and community-based services, AAAs work to make it possible for older adults to live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities of choice, often for much longer than would be possible without this assistance. AgingNY also provides professional development and educational opportunities through webinars, regional forums, in-person and online training, and a yearly leadership institute. Each year, AgingNY holds Aging Concerns Unite Us (ACUU), New York’s premiere professional development conference for aging service professionals. Now in its 24th year, ACUU is focused on best practices, innovative programs, and service delivery reforms that enhance services and programs for older adults and further New York’s State’s efforts to serve as the first age-friendly state in the nation.
New York State ranks fourth in the nation in regards to residents 60 or older, with 4.3 million people residing within it. It is estimated that by 2030, this population will grow to more than 5.3 million individuals, or 25 percent of the state’s population. Furthermore over the next decade, 52 of the state’s 62 counties are estimated to have populations consisting of at least 25 percent aged 60+. It has been estimated that 24 of these counties will have at least 30 percent of their population above age 60. As the aging population continues to grow, AgingNY, the state’s 59 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and the ever growing network of more than 1,200 aging services provider organizations are committed to supporting the changing demographics and evolving desires and needs of New York State’s older adults and their loved ones.
About the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY)
The Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) supports and advocates for New York's 59 mostly county-based Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and works collaboratively with a network of organizations that exist to promote independence, preserve dignity, and provide support for residents of New York State as they age. For more information on AgingNY, visit www.agingny.org or call 518-449-7080.