The Brooklyn-wide Council is a
federation of 17 community district councils and the Borough-wide 
Spanish-speaking Elderly Council.  

Funded under contract with the New
York City Department for the Aging,
through grants provided by the Brooklyn Borough President and the City Council; and funds provided by the NewYork State Office for the Aging through resources made possible by a grant from the New York State Legislature.

 

BROOKLYN SNAPSHOT

According to the Census Bureau, Brooklyn is home to over 400,000 senior citizens, the largest amount of seniors in New York State. 

Brooklyn also has the largest amount of Baby Boomers. By the year 2030 New York City will have more seniors than children.  This means that any issue affects our borough in larger numbers. 

In view of the higher statistical figures when it comes to foreclosure, health issues, and economic security, we feel the constant need to inform and educate the community on these issues in a visible manner.






The Brooklyn-wide Council is a federation  of 17 community district councils and the Borough-wide Spanish speaking elderly Council.  Funded under contract with the New York City Department for the Aging, through grants provided by the Brooklyn Borough President and the City Council; and funds provided by the New York State Office for the Aging through  resources made possible by a grant from the New York State Legislature.
Brooklyn-wide
Interagency Council of the Aging

5901 13th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11219-4935

718-686-1333 (Phone)

718-729-1807 (Fax)

WHO WE ARE
  • Founded in 1972
  • Grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors in Brooklyn.  
  • We are at the forefront of policy concerning social and economic justice for the aging.  
  • We are the umbrella organization to 17 interagency member councils and the Spanish Speaking Elderly. 
OUR MISSION

Our main mission is education, information and advocacy
in the Brooklyn community on issues that concern seniors

JOIN US
  • Our monthly borough-wide meetings are held at Brooklyn Borough Hall and attended by representatives of the local interagency councils, providers and senior advocates.
  • Participants gather information and updates on issues such as Healthcare Reform, Aging Services, Federal/State/City Budgets, and other information pertinent to improving the quality of life of seniors.  
  • We also have guest speakers who are usually experts on these issues and/or programs and services available in the community.
  • Each neighborhood council meets on a regular basis in their neighborhood.

Upcoming Meetings for 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
November_2017__Agenda.pdf
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December - No Meeting
Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Meetings for 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wednesday March 28, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
July & August – No Meeting
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

All meetings are open to the public
and will take place at:
9:45 AM – 12:00 NOON


Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
*Refreshments


To view the REPORT from the White House Conference on Aging Event that took place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
(click on pdf below)
BWICAWHCOA2015Report.pdf
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BWICA in the News!

January SUN-B meeting focuses on defending patients’ rights

(click on link to read entire article)  

http://www.homereporternews.com/news/general/january-sun-b-meeting-focuses-on-defending-patients-rights/article_ab6d69e6-8eb4-11e3-b8e0-001a4bcf887a.html
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