BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

Grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors in Brooklyn.

NEXT MEETING IS OCTOBER 28, 2020

Our 10/28 Meeting will be the BWICA Healthcare Summit

 

If you missed our meeting on 9/16, Presenter: Laura Quigg, Co-Chair, Voter Services Committee League of Women Voters NYC.  View the Powerpoint Presentation

August 26th: View the notes from our speaker Chai Jindasurat, Policy Director, Nonprofit New York HERE

Topic: Advocacy Updates at the City, State and Federal Levels

August 5th: View a presentation from our speaker Elana Kieffer, Program Officer, Healthy Aging, Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions, NY Academy of Medicine.  Powerpoint Presentation - Age Friendly Brooklyn


 

This year, NY StateWide Senior Action Council's Convention will be a virtual format with ZOOM meetings and online streaming that you will be able to participate in using your computer, tablet or phone.

 

Convention is no charge for all StateWide members! 

 

Call Gail Myers at 518-703-2617 for more information or email statewide4@gmail.com.  You can also visit NY StateWide Senior Action Council's Website at nysenior.org for more details.

PAST EVENTS

We Need These Funds
to be Restored!

TAKE ACTION!

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DISCRETIONARY FUNDING ELIMINATED FOR FY 2021.  PROMISES FOR SENIOR CENTER FUNDING EXCLUDED

 

CALL Your Elected Officials:

  1. Mayor DeBlasio

  2. Your NYC Council Member

  3. Call the City-Wide Elected Officials

  4. Call the Members of the NYC Council Aging Committee

 

Click HERE for the MESSAGE to use when calling your Elected Officials!

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE 2020 CENSUS EFFORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 

The results of the 2020 Census will affect political, economic, and planning decisions for the next ten years.  In order to ensure that communities are fairly represented and that resources are equitably distributed, everyone must be counted in the upcoming census.

Click HERE for more information about Census 2020 from the NY Academy of Medicine - How you can help and 2020 Census FAQ's. 

Click HERE to fill out the Census Questionnaire

If you missed our Webinar with Executive Director Maria Alvarez and Attorney General Letitia James, you can view a recording of the event.  Just click on the button below and it will link you to our Facebook page with a video of the conversation.

 

NOTICES

Click HERE for more information and registration

 

A new initiative from BBP Eric Adams intended to bring all communities together to unite us by shared commonalities and building the bonds we need to peaceably heal our communities. If you would like to be a participate or host for these dinners, please register for BBBB.

 

When the first American deaths were reported in Seattle nursing homes, I feared the worst. We knew that COVID-19 would most threaten the lives of seniors and people in congregate settings.

NEWS

Commentary: Fund Long-Term Care Options by Maria Alvarez

With an average age of 83 for seniors in New York’s nursing homes, it should not have taken much for state officials to recognize the potential unfolding disaster before them that would heavily impact older residents and those who are Black and Latinx.  Continue article HERE

TImes Union, 8/25/20

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks.  Continue article HERE

Why Black Aging Matters, Too.

Old. Chronically ill. Black.

People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country.

They are perishing quietly, out of sight, in homes and apartment buildings, senior housing complexes, nursing homes and hospitals, disproportionately poorfrail and ill, after enduring a lifetime of racism and its attendant adverse health effects.

Yet, older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out studies about the coronavirus.  Continue article HERE

Kaiser Health News, 9/1/20

BWICA 

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

5901 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219-4935

www.brooklynseniors.org

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