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BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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

November Meeting Recording 

  • In Memoriam:  Geraldine Matthews, Board of Directors, RIP

  • Discussion:  Candidates for Board of Directors

  • Speaker Topic: Being Prepared in an Emergency

  • Speaker: Edward Powell, Individual Preparedness Coordinator, NYC Emergency Management

  • View FLYER for more information

Save the Date: Our Holiday Meeting will be on December 15, 2021

 

Don't worry if you missed our past meetings.  You can visit our meetings page HERE and watch the recordings.

IF YOU MISSED THE LISTENING SESSION ON NOVEMBER 9, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS), within the Office of Program Operations and Local Engagement (OPOLE)

  • Rhonda Schwartz, Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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COVID-19 VACCINES and UPDATES

  • There are now booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.

  • The CDC and New York State Department of Health recommend that certain individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their initial series get their “booster dose.”

  • These individuals include those who are 65 years and older and individuals who are 18 and older who live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, or who work or live in high-risk settings. 

  • Additionally, booster doses are recommended for all individuals 18 and older who received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.

  • FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: Pfizer-BioNTech/CominartyModernaJohnson & Johnson.

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS 

Services for Older Adults at BPL offers inclusive programming and services tailored to their patrons over the age of 55, including lectures, films, performances and educational programs that reflect the wide interests of today’s older adults.  Click HERE for more information.

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Are you looking for a volunteer assignment? Look No Further!

Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program!

 

Are you searching for a rewarding volunteer assignment to which you can lend some of your time, skills, and talents? If so, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is here! Hosted in New York City, by the Community Service Society of New York, RSVP helps older adults aged 55 and older find meaningful volunteer opportunities (both remote and in-person) across the city. 

 

Our volunteers currently serve in many capacities such as mentoring children or teens; tutoring middle schoolers who need academic skill-building and homework assistance or adults preparing for TASC/GED exams or who want to learn English as a second language; providing financial coaching and benefits counseling to low-income New Yorkers; and making friendly visiting phone calls to isolated seniors, delivering meals to older adults, assisting at soup kitchens and food pantries, working with animals, and much more! 

 

Start your search today by sending an email to:

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EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT

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BREAKING BREAD, BUILDING BONDS.  FIGHTING HATE, ONE MEAL AT A TIME.

AN 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.

 

COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE

  • FEMA hotline for families to apply for funeral assistance:  844-684-6333

  • Click HERE for more information including eligibility and how to apply.

  • Watch VIDEO: Providing Financial Assistance for        COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses

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BWICA 

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

5901 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219-4935

www.brooklynseniors.org

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