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BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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

If you missed any of our meetings in 2021, you can review the past meeting recordings HERE. Our next meeting will be on September 22, 2021 at 10AM.  Enjoy your Summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in a few months! 

 

Please take a moment to view some of our documents that were presented during our June Meeting: 

COVID-19 VACCINES and UPDATES

  • In-home COVID-19 vaccination is now available for all New Yorkers, and may allow for your choice of vaccine. NYC residents, click HERE or call 877-829-4692 to request an in-home appointment.

  • Key things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines - (HHS)

  • What Fully Vaccinated People Need to Know - (HHS)

  • FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: PfizerModernaJohnson & Johnson. (ny.gov)

  • If you do not have health insurance and need COVID-19 services, please see these fact sheets for information on testing, treatment and vaccines in English and Spanish (HRSA)

  • NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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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.

 

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Friendly VOICES: Building Friendships, Addressing Social Isolation. A NYC Department For The Aging Program


Friendly VOICES (Virtual Opportunities Improving Connections with ElderS) is a program that provides friendship and social engagement for Older Adults through one-on-one relationships and small groups.
DFTA identifies older adults, recruits and screens volunteers, and provides training and ongoing support to volunteers and clients to ensure engagements are rewarding to both parties.

Friendly VOICES is an important resource to help relieve the     social isolation experienced by many older adults. Connecting
with an older adult is an enriching experience for volunteers.      Many relationships are sustained over many years and can provide ongoing companionship for both older adults and volunteers.

For more information, please review the following documents:

Questions? Contact:  Katherine Kim; Friendly VOICES Coordinator
Tel: (212) 602-7777; Email: FVOICES@aging.nyc.gov
NYC Department for the Aging

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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