BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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

Save the Dates: Wed., 8/26

Wed., 9/16

BWICA

Meetings

NEXT MEETING IS AUGUST 5, 2020

You can join us for our next meeting via computer or phone.  All meeting are virtual using ZOOM until further notice.  Register for our next meeting on August 5th, 2020.  See MEETING AGENDA.  Start time: 10:00 AM

 

If you missed our July 15th meeting, you can view presentations and information from our speakers from the Brooklyn Meditation Network.


 

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEBINAR: On August 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM, Attorney General Letitia James addresses questions posed by our members & friends relating to topics concerning New York's seniors and their families. 

SEMINAR: Changes in Medicaid Eligibility for Caregivers and Older Adults.  Free Seminar on July 29, 1-2 PM.  REGISTER or call 917-734-9292 for information. Featured speaker Daniel Timins, Esq, and includes a Q & A
 

NOTICES

SENIOR FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

The NYC Dept. for the Aging will be distributing coupon booklets to 45,000 seniors which can be exchanged for locally grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers markets across NYC.  See FLYER for details and contact information. 

 

The City is offering a cooling assistance benefit to help eligible households buy  and install an air conditioner or fan up  to a cost of $800. The deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2020.

Air conditioners are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. You can call the HEAP Conference Line at 212-331-3126 if you have questions about the cooling benefit. Check your eligibility and APPLY HERE.
 

The City is also providing free air conditioners to low-income seniors who pre-qualify based on their enrollment in City benefits programs. These seniors will be identified by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). If eligible, a City case manager will reach out to you directly.

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.

 

NEWS

Executive Director María Alvarez spoke with correspondent Melissa  Bromley from The Sanctuary from Independent Media about: How COVID is magnifying already existing issues in how nursing homes are run. Listen to the podcast interview HERE

IRS alert: Economic Impact Payments belong to recipient, not nursing homes or care facilities

 6/12: The Internal Revenue Service alerted nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care.

 

The IRS issued this reminder following concerns that people and businesses may be taking advantage of vulnerable populations who received the Economic Impact Payments. 

Read entire article HERE

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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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