BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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

REGISTER for the BWICA February 24, Meeting, 10 AM​​

  • Topic: Free Tax Preparation and Know Your Rights

  • Speaker: Michelle Veliz & Zanib Ahmad, Community Affairs Associates, NYC Dept. of Consumer and Worker Protection and Sofia Butnaru, Program Associate, New Economy Project

  • See February Meeting AGENDA

  • If you missed one of our meetings, visit our Meetings Page where you can view past presentations.

PARTNER EVENTS 

  • FEB 23, 10 AM: NY StateWide Patients Advocate Teach in - Helping Seniors Avoid Robocall Scams and Scams Affecting their Health Care Finances.  REGISTER HERE

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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.

NY STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL'S 2020 CONVENTION IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE.

Convention Highlights:

  • Benefits updates and discussions - are nursing homes safe, what can be done to promote access to quality health care and minimize health care disparities, how to avoid scams and how to preserve Social Security and Medicare for generations to come.

  • Keynote speakers on how to discern "fake news" and know what sources, like StateWide are good resources, and hear from Mary Bassett, MD, former NYC Health Commissioner and an esteemed scholar on health care disparities. 

PAST EVENTS

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!

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

NOTICES

Senator Liz Krueger's Virtual Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors. The five sessions in this year's series are focused on "Being Mortal: Thinking About End of Life Decision Making."  For more information RSVP HERE for any or all of the sessions.


Thursday, February 18th - Health Care Proxies and Living Wills
10 am -11:30 am

Thursday, March 18th - Research on the Use of Psychedelics to Address End-of–Life Existential Distress
10 am- 11:30 am

Thursday, April 22nd - Living Well: What Do We Value Most?
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thursday, May 20th - Reimagining Later Life Care Models
10 am – 11:30 am

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The NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) has published the 2021-2022 Annual Plan Summary

This Plan provides a valuable opportunity for the Department to share its goals, objectives, and program planning with the aging network.  

BWICA 

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

5901 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219-4935

www.brooklynseniors.org

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