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BWICA

Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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

COVID-19 VACCINES

NYC is providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible New York City residents:

  • Call 877-VAX-4NYC for more information.  (877-829-4692)

 

FEMA has extra appointments available for the Pfizer Shot (shot #1).  Call NY StateWide Senior Action Council's Helpline at 800-333-4374  and we will help get you onto the list.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

REGISTER for the BWICA April 28, Meeting, 10 AM​​​

  • Topic: Health Care Issues Coming Before Congress and the State Legislature in Spring 2021

  • Speaker: Mark Hannay, Director, Metro New York Health Care for All

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

  • Save the dates for our upcoming BWICA Meetings: 5/26 & 6/23

PARTNER EVENTS - NY StateWide Senior Action Council

  • April 27 Teach in, 10 AM: An Update on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems Among the Older Population

  • To register for the ZOOM Webinar event virtually click HERE

  • To connect via phone: 646-558-8656, Webinar ID: 889 1554 8167#

PROTECT YOUR STIMULUS FUNDS FROM DEBT COLLECTION

 
BEWARE: The 2021 Stimulus Payments are NOT exempt from debt collection.  When the Care Act was passed, Congress failed to include this protection.

  1. CALL YOUR STATE STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER, 518-455-4100, ask to be connected to your Assembly member's office (you must give their name.)

  2. CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR, 518-455-2800, ask to be connected to your Senator's office (you must give their name.)

  3. CALL THE NYS ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, 518-455-3791

  4. CALL THE NYS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, 518-455-2585

For more information including a phone script and who represents you in the Senate and Assembly, CLICK HERE

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

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One Community aims to reduce inequality, dismantle divisions and help share the resources available in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn through community partnerships and outreach.

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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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