Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

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


If you missed the NY StateWide Senior Action Council's 2020 Convention, visit their website at for all of the recordings and powerpoint presentations.  The recordings will be posted by the end of October.  

Convention Highlights:

  • Interesting panels on emerging issues culminating in a panel featuring NYS legislators who Chair the Aging & Health Committees. 

  • 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. 



  • Changes to Medicare Part D; Eric Hausman; Medicare Policy Expert

  • CMS Health Campaigns for 2020; Thomas Bane; Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Medicaid Updates-Changes in the Current SystemValerie Bogart, Esq.; Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

  • Medicare Fraud and the Annual Enrollment PeriodLeslie Sierra; Outreach Counselor, NY StateWide Senior Action Council

  • Legislative UpdateMaría Alvarez; Executive Director, BWICA Educational Fund, Inc.


  • By Phone: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 533 682 2516#

  • By Computer: Click on the Yellow Registration button. 

  • We will email you the meeting link the day before the meeting.​

If you missed our meeting on 9/16, Presenter: Laura Quigg, Co-Chair, Voter Services Committee League of Women Voters NYC.  View the Powerpoint Presentation

August 26th: View the notes from our speaker Chai Jindasurat, Policy Director, Nonprofit New York HERE

Topic: Advocacy Updates at the City, State and Federal Levels

August 5th: View a presentation from our speaker Elana Kieffer, Program Officer, Healthy Aging, Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions, NY Academy of Medicine.  Powerpoint Presentation - Age Friendly Brooklyn


We Need These Funds
to be Restored!




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!

If you missed our Webinar with Executive Director Maria Alvarez and Attorney General Letitia James, you can view a recording of the event.  Just click on the button below and it will link you to our Facebook page with a video of the conversation.


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.



Brooklyn Public Library: Fall Virtual Programming for    Older Adults

Services for Older Adults at BPL offers inclusive programming and services tailored to patrons over the age of 50, including lectures, films, performances and educational programs that reflect the wide interests of today’s older adults.  Please click HERE for their virtual schedule. 

When the first American deaths were reported in Seattle nursing homes, I feared the worst. We knew that COVID-19 would most threaten the lives of seniors and people in congregate settings.


Commentary: Fund Long-Term Care Options by Maria Alvarez

With an average age of 83 for seniors in New York’s nursing homes, it should not have taken much for state officials to recognize the potential unfolding disaster before them that would heavily impact older residents and those who are Black and Latinx.  Continue article HERE

TImes Union, 8/25/20

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks.  Continue article HERE

Why Black Aging Matters, Too.

Old. Chronically ill. Black.

People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country.

They are perishing quietly, out of sight, in homes and apartment buildings, senior housing complexes, nursing homes and hospitals, disproportionately poorfrail and ill, after enduring a lifetime of racism and its attendant adverse health effects.

Yet, older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out studies about the coronavirus.  Continue article HERE

Kaiser Health News, 9/1/20


Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging

5901 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219-4935

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