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Below are links to resources for our “Golden Brooklynites”:

Crime Prevention Tips For Seniors!
Senior/Disabled Homeowner Exemption Program
Photos of  My Seniors By The Sea 2016!
Volunteer one day per week with RSVP/ACES as a Public Benefit Counselor

 

For Senior Service Providers only

 
New York State Office of the Aging
Older New Yorker’s Guide to Resources
Consumer Affairs Reviews of Medical Alert Systems: Medical alert systems may have come to prominence with a series of commercials featuring the line, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,” but the security and peace of mind the systems offer is not a joke. It can be difficult to talk to your loved one about getting a medical alert device, but the ConsumerAffairs community offers insight on how to start this conversation. A fall or injury can be devastating to an elderly person. Faster treatment can mean the difference between a full recovery and a long-term disability. Medical alert systems can help reduce response times, even when someone lives alone.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice. Talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
NYC Dept. for the Aging The mission of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) is “to work for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of New York City’s diverse older adults and for the support of their families through advocacy, education and the coordination and delivery of services.”

NYC Human Resources Administration The New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency.
 Access-A-Ride MTA New York City Transit operates Access-A-Ride, the City’s paratransit system. Access-A-Ride (AAR) provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door paratransit service. MTA New York City Transit administers AAR; private carriers under contract to NYC Transit provide service. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
 Medicare Website  Medicare is a health insurance program for:

  • people age 65 or older,
  • people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and
  • people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Medicare.com Medicare.com is privately owned and operated by eHealthInsurance Services, Inc. Medicare.com is a non-government resource for those who depend on Medicare, providing Medicare information in a simple and straightforward way.
United States Social Security Administration Social Security delivers a broad range of services online at socialsecurity.gov and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services. We also have a presence in U.S. embassies around the globe. For the public, we are the face of the government. The rich diversity of our employees mirrors the public we serve, and we have a proud history of protecting the integrity of our programs and service to the public.
AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. They advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.
Access Friendly Report The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, in partnership with Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID), American Institute of Architects NY (AIA NY), Age-Friendly NYC, and The New York Academy of Medicine, launched the Access-Friendly NYC initiative in February of 2015 to improve accessibility in New York City public buildings.