Updated: Aug 16
Lots of emails and announcements come into Bay Ridge Center staff from a variety of officials and local, regional, and national organizations that serve the older population. Here are some items we picked out to share and links if you want to read more about them yourself.
State Senator Andrew Gounardes
August News includes his statement on the governor's resignation and lots of announcements about resources and neighborhood events including,
Wednesday Community Clean Ups schedule, includes Sept. 1 on 5th Avenue
Mobile Pet Adoption, Saturday August 21, Noon to 4 pm at 8018 5th Avenue
9/11 Vigils, September 11, Marine Park (5 pm) and Veterans Memorial Pier, 69th & Shore Rd. (7 pm)
Free Mammogram Bus for women ages 40 - 79, September 23, 8018 5th Avenue
The August issue of the newsletter from DFTA's Health Promotion Services of features THE A.B.C.D.E’ S OF YOUR SKIN. What's normal aging skin; how to identify possible cancerous spots; plus tips for keeping your skin healthy.
National Council on Aging (NCOA): Insights from the Center for Healthy Aging
Their latest email encourages organizations to prepare for and promote Falls Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 20-24, but there website is also packed with information on a variety of issues of interest to older adults. Follow what interests you on this page or
"Fire and Falls Webinar Series: Engaging Firefighters and EMS for Falls Prevention" Click here to registration for the Sept. 1 webinar
Help for older adults living on a fixed income. There are 2,500+ programs that can help pay for food, medicine, and more. Find out what's available.
LiveOn New York
With New Yorkers living longer and healthier lives, our city is presented with the opportunity to foster a better future as we all age. LiveOn NY and Hunter College’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging are promoting a new policy agenda that declares Aging is Everyone's Business that envisions a better NYC for all ages. Read more about it here, and you can also follow a link to read the full published policy.
Senior Planet: "Communities Speak" Survey: Rebuilding the Post-COVID City Through Community Engagement
Our friends at Senior Planet in NYC have teamed up with researchers at Columbia University to ensure that all New Yorkers have a voice in the City’s COVID-19 recovery policies, through the Communities Speak project. The project is collecting information through surveys on how COVID-19 has impacted you, your family and community. The information will be shared with all New Yorkers, New York City officials, and community-based organizations.
Take the anonymous survey by clicking this link here. Your responses will allow policymakers to better understand your challenges and to effectively target recovery resources to address those challenges.
And, finally, get in a NEW YORK STATE OF MIND. You'll be glad you did!