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ABUSE/ NEGLECT/ FRAUD
ABUSE/ NEGLECT/ FRAUD

NATIONAL CENTER ON ELDER ABUSE – ADMINISTRATION ON AGING 

https://ncea.acl.gov/ (202) 898-2586

A Federally funded national resource for information and materials on abuse and neglect.

The NCEA serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment, and operates as a multi-disciplinary consortium of collaborators with expertise in elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE 

www.preventelderabuse.org (202) 682-4140

One of six partners that make up the National Center on Elder Abuse.

Proves information and materials on abuse and neglect.


NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR AGING CARE

http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/

Aging in Place is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place. You can visit our one stop shop for expert know-how in order to make the best decisions about in-home care, insurance, government assistance, and other financial resources, transportation options, and home remodeling. 2017 guide "Recognizing Elder Abuse" is now available on the website.



US POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE 

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ 

Report mail fraud, mail theft and identity theft to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service online: Tips provided on protecting seniors from telemarketing and mail fraud schemes, including sweepstakes.


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AGING IN PLACE
AGING IN PLACE

NATIONAL AGING IN PLACE COUNCIL - NAIPC  

www.ageinplace.org                                                              

NAIPC® was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible.                                            


NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND HOME MODIFICATION

www.homemods.org

Promotes aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities   


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BEREAVEMENT/ END OF LIFE
BEREAVEMENT/ END OF LIFE

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

www.compassionatefriends.org (877) 969-0010 or (630) 990-0010

Offers supportive services to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings after the death of a child of any age. Also manages an online support community.



CARING CONNECTIONS

www.caringinfo.org (800) 658-8898

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, providing many useful free publications about hospice, palliative care, long term planning, caregiving, bereavement, advanced directives, and work place issues. Offers free download of state-specific forms for living will and healthcare power of attorney. Bi-lingual staff and materials in Spanish available.


FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE 

www.funerals.org (800) 765-0107

Consumer-oriented education, referrals, and advocacy about funeral options.


HOSPICE EDUCATION INSTITUTE

www.hospiceworld.org (800) 331-1620 or (207) 255-8800

Maintains a comprehensive database and directory of hospice and palliative care programs. Offers referrals to hospice and palliative care programs, and provides general information about the philosophy and practice of hospice and palliative care.


HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA 

www.hospicefoundation.org (202) 638-5419

Educates and supports professionals and individuals regarding issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, and bereavement. Site links to HFA’s hospice locator, newsletters, publications, videos, and media library of educational articles.

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CAREGIVER INFORMATION
CAREGIVER INFORMATION

CARING FROM A DISTANCE

www.cfad.org (202) 223-2556

Provides support to those taking care of an older loved one from a distance. Services include information about legal, financial, health care, and emotional issues; Caregiving Conferencing, in which a facilitator assists during a family conference call; and secure storage of medical and other information about your loved one for access by anyone you allow.


NATIONAL ELDERCARE LOCATOR

https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

The National Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services


NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASSOCIATION

www.nfcacares.org or www.thefamilycaregiver.org (800) 896-3650

Offers information, education, support, networking, public awareness, and advocacy, which empowers caregivers to act on behalf of themselves and their loved ones.



New York Memory Center                                                              NYMemorycenter.org                                                                                   718-499-7701 - 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York                                                          Has caregiver support and respite programs for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.   


Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers 

Published by Simmons University School of Nursing and Health Sciences:

https://onlinenursing.simmons.edu/nursing-blog/strategies-long-distance-caregivers/

    

WELL SPOUSE ASSOCIATION

www.wellspouse.org

A nonprofit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Connect to or start a local support group, use the online forum, or search the online resource list.

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CASE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE
CASE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE

HEIGHTS AND HILLS

www.heightsandhills.org (718-596-8789) info@heightsandhills.org                          

Heights and Hills provides case management and caregiver services in many Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Park Slope and Prospect Heights. Their services are provided for free to those over the age of 60 and their caregivers, without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or economic status.


New York Foundation for Senior Citizens

 Case Management Program 

www.nyfsc.org/ (212)-962-7817

Helping New York’s seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization. 



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COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTERS
COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTERS

Park Slope Center for Successful Aging

Brenda WestphalenDirector

www.heightsandhills.org, bwestphalen@heightsandhills.org,

463A 7th Street, 718-832-3726

Monday – Friday Hours: 9 am-5 pm.

Reimagining the role of the senior center, the PSCSA is a neighborhood hub for people 60 and better. It is a thriving community center that embraces the wisdom and experience of those who have helped build our community, and offers opportunities for arts and education, physical exercise, a communal meal (lunch) and lively companionship. Call for additional information and to inquire about volunteer opportunities.



Prospect Hill Senior Center

Crystal Cooper, Director

www.phssonline.orginfo@phssonline.org

283 Prospect Ave. bet 5th & 6th Aves, 718-499-9574

Monday - Friday Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

For 42+ years in the neighborhood, the PHSC mission has been to help members to stay active and healthy so that they can remain in their homes. In addition to healthy aging activities, we feature guest speakers, arts & crafts classes, exercise (including Tai Chi, Chair Yoga & Stretch), daily bingo and access to computers. Low-cost breakfast and lunch are provided daily.


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FOOD PROGRAMS
FOOD PROGRAMS

CAMP FRIENDSHIP                                                                                

Pop-up Food Pantry  

http://www.campfriendshipbrooklyn.com/covid19-pop-up-food-pantry                                                                 

 339 8th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)                              .           

Saturdays 9-12 (set-up, packing, accepting donations)                                    

 Saturdays 12-2 (Distribution, deliveries)    Accepting volunteers/donations         


CHIPS          

http://chipsonline.org/contact-us/                                                        

(718) 237-2962                                                                      

200 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3180 (between Sackett and Degraw Streets)  

Through the Pop-Up, we serve takeaway bags filled with hot meals, sandwiches, snacks, and water from 11:30am – 1pm, Mondays – Saturdays.  Donations accepted.


FEEDING AMERICA (formerly America's Second Harvest)

www.feedingamerica.org (800) 771-2303

Find a local food bank, soup kitchen, or food pantry through the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization.


FOOD STAMPS - USDA Food and Nutrition Service

www.fns.usda.gov/snap/ (703) 305-2286

Information about the Food Stamp Program, including application and eligibility.



NEW YORK “CITYMEALS ON WHEELS”                                                        

www.citymeals.org/  (212) 687-1234 

 info@citymeals.org                                                     

Citymeals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals to New York's homebound elderly.       

Provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities.    

                             


PEOPLE IN NEED                                 

 https://www.peopleinneednyc.org/services/food                                           

Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230                                                    

Phone : 1-201-878-4332                                                                          

FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION -Every Wednesday and Saturday  2:30 PM TO 4:30 PM                       

 Pick up and deliveries available. (Accepting volunteers/donations)  

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GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS
GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

ACCESS NYC

www.nyc.gov/accessnyc

Access NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 city, state, and federal benefit programs. You can apply online for certain programs through ACCESS NYC.        

AGING CONNECT - A NYC direct link to aging services

https://qns.com/story/2020/02/28/aging-connect-is-the-citys-direct-link-to-aging-services/


Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

https://www.cdc.gov/features/older-adult-emergency/index.html  


FDA FOR OLDER PEOPLE

www.fda.gov/oc/seniors (888) INFO-FDA / (888) 463-6332

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has numerous articles, brochures, and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, nutrition, and proper use of medication



HEALTHFINDER

www.healthfinder.gov

Links to selected online publications, databases, websites, support systems and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others. 


MEDICARE

www.medicare.gov

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 RIGHTS CENTER

www.medicarerights.org  (212) 869-3850, (877) 794-3570                                                     An independent source for people with Medicare. Services include interactive web tool; hotline; help comparing plans, enrollment, claims, and appeals; prescription drug benefits; professional education and advocacy.


MEDICAID

www.medicaid-guide.org/New-York

Get All the Information you need to Apply for Medicaid in New York.

State Medicaid Program · CHIP Profile · Verify your Eligibility · Online Medicaid Guide

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

www.loc.gov/ThatAllMayRead

NLS, Library of Congress, is a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to enrolled patrons. People may be eligible for the program if they are blind, have a visual disability that prevents them from reading regular print, or have a physical disability that keeps them from being able to hold a book.


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SENIOR HEALTH

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health

Easily accessible aging-related health information for adults aged 60 and over.


NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF AGING - DFTA

www.nyc.gov/aging

Provides essential services for seniors by supporting community-based organizations to provide needed programs throughout the five boroughs. Hot meals, senior centers, home-delivered meals, case management, home care, transportation, health care plan evaluation counseling, and legal services are services provided

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NEW YORK CITY CONSUMER AFFAIRS -Free Income tax preparation

www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/file-your-taxes.page

If you earn $62,000 or less, you may qualify for FREE TAX PREP services, including online filing and in-person filing with an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparer.                                                                                                                

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security, Disability Issues, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

www.socialsecurity.gov or www.ssa.gov

(800) 772-1213, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.7 p.m. Eastern Time; recorded information available 24 hours

TTY: (800) 325-0778


US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

www.va.gov (800) 827-1000

Administers programs for veterans and their families, including health care, educational assistance, survivors’ benefits, and burial assistance.   


US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF GERIATRIC AND EXTENDED CARE

www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg

Improves the quality of care for aging and chronically ill veterans by advocating for geriatrics and long-term care clinical programs. MSP, Medicaid, HEAP). Home visits are available for those with limited mobility (call 347-815-5930).


USA.GOV                                                                        

www.usa.gov (800) FED-INFO

Helps users access all government sites that provide services.


WOMEN'S CLUB OF NYC 

http://resourceguide.wccny.org/                                                                   2015 City Wide Brooklyn Guide to services and resources in New Cork City is available free at this website.


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HOME CARE
HOME CARE

MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER: Home Care Channel

www.medicarerights.org/  (877) 794-3570

Educates consumers, their families, caregivers, professional counselors, and clinicians about Medicare hospice and home health benefits for those with advanced illnesses.


MEDICARE AND HOME HEALTH CARE

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10969-Medicare-and-Home-Health-Care.pdf

(800) MEDICARE

Official government booklet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.


VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK - VNSNY

www.vnsny.org (800-675-0391)

VNSNY offers a wide range of home health care services, including medical nursing services, management of chronic conditions, and care to meet the needs of every generation, from at-risk infants to those at the end of life.  


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HOUSING
HOUSING

MET COUNCIL'S "PROJECT METROPAIR"

www.metcouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Programs_Home_Services

(212) 453-9542/ fax(212) 453-9607

This project offers free home repair services (such as, winterization of window, doors, window lock repair, wood railing repair, smoke detector installation, etc.) not requiring a license to people over 60 years of age, who reside in New York City and who have a financial need. 


NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS - HOME SHARING – HOME REPAIRS                          www.nyfsc.org/ (212)-962-7559

Helping New York’s seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities and to help them avoid the need for premature institutionalization. The Foundation's free Home Sharing Program helps link adult “hosts” with extra space.           

Offers home repair assistance for eligible senior owners of condominiums and coops



U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPEMENT

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_senior_citizens

Information and resources to stay in your home, find an apartment, find other housing options, protect yourself from fraud, and stay active.


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IN THE NEWS – UP TO DATE ON AGING ISSUES
IN THE NEWS – UP TO DATE ON AGING ISSUES

AGEBUZZ                                                  

www.agebuzz.com

Register at Agebuzz to receive the weekly newsletter which connects you with the best info on aging on the web. 


NEXT AVENUE

www.nextavenue.org

"Where grown-ups keep growing". See articles of interest to older adults.



OLD SCHOOL ANTI-AGEISM CLEARING HOUESE

https://oldschool.info/

Old School is a clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it. You’ll find blogs, books, articles, videos, speakers, and other tools (workshops, handouts, curricula etc.) that are accessible to the general public. Our goal is to help catalyze a movement to make ageism (discrimination on the basis of age) as unacceptable as any other kind of prejudice.


RADICAL AGE MOVEMENT

https://theradicalagemovement.com/                                                                 Radical Age Movement, a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of aging and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities. 



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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY FLIPSTER - FREE MAGAZINE ACCESS         

www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

BPL library members can access a large number of magazines, free. Go to My BPL. Click on "Articles and Databases". Scroll down to "FLIPSTER". Click on flipster and magazines are shown.


BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - SENIOR SERVICES                    

www.bklynlibrary.org/seniors/

The Brooklyn Public Library offers services for older adults which includes programs and services tailored to the 50+ audience.


BROOKLYN LIFELONG LEARNING

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/irpe/about.php

Brooklyn Lifelong Learning is an independent, 501c3, nonprofit program on the campus of Brooklyn College. BLL fosters peer learning among adults through non-credit classes, seminars and cultural activities designed and conducted by members and volunteers in an informal, non-competitive and intellectually stimulating environment,


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

https://www.moma.org/calendar/programs/63

The Museum of Modern Art has a free program for people 65 and older, including free studio workshops.


SENIOR PLANET

www.seniorplanet.org

Senior Planet is a community of older adults who are using technology to learn and live a new, engaged aging—with attitude. SEE LINK above for weekly, free face to face, tech advice.



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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES(ONLINE)
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES(ONLINE)

DOROT - UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS  (877) 819-9147 or (212) 769-2850

http://www.dorotusa.org/pdfs/uww2016.pdf                                          

Through DOROT’s interactive telephone and online programs, seniors and caregivers only need a phone or computer to join a vibrant community. See website for latest calendar and registration information. This telephone conference call program brings learning, laughter, friendship, and support to individuals in their own homes.


LYNDA.COM LIBRARY 

www.lynda.com                                                                                The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is pleased to offer its cardholders access to lynda.com's library of instructional videos. lynda.com is an online learning platform that offers over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in subjects including business, software, design. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a BPL library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 14-digit BPL library card barcode and 4-digit PIN.


SENIOR CENTER WITHOUT WALLS   Online/Phone Programs                                                www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org   (877) -797-7299

Senior Center Without Walls began in 2004 with the goal of providing a community for isolated seniors. See their website for the Fall calendar and registration information.                                                

ALL GROUPS ARE LISTED IN PACIFIC TIME. 


WELL CONNECTED                                                https://covia.org/services/well-connected/    

Offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost. 



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LEGAL SERVICES
LEGAL SERVICES

LAW HELP

www.lawhelp.org

Assists people living with low incomes by providing referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more.


NATIONAL GUARDIANSHIP ASSOCIATION

www.guardianship.org (877) 326-5992

Membership organization that establishes and promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship in the event that an institution or agency has court-appointed a guardian for an adult who has demonstrated that s/he is not capable of making his or her own decisions regarding personal or financial matters.


NATIONAL HEALTH LAW PROGRAM

www.healthlaw.org (310) 204-6010

Improves health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHELP provides information about legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, and other legal providers.


NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER

www.nsclc.org (202) 289-6976

Promotes the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled individuals by providing attorneys and policy makers with litigation assistance, research and consulting support, national policy representation, training and manuals, and periodicals.


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LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

ASSISTED LIVING 411

www.assisted-living411.org

Provides information and advocacy for assisted living facilities geared toward the following four groups: potential residents, current residents, direct care staff, and administrative staff.


LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY COALITION

www.ltccc.org (212) 385-0355

Works to improve the lives of long term care consumers by strengthening regulation, surveillance, and enforcement. Their projects include Assisted Living 411 and Nursing Home 411, listed below.



NURSING HOME 411

www.nursinghome411.org

Provides information and advocacy about nursing homes and specialized nursing facilities.


NURSING HOME COMPARE

www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp

Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPEMENT

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_senior_citizens

Information and resources to stay in your home, find an apartment, find other housing options, protect yourself from fraud, and stay active.


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MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH

GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

www.gmhfonline.org  (301) 654-7850

Raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminates the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promotes healthy aging strategies, and increases access to quality mental health care for the elderly.


MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

www.nmha.org  (800) 969-6642

Promotes mental wellness for everyone, both day to day and in times of crisis, through education, advocacy, and support.


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

www.nami.org  (800) 950-NAMI, (800) 950-6264

America's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with severe mental illness and their families.  


SERVICE PROGRAM FOR OLDER PEOPLE - SPOP

www.spop.org  (212 787-7120)

SPOP IS dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adults age 55 and older and to fostering their independent living through the delivery of comprehensive mental health and supportive services, advocacy, and education.  


NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) is your connection to free, confidential mental health support 24/7. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services. For more information click here: NYC-WELL



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ORGANIZATIONS HELPING OLDER ADULTS
ORGANIZATIONS HELPING OLDER ADULTS

LIVEOnNY (formally Council of Senior Citizen Centers and Services - CSCS)

www.liveon-ny.org (212-398-6565)  

49 West 45th Street, NYC 10036

The mission of LiveOnNY is to champion rights of older adults to make NYC a better place to live by advocating for policy change to further the interests of senior centers and agencies in New York City and by developing new ideas that take the form of advocacy policy and program development. One program, LiveOn NY Benefits Outreach Program, includes a team of benefits specialists that visit senior centers, libraries, and other CBOs throughout the city to screen and assist older adults with benefits that help to pay for food, rent, and medicine (SNAP, SCRIE, 



NATIONAL ELDER LOCATOR

http://www.n4a.org/eldercarelocator (800.677.1116)

The Call Center and serves as an essential, trusted gateway to help older adults, caregivers and aging/health professionals navigate the maze of aging programs and services, as well as to assist them in identifying and accessing the resources that match their needs best.


NEW YORK STATE WIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL- NYSWSAC

www.nysenior.org (800) 333-4374NYSWSAC provides direct service through a helpline and counseling services and provides information to educate the community as well as state and federal policymakers on issues of importance to older New Yorkers.

  

SAGE – SERVICES AND ADVOCACY FOR GLBT ELDERS

www.sageusa.org (212-741-2247)

Sage is dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing aging issues related to LGBT community.


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SPECIFIC DISEASE INFORMATION
SPECIFIC DISEASE INFORMATION

ALZHEIMER ASSOCIATION

www.alz.org

Multi-lingual 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 TDD: (866) 403-3073

A national organization with local chapters that provides education and support to all who are affected by the disease, funds Alzheimer’s research, and works to reduce the risk of dementia by promoting brain health.


ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS, NYC, INC.

www.alzheimersnyc.org/     

24 HOUR HOTLINE (646)744-2900                                                         

The organization still provides free information, assistance and support for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families.

Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias                                                     

New York Memory Center 

NYMemorycenter.org

718-499-7701 - 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York                            

The NY Memory Center’s mission is to help older adults in Brooklyn with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to maintain and/or improve their level of functioning so they can enjoy their later years. The Center provides 2 sessions daily of onsite care for dementia patients. In addition, there is an active caregivers’ support program.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

www.cancer.org  (800) ACS-2345

Fights cancer through programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Local services educate the public about cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, survival, and quality of life.


AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCITAION

www.diabetes.org (800) DIABETES / (800) 342-2383)

Includes diabetes research, information, and advocacy and education about all kinds of diabetes as well as information on nutrition, exercise/weight loss, a risk test, and help for recently diagnosed.


AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND – SENIOR SITE

www.afb.org/seniorsitehome.asp

Designed to encourage aging adults with eye diseases to live independently and productively. Connects seniors, family members, and caregivers to local services and showcases a wide range of assisted living products available to people with vision loss. It also contains information on the resources and tools needed to continue to read, shop, cook, manage finances, and go out with friends.


AMERICAN HEART ASSOICATION

www.americanheart.org (800) AHA-USA1 / (800) 242-8721

National health agency aimed at preventing, detecting, and treating cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Website offers education about heart disease and health, information on learning CPR and links to local chapters and events.


AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION

www.apdaparkinson.org  (800) 223-2732

Aims to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease, focusing on research, patient support, education, and raising public awareness of the disease. Website includes links to local resources.


AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

www.strokeassociation.org (888) 4STROKE / (888) 478-7653

The division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising, and advocacy.


ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION

www.arthritis.org (800) 283-7800

Supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services, and research. Website provides information on disease and treatment, as well as tools for better functioning and referrals to local chapters.


CANCER CARE

www.cancercare.org (800) 813-HOPE or (212) 712-8400

Provides free, professional support services, including counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical support for anyone affected by cancer.


NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE - CANCER INFORMATION SERVICES

www.cancer.gov (800) 4-CANCER

Provides the latest and most accurate cancer information.


NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION

www.kidney.org (800) 622-9010

A voluntary health organization which seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplant.


NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION

www.nof.org (800) 231-4222

A voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure through programs of awareness, education and training, advocacy, and research.


NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION

www.parkinson.org (800) 327-4545

Supports Parkinson-related research, patient care, education, training, and outreach. Website includes information about treatment, maintaining wellness, finding a physician, clinical trials, and caregiver resources.

TEAL (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer)

www.TEAL.org

TEAL'smission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure.


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VISION IMPAIRMENT
VISION IMPAIRMENT

Helen Keller Services

Adaptive Living Program. Helping individuals aged 55 and over with vision loss, stay independent and safe in their homes and communities.

website: helenkeller.org

Charnora Simon-Tavares Business Card

Legal Blindness Application Form

Brochure


Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library

40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

 Heiskell Library is the only NYC library created to serve people with print disabilities. It offers many programs and services for people with visual and dexterity issues who have problems reading traditional books. Learn more at

nypl.org/talkingbooks


National Library Service

National Library Service is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about-this-service/



If you are having any difficulty using this site please call us at 917-947-9121
 
 
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