Caring for our Seniors – Community events coming up!

Caring for our Seniors – Community events coming up!

From facing hard decisions about care giving needs, to finding enough money to pay rent and medical bills on a fixed income, life can be challenging for our senior citizens and those who care for them. Fortunately, there are policies and programs that can help our elderly neighbors and loved ones make the most of their later years.

Next week some great senior focused organizations in our community are putting on informative events to help you make sure you or your loved ones know how to take part in these programs and get the highest level of care possible.

Please share this information with an aging loved one or neighbor who might be interested in learning more:

Medicare Open Enrollment Event
When: Thursday, November 19th at 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, 463a 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: This short presentation from the Medicare Rights Center will help seniors and caregivers looking to learn about Medicare benefits, the Fall Open Enrollment Period, and programs that help pay Medicare costs.

Care Giving 101 Workshop
When: Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, 463a 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: Heights and Hills, in conjunction with Park Slope Parents, All Saints Church, Council Member Brad Lander and Assemblymember Jim Brennan are teaming up to help make sure you and your loved ones have the knowledge you need to care for an aging loved one. This seminar will help you to assess your situation and take the first steps towards making a decision about how to care for your loved one. Please RSVP to: Reisgrub [at] heightsandhills [dot] org

Rent Freeze Outreach Event
Where: Park Slope Library 431 6th Ave at 9th Street
When: Friday, December 11th, starts at 11 am
Description: Come learn about NYC’s Rent Freeze Program (SCRIE) and get assistance applying (pending eligibility) at this event, hosted by Good Neighbors of Park Slope in partnership with the Community Service Society. Please see below for eligibility requirements:
  •  Be age 62 or older;
  • Have a combined household income that is no more than $50,000 after deducting Federal, State, Local and Social Security taxes;
  • Rent an apartment that costs more than 1/3 of your monthly household income; and
  • Rent an apartment that is rent controlled, rent stabilized or hotel stabilized, or live in an eligible apartment that is administered by the City’s Department of housing preservation and Development (HPD) including Mitchell-Lama and HDFC Cooperatives




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