10/17 Event: Access-A-Ride Fair

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Upcoming Events at Legal Hand: Know Your Rights (10/16), Medicare Part D (10/18), Advance Directives Workshop (11/9)

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Update on Rent Freeze Program

Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) recipients whose benefits have been expired for at least six months might be entitled to have their benefits restored, if they have remained eligible to participate in the program.

We have mailed applications to eligible households and authorized third-party tenant representatives. Eligible DRIE recipients should submit a renewal application and all required supporting documentation by January 19, 2018. The application is also available online or at any of the Department of Finance’s five Business Centers.

Little Brothers 2017 Senior Resource Guide

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our first edition of the Little Brothers Senior Guide. Over the past 12 months, in my ministry of friendship and visitation to the sick and shut-ins in Crown Heights, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles our elderly neighbors face daily.

Most seniors currently live on a fixed income with limited resources. And many face major challenges such as chronic health issues, isolation and poor housing conditions.

This local Senior Resource Guide was designed to make it easier for seniors to access free services and discounts where they live, stretching their budget a little bit further.   If you are a caregiver or relative with a senior in your life,     it is my hope that you will find it to be a great resource too.

I am grateful for what is already being done by local churches, non-profits, individuals and businesses for seniors. I would also like to thank all supporters and volunteers that made the printing of this Senior Guide possible.

Together let’s strive to make our community a kinder place to grow older. I wish you all a beautiful Fall season ahead.

A friend of the elderly,

Jérôme Michaux

Brooklyn Rent Freeze Housing Events on 10/19 & 11/16

Download the full-size version of the #RentFreezeNYC flyer!

Flyers are also available in Spanish and Creole.

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Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze Program. The next workshop date is Thursday, August 31, 2017.

 

Summer 2017: Caregiver Support Groups

Heights and Hills

Heights and Hills is proud to offer a variety of support groups for anyone caring for a friend or loved one age 60+. Receive emotional support, learn about community resources, and benefit from the experiences of others.

Call Adina Segal, LCSW at 718-596-8789 for more info or to register!

  • Daytime Support Group (Tuesdays, 11AM-  12:30PM) at 57 Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Support Group (Every 2nd Wednesday, 3PM – 5PM) at 506 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope
  • Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group Care Partner Support Group (Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 12PM – 2PM)
  • Evening Support Group (Every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30PM – 7PM) at 57 Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn
  • Telephonic Support Group (Wednesdays, 7PM – 8:30PM)

Funded under contract with the NYC Department for the Aging.

Heights and Hills is one of the largest providers of supportive services for community-dwelling older adults in Brooklyn and their families. We provide compassionate and professionally delivered services that address older adults’ physical and emotional challenges and we help put supports in place to allow elders to age on their terms, independently and with dignity.