2018 Senior Resource Guide

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our second edition of the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly’s local Senior Resource Guide!

Many of us look forward to the Spring season and warmer temperatures ahead. Once again, I’d like to thank all community senior advocates and supporters that made the editing, printing and distribution of our local Little Brothers Senior Resource Guide Spring 2018 possible. Besides the 1,000 physical copies printed, you can access a digital version online.

Last year, Little Brothers volunteers have shared their time with over 200 of our elders at risk of social isolation at home, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. During these friendly visits, we have witnessed firsthand the struggles our elderly neighbors face & their need for additional resources.

Our second edition expands on the senior services and discounts already offered last Fall, highlighting a Bill Pay program, homecare agencies and professionals offering services to the elderly population. If you are a caregiver or relative with a senior in your life, it is my hope that this Senior Guide will become a great resource for you too.

Wishing you all the best of friendships in the year ahead!

A friend of the elderly,
Jérôme Michaux

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Forms

The 2018 application forms for the Rent Freeze Program for seniors and people with disabilities (SCRIE and DRIE) are now available.

Download and submit the appropriate form from the list below.

  • New applicants: Use the SCRIE initial application.
  • Renewing applicants: Use the SCRIE renewal application or, if you have been in the program for five or more consecutive benefit periods, the short-form renewal application.
  • To update your information or take other actions: Choose the appropriate document from the “Other applications and forms” list.

Translations, large print, and fillable forms are coming soon!

2/14 Event: Senior Valentine’s Day Brunch With Majority Leader Cumbo and Assembly Member Mosley

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1/20 Event: Women’s March on New York City

WOMENS MARCH_1.20.18.pngPlease join the New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Speaker Corey Johnson on January 20th for a day of action and participation in the WOMEN’S MARCH on New York City. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at 72nd and Columbus Avenue, and depart sharply by 11:15 a.m. We call on people of all genders to march with us, as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by on-going political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.

We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honoring the champions of human rights who have gone before us. Please spread the word, so that our numbers are too great to ignore and the message to the world is clear. The politics of fear and division have no place in 2018.

The strength of our city relies on the determination of its people, working cohesively towards one common goal. In our capacity, as Co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus at the City Council, we have had the opportunity to advocate for some of our city’s most pressing issues affecting women and families and will continue to do so, with pride and tenacity.

Please contact Council Member Laurie Cumbo’s Chief of Staff, Monica Abend with additional questions, by phone at 212.788.7081 or by email at mabend@council.nyc.gov. Please note that Monica will serve as the ‘day of contact’ at the march and can be reached on her mobile at 917.414.1287.


11/21 Event: Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Celebration

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11/16 Event: Brooklyn Rent Freeze Housing Event

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10/21 Event: Celebrate 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

Join NYC Parks for a day of free public art exhibits, performances, and hands-on workshops for all ages!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21st from 11AM – 3PM

Location: Central Park, East Pinetum (East 84th Street)

For more information, visit nyc.gov/parks/art.