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Webinar: Effects of COVID-19 on Older Adults

Older adults across the country and around the world are at a heightened risk of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, often facing life-threatening complications from the spread of the disease. Brooklyn has the largest population of older adults of any county in New York state—13.5 percent of the borough’s population—and more than one in five live below the poverty line.

The urgent needs of older Brooklynites are varied, from those who are homebound and depend on the care of in-home health workers, to those who are immuno-compromised or whose mobility is otherwise limited. Older adults in the borough are particularly susceptible to the impacts of COVID-19, and many may experience food insecurity and other hardships as a result of the pandemic.

Your continued support is critical to help vulnerable Brooklynites survive in the midst of this public health crisis. 

In the video below, our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke, Program Officer Sabrina Hargrave, and Allison Nickerson,  Executive Director of Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund grantee LiveOn NY discuss the latest on our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, the impact of this crisis on older adults, and answer questions from Foundation supporters:

Jameela Syed

Development and Communications Associate (She/Her/Hers)
Brooklyn has the largest population of older adults of any county in New York state—13.5 percent of the borough’s population—and more than one in five live below the poverty line.